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Nicole Kidman, 56, shares rare glimpse into family life with teenage daughters Sunday, 15 and Faith, 13

Keith Urban’s wife also has two older children, Connor and Isabella, with ex-husband Tom Cruise


Nicole Kidman arrives for Prime Video's Expats premiere at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Faye James
Senior Editor
24 January 2024
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In a heartfelt conversation with Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew on Tuesday, Nicole Kidman offered a rare and intimate portrait of her life as a mother to her daughters, Sunday, 15, and Faith, 13. 

The award-winning actress shared: "They’ve watched BMX Bandits...they love BMX Bandits...but they aren’t that interested in my work," acknowledging the independence of her children with a touch of relief and pride. 

"It’s kind of great — I don’t have to worry about that...they have very full lives themselves and I just get out of the way"​​.

Her family life, shared with her husband Keith Urban, is a cherished aspect of Nicole's life, one that she guards and respects deeply. 

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Nicole and Keith prefer to keep their children out of the spotlight

Nicole's appreciation for her children's disinterest in her Hollywood fame reveals a mother grateful for the normalcy and privacy it affords her family.

Nicole also divulged the origin of her series "Expats," crediting her sister Antonia for the inspiration. "I put it out there...if you ever read a good book, let me know, and so I do have people give me novels, and articles," she explained, highlighting her collaborative spirit when seeking stories to tell​​.

nicole kidman keith urban cma awards 2023© Getty Images
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 2023 CMA Awards

Reflecting on the premiere of "Expats," Nicole recalled the "full circle" moment with profound sentimentality, "It was kind of exquisite to sit at The Verona, just before Christmas...and my sister was in the audience. This actually made this happen. This is all Antonia"​​.

The actress's commitment to her family is also evident in how she approaches her demanding career. Nicole, who values family dinners and church attendance, has worked diligently to give her children a grounded upbringing. 

Keith and Nicole's daughters are so grown up now!© Ben McDonald
Keith and Nicole's daughters are so grown up now!

Nicole also has two older children, Connor and Isabella, with ex-husband Tom Cruise. The family dynamics are a tapestry of diverse interests and backgrounds, with Nicole and Keith's children experiencing a Catholic upbringing and attending church regularly, contrasting with Connor and Isabella's following in Tom's Scientology path.

"A lot of my friends tease me...That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too," Nicole shared with Vanity Fair, underscoring the importance of faith in their household​​.

When it comes to balancing her career and family life, Nicole has a clear strategy to ensure her children are never without a parent.

Nicole Kidman looked fantastic with her natural waves styled in a topknot while hanging out with Keith Urban
Nicole and Keith hanging out at home

 

"We never leave the kids, one of us is always there," she told Entertainment Tonight, emphasizing the couple's dedication to their children's well-being​​.

As for the more challenging aspects of her career, Nicole doesn't shy away from the sacrifices required. 

She conveyed to the New York Times the emotional weight of her conversations with her daughters before leaving for a shoot, "Mum is gonna go now...it doesn't diminish any of my love for you," revealing the depth of her maternal love and the complexities of her dual roles​​.

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