Nicole Kidman Says She Had a ‘Beautiful Marriage’ with Tom Cruise
While appearing on The Jess Cagle Interview, the Academy Award winner recalls audition for 1990’s Days of Thunder. As an up-and-coming actress at the time, Kidman remembered being very star struck when she first saw Cruise, who she eventually ends up marrying a year later.
“I remember walking in, I remember being so nervous and seeing Tom Cruise drive up in a Porsche, I think it was,” she said. “He got out of the car and walked through and I was like, ‘Ah.’ My jaw dropped. Then I had to go in and audition in front of Tony Scott. Sweet Tony. [Producers] Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Towne and Tom. I was like, ‘No way, I’m not going to get this.’ They called that afternoon and I had the job.”
She continued, “You know, obviously, [it] changed my life extraordinarily. So grateful for the film, for everything that came with it. It was a big, important part of my life.”
Though Kidman and Cruise ended their marriage in 2001 after 10 years together, the former couple still shares their two adopted children: daughter Isabella and Connor Cruise. Kidman is now happily married to country singer Keith Urban with two biological daughters.
“[It was] a beautiful marriage and all of those things that came out of it,” Kidman said of her time with Cruise. “Two beautiful children. The rest is history.”
She added with a laugh, “Do I need to fill in the blanks?”