Nicole Kidman opens up about the 'massive grief' of suffering a miscarriage

And it's very powerful.

And it's very powerful.

Nicole Kidman is one of the most talked about women in Hollywood, but her high profile status has never put her off addressing important issues, and starting conversations.

This month, the mother of four opened up about her past struggles to conceive, recalling the pain she went through in a recent interview with Tatler.

Nicole, who is now married to Keith Urban, suffered an ectopic pregnancy during her previous marriage to Tom Cruise, suffering a miscarriage at 23 years old.

'There’s a huge, aching yearning,’ she explained. ‘And the loss! The loss of a miscarriage is not talked about enough. That’s a massive grief to women.’


Nicole and Tom went on to adopt two children, Bella and Connor, now 25 and 22. Nicole then went on have another two children with her now husband Keith Urban, Sunday and Faith, with the latter born via surrogacy.

While shedding a light on her struggles to conceive would have been painful, it’s in Nicole’s character to speak out about under-discussed issues, with this not being the first time that the 50-year-old actress has used her status to open important conversations.

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Most recently, Nicole has focused on raising awareness for domestic abuse, currently filming for the second series of Big Little Lies, where her character Celeste has been stuck in an abusive marriage.

‘We shone a light on domestic abuse,’ she explained to the crowd as she dedicated her best actress Emmy to domestic abuse survivors, following her win for Big Little Lies.

‘It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy and by you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more so thank you, thank you, I bow down to you.’

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Jenny Proudfoot
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