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Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Infertility
a blog by Claire, October 4, 2012
In celebration of their 20th year, Who Magazine interviewed Nicole Kidman on love, heartache, and the joys of motherhood. The star reveals she suffered a bout of depression after her split from Tom Cruise in 2001, further exacerbated by her fertility struggles.
Cruise and Kidman married when she was just 23 years old and later adopted a daughter, Bella (19), and son Connor (17), while rumors circulated about their reproductive woes. States Kidman: “I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don’t regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up.”
Now happily married to country music star, Keith Urban, Kidman admits her battle with infertility added to the depression. “I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I’ve had fertility treatments. I’ve done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant”. The couple has since given birth to daughter Sunday Rose (4), and Faith (21 months), an experience the star calls uplifting. “Every woman who has been through all those ups and downs knows the depression that comes with it. So the way it just happened with Sunday was like, ‘What?’ The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life.”
Kidman joins the likes of Courteney Cox and Guiliana Rancic in going public about her infertility.
Does Nicole Kidman’s infertility story sound all too familiar?