Nicole Kidman covers DuJour, talks a lot about Tom Cruise & ‘my two daughters’

Here is Nicole Kidman on the cover of the new issue of DuJour Magazine. I’m assuming that the photo shoot is supposed to be “in character” as Grace Kelly, or that Nicole simply liked the Princess Grace styling she’s working for Grace of Monaco, so she just wanted to have the same kind of vibe for the magazine. One shot – where you can see her whole face – is very pretty. I don’t really care for the rest. “Coy” and “coquettish” isn’t the best look when you’re 45 years old, you know? Put on your big girl panties and pull the hair out of your face. As for the interview… I don’t know why Nicole is suddenly talking about Tom Cruise all the time. I know she must be getting the questions nowadays given Tom’s latest divorce, but it seems weird that Nicole is finally discussing all of it after all of this time. Some highlights from the interview:

Falling for Tom when they first met: “I was totally smitten–I fell madly, passionately in love… I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him. I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him.”

Once they married: “I was so impulsive and naïve… We were in a bubble . . .just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another.”

After they split: “I realized I didn’t want to be alone. I wanted to fall in love again, but I wasn’t sure I could.”

Meeting Keith Urban: “My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated. We have a wonderful home life. There’s always music. Keith plays the guitar and piano and drums. He’s always composing music. It’s lovely when you have a baby who picks up the drumsticks and plays, wearing angel wings.’

Giving birth to Sunday Rose in 2008 (cough): “Having my baby has been a healing experience. It took me so long to have a child. I feel enormous gratitude. Sunday has healed an enormous amount in me. It’s a very private thing, but she just has.”

Is she content now? “Oh, yes! I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life. And it’s my life. Before, I was running away from life. Now I embrace it. You never know how long you have. So I cherish every minute.”

Workng on Grace of Monaco: “I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two. My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving… My family is with me. My family.”

[Via Us Weekly]

Sigh. “My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two.” You know Nicole has three daughters, right? I mean, I get that Nicole and Bella (who is now a legal adult and a hardcore Scientologist) are somewhat estranged, but it really doesn’t help when Nicole consistently makes references to her “two daughters” like there isn’t a third one roaming around. And a son too, by the way.

As for all of the Tom stuff… I don’t even know. Maybe they were in their own little bubble. The Katie Holmes situation has provided a lot of retrospective information on Nicole and Tom’s marriage, and how Nicole pulled him away from Xenu for years and years. She’s totally Suppressive.

Photos courtesy of DuJour Magazine/The Mail.

 

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  1. gee says:

    She looks great in this photoshoot

  2. DanaG says:

    Those children cut her out of their life and the son has nothing to do with Nicole and hasn’t for years. Isabella stopped calling her mother and called Katie mom and only recently started a little contact with her. Maybe they have said she isn’t to refer to them as her children? Nicole is surpressive in their world they will never accept her as their mother or they face losing their church and their father. I think Nicole has finally worked out her role as their mother was a temporary one and that Tom made sure of it.

    • Ms. Candy says:

      Oooh I didn’t know that her kids did that… Well damn now I know but did Tom Cruise really come btw her and her kids… the only reason I’m asking because you know the media makes things more than it should be..
      Truth, speculation, and lies all mingled in…

      • gg says:

        Scientology came between her and the idiot cult number two man formerly known as Tom.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Around the time she won the Oscar, she was doing a lot of interviews. Bella was around 12 years old. Nicole said Bella had forbidden her mother from talking about her in public. It was a bit funny because Bella was likely just doing a tween “Mother you embarass me” thing. But now I wonder if the “ban” is still on – i.e. the Cruise-Kidman kids have told Nicole she is not to talk about them in interviews.

      • Izzy says:

        Candy, a former high-ranking $cientology officer who later left the cult, has publicly admitted to engineering a full-on campaign to alienate Connor and Isabella Cruise from Nicole. It was done deliberately, and that’s been acknowledged publicly. It’s shameful the way those kids have been treated by their father and his lackeys.

      • Lauren says:

        You can bet Scientology came between Nicole and her children. I study cult activities at university and Scientology is famous for it’s alienation tactics. In this cult it is simple you are either with them or you are an enemy. And scientology under the strict methods of Dr. Hubbard had many many operations to destroy there enemies in the past. These people stop at nothing to take everything from there enemies. There are detailed operations such as “operation snow white” which was to destroy the U.S. Supreme court by planting scientologist operatives within government and collect data on there processes. Scientology also swore to destroy Interpol in the past, and is infamous for bankrupting anti cult groups by taking out lawsuits against them in as many states as possible and threatening the lives of there lawyers. My own professor at the University of Alberta Dr. Stephen Kent is a leader in Cult activities and is considered an enemy of the Church of Scientology. he often misses lectures and has to fly to the U.S. constantly to fight what seems to be the monthly lawsuit taken out against him by this “church”. Also look no further than the city of Clearwater in Florida to see how scientology has practically overtaken that whole place. The police on many occasions have been accused of being agents of scientology/ people elected into city council are all church members. And any one who says something negative about the church is openly harassed by church members and the police turn a blind eye. People who are wondering if scientology is able of alienating Nicole from her kids are underestimating the power of the group. Ron L. Hubbard was excellent at isolating his children from their estranged mothers as well. He quite enjoyed it actually and considered his ex-wife to be practically non-existent.

