Nicole Kidman says she moved to the US for her love of Tom Cruise: ‘Everything kind of had to fall in place around that’

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met on the set of ‘Days of Thunder.’ Patrick Riviere/Getty Images
  • Nicole Kidman talked about her relationship with Tom Cruise, who she was married to from 1990 to 2001, during an interview with Variety.
  • The Australian actress said that she moved to the US in the ’90s because she fell in love with and married her “Days of Thunder” co-star.
  • “I always make choices for love, and everything kind of had to fall in place around that,” she said.

Nicole Kidman says that she relocated to the US out of love for then-husband Tom Cruise.

“I moved here because I fell in love and got married,” Kidman, who grew up in Australia, told Variety. “I always make choices for love, and everything kind of had to fall in place around that.”

The actress added that despite her relationship with Cruise being highly publicized while they were a couple from 1990 to 2001, she didn’t feel that they were scrutinised.

“If I look back, it actually didn’t seem like a lot of interest,” Kidman said. “We didn’t have social media then. We didn’t have paparazzi like now. You had definite control of it.”

Kidman and Cruise met on the set of the 1990 movie “Days of Thunder.” Over the course of their marriage, they adopted two children together named Connor and Isabella.

The 51-year-old has previously said that she doesn’t like discussing her relationship with Cruise because she thinks it’s disrespectful to the “Mission: Impossible” star and her current husband, Keith Urban.

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Though Kidman is careful about what she says about her past marriage, she explained that being with Cruise gave her protection from being sexually harassed in Hollywood.

“I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed,” she wrote in an essay for New York Magazine. “I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.”


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