She’s an Emmy award-winning star in her Hollywood prime. But for Nicole Kidman, her loved ones are always the priority. The Daily Telegraph has reported that the 50-year-old is a putting a pin her busy schedule and returning home to Australia after receiving the sad news that her family friend and parish priest Father Paul Coleman has passed away. Keith Urban‘s wife is expected to be back in Australia within the next few days.
Father Paul Coleman has been a huge part of the Kidman family’s history and performed Nicole’s confirmation when she 12 years old. He was also an integral part of her 2006 nuptials to Keith. The priest passed away on Monday, Sept. 25 at age 90 and his funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church in North Sydney next week. Nicole’s career is at an all-time high. Nearly two weeks ago, she took home the Emmy for best lead actress for her role in Big Little Lies.
Despite all her success, the actress is exceptionally grounded — with her focus always returning to her loved ones. In her acceptance speech for the accolade, where she was criticized for not mentioning her two older adopted kids Bella and Connor Cruise, Nicole thanked her loved ones.
“I have a huge artistic family who supported me throughout all my ups and downs,” she said. “You have been so loyal to me throughout my whole life thank you for that. I am also a mother and a wife. I have two little girls, Sunny and Faith,” she said, referring to her children with Keith. “This is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mama didn’t put me to bed, it’s because of this. I got something!'”
This post was written by Chloe Lal. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.