Nicole Kidman Opens Up on Her Kids’ Scientology Beliefs: “It’s My Job To Love Them”

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Despite being in the spotlight the majority of her adult life, Nicole Kidman has managed to keep several of her personal matters private— especially when it comes to her children.

In a recent interview with Australia’s Who Magazine, Kidman opened up about two of her children she adopted with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise: Isabella (25) and Connor (23)— specifically, she discussed her support of their belief in Scientology.

“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,” she started.

Scientology is a religion based on self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment through study and training. Ultimately, whether Kidman agrees with their beliefs or not, she chooses to love them regardless.

“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.”
 

In her eyes, tolerance is the key to successful parenting.

“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.

For her, it’s all about unconditional love.

“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.”

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.