Nicole Kidman was noticeably absent from Monday’s luncheon honoring the Oscar nominees.
After suffering a health setback, the Australian actress won her sixth overall Academy Award nomination for her work in Being The Ricardos, but she was unable to attend the celebratory event at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel.
Nicole, 54, is healing from a torn hamstring at home in Nashville and is relaxing and taking it easy on the advice of her doctor.
According to Variety, Nicole’s injuries flared up last week while she was filming Amazon Prime’s upcoming Expats.
The Academy Awards will be placed on March 28th. Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers), and Spencer’s Kristen Stewart are among the candidates for their portrayals of Lucille Ball in Meet the Ricardos.
Nicole’s pleased husband, Keith Urban, will be there to support her on the night. The couple, who have two kids, 13-year-old Sunday Rose and 11-year-old Faith Margaret, will mark their 16th wedding anniversary in June.
Nicole Cruise is the mother of two children from her marriage to Tom Cruise. Bella, 29, and Connor, 27, were adopted by the couple during their marriage, which lasted from 1990 until 2001.
When it comes to her Scientologist children, the star is extremely private, but she does occasionally open up about their relationship. While there has been a rumor throughout the years that Bella and Connor don’t speak to Nicole because of their membership in their famous father’s church, Nicole has denied this.
“Motherhood is about the journey,” she told The Sun in 2019. “There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love.
“They have made choices to be Scientologists. It’s our job as a parent to always offer unconditional love.”