    • gem says:

      Totally agree with your comment +1!

    • jani says:

      I also agree. She didn’t abandon Connor and Bella. They were taken away from her and, from what I’ve read, even when though they are old enough to make their own decisions they still shun her because of CO$. Even if she had remained in LA that would not have been different.

      I can’t criticize Nicole for moving on with her life and referring to the kids she has with Urban as her “two daughters” in some interviews. In others, she still calls Connor and Bella her children. This is a unique situation. It is not one where an adoptive parent simply dumped her adoptive children when she had biological ones.

      • Nikki says:

        In this particular case, I don’t think this is a Scientology thing, I don’t think she bonded with the kids. If it were, she’s be more vocal about “missing her kids” and such. Look at her old interviews, it has always been about Tom. No mother would forget to mention their “other” children with the frequency that she does. Especially if they were ripped away by some evil organization.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Re : Nikki
        Tom Cruise was/is famous for micro-managing his children’s lives. Andrew Morton’s bio on Tom talks about it. TC is such a control freak I’m not sure he would really let Nicole have much of a bond with the children. And abusive husbands are known for this behaviour – they alienate the children from their own mother even while the marriage is on. Their egos require that the children be “daddy’s boy” and “daddy’s girl”, always adoring the father.

      • LAK says:

        @Elizabeth – you make a very good point, but reading @Nikki’s comment I am reminded of something I thought was odd which tallies with @Nikki’s comment.

        There is a leaked phone call online between Tom and Nicole during their marriage. Will look for link to post later. Anyway, whilst the majority of conversation is about how they are not spending enough quality couple time, there is a brief chat about the kids, and it’s very clear that Tom is taking care of the kids whilst Nicole barely even acknowledges them. He keeps bringing up Connor in particular, and Nicole doesn’t acknowledge the tenor of it at all, but simply mentions over and over how Tom is not paying attention to her. I know wew shouldn’t judge based on that one phonecall, but I remember thinking how odd it was that she wasn’t deflected at all in order to show any concern for the kids’ wellbeing when Tom brought it up as an excuse.

      • Liv says:

        @Nikki I doubt that. I think it’s all because Scientology and Tom Cruise, who’s truly insane. She stated before that she was hurt that her daughter didn’t call her mom. That speaks volumes. And then Katie Holmes just happens to be there and Bella is calling her mom immediately? What the fuck? And it’s abundantly clear who left the child behind this time…Katie fired Bella from her work to get out of the marriage, which I totally understand, but you can’t complain about Nicole then. Judging from interviews she always tried…

    • Katie says:

      They were just children. I doubt they came to that conclusion without some heavy coaching by the adults in their lives. The whole situation is sad because it appears that two adopted children have been thrown aside for their respective parents’ biological children.

    • Talie says:

      I was really saddened to read article after article detailing how her kids cut her out at such a young age. That being said, she also seems like a difficult mother to have. After her divorce, she cut herself off from reality to film Virginia Woolf and has said that she didn’t really speak to anyone for 6 weeks. I mean…I think she was in a bad place for awhile and not available enough to fight for her kids.

    • Tiffany says:

      @ Dana. Nicole was Tom’s second wife. Mimi Rogers was wife#1 and a Scientologist who introduced Tom to it. She knew he was the perfect personality to bring into the fold. But I wonder was she surprised when he dumped her as his star and role in Scientology rose.

      • holly hobby says:

        @ Tiffany

        You should really read Andrew Morton’s book. Mimi was a Sci recruiter in Hollywood. Her father was one of the founding members of the satellite church. When Miss Cabbage decided to consolidate the power (have all the churches send their donations to HQ rather than keeping the money locally), her father fought against it. In turn that made him and Mimi persona non grata in the religion. Tom divorced her under orders by the Church. Mimi is no longer a Sci.

      • Kim says:

        Andrew Morton’s book paints a very unflattering portrait of Nicole. He spoke to former employees of the couple, and their recollections of Nicole’s general behaviour were not kind.

    • Mairead says:

      That’s kinda sad if that’s the case as she seemed to be more of a go-fer and bag carrier in the Katie era than a daughter.

    • RovingLass says:

      I didn’t read it like that at all. Since she does have 3 daughters (and one son), it seemed like Nicole was indicating that two of her daughters were with her in Nice and the other was elsewhere. Now if she had said, “my daughters are with me in Nice”, then I would have read more into it. Otherwise, meh.

      • El says:

        See, I think she could have said “two of my daughters” to indicate their was another, but she said “my two” which makes it sound like there is only two.
        Anyway I’ve always felt sorry for Connor and Isabella, it’s hard enough being an adopted child even with the best parents but they got two self obsessed actors.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Is she even allowed to talk about them?

  3. Ms. Candy says:

    She looks pretty here and I like it. It’s not over the top and no gimmicks. As for other children It’s sad but the other children might be estranged to her (might be)… Maybe she told the mag don’t ask about them- who knows

  4. neelyo says:

    I don’t think it was a big deal. Does she always have to say ‘two of my four children’? To me that would seem even more awkward and less convincing. And now that it’s known how she was cut out of their lives I have a bit more sympathy for her estrangement from those children.

    I like the photoshoot too.

  5. India says:

    Nicole looks very pretty here after all the processing; however, she is not a good choice for Princess Grace.

