Nicole Kidman contemplated retirement when she got pregnant

BANG! NEWS – The Big Little Lies star – who has adopted kids Isabella, 27, and Connor, 24, with ex-husband Tom Cruise and daughters Sunday, 11, and Faith, nine, with spouse Keith Urban – was ready to “give everything up” and focus on her family over a decade ago.

However, she’s thankful she listened to her mother’s advice not to make any rash decisions. “My mom actually said, ‘Don’t do that. Just keep a little toe in the water.”

The 52-year-old actress is happy with her decision but wishes she had “more time” so she could give her family the attention she needs while also being able to take on all the creative projects that interest her.

“I have two little girls and I have a husband who I am deeply in love with – a cool guy and a good man – and we have a very strong family unit that requires an enormous amount of time.

“So, I don’t have all the chances to go and support all the artistic endeavours I would love to do. I want my family and I want the balance.” The Bombshell star admitted her husband gives her the “balance” in her life she’s always craved.

She said, “I like to relax by meditating but what makes me feel most comfortable and secure is being with Keith. Having a partner by your side, someone you can talk with, who loves you and whom you love, balances everything.

Before I met him, I was more scared. Now I feel protected thanks to this great friend and wonderful partner I have.”

Nicole Kidman at the 7th Annual Gold Meets Golden Brunch Event in Los Angeles. PHOTO: BANG MEDIA