Despite the jeers from her pals, Nicole Kidman has admitted she has a spiritual side and goes to church with her family.
The celebrated Australian actress, who resides primarily in Nashville, Tennessee with her family, routinely goes to church.
With her husband, country music star Keith Urban, Nicole is teaching her two children Sunday and Faith to place their trust in God.
The 54-year-old “Big Little Lies” and “Undoing” actress was brought up in an Irish Catholic home and continues to practice her religion today. She credits her grandmother as having had a significant impact on her life.
“I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had a massive impact,” she said. “I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning-I’m a willful, feisty girl. For me, it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.’”
In a 2018 interview with Allure magazine Nicole Kidman admitted she had even considered becoming a nun.
“I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God,” she told the outlet before admitting that the concept of becoming a nun was intriguing to her. “I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it.”
That strong spirituality has never left her and today she is raising her daughters Sunday Rose, born in 2008, and Faith Margaret, born in 2010, in the church, even though her friends tease her.
“A lot of my friends tease me,” she said of the Kidman-Urbans regular visits to church as a family. “That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too,” she told Vanity Fair.
She says some of her parental beliefs can make her unpopular.
“They (daughters Faith and Sunday) don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have an Instagram,” she says. “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.”
Nicole also has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, who she was married to for 11 years.
For Nicole, it felt very natural to adopt.
“My mother has an adopted sister, so it’s been part of our family and I knew it would probably play out somewhere in mine. I didn’t think that it would happen so early, but it did,” Kidman told Vanity Fair in 2007.
Despite her children Connor, 23, and Isabelle, 25, choosing to follow their father’s religion, she spoke of her unwavering love for them. Kidman acknowledged that once her kids joined Scientology, she drifted more away from them. She did, however, state that she wanted to keep her relationship with her children a private one in an interview with Australia’s Who Magazine.
“I’m very private about that,” she said. “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.”
In addition to their primary family home in Nashville, Nicole and Keith, who have been married for 15 years, also own a farmhouse in Australia, a penthouse in Sydney, a condo in New York, and a mansion in Los Angeles. I’m happy that more public figures may openly express their ideas while putting a strong focus on tolerance. No matter what we believe, it is the secret to living in harmony.
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