Nicole Kidman took home an award at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, but some people had a bone to pick with her acceptance speech.
On January 7, 2018, the actress attended the 75th Golden Globes with her husband, country singer Keith Urban. Nicole picked up the first award of the evening, winning Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Realizing she’d won the very first award presented, Nicole began her acceptance speech by mentioning that her young daughters were likely still awake and watching from home. “Sunny, Faith, I love you! I’m bringing this home to you, babies,” Nicole said, referring to her two biological daughters (Sunday Rose, 9, and Faith Margaret, 7) with Keith.
But viewers were quick to point out on Twitter that Nicole actually has four kids, not two. The actress is also a mom to daughter Isabella (now 25) and son Connor (now 22). Nicole and then-husband Tom Cruise adopted Isabella and Connor as infants when they were married, and the kids have remained close to Tom since the divorce.
“That awkward feeling when Nicole Kidman only mentions her biological kids in her speech,” one viewer wrote. Many others demanded to know,”Why does Nicole Kidman continue to act like she has two children?”
Others pointed out that Nicole had done the same thing in her acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards last fall, when she picked up a statuette for the same role. “Just an FYI…Nicole Kidman has 4 children and this is the Second Time she has made reference at a win to her two daughters,” a viewer tweeted. “She did the same at the Emmys last fall. Is she done being a mother to Connor and Isabella?”
Some defenders chimed in to mention the long-standing rumors that Nicole has been estranged from her kids due to their continued involvement in the Church of Scientology with their dad — though neither Nicole nor the kids have ever spoken publicly about that.
It’s also completely possible that Nicole only mentioned her two daughters because they are younger and still live with her. After all, she did refer to Connor and Isabella during her press tour for the movie Lion, in which she played an adoptive mother — and it’s clear from her words that she loves them dearly.
“I can see now, for Lion, that it was important to me [to do this movie] because I’m a mother with adopted children,” she told Town and Country. “This movie is a love letter to my children.”
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