Nicole Kidman fears dying before children grow up

20 December 2016

Actress Nicole Kidman broke down in tears on U.S. TV as she expressed her fears of dying before her young daughters are fully grown up.

The Hours star, 49, shares eight-year-old Sunday Rose and five-year-old Faith with her country singer husband Keith Urban, and Nicole admits becoming a new mum later in life has made her think about her mortality.

"I'm an older mother, so you know," she expressed on CBS' Sunday Morning show. "I would just like to be here long enough to... see my children grow up and thriving."

Fighting back tears, she continued, "That's all I ask, and that my husband and I are with each other. Simple. Simple requests."

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However, Nicole, who also has two older, adopted children from her marriage to Tom Cruise, knows there is little she can do to change what her fate may hold.

"But hey, what will be, will be," she sighed.

Discussing motherhood wasn't the only emotional point in the interview. She also publicly thanked her husband Keith for helping her cope with her father's sudden death following a fall in 2014, when the singer dropped everything to rush to her side.

"I knew at some point that (the death of a parent) was going to come," she said. "But boy, when it comes... it lays you out. It laid me out. I was like, 'I don't even know how to get up from this'."

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Kidman revealed she called Urban "screaming and crying" when she got the news about her dad's death.

"He was about to go onstage, and he walked offstage and he got on a plane," she recalled. "He had just gotten there. He flew six hours, and he was right back there. And he literally picked me up and carried me through the next two weeks. And that, to me, that's a marriage, and that's love. And I'm so grateful to have that."

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The actress also credited their kids for helping to pull her through, adding, "(I had) my children going, 'It's going to be all right, Momma'."

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