Nicole Kidman said divorce from Tom Cruise left her depressed, but is now happier than ever

Nicole Kidman divorce from Tom Cruise

Good news, Katie Holmes! Tom Cruise’s second wife, Nicole Kidman, says life is way better post-divorce.

“Happy in the sense that I have my girls and my husband and I have a very, very strong real life to counter-balance my fantasy life now,” Nicole clarified during an interview with Australia’s The Border Mail. “My fantasy life used to outweigh that more and now I’ve kind of balanced it, which is a lot healthier.”

For most of us, the era of Tom and Nicole seems like ancient history. But, back in that day, they were the undeniable Hollywood power couple. Married from 1990 until 2001, the couple adopted two children and seemed to have a storybook romance. During that time, Nicole — who was just 23 when she married Tom — has said she identified primarily as “Mrs. Tom Cruise.”

Then Tom pulled the rug out from underneath Nicole’s feet by filing for divorce shortly after their tenth anniversary. In Nicole’s version of the story, Tom left without warning and refused marriage counseling. Once their contentious divorce was over and the dust settled, Nicole said she was “really damaged.”

“It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system,” Nicole told DuJour last year, adding that one of her lows came the night she won an Academy Award. “I realized I didn’t want to be alone. I wanted to fall in love again, but I wasn’t sure I could.”

Then she met Keith Urban, her current husband and father to her two girls.

Nicole Kidman Emmy Awards 2012 Keith Urban

“My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.”

For his part, Tom also moved past the relationship with Nicole to have another highly publicized romance with Katie Holmes. But, for him, karma had its day last year when Katie blind-sighted him with her own divorce filings.

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