In an embarrassing move, Nicole Kidman completely forgot to mention her kids after accepting an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for the hit HBO series, Big Little Lies. The actress gave a shout out to her daughters with Keith Urban but failed to acknowledge her oldest children, Isabella and Connor, whom she shares with Tom Cruise.
The actress mentioned her two daughters, Sunday Rose and Margaret, during her acceptance speech and even talked aboutso they could cherish it for years to come. When Kidman failed to acknowledge her kids with Cruise, however, fans roasted her on Twitter.
Kidman has faced criticism about her children in the past. In 2007, she admitted that Isabella and Connor call her by her first name. A few years later Kidman revealed that the two had decided to move in with Cruise, with whom she had divorced back in 2001.
That said, a lot of people have speculated that Cruise’s ties to the Church of Scientology is why the kids turned against Kidman.
In fact, some fans tweeted that the religious differences probably influenced Nicole Kidman’s acceptance speech. Some even questioned if the church is the driving force between Kidman and the two children, especially since she is no longer a member. Scientologists refer to Kidman as a “suppressive person,” orin the teachings of the church.
A former Scientologist, Leah Remini, recalled an incident she witnessed Isabella and Connor calling Kidman a suppressive person. The conversation happened after Cruise wed Katie Holmes in 2006.
Remini asked the kids if they had visited their mom lately, to which Bella answered, “Not if I have a choice. Our mother is a f***ing SP.”
Meanwhile, Kidman also made news after briefly locking lips with her Big Little Lies co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, who won an award for Best Supporting Actor.
The congratulatory kiss happened right in front of Kidman’s husband, and the internet went crazy about the smooch.
Nicole Kidman has not commented on the reason why she excluded her other two children from her acceptance speech. Urban also hasn’t commented on his wife’s surprising kiss.