In a candid new interview, Nicole Kidman has opened up about the miscarriages she suffered during her marriage to Tom Cruise.
The 50-year-old actress felt 'massive grief' upon miscarrying at 23 shortly after her 1990 wedding to the Mission Impossible actor due to an ectopic pregnancy, a condition in which the embryo begins developing in the fallopian tube rather than the womb.
Kidman told Tatler magazine, 'There’s a huge, aching yearning. I know the yearning.'
Adding, 'And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s massive grief to women.'
Kidman and Cruise tried to conceive again, and lost the child around the same time he filed for divorce in 2001.
Kidman previously reflected on the miscarriages in a November 2007 interview with Marie Claire.
'From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies,' she told the publication at the time. 'And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that ’s when it came that we would adopt Bella.'
The couple adopted two children during their marriage - Isabella, 25, and Connor, 22.
'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,' Kidman told Marie Claire. 'I didn’t think it would happen so early but it did'.
Nicole, who wed Australian country crooner Keith Urban in 2006, has previously spoken about her relationship with Cruise.
'I was a baby when I married Tom,' she once told the Evening Standard. 'I don’t regret any of it, but out of respect for Keith, I tend not to discuss any of that now.'
Kidman and Urban, 50, share two daughters, Sunday, 9, and Faith, 7.