Cruise and Kidman became very unhappy being married because they were living under a microscope. Tom Cruise was fighting rumors during their nine year marriage that he was gay. Nicole Kidman was also fighting those same rumors about herself.
When you come down to it how does any couple whether they are famous or not live life under a microscope? Is it any wonder the marriage lasted as long as it did? With people following the dynamic duo everywhere they ventured, the couple had not a spec of privacy. Living a life in the public eye is hard enough, but when people are trying to tear you down emotionally and physically that has to be wearing on your life. They were constantly fighting public battles, that probably dug under their collective skin and set the two apart. Many a fight may have wrecked their nine year marriage, concerning the rumor mill.
Many reasons were involved for the divorce of Kidman and Cruise in 2001. He was a Scientologist, and she was not. She changed her religion and world views to marry Cruise. She was from Australia. He was from America. Maybe she wanted to live in Australia and he didn't. We will never know what really made this famous pairing of celebrities unravel. The differences of this famous couple may have been too great, and quite possibly that is why they divorced years ago.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were too busy with their careers to devote as much time as they would have liked to making their marriage work. Along with the pressures from the outside world, living under a microscope, and being strong willed people from different worlds, that is why Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001.Copyright 2010, written by Kate Johns, a talented writer who has been writing professionally since 2004!