During a recent appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman credits husband, country crooner Keith Urban, and their two daughters – Sunday, 8, and Faith, nearly 6 – for supporting her after the Sept. 2014 death of her father Dr. Antony Kidman.
“When my father passed away, I literally was down saying, ‘Please, give me the strength just to be able to wake up tomorrow.’ Because I was shattered beyond belief at that,” she shared. “I didn’t even know how to get up from this.”
The Lion actress, 49, leaned on her famous husband and their two daughters during that dark time.
“I had a husband that came right back,” she said. “I called him screaming and crying. And he was about to go on stage. And he walked off stage and he got on a plane — he had just gotten there. He flew six hours and he was right back there. And he literally picked me up and pretty much carried me through the next two weeks. And I also had, you know, my children going, ‘It’s gonna be all right, Momma.’”
She added: “It’s interesting the way children view things, ‘cause they’re like, ‘You still got your mommy.’”
The Cold Mountain actress went on to talk about raising their girls in Nashville, Tenn.
“My little girls are Southern girls — they say ‘y’all,’” she shared.
“Forest Sage’s Birth Story Vlog is up now on @yourzenmama (without the tech issues!) I also share my 1 Week PostPartum Vlog and discuss thoughts on my very unexpected but welcomed birth story, my week with Forest and the reasons why I won’t be discussing post baby weight loss! LINK IN BIO (sorry for the missing vids earlier!),” the Hacksaw Ridge star, 30, captioned the image cuddling her newborn.
On her blog, the actress talked about the joys raising her sons, including 2-year-old son Bodhi.
“I just have had the happiest week of my entire life. I waited for the hormonal dip and to start feeling low but I’ve been on such a post birth high,” she wrote. “I think it’s a combination of things. Firstly my birth was one I feel really happy about, it was healing and lovely and truly my dream birth experience. My husband also isn’t working so I have his amazing and incredibly hands on support, then just being here in Adelaide with no real commitments accept for getting ready for Christmas means it’s been very relaxing! My mum lives on our property here too so she has been helping do washing and snuggling with baby while I take a nap every second day or so. Lastly, I just have really used this week to meditate on how lucky I am to have healthy children. It makes me overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude. I read a journal entry I wrote earlier in the year expressing my fear of not being able to have another child and then that next month we conceived, it really put things in to perspective. So it’s been a very reflective and thoughtful week for me.”
The Warm Bodies actress and her actor-director husband Mark Webber, 36, welcomed their second child on Dec. 12, she announced on social media.
“Our sweet littlest love is here. Forest Sage Palmer was born yesterday in Adelaide on 12/12 at 12:18pm weighing 8lb 4oz and 20 inches long! Our hearts are so full and blessed, he is perfect!” she captioned the first family photo.
The proud mama went on to gush about her elder son’s adjustment to big brotherhood.
“Also BODHI oh wow I’m completely blown away by his love for his brother. I have video after video of him holding Forest (he asks every ten minutes and no one else can touch Forest when he is holding him!) Bodhi sings whispered songs to him that he makes up “youuuure my broooother and I won’t let aaanything happen to youuuu” he pats his face and kisses him and says “don’t worry I’m here” calls Forest “my baby, my sweet baby don’t cry”. I cried last night at how thankful I am that he has transitioned so beautifully. I also cried that Bodhi seems so big now and that he is such a brave, courageous and beautiful little man to set aside any confused or sad feelings about not having Mama/Dada to himself and instead has just led with excitement, curiosity, love and protection of Forest. I never thought it was possible to love him any more than I do but my heart has grown even deeper and it’s met with such an admiration for Bodhi.”
An emotional Rob Kardashian posted a photo of daughter Dream, 5 weeks, along with an apology to fiancée Blac Chyna.
“I am going to get better for you Dream. You are my life and gave me a new start on being a better me. Love you,” the troubled reality star, 29, Instagrammed the image of his newborn in the sink.
He also posted a photo with Chyna and a public apology.
“This weekend I was in an emotional bad place and did some things that embarrassed myself and my family. I apologize and I’m seeking help to deal with my flaws/issues. Please pray for me and I’m sorry @blacchyna. You are a great mother to our child and I love you,” he wrote.
These social media posts come after Chyna’s Instagram was allegedly hacked Saturday. Reportedly, her account revealed text messages sent between her, her lawyer, Jaden Smith and rapper Young Thug where Chyna called Rob “lazy,” “fat” and “insecure.” As well, she allegedly threatened to leave him. After reading these texts, Rob took to social media to call out Chyna for emptying their house and taking Dream away from him.
“Chyna knew exactly what she was doing to get me. I can’t believe she did this to me,” Rob wrote on Instagram, captioning a clip of one of his Snapchat videos. “And this isn’t for some ratings this is my real life so please understand I’m just being open right now. Cuz if it was for ratings I wouldn’t explain all this here. And with Chyna’s messages and her leaving with everything and the baby I am broken.”
In celebration of her 38th birthday, Katie Holmes shared sweet selfies with her 10-year-old daughter Suri.
“Birthday vibes!” the Dawson’s Creek alum captioned one shot, adding in another, “Birthday vibes continued. So grateful today.”
The single mom recently dished on the joys of motherhood.
“I try to make our world very much an environment that’s just all about being a kid without too much of Hollywood coming into that,” she told The New York Times. “And I just enjoy it. Honestly I think that there are so many books and opinions about how to be a great mom, and you have good days and bad days, and sometimes you do great and sometimes you could have done better. But I have to say I’m really enjoying having a 10-year-old. She’s a remarkable person.”