In an interview set to air tomorrow night, Nicole Kidman talks to Australia’s 60 Minutes about witnessing the birth of her new daughter Faith Margaret, an experience she calls “deeply emotional, moving.”
“Having given birth and then being there to see my child born in that way, I felt so much love for our surrogate, gestational carrier,” says Nicole, who is married to singer Keith Urban.
The Rabbit Hole actress also explains why she uses the term “gestational carrier” as opposed to “surrogate” – something she was criticized for in the days following the announcement of baby Faith’s birth.
“We were trying to be accurate,” she shares. “The term ‘gestational carrier’ is used if it’s your biological child and if it isn’t, then you use ‘surrogate.’ I mean, who knows what it is. But she’s the most wonderful woman to do this for us.”
Opening up about her “roller-coaster ride with fertility,” Nicole reveals, “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss you go through. Struggling with fertility is such a big thing and it’s not something that I would run away from talking about.”
In a particularly emotional moment in the interview, the Oscar-winner expresses her gratitude that after such a long journey her daughter is finally here. “We were in a place of desperately wanting another child and I couldn’t get pregnant,” she says tearfully. “I get emotional just talking about it, because I’m so grateful.”
Nicole and Keith are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Sunday Rose, and she has kids Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15, from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise.