Nicole hints marriage to Tom 'stifled' her career

Olivia Morris

They were Hollywood’s power couple of the 90s but Nicole Kidman’s marriage to Tom Cruise didn’t last and that apparently may have been the best move for her career.

Nic and Tom were married for 11 years, tying the knot in 1990 but eventually divorced in 2001.

Nicole and Tom were married for 11 years. Source: Getty

Now, the 50-year-old has reportedly revealed to OK! magazine that it was after their split when her career really took off.

“I was out of [the marriage] and suddenly the energy shifted in my ability to go anywhere,” she told the publication.

OK! has reported that Nic has revealed that her career actually took off after she divorced Tom. Source: Getty

It apparently helped because she “didn’t have to be answering to a relationship” after the couple divorced.

What she’s saying may have some truth as just after their divorce was finalised in August of 2001, Nicole went on to bag an Academy Award for Best Actress in hit film The Hours.

After Nic and Tom split, the actress went on to win an Oscar for Best Actress in The Hours. Source: Getty

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Nicole is now married to Keith Urban. The pair tied the knot in 2006. Source: Getty

Nic went on to marry country singer in Keith Urban in 2006 and the star gushed about him to the mag saying they have a “really good, strong marriage”.

The couple have two children together Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret. Nicole also adopted two children while married to Tom, Connor and Isabella.

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