Nicole Kidman has described the attention surrounding her marriage to Tom Cruise as "intoxicating", but insists he wasn't the love of her life. The pair shocked Hollywood by splitting in 2001 after 11 years of marriage, a union which was the subject of huge press scrutiny.
The Hours actress has now explained how being at the centre of the storm with her former partner was exhilarating, likening their situation to the current interest in superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's relationship.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, she says, "There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you're in that bubble, it's very intoxicating, because it's just the two of you.
"And there is only one other person that's going through it. So it brings you very close, and it's deeply romantic. I'm sure Brad and Angelina have that - because there's nobody else that understands it except that person who's sleeping right next to you."
Kidman also admits that while she found times in her marriage to Cruise thrilling, her current partner Keith Urban is the one for her.
She adds, "With no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I've met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn't want it for a while, because I didn't want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married (to Cruise). And I needed to grow up."
The actress wed country music star Urban in 2006 and they have two daughters, Sunday and Faith. Kidman is also mum to her adopted children Isabella and Connor Cruise.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting a lot of Hollywood support in their bid for a World Series baseball berth - Tom Cruise and his son Connor and Bryan Cranston were spotted at the team's play-off series with the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this week (beg14Oct13) and Will Ferrell read out the Dodgers' starting line-up at Wednesday's (16Oct13) game. Tinseltown's favourite baseball team is currently 3-2 down in the best-of-seven series, which resumes in St. Louis on Friday (18Oct13).
Actress Nicole Kidman will not pressurise her children to follow her footsteps into the acting industry. The Moulin Rouge! star, who has two adopted children - Connor, 18 and Isabella Jane, 20 - from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise and two daughters - Sunday Rose, five, and Faith Margaret, two - with husband Keith Urban, is adamant her offspring should be left to find their own career path.
She tells Australia's ABC radio, "I loved acting... my heart was truly affected by stories and characters; it was innate... Keith was never pushed into (music); he just sort of started teaching himself at about five or six years old."
The Oscar-winning actress is currently promoting her film Stoker in Australia, in which she plays widowed mother Evelyn Stoker.
Tom Cruise and his 19-year-old son Connor hit the water in San Francisco Bay, California on Sunday (28Jul13) to experience a little high-speed sailing with Emirates Team New Zealand's crew as they prepared for the upcoming America's Cup race. The daredevil father and son were more than just passengers on the huge catamaran - they worked the sails and took turns at the helm.
After his water adventure, the Top Gun star said, "It was really extraordinary... We got to work with the crew. It's remarkable.
"We thought we were just gonna get on and we were gonna be just cruising... and the next thing we know, it was like, 'You're on this one, you're on that one. Go, go, go... Stop. Faster. Faster. Stop...' It was a real privilege. We wish the team great success."
The team is already flying in the standings after beating Italy's Luna Rossa crew by more than three minutes in their final meeting in the America's Cup challenger just before their famous visitor and his son stepped aboard.
The New Zealanders now advance straight to the Louis Vuitton Cup finals, which begin on 17 August (13). The winner will then face Oracle Team USA in the 34th America's Cup in September (13).
"I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists... and I utterly respect their beliefs." Nicole Kidman refuses to speak out against the controversial faith that boasts her ex-husband Tom Cruise among its leading members. The former couple's adopted kids, Isabella and Connor, follow their father's religion.
Thanksgiving: a time for families and friends to gather and remember all the things that are going right in the world. No matter how bad things get, they could be worse.
Example: theoretically, America could be invaded by enemy troops, we could be forced to form ragtag militias, and we could have to blast our way to safety. See? Much worse.
The upcoming Red Dawn plays out that "What if?" scenario in all its terrifying glory. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, and Connor Cruise, the film follows a group of high schoolers forced to pick up firearms and organize war efforts on the streets of their small town. And it doesn't even count for elective credit.
In time for the gratitude-filled holiday, Hollywood.com is happy to debut an exclusive TV spot for the movie, which highlights the explosive action, and talented young ensemble. Give thanks you don't have to be in the heat of battle, and check out the video below. You can buy tickets for Red Dawn now over at MovieTickets.com!
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The Oscar-winning actress married her Days of Thunder co-star in 1990, when she was just 23, and they adopted two children together before the relationship crumbled and ended in divorce in 2001.
Kidman, who is now married to country singer Keith Urban, has now admitted she suffered depression after her first marriage failed.
She tells Who magazine, "I got married really fast and really young. But I don't regret that because it got me (my children) Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression. I have no regrets about all of it. It was all part of growing up."
Kidman reveals her depression also stemmed from years of trying to have kids of her own, and when she finally fell pregnant with her first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose, she found the experience uplifting.
She adds, "I had so much time thinking that wasn't going to happen in my life and trying to understand that. When it did happen - and for it to be a surprise - that was great. I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant.
"Every woman who has been through all those ups and downs knows the depression that comes with it. So the way it just happened with Sunday was like, 'What?' The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life."
One-time Scientology counsellor Marty Rathbun tells U.S. news show Rock Center he helped Cruise through his divorce from Kidman, but didn't approve of what he claims the couple's kids were being subjected to during their sessions.
Rathbun alleges Church of Scientology Celebrity Center staff in Los Angeles "nannied" and "tutored" Cruise's son Connor and daughter Bella when they were six and nine, respectively.
He says, "He (Cruise) and I were intensively at it, auditing several hours a day over several months, so the kids were in the hands of Church of Scientology staff and they were being indoctrinated and they were reporting to Tom on how that was going in my presence.
"The initial indoctrination... was teaching them that certain people are anti-social personalities; they're suppressive people, and they started teaching them the characteristics of the anti-social personality... like their own mother."
Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields has dismissed the claims, which featured in a preview on TV show Access Hollywood on Thursday (12Jul12).
He states, "It is absolutely false that Mr. Cruise, or anyone else to his knowledge, did or said anything to lessen Connor or Bella's communication or relationship with their mother,"
And a spokesman for the Church itself tells Access Hollywood that the conversations between Cruise and Rathbun never happened, calling the former counsellor an "ex-communicated self-promoter".
Cruise and the Church of Scientology have become front-page news since the actor's third wife, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce at the end of June (12), amid reports his faith in Scientology was partly to blame.
Made acting debut in "Seven Pounds" as Will Smith's character at a young age
Will star in the remake of the film, "Red Dawn"
Appeared in first film, "Australia," starring his mother and directed by Baz Luhrmann
Born December 22, 1992; adopted by Cruise and Kidman
Born July 3, 1962; best known for "Risky Business" (1983), the "Mission: Impossible" action films, and his Academy Award nominated role in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989); Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted Connor in February 1995
Born on April 18, 2006; daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Adopted by Kidman and Cruise on Feb. 5, 2001
Born on July 7, 2008; daughter of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Launched himself as a DJ, performing under the name DJ C-Squared. He also formed his own business, Cz Entertainment, with his friend Jake Isham.