Nicole Kidman Opens up About Her ‘Exquisite’ Teen Daughters — & One Thing She Does That Her Kids ‘Love’

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Teenagers can be challenging, just like kids of pretty much any other age. But they can also be interesting and smart and fun, and Nicole Kidman is absolutely in love with her two teen daughters, Sunday, 15, and Faith, 13, who she shares with husband Keith Urban. (She is also mom to daughter Bella, 31, and son Connor, 29, with ex Tom Cruise.)

In a new cover interview with Elle, the Expats star dished about her “exquisite” teens, who have traveled the world with their parents and always bring their friends over to hang out.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 08: EDITORIAL USE ONLY: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2023 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 08: EDITORIAL USE ONLY: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2023 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

“I love teenage girls. I just find them exquisite,” Kidman told the outlet. “I marvel at that age group and what they’re dealing with, but also their ability to handle so much.” What a beautiful way to look at this age group!

And one thing that her daughters love about her? How involved she is in giving back. The Nine Perfect Strangers star shared that she and Urban are active in their Tennessee community. “I like being a part of something not about my work, not about who I am, none of that. Just a citizen who’s in the world,” she said. “And my kids love that, too, when I do that.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Nicole Kidman attends the Balenciaga Fall 24 Show on December 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Balenciaga)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 02: Nicole Kidman attends the Balenciaga Fall 24 Show on December 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Balenciaga)

What her kids are less interested in? Her work! The Oscar winner told Sunrise in Jan. 2024 that her daughters have “watched ‘BMX Bandits’ … they love ‘BMX Bandits’ … but they aren’t that interested in my work.”

“It’s kind of great — I don’t have to worry about that [the kids being too interested in my work] — in the sense they have very full lives themselves and I just get out of the way,” she added.

But Kidman’s daughter Sunday does like Big Little Lies, and she even pushed for a third season after watching the first two. “My daughter is the one who watched both of the series and went, ‘Okay, there’s just no question, there has to be a third,’” Kidman told Elle. “She’s like, ‘Celeste, she’s not coping in the second one, what is she doing? I could kind of see the point of view of Mary Louise.’”

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 20: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend a special screening of "Expats" at Palace Verona on December 20, 2023 in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 20: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend a special screening of “Expats” at Palace Verona on December 20, 2023 in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Kidman, who joked that she’s the “opposite of Cinderella” in that she can’t wait to get home and get comfortable, told Elle that she enjoys her family and friendships more than anything.

“I have a very full life with people that I love,” she said. “I’m raising daughters. I’m a wife, I’m a best friend. I’m a sister, I’m an aunt. I have deeply intimate relationships with people. And that, to me, is the meaning of life — and then taking care of what we leave behind, who we leave behind and how we do that, and our sense of respect for that.”

Nicole Kidman for president, please?! We need more of this kind, empathetic mom boss in our lives.

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