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- Nicole Kidman has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
- The actress spoke about her relationship with them and said they are “adults” who, like Cruise, made the choice to be Scientologists.
- Because she is not a member of the Church of Scientology, the kids cannot speak to her.
Nicole Kidman is opening up about her relationship with her adopted kids with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
In an interview with Australian magazine Who, the 51-year-old actress said Isabella Cruise, 25, and Conner Cruise, 23, are “adults” who can “make their own decisions.”
“They have made choices to be Scientologists, and, as a mother, it’s my job to love them,” she said. “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.”
Kidman was married to Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001, and their children, like their father, are Scientologists.
According to former Scientologists, Kidman is designated as a “Suppressive Person” within the church, which means that the kids have had to sever ties with her.
The “Big Little Lies” star, who is now married to country singer Keith Urban, is notoriously private about her former marriage to Cruise.
In an October interview on NBC’s “Today” show, she said, “I also don’t like discussing exes and all of that because I’m married. I’m very happily married. I have two little girls and I feel it’s almost disrespectful one, to Tom, and disrespectful to Keith, so I try to stay in the here and now.”
She told Who that, despite not speaking to her children, she still has love for them.
“I think that’s so important, because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family – I believe it’s wrong,” she said. “So that’s our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love.”
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