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    Nicole Kidman

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295647,00.html

    Does anyone besides me think its darn odd that Nicole said this...

    "Even though she remains a devout Catholic, Kidman said the two kids she adopted with Cruise — Bella, 14, and Connor, 12 — are being raised Scientologists.
    They have joint custody, but Kidman admitted Bella and Connor prefer Los Angeles and being close to Dad."



    Its like she adopted them for him not to be a mom????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295647,00.html

    Does anyone besides me think its darn odd that Nicole said this...

    "Even though she remains a devout Catholic, Kidman said the two kids she adopted with Cruise — Bella, 14, and Connor, 12 — are being raised Scientologists.
    They have joint custody, but Kidman admitted Bella and Connor prefer Los Angeles and being close to Dad."



    Its like she adopted them for him not to be a mom????
    What do you find odd about it, Amraann? I know some couples that have different spiritual paths and the kids are raised in one but not the other.

    I also didn't understand you last question about adopting for him not to be a Mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    What do you find odd about it, Amraann? I know some couples that have different spiritual paths and the kids are raised in one but not the other.

    I also didn't understand you last question about adopting for him not to be a Mom.

    I was not necessarily referring to the religious choice but more the fact that the children prefer to be close to him??

    If that is the case then why would she live half way around the world?
    It seems she does not spend much time with her children and its a sad commentary as far as her mothering goes.

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    I agree. I think Nicole was able to avoid the Scientology influence which probably led to her divorce. I think it's admirable she allowed her children to live in L.A. (their preference) but I wonder if she really had much of a choice.

    There's also this:
    "A secret ill-fated engagement, a traumatic miscarriage, a brand spankin' new rehab-bound husband—on and off screen, Nicole Kidman knows from drama.
    The typically reticent, at least in matters of privacy, actress has opened up to Vanity Fair on the turns in her life that have both dominated the headlines and miraculously managed to keep out of them—until now.
    The 40-year-old actress, who has two adopted children with ex-hubby Tom Cruise and who has made no secret of her desire to have more with new hubby Keith Urban, revealed in the magazine's October issue that she suffered not one but two miscarriages during her relationship with Cruise and that her early loss paved the way for the adoption of her two children, Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12."

    Link: http://www.eonline.com/news/article/...c-759afa27ad8d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I was not necessarily referring to the religious choice but more the fact that the children prefer to be close to him??

    If that is the case then why would she live half way around the world?
    It seems she does not spend much time with her children and its a sad commentary as far as her mothering goes.
    She lives in Nashville and has a home in Sydney. I think she spends as much time with them as she can but doesn't do it as publicly as tomcat.
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    I find the Scientology bit odd as well..

    Why would she agree to letting her children be raised like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I find the Scientology bit odd as well..

    Why would she agree to letting her children be raised like that?
    That is THE question. I could never allow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I find the Scientology bit odd as well..

    Why would she agree to letting her children be raised like that?
    --agree Amraann--I don't get that either but perhaps she gave in to Cruise instead of arguing with him about it all the time--But I wonder if these kids were not adopted,would she feel the same way about letting them be raised by a cult? The situation could be much different if these 2 kids were her own flesh and blood

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    Part of me also thinks that having them around her druggy husband is not a great parenting move either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hamilton View Post
    --agree Amraann--I don't get that either but perhaps she gave in to Cruise instead of arguing with him about it all the time--But I wonder if these kids were not adopted,would she feel the same way about letting them be raised by a cult? The situation could be much different if these 2 kids were her own flesh and blood
    Nicole seems like a nonconfrontation person; and Tom seems confrontational. The kids go to school and have friends and ties in their community with Tom. Nicole has basically moved to Australia, hasn't she? The kids are teens and probably want to spend more time in familiar surroundings with their friends. Plus, they are involved in sports. So, I understand why the kids are saying what they say.

    Now, for being raised Scientologists...That part scares me too death.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hamilton View Post
    --agree Amraann--I don't get that either but perhaps she gave in to Cruise instead of arguing with him about it all the time--But I wonder if these kids were not adopted,would she feel the same way about letting them be raised by a cult? The situation could be much different if these 2 kids were her own flesh and blood
    Wow - the ignorance of this post astounds me. Parents of adopted children love their children as much as if they came from their own flesh, and I am amazed that anyone would think otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I was not necessarily referring to the religious choice but more the fact that the children prefer to be close to him??

    If that is the case then why would she live half way around the world?
    It seems she does not spend much time with her children and its a sad commentary as far as her mothering goes.
    Ah, I see what you're saying. I thought she was very honest in the article - which was surprising because she is usally fairly close-lipped.

    I've always thought she was an excellent and secure mother. If she is secure in her role as their mother, it shouldn't bother her to admit that right now the kids prefer to spend more time with their Dad. In divorced families, as kids grow up, they often go back and forth about which parent they want to be with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanandjim View Post
    .... The kids go to school and have friends and ties in their community with Tom. Nicole has basically moved to Australia, hasn't she? The kids are teens and probably want to spend more time in familiar surroundings with their friends. Plus, they are involved in sports. So, I understand why the kids are saying what they say......
    I agree and I think it's cool that Nicole can say this out loud and be comfortable with it. I have always felt like she and Tom do a good job of co-parenting. They seem to be friends and I think that's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    Part of me also thinks that having them around her druggy husband is not a great parenting move either.
    Her husband is a recovering drug addict. So is my husband. Is it not a great parenting move for my husband to be around my kids?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I find the Scientology bit odd as well..

    Why would she agree to letting her children be raised like that?
    I'm not a Scientologist, but I don't find it scarier than any other type of organized religion/spritual path. Obviously Nicole's not afraid of it or I doubt she'd let her chldren be raised in it.
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