  6. bammer says:

    Or maybe she just doesn’t care because she never considered those children hers? Or maybe her marriage to Tom was a business deal gone wrong when she got pregnant by another man. Something is just off with her.

  7. Dap says:

    This is what I’ve been saying for years. She gave up pretty easily on those children, probably because she never thought as them as her “real” children in the first place. The scientology excuse doesn’t explain every thing: they were 6 and 9 years old at the time of the divorce. I doubt that they were “hardcore scientologists” at the time. At least not any more hardcore as Suri Cruise.

    • gg says:

      Are you kidding? Their dad is the most hardcore $cilon in existence. You think for a minute he wouldn’t have them shun her like he is? Children in the cult are forced to work their sick little program. And he is actively shunning Suri right now. He hasn’t seen her in months.

      • Dap says:

        K.Holmes fought. She won.
        N.Kidman chose not to. She didn’t win. Big surprise.
        My sympathy here goes to those poor kids who were abandonned first by their biological parents, and secondly by their adoptive mother, who did’nt have a chance to get a proper education or to learn who they were. It was Kidman’s responsability as a mother to fight for them and insure that their evil father (father she had chose) didn’t gain full power on their soul.
        I’m surprise that on a website where everybody is up in arms whenever there is a hint of infidelity in a couple is so fast to give N.Kidman a pass: the commitment you make toward your children is at least as important as the commitment you make when you marry someone. And even bigger: you may have some responsability if you chose to marry a narcissist womanizer. A child who happens to have been adopted by a nutjob and a vapid actress obsessed by her public image, had no responsability whatsoever in the situation.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Re : Dap
        The stories told are that CO$ had major dirt on Nicole from all those years of auditing. I shudder to think what those people would have on me if they probed my mind like a computer virus for 10 years. She went quietly without her kids because CO$ threatened to disclose it and ruin her as an actor and a public figure. Fast forward to the divorce with Katie Holmes. She (and her father) had major dirt on Tom and he went quietly without his kid (Suri). See a pattern here? Blackmail makes cowards of us all maybe.

      • Tilly says:

        Dap I disagree with you. I think Katie had the benefit of Nicole’s experience to prepare her for what might happen to Suri were she to get a divorce from Tom. Tom’s marriage break-up and Nicole’s subsequent estrangement from her children was completely orchestrated by CO$ – the ultimate example of psychological manipulation. Nicole is still obviously traumatized by the whole experience.

      • gg says:

        Dap: You’re right. In a normal situation. This is not a normal situation. This is a cult of crime, secrecy, blackmail, brainwashing and utter control. You try and fight the cult, you will not ever, ever win. Tom’s a well-known control freak, took the children and through their indoctrination the three have shunned Nicole, just as their “good book” written by Elron Blubber says. You don’t know anything at all about how she fought or did not fight. And all that will remain a big secret until Tom deserts the cult, the cult is made illegal in the United States, and Miss Cabbage is in the Federal pen with his cronies. And when that day comes it will not be soon enough.

        Until then, expect to get a $cilon-approved story completely devoid of the truth.

        Katie Holmes saw what happened to Nicole and forearmed herself, and lucky for her, her dad’s a family law attorney. Otherwise, she would be in the same situation as Nicole and she knew that, having the benefit of seeing Nicole’s plight.

      • Dap says:

        I obviously doesn’t know if she did anything to fight for those children, but I know she didn’t do everything. Because everything would have include launching a full scale media war (or a mid scale media war, or a mini scale media war…) and we would all remember that. Yes she didn’t have an attorney for a father, but she had Murdoch as friend, who I think could have been of greater help than an Ohio attorney (no offense to Ohio attorney) to fight against T. Cruise. The CoS had dirt on her? That’s what I’m saying : she had a choice between protecting her image or her children and she chose the first. It’s a shame and it’s an even bigger shame that some people on this board chose to vilify the kids for the outcome. What chance did they have?

      • gg says:

        Who’s vilifying the kids? They were brainwashed and they were kids. They had no more control than Nicole did of the situation. It was all orchestrated by the Co$. Read up.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        (1) She suffered a miscarriage shortly after Cruise blindsided her with the divorce.
        (2) Connor and Isabella were hardcore indoctrinated into $ci after that, even though Nicole had joint custody.
        (3) According to Marty Rahbun, they were made to take the “Suppressive Person” course (which is aimed at disconnection) and then told him “Nicole is SP!” (Suppresive Person, enemy, cannot contact)
        Which, if $ci is so great, you’d think they’d be strong enough to deal with folks outside the cult. Guess not.

    • Kim says:

      She was often photographed with them for several years.When they became about 10 and 12 there were less sightings.

      • gg says:

        All done to make the public think nothing was amiss. Meanwhile, having your dad and your cult enforce that your mother is a poisonous SP will work on your mind to the point you don’t want to be with her anymore.

        Why is this so hard for some people to get? Read up on the cult – they exist to do this type of shit to people.

