Nicole Kidman at Easter Sunday Mass with niece and nephew

04/02/2008 at 07:31 AM ET

Actress Nicole Kidman, 40, attended Easter Sunday Mass at North Sydney’s Blessed Mary MacKillop’s Church in North Sydney, Australia. With Nicole is her Australia co-star Brandon Walters, her niece Lucia, 9, and nephew Hamish ‘Hamey’, 6. Lucia and Hamish are the elder two children of Nicole’s younger sister Antonia Kidman. Their dad is Angus Hawley.
 

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Source: WHO Magazine, April 7th, 2007.

Thanks to CBB reader Elizabeth for the scan.

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kim on

There is the bump..I am so excited for her..

Sanja on

Well, she looks beautiful, but this picture makes me sad. Not to see your children even on Easter:-(

Cande on

The girl is soooooo nicole! She looks very much like her!

Hea on

Why is she almost never seen with her children Izabella and Connor anymore and why is there no critique regarding her rarely seeing them? She is a mum, she has been for years and yet it seems now that people think she’s going to be a first time mother. Unless I am totally mistaking, I heard her kids stopped calling her mom. Alarming to me but I wonder how Nicole feels about it.
Good to see she looks healthy.

C on

She looks beautiful!

I will never understand why she would let her children become Scientologist. Doesn’t that go against everything that she believes in? If she were going to let them decide whether they wanted to follow her religion or Tom’s, she should have taught them both.

Allie on

Where are Nicole’s other kids? You know, the ones she has but are never seen with her. It is so sad that she and Keith are off doing their own thing starting their own family, Tom and Katie are doing the same, and their 2 poor kids are probably being raised by nannies somewhere.

Jade on

My thoughts exactly Cande ! Lucia looks like a Nicole mini me! Hamish looks a lot like her too. Can’t wait to see if the baby will look a lot like her too. I’m so exited by her pregnancy.

tink1217 on

I love Nicole’s style. So classic, almost Victorian. Romantic and beautiful. You don’t see that much anymore with maternity styles. I think its nice without looking frumpy!! I am so excited for the Kidman/Urban baby to arrive!!!

boy123 on

I’m confused!! So who is Hamish among the two boys. Hamish sounds more like a south asian name and there is only one dark skinned boy in the pic. I’m not sure but looks like Antonia must have adopted Hamish. Correct me if i’m wrong.

Sarah’s note: No, Hamish is her biological child. Brandon is the Aboriginal boy.

Jen on

I can’t help but think of Isabella & Connor. I would love to see Nicole with them.

claudiazz on

I don’t think the kids look like Nicole. Both have dark brown eyes and Nicole’s are light.

Elle on

I love Nicole and I am happy for her, but I don’t understand why she is never with her (existing) children. I know no one really knows what went on with her and Tom (I’ve read all sorts of rumour indicating that she has been “forbidden” to see hem), but she seems like such a loving person and I can’t understand why she would give them up like this? She is so rarely seen with them. Does anyone share my confusion?

hiladies on

I think she looks wonderful. I wish she would be with her other children more as well. They need her I think!

lolasmum on

boy123, Hamish is actually a very traditional Scottish name. It is in keeping with his father’s name “Angus”, also a very traditional Scottish name.🙂

Nicole looks beautiful!

Louise on

Looks like a girl’s bump… We’ll see!

I dislike how artificial her face looks since a while, though. Why are all these beautiful women so afraid of aging beautifully? I’m sure she could age gracefully! I regret that she doesn’t give her body the chance to show that…

Tea on

Why is she never with her own children- Isabella and Connor?

Asiram on

Is it safe to bleach your hair to that extreme during pregnancy??

emmalee on

“The girl is soooooo nicole! She looks very much like her!”

Actually she looks very much like her mother Antonia.

Nicole looks good.

emmalee on

“I’m confused!! So who is Hamish among the two boys. Hamish sounds more like a south asian name and there is only one dark skinned boy in the pic. I’m not sure but looks like Antonia must have adopted Hamish. Correct me if i’m wrong.” Brandon is a young Australian Aborigine actor who is one of Nicole’s costars in “Australia” also starring Hugh Jackman. It’s nice that Nicole has taken him under her wing.

emmalee on

“Is it safe to bleach your hair to that extreme during pregnancy??”

