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April 3, 2024

Candid Photos of Nicole Kidman Leaving Her Lawyer’s Office After Finalizing Her Divorce to Tom Cruise in 2001

Candid photographs of Nicole Kidman full of joy as she leaving her lawyer’s office after her divorce settlement with Tom Cruise is finalized in 2001.

The 56-year-old actor won her first Oscar in 2003 for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours opposite Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. Kidman now says the career triumph was bittersweet.

“I was struggling with things in my personal life, yet my professional life was going so well. That’s what happens, right?” Kidman told author Dave Karger in his new book 50 Oscar Nights, via People.

Top Gun star Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman in February 2001, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The pair married in 1990, and they adopted two children.

While up on stage to accept her Best Actress award, Kidman briefly broke down, before composing herself and saying, “Russell Crowe said ‘don’t cry when you get up there’ and now I’m crying.” After her emotional speech, Kidman said she wanted to go home.

“I’m not a big party girl, so I was going to skip the Vanity Fair party, and everyone was like, ‘You’ve got to go. You’ve got to walk through the party carrying your Academy Award,” Kidman recalled. “I said, ‘That just feels like gloating, and it doesn’t feel humble.’ Like, what? You can’t walk through carrying the award! That feels really inappropriate. They’re like, ‘That’s what you do.’”

Kidman did attend the bash, with her Oscar in hand.

“So I literally walked in, carried it around, was completely overwhelmed, emotional, shaking, and I didn’t enjoy it. I was almost apologetic, which is so stupid. I wish I could have enjoyed it more,” she said.

In 2006, Kidman got married to singer Keith Urban, and they went on to welcome two daughters.


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