( FF ) - Nicole Kidman considered becoming a nun after she split from Tom Cruise.
The Oscar-winning actress, whose 10-year marriage to Tom ended in 2001, was reportedly left so heartbroken she researched into joining a Catholic order that accepted divorced women.
The claims are made in British author Andrew Morton's new book, 'Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography'.
Morton claims: "Nicole considered nunneries in Australia that would admit women who had been married."
The writer, who also alleges the Church of Scientology was responsible for Nicole and Tom's divorce and claims Tom is second in command of the bizarre sci-fi cult, has defended his controversial tome.
Morton - who has penned a biography on the late Princess Diana - said: "I've got a reputation as a very careful biographer. I have spent over two years carefully researching this book. I asked Tom for an interview and he declined.
"Nicole started to pull away from Scientology. That sent alarm bells ringing inside the religion".