By peoplestaff225
Updated October 09, 2008 01:30 PM

When Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban welcomed Sunday Rose, 3 months, there was never any doubt that they would forego a photoshoot as a way of introducing their daughter to the world. "We were opposed to that, even for charity," Nicole explains. "I just couldn’t imagine a photographer flashing in her face and then scrutinizing her — let alone millions of people." Instead the couple opted to "hole up" in their Nashville home, a safe haven they "didn’t leave for days," Nicole reveals.

As mom to Isabella ‘Bella’ Jane, 15 ½, and Connor Antony, 13 ½, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, parenting is not new to Nicole, but the age difference between her children is striking — even to the 41-year-old actress. Noting that she has "a daughter who’s about to turn 16, and then an infant,” Nicole reveals that what she currently holds nearest and dearest to her heart is ”a very special photo" taken of Bella holding Sunday. Her older two children have had a "relationship" with fame "their whole lives," Nicole observes, and they are "very good at taking care of themselves and not getting swept up in it." The emphasis for Nicole and Tom remains on "protecting [Bella and Connor]’s identities as individuals" and — as co-parents — being there for their children, no matter what.

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