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Nicole Kidman Wasn't Married to Tom Cruise...

6/26/2006 7:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Kidmanat least according to the Catholic Church in Australia.

Many around the world were scratching their heads this past weekend, trying to figure out exactly how Kidman was able to get married as a Catholic in a Catholic ceremony, as the Church does not allow for a second marriage (in the Church) after a divorce. Many assumed that Kidman had gotten her marriage to Tom Cruise annulled, which would technically have paved the way for a second marriage in the Church.

Well, not so fast. Kidman's marriage to Cruise lasted 10 years -- a little long to plead temporary insanity -- and considering how notoriously difficult it is to have the Church grant an annulment (they're not handing them out like communion wafers), Kidman may have figured out how to get around the requirement -- she reportedly didn't need an annulment at all.

The BBC is reporting that Kidman's 10-year union to Cruise wasn't recognized by the Catholic Church of Australia. The service was seen only as a legal ceremony and not a spiritual one. In other words, according to the Catholic Church anyway, it never happened. All Kidman had to prove was that it was dissolved legally and she was free to marry any country crooner she wanted. A loophole to be sure, but one that allowed Kidman to reconnect her Catholic faith with Keith Urban, the man she loves.

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61.

Tatiana Sundquist    

Why did Tom leave Nicole?. I had wondered about that myself- as well as his comment that she knew why. Recently I have read repeatedly that Nicole lost interest in Scientology and was seen as reconnecting with the Catholic Church AND that Tom could absolutely not be with someone who didn't share his big, big commitment to Scientology. I think that I saw that on some "Biography" or Scientolgoy Exposed program. This explanation would fit with her continuing to say that she cares a great deal about him.

2852 days ago
62.

Larson Wright    

If anyone is interested, when Keith was in production for his latest cd "be here" The Vice President of Capitol Records Nashville, concidered one of my tunes for that album, to hear that song go here, www.soundclick.com/bands/8/larsonwright.htm

or here
www.myspace.com/larsonwright
it's called "like this"

Enjoy the tune!!!

Congratulations Keith and Nicole
"Nicole Urban" has a nice ring to it, you two will go far. I think its true love.

Larson Wright

2852 days ago
63.

Irys Jones    

Nicole knows, says Tom. Yes. she does. She did Tom wrong by cheating. He would never divorce her when she was pregnant. It was NOT his. Tom is and was a gentleman! Not a dork or a jerk. Nicole was a nobody when Tom met her. She says she still loves him and he says that of her too. She knows SHE was a jerk.. But, I still like her! And Tom. Give the guy a break!

2852 days ago
64.

Lisa    

Rosalie, I can only guess that, judging from Tom Cruise's wooden-headed, Scientology-based opinions, the collapse of their marriage was probably due to conflict that arose from his devotion to that cult/religion. It could have also included conflict in child-rearing beliefs that also stemmed from his cult/religion's beliefs that perhaps she had at one time agreed with and later changed her mind or possibly didn't fully understand to begin with. Maybe when faced with actual daily application of those twisted beliefs she couldn't comply and was given some sort of ultimatum by TC. Wasn't there a rumor buzzing around their separation that she had been pregnant and had miscarried? Maybe it wasn't a miscarriage. Maybe it was an abortion or something she had been doing that triggered miscarriage. Who knows? Fact is, she's out of that horrible loop now and hopefully on her way to a happier and more healthy relationship that will take her through the years to her final days. I also commend her, as others here have, for being one of the few sensible brides to have put the horse IN FRONT OF THE CART for once and waited to have children AFTER the marriage has had time to settle and strengthen. YOU GO MATES!! God bless you both!

2852 days ago
65.

Irys Jones    

Scientology is not a cult. It is a belief...Don't fault people who believe in God and all things biblical because you know nothing about it. Tom is a great guy and Nicole will tell you that!

2852 days ago
66.

Larson Wright    

If anyone is interested, when Keith was in production for his latest cd "be here" The Vice President of Capitol Records Nashville, concidered one of my tunes for that album, to hear that song go here,

w
ww.soundclick.com/bands/8/larsonwright.htm

or here
w
ww.myspace.com/larsonwright
it's called "like this"

Enjoy the tune!!!

Congratulations Keith and Nicole
"Nicole Urban" has a nice ring to it, you two will go far. I think its true love.

Larson Wright

2852 days ago
67.

