I was a kid when Nicole Kidman got married to Tom Cruise in 1990. My first real memory of them was when they talked to Apu from the cover of an Entertainment Weekly on The Simpsons. They always seemed like full-grown adults to me. But recently Nicole once again reminded me that she was pretty young when she signed her 10-year commitment contract. Not that she regrets it. Well, at least the getting married young part. I’m going to guess that if anything would make Nicole wish for a do-over, it’s probably the being married to a Scientologist part.
Nicole was 23 years old when she became the second Mrs. Tom Cruise and she tells Red UK (via People) that she always wanted to be married and have kids, but she’s still a little shocked that she did it so early.
“I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?’ You look at Taylor Swift, I mean how old is she? She’s 26. I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.”
Nicole, you shady bitch. “How old is she“? Excuse you, Nicole! Taylor Swift may be 26-years-old, but she could get a husband and a family any time she wanted. All she has to do is call up Hire-A-Man to change her ongoing BOYFRIEND WANTED ad to a HUSBAND WANTED ad with an option to upgrade to children. She just isn’t ready to make that kind of long-term commitment yet, Nicole.
Of course, we all know how it turned out between Nicole and Tom. They got divorced, and Nicole is now married to Keith Urban.
Getting married at 23 sounds like a challenge from the universe. But imagine getting married at 23, and having it be to Tom Cruise? That would be a wake-up call for even the most mature 23-year-old. A normal 23-year-old married person would be trying to remember where they put that overdue bill for the cotton candy machine rental from their wedding. A 23-year-old married to Tom Cruise would be worried about making sure to put out the good E-meter when Tom’s friend David Miscavige comes over for dinner and not cringing when he tries to initiate sex by asking if you’re ready to “go to the next level.”