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She and Tom Cruise ended their union over a decade ago, but at one point, Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair that she felt like the original Brangelina.

Kidman says she has zero regrets about moving away from Hollywood, however, and that she has found her true love with current husband Keith Urban.

Excerpts from her extensive Vanity Fair Q&A below …

Nicole Kidman: Tom Cruise Not My

On her marriage to Tom Cruise (1990-2001): "I was so young. 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 really did not known if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while."

"I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was eally good, because I was a child, really, when I got married."


"I needed to grow up."

On being Hollywood’s "it" couple: "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."

"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 and Angelina have that."

"Nobody else understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you."

"Having experience extreme fame and now getting to a place where it’s not so dominating in my life, I’m always surprised when I go somewhere and people who I am."

On her time away from Hollywood, and how she’s changed her life: "There’s an enormous amount you have to give up if you want to have a family."

"The whole business side of it – it’s too present. It doesn’t suit me."

"I’d rather revolve around somebody else’s career and then still find my own because I can kind of have a very odd, idiosyncratic kind of path."

"It was such a blessing that I found somebody who said, ‘Well, are you willing to move to Tennessee?’ and I was, ‘Oh, am I willing to move!’"

On having children with her husband, Keith Urban: "[It] gives you some glue, [so] you’re both kind of in there together and you’re having to work through raising them."

"Yet if you kind of move into each other, you discover and heal a lot of things in each other, too. Well, that’s what I’ve found for us – very, very, healing."