Nicole Kidman may have been separated from Tom Cruise for 12 years but her relationship with the Hollywood actor remains one of the milestones in her life.

Kidman was just 23 when she married Cruise in 1990 and she told DuJour magazine “I fell madly, passionately in love… I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him… We were in a bubble, just the two of us," she explained. "We became very dependent on one another."

Of course, Kidman’s relationship with Tom Cruise appears to have been very different to the one that he had with Katie Holmes, who recently filed for divorce, amidst un-proven rumours that Katie was trying to escape the clutches of the Church of Scientology. When the couple split, it knocked Nicole sideways. She was under the illusion that their life together was “perfect” and was surprised by their speedy breakup. “It took me a very long time to heal,” she says. “It was a shock to my system.”

Although her relationship with Tom will remain an important period of her life. Nicole found love again and is now married to the musician Keith Urban. She has two daughters with Keith and told the magazine “It took me so long to have a child. I feel enormous gratitude. Sunday (her daughter) has healed an enormous amount in me. It's a very private thing, but she just has."