      • lrm says:

        The media was not available to the extent that it is today-i mean, katie holmes: there have been articles written about use of the media for personal protection, image branding, etc.
        when nicole divorced TC, it was not quite as pervasive. parenting was not a ‘brand’, either, like it is for celeb parents today….
        and cell phone images, twitter, celeb blogs, etc were just not as influential.
        So, comparing these two situations is a bit like apples and oranges, if you are speaking about whether or not she fought hard enough,and judging that by what you saw or heard in the ‘media’. I think nicole comes from the old school hollywood set of ‘don’t say much about your personal life’….so at that time, she would not have brought it into an interview about her ‘work’. Even if she was not ‘banned’ from talking about it under the terms of the divorce/TC. [whcih I believe she was...no doubt he had dirt on her]

        although, i dont think she did have auditing done-she was a catholic and i thought it’s been well documented that, aside from having an in house COS ‘spy’ as a housekeeper, [unbeknownst to tom or nicole], tom c. was not heavy into scio. during his marriage to nicole.

    • Rhea says:

      To be fair, Cruise (and scientology)was a lot more powerful when he and Nicole broke up. I have to give Katie a point for filling a divorce out of the blue and using the people opinion about scientology to the max for her favor.

      I often wonder though did Nicole Kidman do everything, sacrifice ANYTHING, for her children? True that Nicole had more challenges ten years ago. That her position was much weaker and vulnerable. But she also had resources. Let’s not forget that Rupert Murdoch, her bff, was a powerful billionaire at the time of Nicole and Tom’s divorce.

      With that said, I also think that if Connor and Bella got brainwashed somehow and rejected Nicole, it would be hard for her to keep a relationship with them. The situation might be more complicated than what we all think.

      • study-er says:

        First, Katie Holmes had a LOT more information about what to expect in a breakdown of marriage because she already witnessed Nicole go through it and lose her children to Scientology. That information enabled her, I am sure, to plan this much better. Her father, the lawyer, seemed to have been able to work from the outside in.
        Nicole had NO knowledge, I’m sure, that a divorce would mean “no contact”. I am convinced that all of this disassociating was done after the split.
        So – how can we judge two totally different situations and say that one didn’t fight hard enough? It’s not possible. We have no idea what Scientology has that they can use against Nicole. We’re just speculating here….

      • Rhea says:

        @study-er : Yes, Katie had more information BUT I think it helps that Tom is no longer as powerful as before and more horrible story regarding scientology from a former member that circulating around in public so people get more well-informed than before. Part of Katie’s strategy is using the public to forced Tom and scientology to make a negotiation in her terms rather than letting them having it all in their way.

        Like you said, all of us could only make a speculation here. I’m sure the situation much more complicated than what we all think.

      • epiphany says:

        Also, Katie’s father is a rather high powered attorney in Ohio; I’m sure he was the mastermind behind Katie’s stealthy and fast getaway, i.e., the disposable cell phones, secret code names – he had everything in place, so when she bolted, all that was left to do was file for divorce.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Re : epiphany
        Martin Holmes was the linch pin in Katie “winning” in her divorce from Tom. He negotiated a pre-nup that was reportedly 8 bankers’ boxes long (1,000′s of pages), so there were no loose ends when Katie wanted out. He planned the escape route. Nicole’s father was a psychologist in Australia. Good moral support but no way he could have done what Martin Holmes did – bring 30+ years of family law litigation experience to the planning stages of a marital exit. Martin Holmes “schooled” Tom Cruise – simple as that. By comparison, Nicole just wandered into Tom’s shredder. Did she give up on her older kids at some point? I don’t know. But I tend to think she tried and failed to get them out and then they were turned against her.

      • gg says:

        Eliz – very well put.

        I want to say as a legal professional though, that the prenup itself is not 8 bankers boxes in length. The report was that the “file” encompassed 8 bankers boxes. That means that, in all the paper they saved, and you never throw away old drafts or communications, there were umpteen drafts, notes, printed emails, and personal property information that comprised those several boxes of files. It’s exceedingly rare for one contract to even make up a ream of paper (500 sheets). Complicated issues are divided up into separate auxiliary contracts, sometimes for readability, sometimes out of necessity.

        The prenuptial agreements I’ve done for wealthy individuals have been substantially less than 75 pages. And I have done real estate contracts where our files filled over 8 boxes. So, nothing unusual here.

  8. Boo says:

    I am inclined to give Nicole a pass for the “my two daughters” thing. If the Scientologists are as crazy as they seem, it wouldn’t surprise me for one minute to think that Tom, Bella, and whatever the son’s name is have been rejecting her, telling her for years, “You’re not their mother!” and “You’re not my mother!” and after a while, one would give up.

    • LadyMTL says:

      This is kind of what I think happened too…like maybe she fought hard in the beginning (right after the divorce) but now she’s given up because she’s been rejected by Conor and Isabella too often. If the CoS has labelled her a suppressive person then there’s slim to no chance those two kids would want her in their life.

  9. B says:

    I love her look here. And I disagree about the coquettishness. Some women are just more coy with their sexuality; it’s not dependent on age.

  10. I love her. She’s one of the prettiest women ever and a great actress.

  11. Rll says:

    Stop bashing her – at least she didn’t turn her adopted daughter into a nanny/slave to new wife and new daughter

  12. serena says:

    Nicole constantly disappoint me.
    She may as well go around kidding herself about her fairytale marriage with Tom, but she isn’t fooling anyone. Still, if you’re gonna speak out at least be honest.

  13. DD says:

    I think the last line is more telling. “My family is with me. My family.” There was no pregnancy by another man, that’s so cruel. She rejected Tom’s religion and he took it all and made her invisible. Only Katie could have won that game because Nicole paved the way with fair warning.

