Nicole Kidman has opened up about her relationship with Tom Cruise
The 45-year-old actress - who is now happily married to country singer Keith Urban with whom she shares two daughters Sunday Rose and Faith - said their divorce shortly after they co-starred in the controversial thriller `Eyes Wide Shut` had nothing to do with the movie.
In a new essay written by the Oscar winner about the film`s late director Stanley Kubrick for The Hollywood Reporter she wrote: "People thought that making the film was the beginning of the end of my marriage - but I don`t really think it was.
"Tom and I were close then, and it was very much the three of us."
The actress - who has two children Conor, 17, and Isabella, 19, with her ex-husband - also revealed the film was loosely based on their marriage.
She wrote: "Onscreen, the husband and wife are at odds, and Stanley wanted to use our marriage as a supposed reality. That was Stanley: He used the movie as provocation, pretending it was our sex life. "Which we weren`t oblivious to, but obviously it wasn`t us. We both decided to dedicate ourselves to a great filmmaker and artist."
Nicole also said the couple helped each other get through Stanley`s funeral in March 1999 shortly before the film, which took two years to make, was released.
She said: "That was one of the worst calls - I just started screaming; I had Isabella and Connor in the kitchen with me. Tom and I immediately got on a plane. The funeral was so traumatic. I truly loved Stanley and felt very connected to him."