Unwavering support. Nicole Kidman is speaking out about her relationship with her two oldest kids, Isabella and Connor — whom she shares with ex, Tom Cruise. The former flames adopted both children before they divorced in 2001 and now, the Big Little Lies actress said she’s doing her best to rebuild their bond despite their differing religious beliefs.
“Motherhood is about the journey,” the Oscar winning star said about her eldest during a new interview, according to The Sun. “There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love.”
Nicole, 52, also discussed how her children have followed their father’s footsteps by staying a part of his church. “They have made choices to be Scientologists,” she added. “It’s our job as a parent to always offer unconditional love.”
The HBO alum even shared details about her romance with Tom, 57, revealing that he “swept” her off her feet back in 1989. Nicole and Tom first sparked a connection while filming the movie Days Of Thunder.
“I fell madly, passionately in love. And as happens, my whole plan in terms of what I wanted for my life, I was like, ‘Forget it. This is it.’ I was consumed by it, willingly,” Nicole dished, while talking about her tendency to devote herself to the man she adores.
“Everything kind of had to fall in place around that,” the actress continued, before addressing how she was only 23 years old when she tied the knot with the Mission Impossible actor. “I was so young. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?’ I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.”
Nicole is now happily married to country singer, Keith Urban, and they reside in Nashville with their kids. The power couple shares two daughters together Sunday Rose, 11, and eight-year-old Faith Margaret.
Not long ago, the A-list actress talked about the lessons she’s learned as a mother. “Parenting is about learning who they are, not making them what you want them to be — letting them find their way then supporting them. It’s rigorous,” Nicole shared during another recent interview. “You’re constantly looking at yourself, so you’re not placing these expectations on a child.”
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