Nicole Kidman says that contrary to media reports she never counseled Katie Holmes in her recent split from Tom Cruise.
"I never spoke to her. I wish all of them well, but I was not involved in any of that," Kidman, who weathered her own emotional split from the star in 2001, tells PEOPLE's Australian sister publication, WHO magazine, for its 20th Anniversary issue, which asked the Oscar winner to look back on her own past 20 years.
Still Kidman, 45, looking resplendent in a five-page pictorial spread and back to her natural red tresses – says she's grateful for her 10-year marriage to Cruise, 50, because he helped to shape her family, now four kids strong.
"I got married really fast and really young. But I don't regret that because it got me [children] Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period," says Kidman, now happily married to country music star and fellow Aussie Keith Urban since 2006.
While her first marriage wasn't the forever-after she'd dreamed of, she looks back philosophically on that turbulent period of her life, saying the whole experience was "all a part of growing up."
During the entire Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce saga thus far, we've noticed how much Katie has focused her attentions on her fashion endeavors (not to mention her daughter Suri). So it comes as no surprise that even before serving Tom with divorce papers asking for full custody, the mother also took a big step to protect her fashion line Holmes & Yang: She fired Tom's daughter from the company.
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bella, Tom's 19-year-old adopted daughter from his marriage to Nicole Kidman, was abruptly fired from her post at Holmes & Yang just two months before Katie decided to formally end the marriage. According to the source, the decision seemed out of the blue:
There was never any trouble between them. Bella called Katie ‘Mom.’ She was fired out of the blue, and once Katie filed for divorce, it all made sense. This was a carefully planned ambush. Katie didn’t want Bella working for her anymore because she was Tom’s kid.
Some have taken Katie's actions as a sign that she was gearing up to leave Tom for months before the surprising announcement. While we can only speculate on that matter, we do know that the recent divorcee has certainly had fashion on the brain during the months leading up to the split. During an interview in the August issue of Elle, Katie announced that Holmes & Yang will be hitting the runway come September Fashion Week. So at least now that the whole divorce thing is out of the way (they settled today!), she can continue to focus her energies on her fashion endeavors.
After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
Cruise's rep tells PEOPLE: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy."
The Rock of Ages star, 49, wed actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in November 2006. They have daughter Suri, 6.
This was Holmes's first marriage and the third for Cruise, who previously was married to the actresses Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers.
Just saw Rock Of Ages, the Tom Cruise rock musical brought to screen from Broadway. It's awesome! and Tom Cruise did a really good job. We wanted take a minute to review this movie because it's been crapping at the box office and we think that's unfair.
Also the soundtrack is number one on itunes. That news was confusing to hear because even though I personally liked the movie I doubt I would go out and buy the soundtrack. There is afterall really good music to go out and buy these days. Have you heard Tijon recently? :
Or are people just hating on Tom Cruise for no reason?
Either way, go check out the movie it really is fun.
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