I wonder if that may be her natural hair color. My brother had red hair like Nicole used to, but by the time he was 40, it was like the color had drained from it. I wonder if rather than bleaching it, she’d previously been dyeing it red.

Amy on

I dislike it when women wear bows in their hair, especially someone with such style. She’s not a little girl anymore!

Amy

Paula on

Why wasn’t Nicole with her own children on Easter? Are her children being raised as Scientologists and if so, do they not celebrate Easter?

Sea on

Hamish is Antonia’s natural/birth child… He is NOT adopted.

Michelle on

yes it is safe to bleach your hair in pregnancy. Especially after the first trimester.

Sanja on

Elle – I agree, this whole situation with her kids seems off to me.
I mean she hasn’t been filming since she announced her pregnancy (few months now) and all that time she has been in Australia. She only spent 2/3 weeks in LA when she presented the Oscars and there was not a one picture of her and her other children, which I find unusual, to say the lest, for a woman who has had the paparazzi after her 24/7 lately (I mean, we even got a pic of her belly, which very rarely happens with actresses of her calibre ). Makes me think that there is some truth in those ‘forbidden’ to see them rumours.

As for the fact that people are not commenting on it, I have to say that I feel very angry and insulted as a person from a bio/adopted family, at the double standard here, since it seems that people don’t find it wrong because Connor & Isabella are not biologically hers. I assure you adopted children feel equally abandoned and neglected as bio children (maybe more so since they were abandoned before by their bio parents).

MB on

For all this talk on her other children, just look back at past posts! Nicole is living in Australia right now. She and Keith are reportedly looking to buy a place in LA to be closer to Connor and Isabella. When Nicole and Tom divorced, Nicole has said that the kids chose to live with their dad b/c they liked LA, and she honored that choice. She is a working woman and has to travel for her jobs. If you notice, we haven’t seen a ton of pics with C. or I. out with their dad, either. That’s because the kids have wanted to stay out of the limelight some.

Hea: if you look back in posts awhile, CBB did mention that quote about the kids not calling Nicole mom, and how it was taken out of context. Her kids still think of her as her mother and call her mom, they just also call Katie mom. Not terribly unusual for kids with step-parents. Nicole was making a joke and the press took it out of context. The press only presents the side of people they think you want to see, so take things with a grain of salt.

I wish people would just give Nicole a break!!!!!!

cindy on

Emmalee-
I can tell you the name Hamish is very very Scottish name,not Asian. Brandon is the Aboriginal boy she is holding hands with, and Hamish is up front in the right lower corner of the pic. Hope that clears any confusion.

SJ on

I think the media have made a huge fuss of Nicola not being with her children much. Isabella and Connor are not the Branjie Kids. They are not constantly photographed and have been allowed to be private most of the time. We don’t know their everyday movements when they go outside therefore we have no right to judge the situation.

Anna on

Cindy, it was boy123 who asked the question. The moderator and emmalee both answered it.🙂

I LOVE Nicole’s dress!

Tither on

Elle – I agree, this whole situation with her kids seems off to me.
I mean she hasn’t been filming since she announced her pregnancy (few months now) and all that time she has been in Australia. She only spent 2/3 weeks in LA when she presented the Oscars and there was not a one picture of her and her other children, which I find unusual, to say the lest, for a woman who has had the paparazzi after her 24/7 lately (I mean, we even got a pic of her belly, which very rarely happens with actresses of her calibre ). Makes me think that there is some truth in those ‘forbidden’ to see them rumours.

As for the fact that people are not commenting on it, I have to say that I feel very angry and insulted as a person from a bio/adopted family, at the double standard here, since it seems that people don’t find it wrong because Connor & Isabella are not biologically hers. I assure you adopted children feel equally abandoned and neglected as bio children (maybe more so since they were abandoned before by their bio parents).

