"The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s massive grief to certain women," Kidman said.
Nicole Kidman has a history of being transparent about her early issues with infertility. When she was married to her ex-husband Tom Cruise from 1990 until 2001, the actress, now 55, experienced an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage. As a result, they adopted daughters, Bella and Connor, per Hello! Magazine.
After she married artist Keith Urban in 2006, her angst with infertility returned, and she acknowledged giving up on having biological children.
All of that changed when, at the age of 40, she learned she was expecting; she eventually gave birth to their first daughter, Sunday Rose, the following year. She shared the happiness of giving birth with You and described it as "a miracle" with emotion. "I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try to get pregnant," Kidman said, per ABC. "So the way it just happened with Sunday was like, 'What?' The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life."
She added, "I was like, 'Your only job, Keith, is to get me the epidural if I scream for it.'" I cried out for it as well. I was doing fine until I suddenly thought, "Oh boy!"
Nicole Kidman Gets Candid About 'Massive Grief' After Miscarriages During Marriage to Tom Cruise (via @etnow) https://t.co/QLPAMj0jyg— TMZ (@TMZ) June 4, 2018
In an interview with the British arm of You magazine in 2019, Nicole discussed "a huge, aching yearning [to have babies]. And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s massive grief to certain women." Through gestational surrogacy, they had their second daughter, Faith, in 2010. They currently split their free time between their homes in Australia and Nashville, and have a happy marriage and a beautiful family. However, the Moulin Rouge actress is adamant about keeping the dialogue about miscarriage and the difficulties of spontaneous conception de-stigmatized.
She went on to say that it was crucial for women to continue talking about it "so that then they're not full of shame. I do believe we help carve paths that bring us together and you go, 'Oh, OK, you're going through this, too. There is hope.'"
Sunday and Faith don't live in the spotlight as their famous parents do, but they do express their opinions about their parents' work, whether they are positive or negative. Nicole described her girls as her "hardest critics" in a 2021 interview with Page Six, noting that they weren't especially interested in seeing her films. At a screening of Being the Ricardos, she said of the two, "I'm like, 'You wanna come watch it?' And they're like, 'No.'"
Nicole Kidman's daughters are her 'hardest critics' https://t.co/VzYv4GHYpe pic.twitter.com/jzGYFDRlSn— Page Six (@PageSix) December 3, 2021
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