Nicole Kidman has been pretty hush-hush about her marriage to Tom Cruise. Just like Katie Holmes is being. And I'm sure it has nothing to do with Scientology! But Nicole must feel like she's at a safe enough distance from the men in gray that she can dish a little about her first marriage now. She told Vanity Fair:
With no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I've met my great love now.
Of course, she's referring to her "great love," second husband Keith Urban. But when you start out your sentence with "no disrespect ... " you know what follows is gonna be, well, kinda disrespectful.
She goes on to say that she felt suicidal after her divorce from Tom, confessing that she related to suicidal writer Virginia Woolf, whom she played in The Hours:
Walking into the river with those stones in my pockets -- I chose life. At the time, I was at a low point, and by playing her, it put me into a place of appreciating life.
Hmm. Sounds like whether or not Tom Cruise was the love of her life, she certainly loved him, if she felt so bad after the break. It's hard to feel too bad for Tom, what with all of his creepy Scientology auditioning-for-brides stuff. But you do have to wonder why, after all of this time, Nicole feels she has to let him know he was no great love of hers. The opposite of love is indifference, not scorn.
Nic chalks up her failed marriage to getting married too young -- she was 23 when they tied the knot. She says:
I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.
Getting married at 23 is no doubt very young, but plenty of people do it. Some are even still married decades later, though younger people have a much higher divorce rate. At that age, it certainly would be almost impossible to know if you were marrying a "great love" -- you wouldn't really know that until you'd been with someone for a long time.
Tom and Nicole's marriage is one I'd love to know the details of. Was Nicole forced into Scientology? Why does she have so little contact with her children Connor and Isabella? Did Tom really dump her while she was pregnant and she went on to lose the baby?
At any rate, it's good that Nicole went on to find her "great love" -- but you have to wonder if the dig at Tom was necessary. Oh, hell, why not, right?
Do you think Nicole needed to say this? Can you find your great love young?
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