Nicole Kidman Faced Criticism for Raising Her Children as Catholic and to Have Faith in God

Nicole Kidman Faced Criticism for Raising Her Children as Catholic and to Have Faith in God

She is spiritual and says that she "absolutely believe in God" and was very drawn to "the idea of being a nun."

Nicole Kidman and her husband, country music star Keith Urban, are teaching their two girls, Sunday and Faith, to trust in God. 

The 54-year-old Big Little Lies and Undoing actor was reared in an Irish Catholic family and is still a devout Catholic today, claiming her grandmother as a major influence in her life. She said, "I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had a massive impact. 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,' " reports God Updates.



Kidman confirmed to Allure magazine in 2018 that she had considered becoming a nun. She said, "I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God. 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 powerful religiosity has never left her, and even though her friends ridicule her, she is raising her daughters Sunday Rose, born in 2008, and Faith Margaret, born in 2010, in the church. She told Vanity Fair, "A lot of my friends tease me. That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too." 

She added, "They (daughters Faith and Sunday) don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have an Instagram. I try to keep some sort of boundaries." Kidman also has two adopted children from her 11-year marriage to her ex-husband Tom Cruise. 



Kidman said, "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." 

She spoke of her undying love for her children, Isabelle, 29, and Connor, 27, despite their father's choice to be a Scientologist. Kidman admits to growing estranged from her children when they joined Scientology. However, in an interview with Who Magazine in Australia, she stated that she wants to keep her relationship with her children discreet, reports Fox News.



She said, "I’m very private about that. 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." She added, "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."






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