The 51-year-old headed to the social media platform on Tuesday, March, 12, to share a photo of her and her mom, Janelle Ann, smiling beside her in honor of her 79th birthday. Another pic included shows her mother years ago. “Happy Birthday Mumma — you are SO SO LOVED!!” the caption began. “P.S. I love this photo from her nursing days at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney.” Take a look at the sweet photo below!
The actress’ fans of course loved the great post, rushing to respond in the comments. “Your mum is so beautiful, happy birthday to her,” one person commented, while another added, “You and your mum look so much alike!! Beautiful caring women!” One user chimed in with, “You are both PRECIOUS!!!”
Janelle is currently a nursing instructor and was a member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby. Her husband, Antony, and Nicole’s father, was a biochemist and a clinical psychologist. He passed away in 2014 after suffering a heart attack. At the time, the Moulin Rouge! star wanted her mom to move in with her and her husband, Keith Urban, so that she wouldn’t be alone. “Nic really wants to be with her and take care of her,” an insider explained. “With the loss of her dad, its really hit home to Nic that life is so fragile.”
The source added, “They’ve got plenty of room at their house in Nashville and she would love nothing more than to have grandma close at hand.”
Today, it seems like Janelle is still going strong with her daughter and family’s support. Nicole now has two kids of her own with the country musician, 51, — Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 8. She also shares two more children, Isabella, 26, and son Connor, 24, with her ex-husband, actor Tom Cruise.