Before Nicole Kidman found love with Keith Urban she was married to Tom Cruise for most of the ‘90s. It’s been 17 years since Nicole and Tom separated yet, rumours continue to surround the reasons behind their split.
And now for the first time, the Boy Erased star is opening up about her eldest children Isabella, 25, and Connor 23. “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,” Kidman told Who.
Back in 2001 Nicole and Tom filed for joint custody of their adopted children - Connor and Isabella were raised practising Scientology like their father. A subject Kidman keeps notoriously private. “They are adults."
Nicole continues: "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."
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