  14. Jackson says:

    I guess I fall into the camp of the “my two daughters” comment not being a big deal. It’s not like she said “my bestest, most beloved daughters, of which I only have two.” I think its silly to parse her words like that. Does she always have to phrase it “two of my three daughters” for goodness sake?

  15. fabgrrl says:

    She said “my two daughters”, not “my only two daughters.” I think she gets a pass. Bella is an adult who has her own life. The other two are babies who need to be with a parent.

  16. pixiestyx says:

    I’m going to cut her some slack. But perhaps a better way to phrase it might have been “two of my daughters.”

  17. apsutter says:

    She looks freaking beautiful here!! I love the cover shot. It is kind of weird that she only references having two daughters. I feel like a lot of BAD stuff went down behind the scenes with Tom her and the kids. She fought for them in the beginning but once they became more engrossed in Sci she disappeared. Maybe the kids were threatened by Sci/Tom and told her to not acknowledge them. Either way, I feel like she’s probably been through a lot of heartache behind closed doors.

  18. aimee says:

    Celebitchy- What does “via US Weekly” mean? I thought this was an interview from DuJour magazine.

  19. L says:

    I’m sorry did I miss something? She was talking about living in Nice. And that two daughters were with her. What was she supposed to say, 2 out of my 4 kids are with me?

    No. She just said, I’m here, my two daughters are with me as is my mother. I think folks are reading way to much into it.

    “I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two.

  20. Sway says:

    “It took me so long to have a child.” – You had two children before that, dumbass. You may say “It took me so long to be able to GIVE BIRTH to a child”, not “to have”… it’s just wrong.

  21. Hannah says:

    I don’t think less of her for not referring to Isabelle and Conor.

    I remember post divorce she was doing the rounds for Moulin Rogue (i think) and she was talking to Parky about being a single mum. People forget she had custody pre finalization of the divorce. And then she pretty much never saw them again. They have chosen as adults not to have anything to do with her.

    Scientology. Gross. Go Kate for kicking ass. I just hope they don’t get Suri in the end.

    • Jayna says:

      She had half custody and they split their time three months off three months on for movies. She was pretty close to her childen for several years after Moulin Rouge. Then she seemed to be very depressed and you saw her with her children less and less and doing more and more movies.

      • Izzy says:

        Given everything that’s come out about the orchestrated campaign by Co$ to alienate those kids from Nicole, isn’t it possible that a lot of her depression stemmed from the fact that her two older children rejected her? That has to be devastating to a mother. It’s not like she didn’t care about those kids. The night she won her Oscar, Isabella was her date, and she specifically mentioned how wonderful it was that she was able to share that with her daughter.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        I remember that Oscar speech – her daughter’s smile was huge, absolutely overwhelmed with joy and pride. Kidman’s speech was about how all she’d wanted as a child was to make her mom proud and now she could make her daughter proud, too – her mom and daughter were sitting together and I remember thinking how lovely it was for her girl. And then we know what happened, after that.

        I know there are far worse abuses that sick cult has doled out. Isabella Cruise is alive, not bankrupted or beaten or imprisoned. But she lost her mother and was trained to think she was evil – and for what? It’s horrible. She looks a shy kid as well, someone who could really have done with mother love.

  22. Amy625 says:

    I don’t know why Nicole is constantly talking about Tom. It’s weird after so many years. I disagree that the kids were taken. After the divorce Nicole was photographed a lot with the kids. It wasn’t until after her marriage to Keith she stopped seeing the kids.

  23. mln76 says:

    A while back there was a blind ítem about Nicole agreeing to spend Xmas with Tom and the older kids along w/Keith and her kids with a photoshoot for a hefty settlement I thought it was complete B.S. but now my smutty senses are tingling. I have to find that blind.

  24. LAK says:

    Maybe she’s talking now because the time lock on the confidentiality agreement finally run out. It’s just over ten years since they divorced. That’s kind of standard for many agreements. Or she couldn’t talk until the kids were legal adults. Talking about Tom now isn’t detrimental to her professionally or personally. Perhaps she was still holding out hope by remaining silent.If one notices, she’s not saying negatives about him, per se. A lot is being said in what is left unsaid, especially based upon what we think we know about Tom. I doubt very much that he would ask her to talk because according to him and his religion she’s a suppressive person who is out to take him down….

    Actually, as I was typing this, it occurred to me that perhaps she is taking him down, in a softly softly appraoch. If she still considers Connor and Isabella as her kids, who think she’s an evil suppressive person, then reaching out in the media and giving all these details now they can read papers for themselves, is her way of letting them know what happened. It’s not like they are allowed to communicate directly.

    All of that said and speculation aside, I wish she wouldn’t talk about her 2 little ones in a way that can be interpreted as her ONLY children.

    • apsutter says:

      LAK, I agree 100 percent with your statement. Nicole has definitely been going the route of using a velvet glove with this situation. Which is what you’re supposed to do when a beloved family member is sucked in by a cult. If she’s too agressive they’ll turn their backs on her and never look back. But by being soft and kind and gentle about the situation she’s leaving the door open for them to come to her if they ever want to defect.

      I’m kind of shocked by some of the comments in here about her abandoning her kids. How quickly we forget about the situation she was in 10 years ago. She was blindsided with the divorce and Tom basically had ALL the power, was a bigger star, and had an extremely rich cult on his side. Your guys need to remember that they told these kids that their mother was a sociopath and insane! How can one woman fight against the indoctrination of an organization with their resources?

