Recently, Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, donning a flowing high-neckline black dress, was spotted spending quality time back in her home country, Australia, with husband Keith Urban, and daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 8.
Rather than enjoying a day out on the sunny beach, the God-driven family paid a visit to a church in Sydney’s Lavender Bay.
When you think of celebrities, who often find themselves caught up in fame, the last thing that tends to come to your mind is them going to church faithfully amid their hectic schedules.
However, contrary to the common perception, the Big Little Lies actress makes the effort to regularly attend church with her daughters and husband.
Perhaps it’s rare to find a celebrity religiously going to church every week; thus, Nicole’s friends often tease her for believing in God and bringing her daughters to the church.
“A lot of my friends tease me,” the 51-year-old Nicole told Vanity Fair recently.
“That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too,” she said. “I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had a massive impact.”
In spite of the teasing, Nicole was adamant to pass on her strong belief in God to her daughters because for Australia’s best-known actress, faith is important.
The popular star also revealed she was raised in an Irish Catholic family to a mother who was a nursing instructor in Sydney, and a father who was a biochemist, clinical psychologist, and author.
As a youngster, Nicole recalls having conversations about philosophy and politics with her parents over dinner. She and her sibling were taught to give back to society.
“My mom always told us to ‘get a cause!’ ” she said.
No doubt, Nicole was influenced by her God-fearing grandmother. She always wears a diamond-studded crucifix, which was gifted by her grandma.
Keith Urban, a country singer, discovered God’s grace as he struggled with addictions. He has written many songs with religious meanings behind them; some of his songs have Bible verses in the title.
Nicole even studied theology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, months before her wedding on June 25, 2006.
“Catholicism guides me. I certainly have a strong belief. I try to go to church regularly, and I try to go to confession,” she told the Philippine Daily Enquirer.
Though this Oscar winner makes sure to instill spirituality and faith in her children, she doesn’t stop them from questioning her about their faith.
“I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning—I’m a willful, feisty girl,” she said. “For me it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.’”
The beloved actress also opened up about her religious convictions in another interview with Allure in 2018.
“I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God,” Nicole said. “I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it.”