Posted by: Sanja at Apr 2, 2008 1:24:19 PM
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I agree with your post. I think adopted kids will always feel left out because. They were “adopted” they probably feel unloved. I find her relationship with Tom and the kids to be very strange.

Heather on

I do think its odd that Nicole does not spend much time with her own children (that we know of). Even if she’s respecting her children’s choice to live with Tom, she could be in LA more often but instead she has homes in Australia and Tennessee. I see her with her sisters kids more! I’m not trying to criticize her though because I think she’s a lovely woman but I think there’s something strange going on there. But hopefully her kids are happy regardless of how much they see there mom.

Vlada on

Wow, too bad about what she’s done to her face.

I don’t buy any of the rumors that she’s forbidden to see her 2 older kids. Like a lot of celebs, she gets seen when she wants to be and I think the kids don’t want to be constantly in the public eye.

terri on

I think the story was that Connor and Isabella don’t call her mom, they call her mum. And people just ran with the not calling her mom story. I never see Katie and Tom with them either, just Suri. Maybe they prefer to hang out with their friends instead of their parents.

Anyway, Nicole looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see her little one.

Lilybett on

The dress she’s wearing is recycled from another event. The front cover of the mag this pic came from has a comparison picture and a “same dress, new baby body!” caption. I think she looks better now!

On the other issues, I don’t think an absence of photos of her and her children necessarily equates to “never seeing” or not speaking to them on the phone everyday. It’s a big assumption to think ALL of her and their life is played out in the media.

Keith is currently touring Australia and she is travelling with him and visiting family. This may be the only time she gets to spend with them until the baby is born. Do we know if they’ll be settling to have the baby in Tennessee or Sydney?

Carly on

It has been reported heavily in Aus that Nicole and Keith are coming back to Australia to have the baby in Sydney which is where all of Nicole’s family lives.

trinh on

I love Nicole, always have. And I know we don’t know the truth, but it has also really bothered me. She never seems to be with her kids. It’s like the kids and her decided that she was going to play a different type of mother, play a different role for them. They are still young; even if they talk daily, it’s not the same. Yes, they chose LA. Why isn’t she always there?! I couldn’t imagine not being with my kids.

Di on

I am happy that Nicole Kidman is going to realize the dream of having a baby but I am saddened that it appears that she has a very long distance relationship with her two oldest children.

No one knows what kind of custody relationship she has Tom but it appears that the kids spend most of if not all of their time with in LA even if Tom is not in LA than with their mother. If Nicole was out and about with her kids we would see photos of them together because after all we see photos of her and Keith and photos with her sister and nieces/nephews. Now would be the perfect time to spend time with Isabella and Connor becaus she is not working but instead she is a continent and an ocean way.

In a magazine interview, Nicole said that she and Keith were thinking about buying a home in LA so she and Tom could “share more” custody but Nicole has not bought a home in LA becaus she is instead building a life with Keith somewhere else. I heard Keith say that he and Nicole plan to raise their child in Austrailia and Nashville; LA was not mentioned. But you know, if Nicole is content with the arrangment, more power to her.

Ana on

Gosh those kids look so much like Antonia!

Nicoles kids are probably with Tom, i don’t see a problem with that (even though i can’t stand Tom lol) , they would either be with her or Tom so whats the big deal?

Im sure Nicole spends alot of time with her kids, she just doesn’t get photographed as much, actually i haven’t seen Tom with them lately wither, does that mean no-one has them? lol.

Plus she is in Australia at the moment.

LALA on

WOW, I did not know that there were so many PERFECT MOTHER’S on this blog. In addition, I did not know that there are a ton of CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST’S as well.

I find it so sad that you all are bashing Nicole. Do any of you know her personally? I thought so. If her children are not complaining or Tom; what gives you all the right to complain.

Sometimes, I really hate reading the comments because they are so negative. If you have so much time on your hands to write comments on a baby blog; why don’t you donate your time to Youth Programs.

brooke on

I don’t like the fact she is rarely seen with her 2 children, it will most likely be worse when she has her bio child. She has always seemed a bit cold to me, and you see her more with her nieces and nephews than her own children. Say what you want about tom, but for the most part he seems like an attentive dad.

