In an interview with Who, Nicole Kidman spoke about her relationship to her oldest children, Isabella and Connor, who she adopted in the ’90s with her ex-hubby Tom Cruise.
Speaking about her relationship with her children, Kidman, raised Catholic, said: “I’m very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 per cent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is.”
Both of her kids remain members of Scientology, like their famous dad. Back in 2001, when the couple split, the New York Post reported that Kidman did not want her children raised as Scientologists. There were also reports that the weirdo religion, and Kidman’s choice to leave it in 2000, contributed in no small part to the breakdown of their marriage.
Now, Kidman says that the decision to remain within the cooked church is one for Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23, alone, and that as a mother she’ll stand by them regardless of their unhinged spiritual beliefs.
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.And I am an example of that tolerance and 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.
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.
Last month, Kidman made a rare comment about her ten-year marriage to Tom Cruise to New York magazine, saying that his power protected her from sexual harrassment.
Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about, because I’m married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful.
That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me – it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.
Kidman has two younger children, Sunny and Faith, with her husband Keith Urban, dedicating to them her recent Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Big Little Lies.