December 21, 2016


Nicole Kidman has opened up about her fears of being an “older mother” to her two beautiful daughters with husband Keith Urban – Sunday Rose, 8, and four-year-old Faith Margaret.

As she approaches her 50th birthday next year, the star has shared that she hopes she is around long enough to see her children “thriving” as adults.

Opening up to CBS Sunday Morning, Nicole revealed “It makes me sad — I would just like to be here long enough to have my children grow up and for me to see them thriving.”

“So that’s all I ask,” the star continued tearfully. “And that my husband and I are with each other. Simple! Simple requests.”

Nicole, who also has two children – Isabella and Connor – with her first husband Tom Cruise, also revealed the impact of her own father’s death last year, and how her family’s unwavering support helped her through the darker times.

“When my father passed away, I literally was down saying, ‘Please, give me the strength just to be able to wake up tomorrow.’ Because I was shattered beyond belief at that.”

“I didn’t even know how to get up from this. 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.”

“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. And I also had, you know, my children going, ‘It’s gonna be all right, Momma.’”

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  • It would be hard to be an older mum. Nicole has the added benefit of being able to pay for people to card for her children so she doesn’t really know the hardships


  • Yes these are normal feelings and being an older mum myself I can very much relate to that. I’m exactly 50 years older then my youngest who has Down Syndrome and sometimes I’m concerned too what happens with her when I die.
    Just like Nicole I would like to be here long enough to have my children grow up and for me to see them thriving too and to be with my husband.
    But unlike Nicole says I don’t think these are such simple requests. I think these are big things !


  • As an older Mum, I worry about being here for my kids long enough.


  • What a great person she is! I agree completely with what she says. :-)


  • She is such a beautiful woman. I pray her wishes for her life and kids come true. Nicole and Keith make a lovely couple and I wish them nothing but happiness. We have all lost someone we truly love and it is hard to get on with life when they are gone.Keep your chin up Nicole, you have the strength and the love of your husband


  • She’s human just like us. A lovely woman


  • I think you can have the same fears at any age.


  • It is definitely something to consider when having children late. It is touch for the children if their parents are around to support them. In his mid 60s my Uncle passed away before my cousin left school. My Auntie was in her early 40s when she had her son and was in critical condition for a few days


  • Shows she is a human being not just a super-star. She is just like us with our fears and hopes and dreams and we all fall apart when someone so dear to us dies.


  • Secretly we’ve all got the same fears!


  • Nicole may have fears but she isn’t that old!


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