Nicole Kidman is Raising Kids With Her Sister in 'Commune-Like' Setting
We love to peek into the glamorous yet hectic family life of celebrities, and when said celebrities describe said life as "communal" we are definitely intrigued. Such is apparently the case with Nicole Kidman, who told Australian Marie Claire for her November 2020 cover story that she eventually asked her sister - and her four boys - to move in with her and raise six of their children together. Yes, that's Nicole Kidman, sister, Faith and Sunday (Kidman's two youngest daughters with Keith Urban), Faith and Sunday's four cousins - oh, and throw in Grandma too.
"I called Ant and asked her to move in with the girls, and she did it and brought her children with her," Kidman told Marie Claire of the arrangement with her younger sister Antonia Kidman. She added that Grandma is gaining weight in childcare too: "My mom helps; I don't have that help in Nashville, it was amazing."
Kidman and her daughters are initially in Australia while Urban is back to work in Nashville - which all led Kidman to ask her sister. However, Nicole has not only found that her life situation in extended families is "special", she also believes that she is normalizing in the face of the pandemic and the difficulties facing working parents.
"It's in the nature of what we all have to do now - you become community-like; this extended family where you all raise children together," she told the publication. "We all had to go back to basics, and this year was necessary because people are asking for help. "
Damn clear we are. And regardless of how you pull off the behemoth consisting of childcare with pandemic built-up and working parents (Kidman's family community, Mindy Kaling's baby sister, quarantine pod schools, or a host of other options), that very fact that you do great achievement to pull it off again at all. We all honestly ask each other to keep our children and careers (barely) intact.
Kidman doesn't crush words when it comes to the importance of her career, especially as a woman and a mother. In the Marie Claire interview, she added that her own mother "didn't have the career she should have had. She was a nurse, she should have been a doctor, but she couldn't because she wasn't given the opportunity. And she encouraged me to do what I wanted to do and said, “You don't have to be tied up.” We have to constantly work to move the women's agenda forward, and I feel hopeful, especially when I see this new generation of girls. "
She added that her daughter Sunday, in particular, is "obsessed" with directing and will likely end up in Hollywood herself. And thanks to Nicole, Sunday has a phenomenal role model for the compatibility of work, family and this important “female agenda” - even within the confines of a quarantine community with a medium pandemic in Australia.
Kidman is just one of many celebs who have welcomed their children in as replacements.
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