Nicole Kidman is happier than ever since her divorce from Tom Cruise.
The 46-year-old actress split from Tom in 2001 and married Keith Urban in 2006, going on to have daughters Sunday in 2008 and Faith three years later and Nicole says her ''real life'' is now better than it ever was.
She told bordermail.com.au: ''[I'm happier] in the sense that I have my girls and my husband and I have a very, very strong real life to counter-balance my fantasy life now. My fantasy life used to outweigh that more and now I've kind of balanced it, which is a lot healthier. I smile now!''
Now her career comes second to her family life and Nicole couldn't be happier.
The actress - who also has 20-year-old daughter Isabella and 18-year-old son Connor with Tom - explained: ''It's not even balance. I say, 'Is this going to work for our family?' And Keith and I sort of talk about it, and there are times when he's said no and then I don't do it. And I'm absolutely fine with that because I want my marriage and want my family more than I want anything else.''
Speaking about her quiet family life in Nashville, she added: ''I love music and beyond that, I love the nature; we can go to the Smoky Mountains and rent a cabin, you know. We have a very quiet life there, which is great.''