The Aussie actor who helped Nicole Kidman through her divorce from Tom Cruise

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
TELLURIDE, CO - SEPTEMBER 01:  Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman attend the Telluride Film Festival 2018 on September 1, 2018 in Telluride, Colorado.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman says Aussie actor Hugh Jackman helped her through her divorce from Tom Cruise. Photo: Getty Images

Nicole Kidman has revealed that Hugh Jackman helped her deal with her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.

The 51-year-old Big Little Lies star called time on her marriage with Scientologist Tom Cruise after 10 years of marriage.

“When I got divorced, Hugh and Deb were so much a part of my healing,” the 51-year-old told Women’s Weekly.

“They were some of my best friends through that period.”

Actor Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah Lee Furness on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards (Oscars) held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Nicole says Deborah and Hugh were amazing friends to her at the time. Photo: Getty Images
370226 12: FILE PHOTO: Actor Tom Cruise and his wife Nicole Kidman pose for photographers at the Sydney premiere of "Mission Impossible 2" May 30, 2000 at Fox Studios in Australia. Cruise and Kidman, one of the Hollywood's best-known couples, announced February 5, 2001 that they are separating after more than a decade of marriage. (Photo by Matt Turner/Liaison)
Nicole and Tom were married for 10 years until they called it quits in 2001. Photo: Getty Images

While Nicole, who is now married to Keith Urban, has begun to open up her kids with Cruise in recent years, the Mission Impossible star Tom has remained very quiet on the subject.

However, last month it was reported that he has banned his ex-wife from the wedding of their son Connor, who they adopted in the mid-1990s, along with his sister, Bella.

Connor Cruise, 24, apparently plans to marry his Italian girlfriend Silvia, who has reportedly been named the “Scientologist Princess.”

“Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law,” a source told Radar Online.“Tom made the call and Connor followed.”

They have two kids together, Connor and Isabella. Photo: Getty Images
They have two kids together, Connor and Isabella. Photo: Getty Images

“First, Tom would never even consider inviting Nicole to Connor’s wedding because she’s considered a ‘suppressive person’ by the church — and, second, he doesn’t want her there.”

Nicole previously told The Observer that she doesn’t like to talk about Tom ‘out of respect’ for her husband Keith Urban.

“I have come to the point where I can say: ‘I am not going to keep discussing my ex.’ It’s nice for me to be able to say that, finally,” she said.

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