  25. Down and Out says:

    Perhaps she feels safer speaking out now that Scientology has taken such a huge blow?

    In terms of her abandoning her kids–you don’t know that. They might’ve chosen to live with Tom and chosen to cut HER out of their lives. From what Marty Rathbun writes, it seems those kids were giving heaping doses of indoctrination designed to vilify Nicole.

    • gg says:

      I thoroughly agree with what you say.

      But I don’t think she feels safe at all, and she hasn’t said one single word about $cientology. She’s just talking about basic points in her life. I think she’s being very careful and always will. Also, this is the evillest thing she can get away with right now – illustrating how she was completely blindsided by Cruise and how devastating it was; i.e., he’s a mean little shit of a person.

  26. Lulu says:

    Losing children the way she did had to be very difficult. I know a bit of what she has been through having had a taste of a child removed from me and then experiencing parental alienation. You don’t ever recover, but it’s possible to find another place of peace and I’m glad for her that she is there. Fortunately for me,, things are better also, though I will never regain the lost years or forget my child’s pain in being led to believe that I had abandoned her.

  27. Redheadwriter says:

    @dap I have to take issue with your comment that Isabella and Connor “were abandonned first by their biological parents.” As an adoptee and an adoptive parent, none of us were “abandoned” by anyone. Sometimes people are smart enough to realize they are not in a place — emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually — to parent a child or children. To infer anything else is an insult to adoptees, adoptive families, and above all to birth parents.

  28. Madpoe says:

    Her comments about Tom felt robotic, kinda scripted, to me anyway.

    • Bess says:

      Whenever I saw her on a red carpet with Tom, I always thought that their entire relationship seemed very scripted. I know people with very solid, happy marriages who never refer to their spouse in the over-the-top way that Tom’s ex-wives describe him. No one is THAT happy.

      Also, maybe Nicole should stop referring to her first marriage as a fairytale. It couldn’t have been perfect bliss for 10 years because they are now divorced.

  29. Paloma says:

    Why is she saying so much about Tom now? Is she rubbing it in Katie’s face? I am sure part of Katie still loves him and to hear another woman talk about her mad love for Tom would hurt.

  30. Jayna says:

    Good Lord, people. My sister just went to visit her sick mother-in-law. I was standing next to her when she told some people that she took her daughter and her son. She didn’t say one of my sons and daughter. LOL Her oldest son is Bella’s age, twenty, out of the house People nitpick over the silliest things.

  31. Chickie Baby says:

    Always been a big fan of hers and still like her. She’s got a whole different chapter in her life now, and that’s good. Time heals all wounds—now may be the first time she’s really wanted to talk about Tom and that part of her life, which seems like a LONG time ago.

    But she seems much more relaxed now, which is a huge contrast to her life with Tom, when she was so reserved and closed publicly.

  32. TG says:

    Nicole sounds just like Katie Holmes in her description of how she fell in love with that creap. Very creapy indeed.

  33. Bowers says:

    Daughters remark nothing, and if I had a daughter who thought I was a sociopath, I might not remember HER either.

  34. Kim says:

    Tom almost never mentions his older kids in interviews. Maybe the kids have asked them to not discuss them. It would explain why they are rarely asked about them in interviews. They have told interviewer that topic is off limit

  35. WOM says:

    “My two daughters are with me…”

    I don’t see the problem with this statement. Kidman is specifying that only two (of her 3 daughters) are with her in France and goes on to name them. It’s not like she said, “The two daughters that I love the best are with me, because Isabella has cut ties with me in keeping with the tenets of the mind control cult in which she was raised.” Now THAT would warrant dissection and speculation.

  36. Amanda says:

    Er, doesn’t she have three daughters (including the one she adopted with Tom) and s son too? She’s very strange, always leaving out her adopted children.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Not so. The last piece on her I saw here had an interview in which she talked about all four of them.

      Perhaps the gag order has been lifted (or maybe her lawyer looked at it and said it wasn’t enforceable – lots of the stuff the $cilons make people sign isn’t). Perhaps she is simply less intimidated by Xenu these days, or maybe she needed time to heal before she felt she could talk about it. But it is not true to say she never mentions them. It is a complicated and sad situation.

  37. Amanda says:

    Er, doesn’t she have three daughters (including the one she adopted with Tom) and a son too? She’s very strange, always leaving out her adopted children.

  38. blonde on the dock says:

    I think she looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos. She’ll be a great Princess Grace.

  39. erika says:

    i love it when she looks like this, like the time she was in The Others….v. g. kelly classic…

    wait a minute…WHY should she mention bella? or connor?…are you kidding? those kids screwed her over!!! i know all about the tom/CO$ garbage, but as ADULTS you would think that they would be mature enough to acknowledge their mum…

    CO$ F****ked it all up…but tc/the kids…she could have suffered a deadly emotional breakdown, but she survived. good riddance….their lost to the sciento-bots anyways….

    go nicole

  40. Amy says:

    I think the last pictures of Nicole with her adopted children were at her wedding to Keith Urban, which was in 2006. Since then, we haven’t seen any pictures of Nicole with Connor and Isabella. She obviously had some kind of relationship with them up until then–or at least, Tom “allowed” the children as some sort of wedding gift to Nicole(plus it would have looked really bad if her children hadn’t attended, when they were at Tom and Katie’s wedding).

