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Nicole Kidman’s rare admission on marriage with Tom Cruise: “We were happy”

Nicole Kidman’s rare admission on marriage with Tom Cruise: “We were happy”

Nicole Kidman has made a rare statement about her marriage to Tom Cruise.

The star opened up in an interview with the New York Times where the Australian actress said that she and 58-year-old Cruise were “happily married” while filming the 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut.

In the film they played a married couple who dealt with infidelity.

When Kidman was asked if working on the film gave her any "negative feelings" towards her relationship with Cruise, she simply responded, "That fits the narrative that people came up with, but I definitely didn't see it like that."

"We were happily married through that," she said.

"We would go go-kart racing after those scenes. We'd rent out a place and go racing at three in the morning. I don't know what else to say. Maybe I don't have the ability to look back and dissect it. Or I'm not willing to."

Before the couple officially split in 2001, Kidman and Cruise adopted two kids.

They share their daughter Isabella, now 27, and son Connor, now 25.

The Big Little Lies star also revealed her experience on working with director Stanley Kubrick, who sadly died at age 70, not long after the film was completed.

"We loved working with him. We shot that for two years," she revealed.

"We had two kids and were living in a trailer on the lot primarily, making spaghetti because Stanley liked to eat with us sometimes. We were working with the greatest filmmaker and learning about our lives and enjoying our lives on set.

"We would say, 'When is it going to end?' We went over there thinking it was going to be three months. It turned into a year, a year and a half. But you go, 'As long as I surrender to what this is, I'm going to have an incredible time'."

Five years after the pair ended their marriage, the Mission: Impossible star married Katie Holmes, 41.

The pair share daughter Suri, 14, and were married for six years before Holmes filed for divorce.

Kidman tied the knot with musician Keith Urban in June 2006 and have welcomed two daughters together: Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine.