This is a rare move. Actress Nicole Kidman spoke with WHO magazine on Thursday, Nov. 8, and talked about her relationship with her adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise — Isabella and Connor. She admitted that she’s “very private” about the topic, but that it’s crucial to her that her kids know “there is available love, and I’m open here.”
Kidman and Cruise were married for more than 11 years but divorced in 2001. They share Connor, 23, and Isabella, 25, and there have reportedly long been rumors that Isabella and Connor’s connection and commitment to the Church of Scientology led to a strain on Nicole’s relationship with her older kids, according to The Daily Mail.
But Kidman put those rumors to rest in this interview, and told WHO magazine, “I’m very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 percent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is.” Doesn’t sound too strained to us.
Kidman also told the outlet, “They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them.” So even if Kidman doesn’t share the beliefs of her adult children, she seems completely in their corner anyway.
But Kidman still puts a lot into her relationships with her older kids. She told WHO, “…that’s what I believe — that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I’m open here.”
She continued, “I think that’s so important because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family – I believe it’s wrong. So that’s our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love.”
So let’s put those rumors about their “strained” relationships to bed, shall we?