"One of the hardest things is just watching them pine and yearn for their friends."

By Kimberly Truong
Nov 24, 2020 @ 8:45 am
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Parenting (or doing anything, really) hasn't been easy for anyone during the pandemic — including Nicole Kidman.

The actress opened up about the struggles she and her family have had this year in an interview with Glamour UK, revealing her children, 12-year-old Sunday Rose and 9-year-old Faith, have had a hard time with social distancing.

"Our kids — because we travel, and we won't be apart — are used to having to learn online," she said. "But the social distance has been very difficult for them. They are working through the emotions. For a 12-year-old, it’s about not being able to access friends easily. That's a whole thing which every parent will be going through."

"And, then there's a nine-year-old, who's socially forming," she continued. "One of the hardest things is just watching them pine and yearn for their friends. I pine and yearn for my friends too."

Elsewhere in the interview, Kidman discussed her relationship with husband Keith Urban, and how it saved her from loneliness.

"They say loneliness is the great killer," she said. "It causes so much pain and I've been lonely, and it is very, very, very hard. You see it in older people. You see it in young people. You see it now in this world. We can't even hug anymore. Loneliness is an epidemic. So, I am very fortunate to come home to him. My heart goes out to the people who don't have a person to go to now."