The quiz that had brought them together was part of a multi-year study called the Marriage Pact, created by two Stanford students.
Using economic theory and cutting-edge computer science, the Marriage Pact is designed to match people up in stable partnerships.
But after 11 years together their marriage ended when Cruise filed for divorce.
While neither ever publicly gave the specifics as to why they divorced in 2001, we do know that Cruise checked the celebrity-favorite “irreconcilable differences” box as the reason and filed for joint custody of their children. I think it [just] ran its course.” Over the years there have been questions about whether Kidman still talks to Isabella and Connor at all or if they have disconnected from her because she left the Church of Scientology.
Kidman, meanwhile, was reportedly devastated and shocked by the news. While the custody arrangement Cruise and Kidman agreed upon has never been made public but both children chose to live with Cruise following the divorce.
“Our life together was perfect,” she later said during an interview with People. The last time Connor and Isabella were photographed with their mother was in 2007.
What if they gave people one match based on core values, rather than many matches based on interests (which can change) or physical attraction (which can fade)?