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Monday, 6 August, 2001, 15:51 GMT 16:51 UK
Kidman looks to future
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Kidman and Cruise are officially divorced on 8 August
Actress Nicole Kidman - whose highly public divorce from actor Tom Cruise will be finalised this week - refuses to be bitter about the collapse of their marriage.

Kidman appeared on television programme Good Morning America to say that she had had a very traumatic year, but she was getting on with her life.

She and Cruise may attend the première of supernatural thriller The Others in Los Angeles on Tuesday - one day before their divorce is made final.

I refuse to let it make me bitter - I still completely believe in love

Nicole Kidman
Kidman attended the New York première last week.

If the two do appear together at the gala screening in LA, it will be the first time the two have publicly met since their separation.

The film was produced by Cruise and stars Nicole Kidman as a Bible-spouting mother trying to take care of her two children inside a haunted house.

"I'm a person that carries everything that happened to me in my past, with me into the future. I refuse to let it make me bitter," Kidman said.

"I still completely believe in love and I remain open to anything that will happen to me."


When asked probing questions about her opinion of Cruise's alleged relationship with his Vanilla Sky co-star Penelope Cruz, Kidman refused to air her dirty laundry in public.

"I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister, I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to sit here in front of millions of people and discuss the most private thing feels wrong.

"It feels like I am betraying myself and my children," Kidman declared.

Los Angeles Superior court judge Lee Edmon has signed papers allowing the fast-track divorce to go through on 8 August.

The judge granted Cruise's request to "bifurcate" the case - meaning issues of custody, money, property and other things will be decided in October.

Penelope Cruz
Tom Cruise is said to be dating Penelope Cruz
Cruise and Kidman, who have two children, ended their 10-year marriage in February. Cruise filed for divorce, claiming "irreconcilable differences".

According to divorce court file papers, Kidman begged Cruise not to end their marriage and later miscarried a baby she was carrying.

Kidman described the timing of the premiere as "bizarre", but said that they had to approach the sensitivities of their split rationally.

Kidman admitted: "Yes, it is strange and bizarre and all of those things. But it is what it is. As my dad says: 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'"

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