The Oscar-winning actress was devastated when her 10-year marriage to Cruise ended suddenly in February 2001.
The Australian beauty also believed her decision to film Moulin Rouge in Australia, which entailed several months away from Cruise, contributed to their break-up.
Kidman admits she has always had a strong yearning to be loved after a tough upbringing with her mother Janelle.
She says, "The way she (my mother) pushed me to be independent did feel like rejection. She'd say, 'I'm never going to say I love you.'"
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