Lisa    

Oh, and by the way, before anybody gets into too much of a tither about what the Catholic church will and will not recognize and so forth how about we all remember the problems the Catholic church is having right now with its PRIESTS NOT REMEMBERING TO KEEP THEIR FILTHY, LYING HANDS OFF THE INNOCENT YOUNG BOYS WHO COME TO THE CHURCH FOR GUIDANCE AND FORGIVENESS AND ARE INSTEAD MOLESTED AND THEN GIVEN A WHOLE NEW PILE OF GUILTY FEELINGS AND TOLD WHO-KNOWS-WHAT IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR LITTLE MOUTHS SHUT ABOUT IT!!!!! The whole idea of tip-toing around the technicalities of that church MAKES ME FURIOUS!!!!!! I COULDN'T CARE LESS WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH RECOGNIZES SINCE THEY DON'T SEEM TO RECOGNIZE THEIR OWN FAULTS FIRST!!!! TO HELL WITH THEM, AND by that I mean the people who run it, not the followers. I just hope that people who do follow the Catholic religion are taking a good long hard look at anything the church is asking you to do or to believe and not just taking everything at face value.

2852 days ago
68.

Lisa    

It's funny, that Katie is also Catholic. Unfortunately, she is also young and probably very impressionable. I hope she doesn't get caught in TC's web. Let's hope, for her sake, that she's got some balls that are as big as his and will be able to stand on her own two feet. So far, she hasn't had much to say that wasn't programmed into her. I wonder what ever happened to the Scientology chaparone she had with her there for a while. Also, I wonder what she has had to agree to in regards to raising that poor baby in the Scientology way. Could this all be a reason the wedding is the last step in this whole thing? Not finalizing anything???

2852 days ago
69.

Lisa    

Hey "pedo priest"! At first I was getting upset at all your bullshit comments but when I saw your screenname here I was able to understand your ignorance. By the way, I don't care how Nicole Kidman ended up doing "The Others." That was a creepy movie and definitely not the one that made her career. In fact, it was probably one of her more forgettable movies along with those disasters she made with Tom, "Far and Away" and "Eyes Wide Shut." She came into her own with MOULIN ROUGE. Whatever benefits she experienced by being married to Tom Cruise I'm sure she paid for them dearly and I'm equally sure he didn't suffer any by having her on his arm all those years.

2852 days ago
70.

aayush    

if she wasn't married to tom cruise... then why did tom had to pay her millions at the time of their separation????? and why did she take it?? it would have been great for tom if this informarion would have crept up abt 6 years ago.

2852 days ago
71.

Betsey    

I am so glad for the posts by Jensen and Nunya. It was irresponsible of the staff to report the facts in such a way. But it was quite an attention-grabebr,wasn't it?

People who don't understand the Catholic faith certainly feel free to bash it. In this day and age of being sensitive to diversity (esp toward non-Americans) it still sickens me that so many are bigoted.

2852 days ago
72.

china Saint Saens    

I can never understand why these Hollywood stars even bother getting married. The mariages never last and they just get marry over and over. The stars that dont get married(ieGoldie Hawn and Kurt Russell) seem to last together longer. The moment 2 stars start dating the first thing we hear is"when will they tie the knot"?

2852 days ago
73.

Vinh Thai    

Thank you AOL TMZ for the posted accurate answers which are # 13 and #14.
Congratulations Nicole !
Your Faith and Courage will bring your Happiness now and ever after.
Sorry for Tom blind by his vanity.
The luckiest man on the planet now is Keith.

2852 days ago
74.

mamie gray    

I just want to wish nicole and keith and a happy future together.
forget about what happen with her and tom and let her enjoy a good life this time with someone whom she apparently loves .if the media will leave them alone they can have there own private life as man and wife.at least keith is a gentleman and has stayed much out of the public eye.not much we can say for tom cruise and his so called odd religion.and how come tom and katie have not got married yet ?
whats keeping them they have the baby now get married if thats what they want.any way i wish keith urban and nicole urban have a wonderful life as one .

2852 days ago
75.

RAMONA JONES    

HOW SAD THESE MAN MADE LAWS ARE....JUST LIVE BY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS..I FORGOT PRIEST DON'T HAVE TO...THEY CAN ABUSE CHILDREN AND GET AWAY WITH IT...WHEN WILL THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CONSIDER THIS A SIN...ENOUGH SAID

2852 days ago
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