    I believe she was forced out of their lives. The only reason Katie has Suri is because she pretty much sprung the divorce on Tom–and not the other way around when Tom sprung the divorce on Nicole–and her divorce lawyer father helped her out.

  41. megsie says:

    She’s had some work but nothing too extensive, I think. She’s truly lovely. Such elegance. Nicole’s old school glamorous HW. I wish we saw this in the young ones coming up.

    Otherwise, just about everything Elizabeth said above. Martin Holmes is the saviour here. Without him we would be reading a very different story.

    Also, I think it’s important to remember that Bella and Connor were firmly entrenched in Sci when Nicole and Tom divorced. A difficult situation for Nicole to salvage. Suri is so young, still at the stage when Mommy is everything and the stronger parental bond. Sci hasn’t had the chance to dig their claws into her. Katie, bless her, learned from Nicole’s misfortune.

    “My family” says so much.

  42. Francesca says:

    She was shunned by her adopted kids; shunned! Just like the Amish do when kids choose not to stay in the Amish faith. It obviously hurt her like hell. Don’t be so mean to her!

  43. The Original Victoria says:

    Team Nic, and the photoshop on this shott was amazeballs. Not too much and not too little. She looks good here, like the wya she should have looked had she left her face alone. \

    I think Nic’s audit tapes have all of the juicy things that CDAN has discussed about her (lesbian, blah blah blah) and more and she worked her ass off to be recognized on her own merit so she giving up her cateer was not an option. But I don’t think that means she didn’t fight for her kids. I think she tried, but coupled with them blackmaing her, and the $ciencextortionist’s doctrine of shunning SPs…what the hell was she supposed to do?

    Her kids aer old enough now and hav emade their decisons. And she added to her family. Good for her. Tom is the one that’s going to end up alone in the end.

    I’m hoping Bella and Conner come to their sense liek really soon.

  44. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think she looks beautiful/classy; few actresses/models/singers, etc. do so without feeling the need to take off all their clothes.

  45. ViloDeMenus says:

    Tom destroyed and alienated the older two, so I can only imagine the hurt there and talking about them only opens the CO$ box of nasty the first children, who barely talk to Nicole, bring up in interviews. It’s like she can’t win by mentioning them.

    I think Katie knows had she not left Tom when she did, she’d be glossing over Suri in interviews a few years down the road as well. That kid was just about to start her indoctrination to the CO$, and Katie would have lost her like Nicole did the old two kids.

  46. JessSaysNo says:

    This pisses me off. Her children were “taken from her”? I call bullshit. Try to take my daughter from me and see what happens. Do I give up and find a new man and have more babies? Umm no, I would fight tooth and nail for her. Nicole is not poor and helpless and if Tom could take kids from their mothers with ease then surely he would have Suri in his grasp but clearly Katie wont let that happen. Nicole gave up on her first two kids because she needed/wanted to get away from Tom. I think she is bad mother and I would never use that term loosely. I feel terrible for her Connor and Bella.

    • CF98 says:

      I agree but she gets a pass for some reason I just don’t think she connected with them because they weren’t hers in the biological sense.

      The reason I think Suri was never going to be taken away from Katie was that she was the biological parent and probably the only one between her and Tom anyways.

      Would explain why he gave up on Suri so easily and is barely around as is

    • gg says:

      And $cientology is a crime organization like the Mob, not a church. You don’t know the lengths they go to to silence people apparently.

    • megsie says:

      I don’t think anyone is suggesting the children were literally taken from her. This wasn’t a physical removal, but an emotional, psychological manipulation. Some might go so far as to say a bit of brainwashing. Many of us have witnessed examples of divorced men or women who turn young children against the other parent. It is often successful, at least for a time. Imagine the damage Scientology could do.

      • JessSaysNo says:

        I think it was actually a combination of Tom taking her kids away form her physically and mainly just brainwashing them. I don’t care though, force some sense into your kids… If Tom is going to push bullshit Scientology on them then Nicole should have fought harder against it. I just don’t think a mom should give up, if someone was ‘brainwashing’ my kids, I fully believe I would be able to stop it. Just my opinion because this situation really bothers me… adopted or not they are HER KIDS!

  47. Sarah says:

    Why should she mention them when they don’t have anything to do with her?

  48. lucy2 says:

    My guess is that after all the crap about CO$ started to come out and more and more people are realizing how nutso they are, Nicole felt a little safer talking about that point of her life.

    I can’t give her any grief with any regarding her older 2 kids. They were brainwashed into shunning her, and at some point, she has to move on and find some happiness, which I think she’s done.

    She looks really pretty in these photos. She’s such a beautiful woman, I hope she does not do any more plastic surgery.

  49. Suze says:

    Nicole is a bit frozen here, but less so than usual. If she had gone with red hair, I would have been wild about these photos, but with the blond locks, I have to just give a gentle nod and say, not bad, much better than I’ve seen her lately.

    I do like her shorter hair! It suits her.

    I don’t know what to think about her situation with her first set of kids. I’m old and I remember when the Cruise’s adopted those kids – there were lots of photos of Nicole carrying them around and saying they were “meant to be with us”.

    I think something truly stinging and horrible happened between them.

