The world was surprised when Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, one of the most well-known couples of the 1990s, got divorced. Kidman was the most surprised of all, since she had not anticipated her husband divorcing her.
Despite having a troubled marriage, the couple’s two adopted children served as a lifelong link. Now that their kids have grown up, they don’t get to see each other as much.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (Image by Kevin Mazur Archive/WireImage)
Following their divorce in 2001, Kidman and Cruise lost communication with one another. However, their children managed to stay in touch with one another thanks to the support of others close to the pair.
According to a spokesperson for Cruise, he didn’t miss his ex-wife at all, therefore it was okay with him that he didn’t spend much time with her. They all went on to have more kids and new relationships.
Isabella, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, goes for a stroll across Central Park. (Image courtesy of Getty Images; Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG))
After becoming married to Katie Holmes and divorcing her, Cruise had a daughter named Suri Cruise with the actress. Following her breakup from Cruise, Kidman was married to Keith Urban, with whom she is still married today.
Kidman and Urban are a loving family with two kids, Sunday and Faith. With only a few updates provided throughout the years, Kidman and Cruise remain more discreet regarding their adoptive children.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 24: On January 24, 1996, in Sydney, Australia, actors Nicole Kidman and husband Tom Cruise greet the media upon arriving at Sydney Kingsford Smith airport and introducing their kids, Connor and Isabella. (Image courtesy of Patrick Riviere via Getty Images)
As Connor, Kidman and Cruise’s son, resides in Miami and works in the music business, fans are aware that Isabella, the daughter of the couple, was raised in the UK and feels more British.
Was Cruise Really Away from Nicole at the Oscars?
In the twenty years since their marriage, Cruise and Kidman have stayed amicable, but they still don’t love one other and don’t find it enjoyable to spend time together.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 25: On February 25, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California, Tom Cruise accepts the David O. Selznick award live on stage at the Producers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton. (Image sourced from Getty Images by Kevin Winter/GA/The Hollywood Reporter))
This has led some people to speculate that Cruise skipped the Oscar ceremony in 2023 for this reason. Kidman and Urban spent the evening in the Dolby Theatre and on the red carpet.
Many people anticipated that, given the success of the “Topgun” reboot, Cruise would be present to honor the movie and perhaps even accept an award for having “saved Hollywood.”
However, Cruise did not show up for the remainder of the ceremony or on the red carpet. An insider affirmed:
“[Cruise] did not go because he did not want a run-in with Kidman,” the statement reads.
CHICAGO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: (L-R) Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 95th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on March 12, 2023. (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Arturo Holmes)
Cruise chose not to go to the awards ceremony in order to maintain his personal harmony in the absence of Kidman, even if he is thrilled with the success of his new movie and thrilled that it has garnered such positive reviews.
Why Did Shocked Kidman Ask Tom Not to File for Divorce?
Kidman’s career got its start in 1987 when she was cast in the Australian miniseries “Vietnam.” Following her triumph in that part, she starred in the movie “Dead Calm,” which helped her become well-known.
Tom Cruise planting a kiss on Nicole Kidman during a scene from the 1999 movie “Eyes Wide Shut” (Image courtesy of Warner Brothers/Getty Images))
In one of the situations, she was nude, and many people were instantly enthralled. Kidman drew the attention of a few people, including Cruise. Kidman and Cruise were scheduled to meet after Cruise and Mimi Rogers had got divorced.
Kidman was just beginning her Hollywood career, and Cruise was one of the biggest stars in the world at the moment. She was enthralled with him. Kidman got married to the couple in 1990 at the age of 23. Speaking of her personal experience, Kidman acknowledged:
“I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him. I was reeling with Cruise.”
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (Image by WireImage/Terry McGinnis)
Years later, however, she realized that she had been too young and impressionable when she first met Cruise to have a clearer understanding of how their marriage was failing. Although Kidman was content for the most of her marriage, she claims that their foundation had fractures in it.
From being a little-known woman, Kidman had become the spouse of a well-known Hollywood star, with access to limos, private jets, and bodyguards. The actress experienced a persistent sense of being observed.
The pair got accustomed to being extremely regulated when they were in public due to the constant presence of cameras, as the tabloids would always speculate about them if they made a mistake.
At the 19th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award honoring Kirk Douglas at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were there. (Image sourced from Getty Images by Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection)
During this difficult time, Cruise and Kidman turned to one another for support, and their bond grew even stronger when they experienced an ectopic pregnancy early in their marriage. Later, after struggling to conceive once more, they chose to adopt Isabella, their daughter.
The couple added another member to their family three years after adopting Isabella: Connor, a little boy. Five years after adopting their kid, Cruise and Kidman celebrated their ten-year wedding anniversary. When discussing that period of her life, Kidman thought back:
“I felt that our life together was ideal.”
FRANCE – MAY 17: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman attended the 45th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 1992. (Image sourced from Getty Images by Pool BENAINOUS/DUCLOS/Gamma-Rapho)
However, Cruise declared two months later that he was divorcing Kidman, adding that she understood his motivation. Kidman acknowledged that she begged her ex-husband to stay with her and the kids.
She was terrified that no one would be interested in her when Cruise left since her identity had become that of his wife. But the opposite occurred, and her notoriety increased.
The media relentlessly questioned the couple for months, trying to learn more about their problems together and why their marriage had ended so suddenly.
ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AT THE MEDIA CALL FOR “FAR AND AWAY” IN SYDNEY, JANUARY 1. NICOLE KIDMAN AND TOM CRUISE STAR IN THE RON HOWARD-DIRECTED MOVIE. (Image courtesy of Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).
Neither of them provided an explanation for why their marriage had ended, and Kidman said:
“Everything that has happened to me in the past affects me in the present and future. But I’m not going to let that get to me down. I’m still totally open to everything that can happen to me and I still believe in love.
However, she later acknowledged that the divorce had taken a toll on her system and that it had taken her years to process the news. She is now happily married to her new spouse and has kids.