Even worse, it's being kept secret. Nine months after announcing their split, the former Hollywood power couple has "come to an amicable, full resolution of all issues," according to a statement from their lawyers. "This was done to ensure that the best interests of their children were protected."
It's not known exactly how Cruise and Kidman divvied up their assets--which, depending on which tabloid you enjoy reading, are estimated anywhere between $150 million and $300 million. Details of the settlement are confidential and the court file has been sealed.
But Cruise lawyer Dennis Wasser says they've agreed to share custody of their two adopted children, Isabella, 8, and Connor, 6. Initially, Kidman had been seeking primary physical custody, while Cruise was asking for shared custody.
Regardless, the settlement does end what had been a surprisingly public legal quarrel over the children and the money. Cruise, 39, and Kidman, 34, first announced their split in February. Then, two days later, Cruise filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and contending that they actually split up in December, just shy of their 10-year anniversary.
With his divorce matters now out of the way, Cruise apparently felt comfortable spilling some personal details to Access Hollywood about the divorce and his new squeeze, his upcoming Vanilla Sky costar Penélope Cruz. In a two-part interview that was to air Wednesday and Thursday, Cruise said he and Kidman are staying close for their kids' sake.
"We're family," he said. "We're going to raise these kids together. Both of us are going to insure that these kids are raised. We're now just the parents that are no longer together, but we still care about each other and there is a lot of respect and a lot of love there. We love our kids, and so we're going to do that together."
He also didn't rule out getting married again. "I don't have any feelings like I'm never going to get married again," he said. "I don't feel that way. I'm very much a romantic, an optimist. What I had with Nic, we had some extraordinary moments together and times that I cherish and I'll never forget."
And when asked if he warned Cruz about the tabloid feeding frenzy that goes along with dating him, he replied, "I tend not to warn them. I don't want to scare them away."