Nicole Kidman Speaks Out About Her Children Being Scientologists
Nicole Kidman has finally spoken out on her children with ex-husband Tom Cruise and their dedication to Scientology.
After years of silence, Nicole has finally opened up about her relationship with her adopted children Isabella, 25, and Connor Cruise, 23.
Following her divorce from Tom Cruise back in 2001, their adopted children decided to live with Cruise, and have rarely been seen with the actress since.
Speaking to WHO, Nicole gave a rare insight into her relationship with the pair, insisting she prefers to keep it "private."
"I'm very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 percent that I would give up my life for my children because it's what my purpose is."
Like their father, Isabella and Connor are also devout Scientologists -- something Nicole says was their "own decision."
"They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them."
She went on to explain that her new film Boy Erased, in which she plays a mother of a child who is sent to gay conversion therapy, explores the topic of tolerance -- something she's had to embrace when it comes to her children's choices.
"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," she said. "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. So that's our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love."
Nicole had previously refused to discuss her children's religion, telling The Hollywood Reporter in 2013, "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists -- Connor and Isabella-- and I utterly respect their beliefs."
Both Connor and Isabella have reiterated their love for the 51-year-old, with Connor saying in a 2014 interview with Women's Day:
"I love my mum. I don't care what people say, I know that me and mum are solid. I love her a lot. My family means everything. Yeah, I love my music, but the family comes before everything else."
Isabella also told New Idea in 2012, "I love mum. She's my mum. She's great. I see her sometimes and I speak to her... We're a very close family. I love all of our family."
Nicole married singer Keith Urban in 2006 and they have two daughters together -- Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.