Motherhood is one of the most amazing phases in the life of a lot of women. They look forward to that experience of listening to the heartbeats of a fetus to seeing a newborn mature into an adult. Hollywood sensation Nicole Kidman was also such a woman. From the day she tied the knot she looked forward to being a mother.
The Oscar-winning actress married Tom Cruise in 1990 at the age of 22. From the minute she got married, she knew she wanted to become a mother. “From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies,” said the actress, in an interview with Marie Clarie. So, at the age of 23, the actress became pregnant for the first time. Sadly, she suffered a miscarriage. “I had a miscarriage at the end of my marriage, but I had an ectopic pregnancy at the beginning of my marriage. It was incredibly traumatic for me. Sometimes you share your grief,” said Kidman.
“I know the yearning. That yearning. It’s a huge, aching yearning. And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough,” added the 52-year-old actress.
Though she was left in pain, her strong desire to become a mother resulted in the adoption of her children Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony. “There’s an enormous amount of pain and an enormous amount of joy on the other side of it. The flipside of going through so much yearning and pain to get there is the feeling of ‘Ahhhh!’ when you have the child,” said Kidman.
With two children in her life, she was beginning to overcome the grief of losing her opportunity to bear a child. All she wanted was to experience was the strong bond shared by a mother with their children. The means of having them was never important to her.
“I just always wanted a child. I think from a very early age, I wanted a child. I knew that I was going to have a child and that it didn’t matter [how], I actually didn’t know if I was ever going to give birth to a child. So that was the least of it for me. And what I did first was adopt,” said the Big Little Lies star.
However, fate was cruel to her once again. In 2001, the actress became pregnant but once again, she suffered a miscarriage. Things got worse, when later that year, Nicole and Tom Cruise filed for a divorce.
However, she found love and happiness in life again. In 2006, she married country singer Keith Urban. Kidman began a new life but still faced the challenges of the past. But this time, there was light at the end of the tunnel. Soon, she was blessed with two daughters. She conceived her daughter, Sunday Rose in 2008 and had her daughter Faith in 2010 through a surrogate. “Well, I have two adult children who are grown-up, one of them’s married, and then I have little girls,” Kidman said.
She seems happy now. Currently, Kidman is focused on bringing up her two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith and her pride to be strong-willed women.