Nicole Kidman reveals her biggest regret: 'I wasn’t given that choice'

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She’s one of the biggest actresses on the planet at the moment, with her latest TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, having just dropped on Amazon Prime Video.

But 54-year-old Australian actress Nicole Kidman has proved she’s just like anybody else, opening up about one of her greatest regrets in a candid interview for Marie Claire Australia's 25th birthday special edition.

Nicole Kidman on the cover of Marie Claire Australia
Nicole Kidman has opened up to Marie Claire in their 25th birthday edition. Photo: Supplied/Marie Claire

“I wish I’d had more children, but I wasn’t given that choice.” Nicole told the publication.

Nicole adopted Connor and Isabella with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, and is a mum to Sunday Rose and Faith with her husband of 15 years, Keith Urban.

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When Marie Claire pointed out that four children is seen as a big family by many, Nicole replied: "Yeah, but I would’ve loved 10! But that’s OK; I get to mother other children. I have six nieces and nephews and I’m godmother to 12. I love mothering, I love kids and what they say: they’re quirky, funny, unfiltered. And then you get to see them grow and send them on their way.”

Nicole Kidman poses for Marie Claire Australia
Nicole said she wishes she had had more children. Photo: Supplied/Marie Claire
Nicole Kidman eating a cherry from a cake on Marie Claire Australia
Nicole adopted Connor and Isabella with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, and is a mum to Sunday Rose and Faith with her husband of 15 years, Keith Urban. Photo: Supplied/Marie Claire

In terms of her best parenting advice, Nicole said she has “learnt to bite my tongue and say, ‘This is your life, not mine.’”

This isn’t the first time Nicole has expressed these views. When she was previously asked if she'd met Keith at the right time, Nicole told Vogue: "Oh, no. I wish I could have met him much earlier and had way more children with him. But I didn’t.

"I mean, if I could have had two more children with him, that would have been just glorious," she added

Meanwhile, Isabella and Connor tend to spend a lot of time with their dad and in their church, the church of Scientology, after their parents' divorce.

Nicole Kidman with Isabella and Connor Cruise
Nicole adopted Connor and Isabella with her ex-husband Tom Cruise. Photo: Getty Images
Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's daughters Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose. Photo: instagram/@keithurban

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married for 11 years before announcing their separation in 2001.

28-year-old Bella now lives in London with her husband, Max Parker, whom she married in 2015, and has instead established herself as an artist.

26-year-old Connor is an avid fisherman and lives in Florida, 

Nicole still loves them very much. "They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions," she told Vanity Fair. "They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them."

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