While many of Nicole Kidman’s acting roles center on motherhood, her own children often stay out of the spotlight.
The 52-year-old is mother to four children. She has adult children, 27-year-old Isabella and 24-year-old Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise. She also has 11-year-old Sunday Rose and newly 9-year-old Faith Margaret with husband Keith Urban.
While Nicole doesn’t post photos of her children very often, she did take to Instagram to celebrate Faith’s ninth birthday. While the photo she shared wasn’t a recent one, it was stunning nonetheless. The photo shows Nicole holding her then-toddler, whose messy curls are a perfect contrast for Nicole’s put-together look.
“Our baby girl is now 9!” Nicole captioned the sweet set of images, which also included a picture of Faith’s chocolate birthday cake. “We love you so much precious, precious girl. Happy birthday Faith! xx ❤️🎂.” It seems like Nicole and Keith have been getting in a lot of quality time with their girls while celebrating the holidays.
Despite being one of Hollywood’s mainstays, Nicole Kidman is pretty private where her family is concerned. Her roles often draw from her experience as a mother, but her children are largely kept out of the spotlight. Some fans forget that Nicole is, in fact, a mother of four.
Nicole shares two adult children with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Isabella Jane is a 27-year-old fashion designer who is also deeply involved in the Church of Scientology. Connor is a 24-year-old who enjoys deep-sea fishing and DJing.
Nicole shares her youngest two daughters with her husband of 13 years, Keith Urban. Sunday Rose is 11 years old. Recently, Faith Margaret celebrated her ninth birthday, an occasion Nicole decided to commemorate on Instagram.
Nicole shared a throwback photo of herself holding Faith when the little one was a baby. Nicole looks perfect and poised as ever with her hair back and a smoky eye, while Faith’s curls run free. In the second photo, a chocolate birthday cake for Faith is shown.
The photo was a special treat considering neither Keith nor Nicole post pictures of the girls very often. “Our baby girl is now 9!” Nicole shared in the caption. “We love you so much precious, precious girl. Happy birthday Faith! xx ❤️🎂.”
Keith, Nicole, and the girls have spent the last few weeks in Sydney. Keith shared a photo of him and Nicole kissing, with gorgeous views behind them. “Sydney- we had the BEST Christmas , and the shows were a blast !!!” he captioned the shot.
Nicole spoke about her hopes for raising strong young girls during the Bombshell premiere. She told Entertainment Tonight that she thinks the “most important thing” women in power can do is to share their knowledge and experience with other women. It’s something she hopes that not only she but other women who come in contact with her daughters will be able to do.
“I’ve worked now with so many young women, and obviously I’m raising young girls right now,” Nicole noted. “If someone came up to my children and was willing to share their knowledge with no agenda, nothing other than just hoping that they have a great life, and in some way help them, I would be so grateful to them as a mother. So, that’s what I try to do.”
Nicole also spoke about how her passion for her family is equal to, if not greater than, her passion for her craft. In a sit-down with InStyle in June, she noted, “I love having my artistic path, and then my other passion is my family. That’s probably all I need in my life.”
“Other people are off doing things like having a girls’ weekend,” she continued. “I don’t have that because I go home. I want to be with my children and my husband. I will sort of get lost in a character or whatever I’m doing, but I’m constantly working to keep that balance.”
Nicole went on to admit that after an event, the first thing she does is go home to her kids. “I go home to hug my kids. Literally, I’ll go in and snuggle them. They’ll always be waiting up. I’ll hug my husband too,” she said.
The practice comes from a piece of advice she’s held dear. “The greatest thing our family priest told us very early on in our marriage was, ‘Always kiss hello and kiss goodbye,'” she shared. “It just keeps you connected.”
Nicole explained that she and Keith like to keep perspective on what really matters. It especially makes a difference at the age their kids are at today. “We love to have dinners with our friends or go to a brunch with our kids, but in terms of the work-versus-life part of it, there definitely is a sense of knowing what our real life is,” she said.
Despite the chaos in their careers, Nicole sees parenting as their true north, their opportunity to learn and be taught.
“We put the time in, and there’s no taking that for granted,” she noted. “I’m constantly learning from them. They teach me about me. Parenting is about learning who they are, not making them what you want them to be, and letting them find their way and then supporting them. It’s rigorous — rigorous truth, rigorous consciousness.”