Kidman credits her dad for easing divorce from Cruise pain

December 24th, 2007 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin  

Nicole Kidman
Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that her father, Anthony, helped her cope up with her divorce from Tom Cruise.

The Oscar-winning-actress said that it was only her fathers presence that rejuvenated her in times of trouble.

“My father really stood by me at a tough time. He was strong and dignified, and I’m very grateful that I do have a good father, because having him there with me at that time put me in good stead for carrying on with my life and learning to trust again,” News.com.au quoted Kidman as telling Britain’s The Catholic Herald.

She also admitted that her divorce from Cruise had brought her closer to her father, a devout Catholic who is a biochemist and psychologist.

“When I was growing up, I was always much closer to my mother. Dad’s a bit of a loner. He was always going off and reading books. But when I went through … what I went through … I found out who my father was, she said.

“Because there comes a time when you’re a daughter, that you suddenly need your father. And when you reach out for your father and he’s there for you, well, that’s a very special thing, she added.

The Australian actress, who divorced Cruise in 2001, tied the knot with country singer Keith Urban in a Catholic ceremony in 2006.

“My father has a very strong Catholic faith, and I have never, ever heard him swear, which says something,” Kidman said.

“He has a strong set of values, and he has passed his Catholicism on to my sister and me, but when he gives advice it’s mostly based on being a good person, being tolerant, and doing unto others what you would wish them to do to you.

“So, yes, Catholicism is ingrained in me, but at the same time I pride myself on being open-hearted and open to exploring many other religions and ideas too,” she added. (ANI)

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