Nicole Kidman: My Kids Chose to Live with Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman doesn't talk too much about the teenage children she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise. But while promoting her new drama Rabbit Hole this week, Kidman, 43, admitted that her two oldest kids chose to live with their father -- and that the decision has been tough on her.

"They live with Tom, which was their choice," said Kidman of daughter Isabella, 18, and son Connor, 15. "I'd love them to live with us, but what can you do?"

Without her teenagers around, Kidman has been focusing her attention on her two-year-old daughter with husband Keith Urban, Sunday Rose.

"It took me so long to get pregnant and have a baby, so I have enormous gratitude," the actress said recently. "I have two grown children with that enormous gratitude that they are healthy and sane and together and are great, great people."

Us Magazine points out that Kidman hasn't been photographed with her older children since filming Australia in 2007. However, they're frequently snapped by paparazzi in the company of their father and stepmother Katie Holmes -- who has said that the children call her "mom" (even though Holmes is only 11 years older than Isabella!).

In Rabbit Hole, Kidman plays a mother who lost her young son in a tragic accident. But she says that she didn't need the role to make her appreciate her kids -- because all three of them make her proud every day.

"I'm not one of those people that needs to be reminded of what I have," says Kidman.

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