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Kidman reveals miscarriage trauma
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman married country singer Keith Urban last year
Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has revealed she lost a baby in the early years of her marriage to Tom Cruise.

She told Vanity Fair magazine she suffered the miscarriage when she was 23-years-old.

"From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies. And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic," she said.

The 40-year-old star and Cruise, who were married for over 11 years, went on to adopt two children.

'No regrets'

"My mother has an adopted sister, so it's been part of our family, and I knew it would probably play out somewhere in mine. I didn't think it would happen so early but it did," she said.

The couple, who divorced in 2001, adopted Bella, now 14, and Connor, 12, two years after they lost their baby.

The actress also revealed before she married Cruise her agents had warned her that becoming Mrs Cruise would mean her career would "die".

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Kidman and Cruise divorced in 2001

She said: "I was appalled. I was like, 'Hello? I'm in love, and I don't care if it's shooting myself in the foot. I'd much rather be married and have a family.

"I just saw a guy who rides around on a motorbike and happens to be the biggest movie star in the world. But I was in love with him, which is why I think we lasted 11-and-a-half years together. I have no regrets in that relationship."

Kidman, who married country singer Keith Urban last year, said she is desperate to have a baby with him.

"I'm yearning to have one. I think it would be very sad if I wasn't able to have a baby. Keith knows I want one, and he has been getting there slowly," she said.

Kidman also revealed she was engaged to another man before her marriage to Urban. There has been speculation it could have been pop star Lenny Kravitz or US tycoon Steve Bing, both of whom she previously dated.

"It just wasn't right. I wasn't ready. We weren't ready," she said.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Kidman and Urban tied the knot last year

The Oscar-winning star talked about how she found life "lonely" after winning the award in 2003 for her part in The Hours.

She also described her husband's stint in rehab over his battle with alcohol "painful".

She added: "I've learned an enormous amount having a relationship with someone who is in recovery."

The Australian actress who famously joined the Church of Scientology with Cruise during their marriage revealed her children are also Scientologists.

Cruise is now married to Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes, who gave birth to their first child, daughter Suri, in April last year.

The full interview appears in the October issue of Vanity Fair, out on Friday.

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