The Sad Secret Hidden In Nicole Kidman's Golden Globes Speech

by Insider · January 9, 2018

There were two obvious omissions from Nicole Kidman's best actress win at the Golden Globes Sunday night.

When the actress took the stage to accept her win for Big Little Lies, she thanked her husband Keith Urban, their two daughters, and her HBO co-stars. Missing from her speech were the two children she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise, Connor and Isabella.

"First cab off the rank, that means my daughters are still awake so Sunny, Faith, I love you," Kidman said when she took the stage. "I'm bringing this home to you babies."

Sunny (short for Sunday) and Faith are Kidman's two daughters with Urban.

Kidman previously omitted any mention of Connor and Isabella Jane during her 2017 Emmy speech when she also won for her leading role on "Big Little Lies." Once again, people are surprised and bothered that Kidman failed to mention all of her children in her speech.

Some believe it may be because of their connection with the Church of Scientology.

It's been hinted that the three have had a strained relationship over the years. Both Connor and Isabella grew up with their father Tom Cruise in Los Angeles along with the Church of Scientology.

According to former Scientologists, Kidman is designated as a "Suppressive Person" within the church.

The term refers to people who doubt the organization's teachings. According to Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by New Yorker journalist Lawrence Wright, members of the church are ordered to sever all ties with "Suppressive People."

An anecdote about Kidman's status as a "Suppressive Person" came up in ex-Scientologist Leah Remini's book "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology." She recalled a time she rode in a car with Isabella and Connor after Cruise's 2006 wedding with Katie Holmes. Remini asked them if they had seen Kidman recently.

"Not if I have a choice," Bella said, according to the book. "Our mom is a f------ SP."

In 2017, Nicole Kidman told The Guardian one of her latest movies, Lion, about her relationship with an adopted son trying to find his biological mother, was a "love letter" to her adopted children who are in their 20s. It's noted that she cried throughout the interview.

A source told Woman's Day in July 2017 that Kidman regularly texts both Isabella and Connor.

Connor Cruise also said in a 2014 interview that he was close to Kidman, and Isabella reportedly became closer with Kidman after her marriage that year.

Kidman's omission of Connor and Isabella in her Emmys and Golden Globes speeches suggest it's possible their relationships have changed; however, it's also possible the three may maintain a more private relationship.

Words by Kirsten Acuna at Insider

[Photos via Getty]

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