Nicole Kidman reveals she suffered two miscarriages while married to Tom Cruise

2018-06-01 16:21
 

Cape Town - Nicole Kidman is opening up about the “aching yearning” she went through after suffering a miscarriage during her marriage to Tom Cruise.

The Oscar winner, who was married to the Mission Impossible actor from 1990 to 2001, spoke about her devastating loss, which happened towards the end of their marriage, in the July issue of Tatler magazine

“I know the yearning. It’s a huge, aching yearning. And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage isn’t talked about enough. That’s massive grief to certain women. There’s an enormous amount of pain,” Kidman (50) said.

“The flipside of going through so much yearning and pain is the feeling of ‘ahhh’ when you have the child.”

She and Tom (55) adopted two children, Connor Cruise (23) and Isabella Cruise (25), during their marriage. However she went on to have two of her own with country singer Keith Urban (50), who she wed in 2006  – daughters Sunday Rose (9) and Faith Margaret (6).

The Big Little Liars actress first revealed she’d suffered a miscarriage as well as an ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilised egg becomes implanted outside the womb) in a 2007 interview with Marie Claire.

“I had a miscarriage at the end of my marriage, but I had an ectopic pregnancy at the beginning of my marriage. It was incredibly traumatic for me.”

Nicole and Keith’s parenting style focuses on open communication. “We’re a very intimate family and we discuss many things,” she told People magazine in October.

“Sometimes we need guidance, too, but our family is based on an enormous amount of questions, love and support. We’re trying to guide a six-year-old and nine-year-girl right now into the world.”

The star can be seen in a slew of movies this year including the sci-fi-fantasy Aquaman opposite Jason Momoa, the drama Boy Erased, about the son of a Baptist preacher who’s forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion programme, and the crime-action Destroyer with Sebastian Stan.

Sources: E! Online, People magazine, Tatler magazine

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