When it comes to their children, country singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman hold nothing back. Especially when it comes to discussing tough topics, the couple is an open book. On the red carpet at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year event, Keith and Nicole spoke to People about how they addressed the sensitive topic of the Las Vegas shooting within their household.
Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose are young, so as parents, Keith and Nicole must be sensitive when it comes to difficult discussions, such as violence. However, they seem to be doing a very good job by talking openly.
“We’re a very intimate family and we discuss many things,” Kidman, 50, shared with People. “We take the responsibility of parenting so seriously, but we also keep an open conversation between our kids.”
She added, “Sometimes we need guidance, too, but our family is based on an enormous amount of questions, love and support, and we’re trying to guide a 6-year-old and 9-year-old girl right now into the world.”
Urban acknowledges the challenges of this, though. They want to let their daughters be kids, but they also don’t want to hide the reality from them.
“There’s darkness in the world and at some point you want to keep your kids from that because you want [them] to enjoy childhood and imagination and see the world in a beautiful way, but at some point, learning how to navigate that is crucial for not letting the darkness tell you how to live,” says the “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer, 49, according to People.
He added, “It’s love. It’s what we’re dealing with. How do you love vulnerably, but protect yourself? It’s a real balance.”
Other big-name artists opened the CMT event with a tribute to the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. Urban was joined by Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line.
Urban’s daughters noticed how the devastating news impacted the community.
“They saw some things on the news, and it affected the country music community in such a massive way,” Kidman shared about Faith and Sunday. “They knew when they saw us reeling, and they’re so connected to us, they’re like, ‘What’s wrong?’ So we’re in it together, trying to raise our children in this time. How do we navigate it, how do we protect yet still give them strength and still keep them moving forward and focusing on what’s beautiful?”
Urban agrees, saying, “Not live in paranoia and fear. And then we go to church on Sunday.”
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