Washington, Jan 18 : Andrew Morton's new biography on Tom Cruise claims that his ex-wife Nicole Kidman considered entering an Australian nunnery after her marriage to the actor collapsed.
The couple was married for nearly a decade when Cruise started divorce proceedings in February 2001, just before their 10th wedding anniversary.
At the time Kidman was 3 months pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage.
Now, Morton claims in his tome 'Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography', that the actress considered "nunneries in Australia that would admit women who had been married," reports usmagazine.com
The author also claims that the Aussie star has been "reduced" to seeing their kids Isabel and Connor only via webcam and keeping in touch with them through email.
The tome also says that Cruise did not tell Kidman face-to-face that he was divorcing her, but left the job to his lawyer.
Morton also claims that Kidman saw Scientology as "the third wheel in her marriage", and that she had even consulted a former high-ranking Scientologist to find out if there was a way she could remove Isabel and Connor from the religion.
Kidman is currently married to country musician Keith Urban and the couple are expecting their first child together. The baby will be Kidman's first biological offspring.