Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has branded herself "pathetic" for being unable to find a permanent partner since her high-profile split from husband Tom Cruise four years ago.

The Oscar-winning actress insists she has remained single since her divorce from the War of the Worlds actor in February 2001 but has now vowed to ignore her love crisis.

She says, "I get so sick of reading articles that say, 'Nicole has to find love'.

"I feel pathetic, so I've kind of made a pledge to myself that I won't keep talking about it."