Nicole Kidman warned off Tom
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 November 2009
Nicole Kidman believes her marriage to Tom Cruise boosted her career, despite being advised not to marry the actor
Nicole Kidman was told marrying Tom Cruise would "ruin" her career.
The Hollywood actress - who was married to Tom for 10 years from 1990 after meeting on the set on 'Days of Thunder' - believes her acting success was boosted by her romance with the actor, despite her advisors insisting she was making the wrong decision in tying the knot.
She explained: "I became famous very young. I became very famous because I was the wife of somebody. I did a lot of good, worthwhile work in Australia between the ages of 14 and 19 and then I married someone famous. And really, despite the huge profile that brought to me, I was still finding my feet.
"My agents at the time were like, 'Do not get married! It will ruin your career!' And I was like, 'But I'm in love!' "
Despite Nicole's new-found fame when she was just 23, she insists she only married Tom because they were hopelessly in love.
She told Britain's GQ magazine: "All I know is that I want someone interested in fame. And that's not why I got married. I wanted to work with people who intrigued me."
Following their divorce, Nicole went on to marry singer Keith Urban, with who she has a 15-month-old daughter, Sunday Rose, while Tom - who has two adopted children with Nicole - has three-year-old Suri with wife Katie Holmes.