Was Nicole Kidman the reason for Tom Cruise’s absence from the Oscars?

Tom Cruise

The international actor, Tom Cruise, was surprised by his absence from the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, despite the nomination of his latest film.

Daily Mail reports indicated that Cruz deliberately did not attend this year’s ceremony because he did not want to confront or meet his ex-wife, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, with whom he separated more than 20 years ago.

Although sources close to Cruz indicated that his absence was not for a personal motive, but rather for congestion in his schedule, the British newspaper confirmed that Tom missed the ceremony after making sure that Nicole Kidman was present, and “did not want to bring back unnecessary memories and confrontations now.”

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

It is worth mentioning that Tom and Nicole Kidman got married in 1990 after co-starring together in the movie ” Days of Thunder “. They decided to separate after 12 years, in 2001. Newspapers reported at the time that the reason for the divorce was Nicole’s refusal to join Tom Cruise in the Church of Scientology. Cruz filed for divorce due to “irreconcilable differences.”