Kidman emotionally damaged after split from Cruise

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 09:31 AM IST

London: Actress Nicole Kidman, who has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, says her split from him in 2001 had left her emotionally damaged.

Kidman separated from the Hollywood star after 10 years of marriage.

"We were very, very tight and that`s why we lasted 10 years which is a good amount of time, particularly when you get married at 23. That was a great relationship. I think it ran its course," quoted her as saying.

She now lives away from the spotlight in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their two daughters. But the actress claims she often felt forced into being a celebrity during her marriage to Cruise.

"You don`t think of yourself like that. I knew he was a really big star, but after a while, to get to a real place in a relationship, that has to wear off."

"As a couple we were very private. I was never seeking to be a celebrity, but I was prepared to do that for love."