Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Miscarriages During Marriage To Tom Cruise

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Nicole Kidman has opened up about one of the most difficult moments of her life. In a recent interview, the Oscar-winning actress discussed her marriage to Tom Cruise and the two miscarriages she had while they were together. The actress has rarely talked about this time in her high-profile life, but she believes it's important to discuss the pain as well as the joy that come with motherhood. As Kidman notes, it's a hardship felt by many women.

In an interview with Tatler (via Fox News), Nicole Kidman said the following words about motherhood and the aching loss of having a miscarriage.

I know the yearning. That yearning. It's a huge, aching yearning. And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That's massive grief to certain women. There's an enormous amount of pain and an enormous amount of joy on the other side of it. The flipside of going through so much yearning and pain to get there is the feeling of 'Ahhhh!' when you have the child.

As it is detailed in the candid interview, Nicole Kidman first miscarried in 1990, shortly after she married Tom Cruise at age 23. The couple tried to conceive another child later in their lives together, but that child was lost in 2001, around the time she filed for divorce from her A-list celebrity husband. The actors share two children together through adoption: Isabella (25) and Conor (23). It wasn't until later in life that Nicole Kidman gave birth.

Nicole Kidman married Keith Urban in 2006. The actress and country singer share two children together: Sunday (9) and Faith (7). Kidman also expressed interest in being a mother again, including a desire to have another child last year at age 49. Now 50, Nicole Kidman reveals that she wishes she had more kids, preferably two or three more. Nicole admits she "loves children" and loves raising them. Keith Urban, however, doesn't want more.

Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes in 2006 before they were separated in 2012. In that marriage, Tom Cruise had one child, Suri (12).

Nicole Kidman previously discussed her miscarriage briefly during an interview with Marie Claire in 2007. At the time, the actress said the following.

From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies. And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that's when it came that we would adopt Bella.

As an actress, Nicole Kidman most recently appeared in How To Talk To Girls At Parties. She'll be seen in Boy Erased, Aquaman and Destroyer in a few months. She's also soon expected to be seen in The Upside, which premiered at a few film festivals last year and should arrive in theaters shortly thereafter. Kidman will also appear in The Goldfinch next year. Meanwhile, the actress is also set to return to another season of Big Little Lies, which is expected to premiere next year as well. Meryl Streep joins the cast to play Kidman's mother in the acclaimed HBO series.

Will Ashton

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