Nicole Kidman: I “Utterly Respect” My Kids’ Scientology Beliefs

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Much has been made of the strain that Scientology has reportedly put on Nicole Kidman‘s relationship with her oldest kids Isabella and Connor, but in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress says that she accepts their religious beliefs.

“I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology,” says Nicole, who was married to the Church’s very high profile celebrity member Tom Cruise for almost 10 years. “I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor [the Red Dawn actor is now 17] and Isabella [20] — and I utterly respect their beliefs.”

Though she’s seen her share of tabloid speculation, these days Nicole treasures the life she lives outside of the spotlight, the one shared with her husband Keith Urban and their young daughters Sunday, 4, and Faith, 2.

“I’m just a nice Southern girl,” she says. “It’s such an easy lifestyle. And it’s more diverse than you’d expect. There’s so much great music. The Black Keys go jogging past the restaurant Keith and I go to. We’ll hang out with Jack White in the studio. And there’s music in our house all the time — Keith plays harmonica, drums, banjo, piano and bass guitar. He has a strong will about his career, and so do I. We want each other to thrive and do what we love, and we never interfere in the other’s career choices.”

She may be “a nice Southern girl,” but she doesn’t play it safe when it comes to the roles she chooses: “I try to go places I’m terrified of,” Nicole explains. “It makes you more compassionate. The journey of life is hard; you’re always waiting for the cannonball to come and hit you.”

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  1. AnonA

    Nicole Kidman has no choice but to say that she “utterly respects” the Scientology beliefs of Connor and Isabella. If she were to ever be on record saying anything critical about Scientology, the kids would be told to “disconnect” from Nicole because she was a “suppressive person”. This is one of many ways that the unethical, manipulative “church” of Scientology controls its members, through fear that their family members will be commanded to shun them if they speak out against Scientology.
    Scientology’s ill-gotten tax-exempt religious status should be revoked ASAP.

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  2. Anon

    Or perhaps, she acknowledges that they are adults and entitled to their own belief system and supports whatever religious path they choose for themselves. I have great respect for parents who step back once their children are adults and let them live their own lives while still being loving and supportive.

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  3. Someone

    I barely recognized her in this pic…she looks a lot like Naomi Watts, really pretty

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  4. Anonymous

    She has always been my favorite actress!

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