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Nicole Kidman marks emotional day with her family in Australia

The Nine Perfect Strangers star is incredibly close to her mom and sister

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Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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Nicole Kidman spent the majority of the pandemic in Australia – where she was raised by her doting parents Janelle and Antony.

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And on Sunday, the Nine Perfect Strangers star and her sister Antonia Kidman marked an emotional day – Australian Father's Day.

The day was bittersweet for the siblings, who lost their father in September 2014. Antony died suddenly at the age of 75 after collapsing in a Singapore restaurant.

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Over the weekend, Antonia - a journalist – shared a heartfelt tribute to her dad in a column for 9Honey, and shared details of her piece with her followers on Instagram.

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Alongside a preview of the column featuring a childhood photo of her with her father, the mother-of-six wrote: "I've been thinking about my dad a lot lately.

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Nicole Kidman's sister Antonia paid tribute to their late dad on Australian Father's Day

"He was such a beautiful man and I'm so lucky to have had the time I had with him. See link in my bio for the piece I wrote about him for 9Honey. Happy Father's Day to all the dads."

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In Antonia's column, she gave an incredible insight into their family dynamics, praising her dad for being a "good husband and lovely father".

"His position as the sole male in our very feminine family was a powerful and integral one – I do not think we understood the full force of his role until he was gone," she wrote.

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Nicole Kidman's dad Antony Kidman died suddenly in 2014

The Australian journalist added that she, Nicole and their mother have since been forced to adjust to a world without Antony, but that the void will "always remain".

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Nicole often references her dad in interviews too and last year while talking to WSJ. Magazine, she touched upon her close relationship with him during a quick-fire round of questions for the publication

The Hours star had been asked who she would choose to have dinner with – dead or alive – and said that she would always pick her dad.

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The Undoing star with her mom Janelle

"My dad, who's not around anymore. He died, and I would love to have dinner with him again," she said.

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In the interview, Nicole also opened up about her relationship with her mother and sister. Discussing her upbringing and being surrounded by strong women, she said: "I was raised pretty much [by women], I had a wonderful father, but the sex in our family is female. I have a sister, I have daughters, I have a very strong mother, I have aunts."

The mother-of-four even has a secret language with Antonia, which her The Undoing co-star Hugh Grant has previously described as "intimidating".

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