Isabella Cruise covered for absentee mom Nicole Kidman

By brendon May 09, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

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Kids, especially adopted kids, are at their most confident and secure in their early teens. They’re fearless pillars of strength who embrace every setback as an exciting new challenge. That’s why it’s really no big deal that Nicole Kidman bailed on the two kids she adopted with Tom Cruise. In fact she hasn’t been photographed with her daughter Isabella, 19, or her son Conner, 17, in over 5 years.

Luckily for her, Isabella seems healthy and well-adjusted anyway, and covered for her in an Australian magazine.

‘I love mom. She’s my mom. She’s great. I see her sometimes and I speak to her.’
‘We’re a very close family. I love all of our family.’

It’s hard to really know what to think about all this because, to be honest, I’d forgotten about both of those kids.

That’s not me defending Nicole Kidman, by the way. It’s what she said today when a reporter asked her to comment on this.