Jodi on

I’m surprised how judgmental people can be over one picture. Surely we don’t know everything about her life or the life of her children based off of what we see.

Why can’t we all just be happy for each other? Does it make you feel good to talk harshly about “celebrities?” They are people to, despite what today’s society would like you to believe.

Carol on

I think it’s nobody’s business but Nicole and Tom’s and unless everybody posting has been with her 24/7 they have no idea how much time she spends with her children. Nicole looks glowing and happy.

Hea on

Funny, I always thought there was a big difference between asking a question or two and judging completely.

For starters I am not a mother. I am however a teacher and I have studied tons of child psychology.

Chana on

Interesting…men have been living far from their children for years, yet when Nicole is the subject, she is criticized. She has addressed her relationship with her kids before. I’m sure to two teenagers, LA is a much more exciting place to live than Australia.

She looks lovely and it’s nice to see her with her niece and nephew.

Lauren on

“Funny, I always thought there was a big difference between asking a question or two and judging completely.”

There is, and it never fails to astonish me how many readers here seem completely unable to comprehend such a simple concept. The way some readers literally freak out at the slightest comment is almost frightening. Makes you wonder if everyone has to walk on eggshells around them in their everyday lives.

“Sometimes, I really hate reading the comments because they are so negative.”

And aren’t you a bastion of sunshine. Way to change things for the positive, LALA.

Anyway, I agree that Lucia definitely resembles Nicole, but she REALLY resembles her mom, Antonia (who also looks a lot like Nicole). And I think it’s great how Nicole took Brandon along and has bonded with him. I can’t wait to see her baby.

CelebBabyLover on

Hea- You may have studied child physcology, but you didn’t study the physcology of Nicole’s kids. You have no idea how they feel about things, and you don’t know what’s best for them. I don’t know those things either. In fact, the only ones who do know are Nicole, Tom, and Connor and Bella themselves (and most likely Keith and Katie as well).

That said, I want to point out that Connor and Bella aren’t the only celeb children we hardly ever see with one of their parents. For example, Terri Hatcher’s daughter Emerson is seen quite often with Terri, but she is hardly ever seen with her dad. Does that mean her dad doesn’t love her or spend time with her? Of course not (in fact, I’m pretty sure Terri has confirmed that Emerson does indeed see her dad)! In his case, he’s simply not the paparazzi target that Terri is. Yet there is no uproar about why Emerson is hardly ever seen with her dad.

Lily Sheen is seen quite often with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend/fiancee/husband (I forget which he is, but I think it’s the latter of the three), but not all that often with her father (although there were some pictures of her with her father yesterday).

Same with Lourdes Leon. We don’t see her with Carlos nearly as much as we see her with Madonna (someone please correct me if I’m wrong). As I mentioned earlier, we rarely see Lily-Rose and Jack Depp with EITHER of their parents.

We also rarely see Sean and Jayden Federline with Kevin…and he currently has full custody of them (there have been plenty of pictures of them lately, but they’ve mostly been with either Britney and/or her parents or a nanny)!

The fact of the matter is, some celebrities are very private (like Johnny and Vanessa, and, I think, Lourdes’ father Carlos), and others simply aren’t paparazzi targets (like Emerson’s dad). Still others may only see their kids occasionally and not want that time with their kids to be interuppted by the paps (this may very well be the case with Nicole).

My point is, Nicole is not the first celeb to be seen often without her children, nor will she be the last. Actually, as private as Nicole is, I’m guessing we won’t be seeing too much of her new baby, either.

Laura on

Nicole’s kids HAVE been in Australia over the past year, but they’re rarely photographed here. I remember seeing pictures in the papers last year when she was filming Australia.

I think Nicole is much more private that Tom and trys to not be in the spot light, and as such isn’t seen with her children as much.

Lucia looks SO much like her mother it’s scary!!

Aura on

Lovely picture of Nicole. She looks beautiful, and it’s lovely to see her with her sister’s kids (as well as a young co-star).

