Nicole Kidman on marrying Tom Cruise at age 23: 'I look back now and I’m like, what?'

The couple were married from 1990 to 2001

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Nicole Kidman has reflected on her marriage to Tom Cruise, revealing she looks back in shock over how young she was when the pair tied the knot. 

The actress married the Top Gun actor in 1990 when she was just 23 but the couple divorced after just over a decade together in 2001. The couple has two adopted children together: Isabella and Connor.

“I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?’,” she told Red magazine. “You look at Taylor Swift, I mean how old is she? She’s 26. I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.”


Kidman is now married to the American country singer Keith Urban, with the couple recently celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

“That’s really big for us. It was really up and down for the first three months. We’ve been through a lot for ten years. And we’re absolutely stronger than ever. I say that while touching wood and no way in a boastful way. I just say it with wonder. Absolute wonder,” she said.

“When you’re older, you’ve been through things, you’ve made mistakes. So you come into it [a second marriage] still giddy, but wanting it to last. We always consider the ‘us’. We say, ‘Is this going to be good for us?’ It’s the simplest phrase but it works.”