How Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Discuss Violence with Their Kids: We Don’t Want Them Living in ‘Paranoia and Fear’


Where their children are concerned, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are an open book.

The integrate graced a red runner during Wednesday’s 2017 CMT Artists of a Year eventuality during the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalization to PEOPLE about how they residence a Las Vegas shooting in their domicile that includes daughters Faith Margaret, 6½, and Sunday Rose, 9.

“We’re a really insinuate family and we plead many things,” pronounced Kidman, 50. “We take responsibility of parenting so seriously, though we also keep an open review between a kids.”

She adds, “Sometimes we need guidance, too, though a family is formed on an huge volume of questions, love and support, and we’re perplexing to beam a 6-year-old and 9-year-girl right now into a world.”

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The “Blue Ain’t Your Color” thespian — an honoree of a dusk — touches on a fact that a change of permitting their daughters to be kids while not stealing a existence from them can be a challenge.

“There’s dark in a universe and during some indicate we wish to keep your kids from that since we wish [them] to suffer childhood and imagination and see the universe in a pleasing way, though during some indicate training how to navigate that is essential for not vouchsafing a dark tell we how to live,” says Urban, 49.

When my daughters do this……I’ve ALREADY WON!!!! – KU #ACMawards

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“And that’s what we’re all in a midst of right now: How do we not let that kind of dark change a vital so most that it’s taken all a tone out of it?” he asks. “How do we keep tone in a life, and how do we keep it intimate and open and vulnerable?”

“It’s love. It’s what we’re traffic with,” Urban explains. “How do we adore vulnerably, though strengthen yourself? It’s a genuine balance.”

Flashback – 8 years ago- “a small ray of fever in a figure of a girl” Happy 8th birthday Sunny!!!! We adore you. silent and father xxxx

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Urban assimilated associate honorees Jason AldeanLuke BryanChris Stapleton and Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley to open a CMT Artists of a Year eventuality with a tribute to a victims of a Las Vegas shooting.

“They saw some things on a news, and it influenced the nation song community in such a large way,” Kidman says of Faith and Sunday. “They knew when they saw us reeling. And they’re so connected to us, they’re like, ‘What’s wrong?’ ”

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“So we’re in it together, perplexing to raise a children in this time,” adds a Emmy winner. “How do we navigate it, how do we protect, nonetheless still give them strength and still keep them relocating brazen and focusing on what’s beautiful?”

“Not live in paranoia and fear,” agrees Urban, to that Kidman replies with a laugh, “And afterwards we go to church on Sunday.”