Sheri on

It’s nice to see her tummy finally beginning to pop🙂 But I agree with some of the other gals here that she is looking more and more “severe” as she ages. She had much softer features 10-15 years back. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but I wonder if all the Botox is catching up with her. And little Lucia looks just like her mother – Antonia. I’ve seen Nicole and Antonia together and Nicole looks exactly like her mom and Antonia looks like their dad. Anyway, glad to see her at church on Easter Sunday.

jil on

Nicole doesn’t have her kids because she promised that they would be raised Scientologists. The last place a Scientologist would be is in a church for Easter Mass. When she went back to the Catholic religion I’m sure Tom kicked her out and said “forget it ” with the kids.

stephanie on

I actually remember seeing pictures of Nicole taking the kids to church for mass after the divorce. Scientologists celebrities have a Christmas benefit every year, why does everything has to be blamed on it when someone thinks something’s off? The kids live in LA, after all.

Judyb on

Hea, I don’t think insinuations of ignoring her children are simple comments. People are attacking her ability to be a good mother. IMO,it must be extremely difficult to work out a custody arrangement where the parents live a great distance from each other. I think it is extremely unfair to judge Nicole.

I wonder why some people think that there has to be controversy on every thread.

Jil on

Nicole has always said has she desperately wanted children. She pledged to Tom that they would be raised Scientologists. I’m sure that she would want them to live with her, what mother wouldn’t want that? As far as Scientologists celebrating Christmas, No way! they call it a Christmas STORY… Nicoles new baby will be raised in the church.

Hea on

CelebBabyLover – You are absolutely right, I do not know her kids. Neither do you, I presume? What I do know is the general part of psychology and how kids generally react when, in lack of a better word, are abandoned by a parent. No, wait, wrong choice of words… when they have a not present parent.

The difference between Teri’s daughter and Nicoles kids is that Teris daughter does not have a very known father, as you say. Nicole’s kids have two of the worlds most targeted celebrities for parents. They are always in the gossip papers and on these sites. It would not be surprising if their kids were snapped out and about with either of their parents. I have seen them with Tom and Katie but it’s been ages since I saw them with Nicole, hence my question why she’s rarely seen with them.

I am not judging anybody. I am not calling anybody an unfit parent. I was merely asking out loud.

Judyb – I guess I am not as sensitive as you seem to be. I was not trying to be mean. Like I said, *I* was merely asking a couple of questions. Like all things in life, it cannot always be positive.

CelebBabyLover on

Hea- I see your point, but as another commentor pointed out, Nicole seems to be much more private than Tom and Katie are. In fact, BOTH Keith and Nicole seem to be very private people. Obviously they cannot always avoid the paparazzi, but it seems that, when Nicole has the kids, she tries to be as private as she possibly can. When she is not with them, she probably feels like she doesn’t need to be as private.

She may very well feel the way Johnny Depp does, that she signed up for the “celebrity lifestyle”, but her kids didn’t. Basically, I think Nicole is someone who is seen when she wants to (or at least is reasonable comfortable with) be seen.

Oh, and I want to point out that I’m pretty sure I read that Connor and Bella spent Christmas with Nicole. It could be that Tom and Nicole alternate Holidays with the kids. Also, I think what the posters who said that Scientologists do celebrate Christmas were trying to say is that they do indeed celebrate it…In their own way (and BTW, “Christmas Story” is just the name of the Christmas event that many of them are seen attending).

I also must ask, why is Tom always blamed for everything (e.g. “He probably told Nicole ‘forget it’ with the kids”)? Yes, the guy has done some pretty crazy stuff, but that doesn’t mean that he’s heartless or a bad person! In fact, I have read (and I’m pretty sure this was in People magazine, which is usually very accuarte) that Tom and Nicole are actually on fairly friendly terms. Obviously not the friendly terms that, say, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are on, but still friendly terms.

I also want to point out that if Tom really DID want to bar Nicole from seeing the kids, he would have to go to court in order to be allowed to do so (and, to my knowledge, a court is not going to deny a mother access to her children unless it is not safe for the children to be with their mother). If he barred her from seeing the children without going to court first, he’d be breaking the law.

sarah on

Ok, that is definately not brandon walter.

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