Nicole Kidman has been married to country superstar Keith Urban for 10 years now, but before she and Urban tied the knot, the actress was married to fellow actor Tom Cruise for almost 11 years. Now, Kidman can hardly believe she wed Cruise at only age 23.
“I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?'” Kidman told Red magazine in a new interview. “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 has two children with Cruise: Connor, 21, and Isabella, 23. She also has two children with Urban: Sunday, 8, and Faith, 5. Urban and Kidman celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this summer.
“That’s really big for us,” Kidman told the mag about the couple’s milestone. “It was really up and down for the first three months. We’ve been through a lot for 10 years. And we’re stronger than ever. I say that while touching wood, and no way in a boastful way. I just say it with wonder. Absolute wonder.”
So, what’s the key to making their marriage work? Kidman says it’s always considering each other before making decisions and viewing themselves as a team.
“We always consider the ‘us,'” she told Red. “We say, ‘Is this going to be good for us?’ It’s the simplest phrase, but it works.”
The success of this pair’s marriage may also be thanks in part to how crazy they are for each other. During an interview on CBS Sunday Morning back in May, Urban opened up about his relationship with Kidman in the most heartwarming, beautiful way.
“Meeting her and getting married [is when my life began],” he told host John Blackstone. “[It] wasn’t life-changing, it was life-beginning. It was literally, like, ‘OK, life starts.'”
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