    And the phrase, “…it took me so long to have a child,” seems odd, too. Most parents of blended biological/adopted families are very careful about how they phrase things.

    But that was one odd situation all around.

  50. Meg says:

    One can only imagine the humiliation Keith Urban feels when he has to read about her passionate love and devotion to Tommy Girl. Cut it out Nickers, you are making a fool of yourself.

  51. Amy C says:

    I think there is nothing wrong with making a reference of past relationships as long as you are not in fight and are using against or trying to stir trouble. But my question is why is that only the women in hollywood are the ones who talk about past relationships a lot not the men?

  52. Meg says:

    I am unaware of any other actress who continually talks about their ex-husband in interviews. After 10 years, still talking publicly about feelings of passion, love, etc. It is wrong and I feel desperately sorry for her husband Keith Urban.

    • TC says:

      Can you imagine Keith Urban doing interviews where he talks about the passionate love he shared with his previous long term girlfriend Niki Taylor … I’m sure the public would think how hurtful, disrespectful and humiliating that would be for Nicole. Yet she has no such qualms.

  53. rlh says:

    What kind of plastic surgery can take a person from no lips to somewhat normal looking lips? Does she have to get injections regularly? It looks pretty good but I am wondering if it is permanent or a maintenance kind of thing?

    • Shannon says:

      I believe it’s possible to get fat injections, but this easily looks crazy pufftastic. Nicole probably just uses fillers. I remember her looking ridiculous a year ago after she went a bit overboard and she’s back to looking normal now.

    • StT says:

      With all the fillers and Botox, i will admit Nicole does take very good still shots. The problem begins when her face appears on the big screen. Sadly, it is now a face that is almost completely devoid of any natural expression and which unfortunately gives her an almost comical appearance on film.

  54. Jana says:

    Say what you want about how crazy Tom Cruise is, but he has been in relationships with some of the most beautiful women in the world, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Sofia Vergara, Cher, Brooke Shields and not a single one of them has anything but great things to say about him. He must treat women well, despite his weird “religion.”

  55. DW says:

    I wonder if Nicole would drop Keith like a hot potato, if Tom gave the nod and offered her another bearding contract.

  56. Kim says:

    You have to wonder how much time Nicole really has for those two little girls. She works constantly on back to back films, not to mention rehearsals, post-production, publicity, meetings, interviews, red carpet appearances, photo shoots, Botox injections, daily exercising and every other high maintenance procedure required to keep her looking like she does. You cannot tell me there is much time left over for her ‘family’.

    • JJ says:

      She was always saying she wanted to slow down, take an extended break from films to spend time with the miracle children she so desperately craved, but it never happened. More lies!

    • CF98 says:

      She reminds me of Tom in that regard… the attraction makes sense now they’re really the same more or less when it comes right down to it.

      And to respond to the other poster no I don’t give her a pass for not bonding with her adopted kids and letting them live with Tom but I’m saying others give her a pass because of it.

  57. Lexi says:

    Keith Urban needs to sit his wife down and insist she immediately stops publicly gushing about her ex-husband. It is an embarrassment for him and their children.

  58. StT says:

    When people finally accept that Tom and Nicole’s marriage was a contract which stipulated discretion by both parties, they will finally accept that Nicole was pregnant by somebody, but definitely not by Cruise. This precipitated the divorce. Why would Cruise renew his marriage vows only a few months before discovering Kidman was pregnant and then immediately end the marriage, especially if the baby was really his. NO WAY.

  59. annie says:

    What mother gives her 6and 8yr old for 3 months at a time.
    What sort of joint custody agreement was this?
    Can’t fgure out why this lady in every single interview she gives , she talks about Tom, and don’t know what it has to do about her kids.
    People give her a pass on that, but she shows great disrespect to her husband, one off , it’s ok, but this is every interview.
    Can’t imagine anyone talking about their ex like that continuosly and so publicly, like she does. Just doesn’t make sense, other than she still has the hots for him.

    I think it’s got to do with Scietology and their beliefs that Tom isn’t seeing Suri, as well as other things.
    I’ts like why are you allowed to see your kid and the rest of us arn’t.
    I truly believe Suri is Toms child, she looks like him, but a day is going to come I think that Tom Cruise is going to have to make some decisions.

  60. thejadedentrepreneur says:

    She looks beautiful but it’s cuntacular to keep ignoring her two grown children. You have four kids lady, quit pretending like the oldest two don’t count.

  61. bellyache says:

    This is odd but her answers seem recycled..? In fact, is this whole interview recycled? I remember reading this years ago in another magazine. She used the same exact words – “I was reeling with Tom.”

  62. Bob says:

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing if Nicole did an honest interview and revealed the following:

    1. My marriage to Cruise was not conventional. He required a public foil for his homosexuality and I am an extremely ambitious actress, who was offered and took a contract, which gave me unprecented exposure in hollywood and around the world.

    2. I am terrified of losing my looks and that is why I obsessively exercise and botox my face to eradicate any signs of ageing. Breast implants, skin bleaching, etc. I will do whatever it takes to remain desirable and relevant.

    3. My life is far from perfect. My ambition is overwhelming and In my desperation to remain in the public eye, I work continuously. Consequently, there is little time left over for my family.

    4. I am not shy. Actually I am very controlling, demanding and high maintenance.

    5. I have been misleading the public for years and I apologise.