Actress Nicole Kidman revealed she often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children.
The 51-year-old actress shares two kids with country singer Keith Urban as well as her two other children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise. The star revealed that her friends often comment on her faith and the way she has daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 8, attend church as a family.
“A lot of my friends tease me,” Kidman revealed in a cover story for Vanity Fair.
“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,” the Oscar winner said.
Despite gentle jabs from her inner circle, the star is undeterred. However, she makes it clear that she isn’t raising her children to be afraid to ask questions about their faith.
“I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning — I’m a willful, feisty girl,” Kidman explained. “For me it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.’”
This isn’t the first time that Kidman expressed how important her religion is to her. She revealed to Allure in 2018 that she came close to becoming a nun before finding a career in acting.
“I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God,” she said 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.”
Fortunately, Kidman is no stranger to breaking with convention when it comes to parenting. In the same interview with Vanity Fair, she explained that she sets “boundaries” with her kids by not letting them use phones.