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"I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying," Kidman says

By Alexia Fernández
April 23, 2019 03:18 PM
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Nicole Kidman keeps her faith close to her heart.

The 51-year-old Oscar winner opened up about her strong belief in God and proclaiming her faith out loud in the May 2019 cover of Vanity Fair.

“A lot of my friends tease me,” Kidman tells the magazine, explaining she, her husband Keith Urban and their two daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 8, attend church as a family.

“That’s how we are raising our children,” she says. “Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too. I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had [a] massive impact.”

Kidman adds, “I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning — I’m a willful, feisty girl. For me, it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.'”

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In November 2018, the actress revealed she had a fascination with becoming a nun when she was younger.

“I’m spiritual in that I absolutely believe in God,” she told Allure at the time. “I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it.”

While those plans didn’t work out, Kidman told Vanity Fair there is one thing that has and that’s the phone policy she’s implemented with her two youngest daughters (she has son Connor, 24, and daughter Isabella, 26, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise).

“They don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have an Instagram,” Kidman said, explaining of her logic behind the decision, “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.”

Big Little Lies season 2 premieres June 9 on HBO.