In an interview for Vanity Fair's December issue
, Nicole Kidman speaks candidly about her marriage to Tom Cruise, even comparing her their highly publicized relationship to that of another A-list couple.
Kidman, who is now 46 and married to country crooner Keith Urban, was just 23 when she married Cruise, and confesses that the actor, now 51, was not "the one" for her. "There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it's very intoxicating, because it's just the two of you," she tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner of the fame. "And there is only one other person that's going through it. So it brings you very close, and it's deeply romantic. I'm sure Brad [Pitt] and Angelina [Jolie] have that -- because there's nobody else that understands it except that person who's sleeping right next to you."
Kidman, who was married to Cruise from 1990-2001, adds of her current marriage, "And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I've met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn't want it for a while, because I didn't want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up."
Urban and Kidman have two children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, and choose not to reside in Hollywood, but rather Nashville, TN. The actress says she wouldn't have it any other way. "My husband and I are in uncharted territory because we're trying to find artistic expression but also we're incredibly connected as a family -- we're very, very tight, very, very close and I have a very, very primal protection of my family."