Nicole Kidman holds back tears as her home is 'under threat' from bushfires

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Nicole Kidman has been pictured looking sombre and holding back tears at a Hollywood event, after she revealed her home she shares with husband Keith Urban is ‘under threat’ from bushfires

The 52-year-old Aussie actress attended a pre Golden Globes event on Saturday in Los Angeles, ahead of the main awards show today. 

Nicole Kidman has been snapped holding back tears at a Hollywood event. Photo: Getty Images
The star looked downcast as she made her way into the venue. Photo: Getty Images

Nicole, who is known for her upbeat and energetic manner on red carpet, appeared downcast and forlorn as she donned a pair of black sunglasses to make her way to the event, only taking them off to pose for photographers. 

Yesterday it was revealed that the Australian actress and her singer husband, Keith Urban, would donate $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services. 

She also revealed that her own home in Sutton Forrest in the Southern Highlands is in the path of fires. 

"Their [Nicole and Keith Urban's] house is not on fire. It is under threat, so they are keeping a close eye on it,” a representative for the couple told People magazine. 

The Big Little Lies actress shared a list of organisations people can help on Instagram and wrote: "Our family's support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now."

The star's NSW home is currently 'under threat' from fires. Photo: Getty Images
The star managed a smile as photographers pointed their lenses in her direction. Photo: Getty Images

Keith posted the same message, but with a different list of organisations.

A host of other stars have donated to various organisations helping to fight the fires - which began in September and have swept through more than 12 million acres of land - including Pink.

The Just Give Me A Reason hitmaker announced her $500,000 donation on social media.

She wrote: "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz (sic)"


Hugh Jackman also pledged his support for those working to limit the devastation of the fires.

The Hollywood actor shared: "We want to express our deep gratitude to the people in Australia who are fighting these devastating bushfires Our hearts are with everyone impacted especially those who have lost homes businesses and loved ones This is an immense tragedy for our home country #AustraliaBushfires. (sic)"

Bindi Irwin and her family have rescued and treated over 90,000 animals affected by the fire.

She wrote on Instagram: "With so many devastating fires within Australia, my heart breaks for the people and wildlife who have lost so much. I wanted to let you know that we are SAFE. There are no fires near us @AustraliaZoo or our conservation properties.

"Our Wildlife Hospital is busier than ever though, having officially treated over 90,000 patients. My parents dedicated our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital to my beautiful grandmother. We will continue to honour her by being Wildlife Warriors and saving as many lives as we can.(sic)"

With extra reporting by Bang Showbiz

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