Nicole Kidman is still doing press in support of her critically acclaimed turn in Rabbit Hole, the film that will likely score Kidman yet another Oscar nomination, maybe. During some of the press for Rabbit Hole, Nicole has made constant reference to her daughter Sunday Rose, and, as often happens with Nicole, she often sounds like being a mother to Sunday is her first go-around as a parent. It’s not that Nicole “forgets” that she has two children with Tom Cruise (Connor and Isabella), it’s that she often makes reference to how “amazing” it is to a parent this time around, and all the things she’s learned as a parent now, stuff like that. It’s not forgetting… it’s like her adopted children are an afterthought, a side note, and simply not as important as Sunday Rose. Anyway, Nicole was recently interviewed in Hello Magazine, and they asked her about Isabella and Connor. Her response was… interesting:
Nicole Kidman has admitted that she is sad that her two adopted children chose to live with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15, live in America with Cruise, his wife Katie Holmes and their four-year-old daughter Suri, but Nicole said that she has to respect and accept their decision.
She told Hello! Magazine, ‘They live with Tom, which was their choice. I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?’
The actress welcomed daughter Sunday Rose with new husband Keith Urban in July 2008, and said she was named after their favourite day of the week.
‘When we were both alone, before we met each other, Sunday was the day we dreaded most, because when you don’t have someone in your life Sundays can be really lonely,’ she explained.
‘Then when we met, we went from dreading Sunday to really loving it. It was the day when nobody was going to bother you, you could stay in bed, you could do what you wanted to do. We just thought, ‘What a great name for our baby!’ It’s a beautiful thing at 43 to have a two-and-a-half year old.’
[From Monsters and Critics]
It’s just… strange. I have no doubt that Tom Cruise pulled some kind of Scientology blackmail/black magic to get custody of Connor and Isabella, and maybe Nicole didn’t really fight him on that. But I don’t really know – I mean, who does? Who knows what goes on with Tom anyway?
In addition to those comments, Nicole also told the Associated Press: “It took me so long to get pregnant and have a baby, so I have enormous gratitude. I have two grown children with that enormous gratitude that they are healthy and sane and together and are great, great people. So I’m not one of those people that needs to be reminded of what I have.” Does anyone else get the feeling that Nicole hasn’t even seen Isabella and Connor in YEARS? What’s up with that?