Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman talked movingly about her two daughters during an interview with Australian show 60 Minutes.
Asked by the interviewer if he could see pictures of her new baby, Faith, her proud mum 43, didn't hesitate: 'There's my little girls', she smiled as she scrolled through her iPhone. The picture showed Sunday Rose, two, hugging her little sister Faith who is two months old.
Nicole talked candidly about her 'struggle with fertility' after the birth of her first child before deciding to use a surrogate to carry Faith. For anyone going through the heartache of fertility problems, her words will resonate - and perhaps give hope.
'She was the most wonderful woman to do this for us', Nicole said about the surrogate. 'I get emotional talking about it because I'm so grateful to her.
The Oscar winner said that she had a 'rollercoaster ride with fertility'.
She said: 'Anyone that's been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.
'Fertility is such a big thing, and it's not something I've ever run away from talking about.'
Australian Nicole has a long history of struggling to conceive. When she was married to Tom Cruise they adopted two children Connor, 15, and Bella, 18. The couple divorced in 2001 but she suffered the double devastation of a miscarriage just before they split. She married country singer Keith Urban and they had their daughter Sunday Rose.
'We were in a place of desperately wanting another child. This opportunity arose for us, and I couldn't get pregnant', she said.
Nicole said she is now happier than ever with her two babies.
'Children are children - you'll die for your children', she said. 'And when you feel that as a parent - that's the unconditional love'.
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