Nicole Kidman is one of the most beloved and successful actresses in the world today.
The Oscar winner is also known for her high-profile marriage and divorce from Tom Cruise, which became public knowledge.
Nevertheless, behind closed doors hides many facts about Kidman’s life, which even the most devoted fans do not guess.
Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu (Hawaii). His parents were Anthony Kidman, a scientist and writer, and Janelle Ann Glennie, a nursing teacher and editor.
Kidman was born in the United States but holds dual citizenship in the United States and Australia, as her parents are Australian.
From an early age, it was clear that Nicole Kidman was a born entertainer with all the necessary qualities to become a star. While at school, she participated in a local theater group and made her film debut at the tender age of 16 – in 1983 in the film “Christmas in the Bush.”
But it was in 1991 that Nicole Kidman landed the roles that began to bring her to the attention of the Australian film industry and the world.
In 1991, she starred in the movie “Flirt” alongside her now best friend Naomi Watts and in another Hollywood movie, “Billy Bathgate.”
But it was in Hollywood that Kidman was about to hit the headlines for a very different reason.
Kidman fell in love with one of the celebrities of show business in a huge way – and in return, fell in love with Death.
Icon of show business and her life partner was the star of “Top Gun” and Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise. They met on the set of the 1990 film “Days of Thunder,” after which Kidman found herself in the spotlight of Hollywood audiences and the arms of Cruise.
Soon, Cruise and Kidman became a real Hollywood couple.
In December 1991, when Kidman was 23 and Cruise was 28, the world rejoiced when the happy couple wed.
Shortly after their wedding, they had two children – daughter Isabella and son Connor.
At the same time, she continued to star in mega box office movies such as On Death (1995) and Practical Magic (1998). In 1999, she starred alongside her husband Tom Cruise in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
Cruise and Kidman were on top of the world at that time, but no one suspected that this world was about to collapse.
In 2001, they announced their divorce after more than ten years of marriage, and the world was shocked.
The divorce proceedings took months, and when Kidman finally left her lawyer’s office having finalized the divorce, she was famous for throwing her hands up in the air in joy, an image that remains an icon of celebrity culture to this day.
However, there was one circumstance that she couldn’t avoid and that hurt her incredibly: her two children, Isabella and Connor, chose to stay with Cruz and in the Church of Scientology.
Although her breakup and divorce from Tom Cruise became public, it makes sense that in the years that followed, Kidman was extremely private about her personal life, especially her romantic adventures.
She kept it quiet for a long time that she was dating Australian country singer Keith Urban, and the world was delighted when she announced their engagement in 2006.
Their wedding in Australia was attended by stars such as Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and, of course, Kidman’s best friend Naomi Watts.
In 2008, Kidman was once again waiting for the joy of motherhood when she and Keith Urban had their firstborn – daughter Sunday Rose.
It must have been a surprise to Kidman that after a difficult breakup with her first family, she finally found love, with both Keith Urban and her daughter staying with him.
Understandably, becoming a mother was not something Kidman refused to do, as she continued to dream of having more children. So, in 2010, Kidman and Urban had a second daughter, Faith Margaret, with the help of a surrogate.
It was in 2016 that Kidman played, according to many, the best role of her career in the touching movie “Lion.” In this movie, Kidman’s character adopts a child, a topic undoubtedly close to her heart.
Nicole Kidman has undoubtedly had one of the most successful and enduring careers in show business in the history of Hollywood. She is adored worldwide for her talent and skill as an actress but also for her openness and dignified demeanor – she willingly shares her feelings but never speaks ill of others.