Nicole Kidman was married to Tom Cruise for more than a decade
Actress Nicole Kidman has said she still loves ex-husband Tom Cruise.
"To me, he was just Tom," Kidman told US magazine Ladies' Home Journal. "He was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him."
The Oscar-winning star also revealed that her 2001 divorce from Cruise came as a "major shock".
"I always knew the rug was going to be taken out from underneath me at some stage [but] I didn't think it was going to happen in the way it happened."
She added: "I had seen my mother battle breast cancer so I had a fear of my health being jeopardised - that was really where I was thinking mine would come."
Cruise and Kidman married on Christmas Eve 1990 after a whirlwind romance. The marriage lasted a decade and the couple adopted two children.
Cruise and Kidman starred together in the film Eyes Wide Shut
The Oscar-winning actress said she would support her children if they decided to trace their natural parents.
"I feel enormous love for whoever my children's birth parents are," she said. "And if my children choose to go find them at some stage, I can't wait."
Three weeks ago, Cruise's fiancee Katie Holmes gave birth to a baby girl, Suri.
But Kidman is normally more guarded about her private life than her ex-husband.
She said: "I'm pretty careful about who I share my life with. I surround myself with truthful, kind people, most of whom are not in the business.
"It's the life I want to have when I'm an old woman with long, grey hair."