Nicole Kidman says she's 'teased' by friends for her strong belief in God, going to church as a family
Nicole Kidman has recently revealed that her friends often tease her for her strong belief in God and for passing on her faith to her children.
The 51-year-old 'Moulin Rouge!' actress has two daughters, eight-year-old Faith Margaret and 10-year-old Sunday Rose, with current husband Keith Urban, and an adopted son Connor, and daughter Isabella, from her marriage with Tom Cruise. She revealed that the fact that she makes her daughters regularly attend church as a family with her and Urban is something of a talking point among her friends.
Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair, Kidman said, "A lot of my friends tease me. That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too. I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had a massive impact."
But she insisted nothing is forced upon either Faith or Sunday and that neither is afraid to ask questions about God. "I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning—I’m a willful, feisty girl," she said. "For me, it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, 'Tolerance is the most important thing'."
Kidman said she had a strong belief in God and isn't afraid to say it loud. Indeed, in a November 2018 interview, Kidman spoke about how, when she was younger, she had even considering becoming a nun.
Her revelation came just before the release of 'Boy Erased', a feature where she played the role of a devout Christian mother who forces her son to go through gay conversion therapy after he comes out of the closet to her.
"I'm spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God," she said to Allure at the time. "I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it."
While those plans did not ultimately work out as she might have hoped, Kidman told Vanity Fair that she has been successful in at least ensuring that both Faith and Sunday are raised without an overindulgence on electronics and social media.
"They don't have a phone and I don't allow them to have an Instagram," she said, admitting that the policies might even make her "unpopular" among her children. "I try to keep some sort of boundaries."