“I had a husband that came right back. I called him screaming and crying. And he was about to go on stage. And he walked off stage and he got on a plane — he had just gotten there,” the Lion star, 49, told CBS.
“He flew six hours and he was right back there. And he literally picked me up and pretty much carried me through the next two weeks.”
Dr. Antony Kidman died suddenly in September 2014 while in Singapore visiting his other daughter, Antonia, and her family. He was 75.
“When my father passed away, I literally was down saying, ‘Please, give me the strength just to be able to wake up tomorrow’ … I didn’t even know how to get up from this,” the actress said.
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“I had my children going, ‘It’s gonna be all right, Momma,’ ” she explained. “It’s interesting the way children view things, ’cause they’re like, ‘You still got your mommy.’ “
And when it comes to her little “Southern” girls, Kidman said she hopes they can say the same for a long, long time.
“I would just like to be here long enough to have my children grow up and for me to see them thriving. Right? So that’s all I ask. And that my husband and I are with each other,” she said.
“Just wanting to be here. I’m an older mother, so, you know … It’s that prayer of, ‘Gosh, let me be here.’ “