It wasn’t a surprise that Nicole Kidman was going to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie – I mean, did you see her performance in Big Little Lies?! But, viewers were actually shocked by the actress’ acceptance speech instead. Kidman used her time to thank her co-stars, show her support for the Time’s Up Movement, and give a special shout-out to her daughters, Sunday, 9, and Faith, 7, but she excluded her older adopted children, Isabella, 25, Connor, 22!
“Thank you so much,” Nicole said when she took the stage. “Oh, first cab off the rank. That means my daughters are still awake. So, Sunny, Faith, I love you. I’m bringing this home to you, babies.”
So, why didn’t Kidman mention her two adopted children with ex Tom Cruise? Well, it seems that the actress isn’t as close with them anymore. Hollywood Life reports that the strain in her relationship with her older children began back in 2001 when she divorced Cruise, and that Scientology was to blame. When the two A-listers divorced, Kidman was no longer a part of the Church Of Scientology, making her a “SP,” or “suppressive person,” in the eyes of the church and shunned by its members -- Isabella and Connor included.
This wasn’t the first time Kidman excluded Isabella and Connor from an acceptance speech. When she won the Emmy for her Big Little Lies performance back in Sept., she only mentioned her two daughters. Kidman dedicated the award to them saying, "This is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, 'Every time my mommy didn't put me to bed, it's because of this.' I got something!”
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