Date: 6th November 2002
Moulin Rouge (2001) star Nicole Kidman has revealed that the reason she and Tom Cruise broke up was due to her desire to be a successful actress.
She also expresses regret and says she would swap her successful career for a happy marriage with the Minority Report (2002) actor. Kidman says, "I felt I didn't deserve to be there in my own right, and throughout I wasn't there as Nicole, I was there as Tom's wife. I didn't have to have this huge career. And this makes me sad, but I would probably choose a marriage and an intact family over my career. But I think I had to choose. I think (the marriage) would have come down to it. I suppose it wasn't meant to be."
"I didn't have to have a huge career. I would have liked to be able to make a To Die For occasionally and things that could stimulate me. And this makes me sad, but I still would probably choose a marriage and an intact family over my career."
Source: Press Release