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Nicole Kidman Did Scientology Courses for “2 Straight Years” To Keep Up With Tom Cruise: “She was really dedicated”

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Nicole Kidman was ready to do anything for love, even if it meant changing her religious beliefs. Kidman and Tom Cruise used to be one of Hollywood’s A-list couples. Right from their meet-cute on the set of 1990’s Days of Thunder to their decade-long marriage, the pair’s sizzling romance and endless love for each other had always been the talk of the town.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

What started as a lustful attraction during Tony Scott’s action/drama, soon transpired into unbridled love and affection between Kidman and Cruise, which after six months, bloomed into a beautiful marriage. Although their relationship later came to a heartbreaking end in 2001, the ex-couple doted on each other when they were together. In fact, the Aquaman star was so devoted to Cruise that she even took up the religion he followed.

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Nicole Kidman Took Scientology Classes During Her Marriage With Tom Cruise

An Acadamy Award-winning actress and a renowned producer, Nicole Kidman has had a flourishing career in Hollywood, and just as successful of a marriage with her current husband, Keith Urban. But before she tied the knot with him, The Undoing star had been married to Tom Cruise for more than ten years.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder (1990)

While Kidman and Cruise went their separate ways in 2001 after a devastating divorce, the two had been madly in love during their relationship. So much so, that Kidman, who had been a devout Catholic before her marriage to the Top Gun 2 star, ended up turning to The Church of Scientology, which happened to be a valuable part of Cruise’s faith.

The Northman star went ahead to study Scientology courses, immersing herself completely in the religion to which her ex-husband had dedicated a major chunk of his life. She ultimately managed to hold an esteemed position in the church’s ranks. And in an interview with Daily Beast, Tony Ortega, a journalist renowned for his coverage of The Church of Scientology, attested to Kidman’s unwavering loyalty toward Cruise and his religion.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

“She did Scientology courses. She was really dedicated. I talked to her auditor, Bruce Hines, and she got all the way up to OT (Operating Thetan) II in two years. That means she was doing Scientology pretty much full-time for two straight years.”

But it seems that all her toils went to waste since it was the same Church of Scientology that was rumored to have been the catalyst in Kidman and Cruise’s divorce.

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Why Did Nicole Kidman And Tom Cruise Get Divorced? 

In February 2001, the Jack Reacher star filed for a divorce due to “irreconcilable differences” between him and Nicole Kidman, after which Cruise put in a plea for joint custody of their adopted kids, Connor and Isabella Cruise. Ever since then, both the stars have been tight-lipped at large when it comes to their relationship.

Several sources during that time cited that Cruise’s staunch beliefs in Scientology ended up fragmenting his marriage with the Moulin Rouge! star. Then there were rumors claiming that it was Kidman’s refusal to become a member of the award-winning actor’s religion which led him to divorce her.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman is currently happily married to Keith Urban

While neither Kidman nor Cruise addressed any of those rumors, the former did give her rare two cents on their split in a cover story with Harper’s Bazaar. “I was young,” the 55-year-old actress said concerning her separation from the Jerry Maguire star.

Nicole Kidman is currently in a happy relationship with popular musician Keith Urban, whom she married in 2006. They have two beautiful daughters, Sunday, 14, and Faith, 12.

Source: Daily Beast

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.