“Children are children – you’ll die for your children. And when you feel that as a parent – that’s the unconditional love,” gushed Kidman in a 2011 60 Minutes interview.
Despite a strong maternal urge, pregnancy was not something that happened easily for the Oscar winning star.
Following their very public separation in 2001, Kidman was unsure if she would ever become a mum again.
“I would have liked probably two or three more children,” Kidman told the BBC. “I love, love children. I love raising children … they make me feel good … I love the ups and downs, and I love watching them grow and the things they say and teach.”
WATCH: Nicole Kidman on her maternal instincts. Continues after video …
Speaking with People, Kidman admitted she would have happily had an even larger family with her country music star husband.
“We go, ‘Oh gosh, I wonder if we met when we were 25, then we could have had 10 of them!” she said.
“But Keith says, ‘Stop the wanting mind,'” she continued. “It’s far better to be completely in love and satiated with what you’ve been given, what we’ve been given.”
And what Kidman has been given is pretty great. Get to know a little more about Isabella, Connor, Sunday Rose, and Faith Margaret in the gallery below.