How Nicole Kidman Helped Katie Holmes Cope

July 12, 2012, 8:49 am WHO Magazine whomagazine

Katie Holmes turns to Nicole Kidman amid marital trouble, says new report

How Nicole Kidman Helped Katie Holmes Cope

Katie Holmes has friends in high places -- and that includes Nicole Kidman.

As Holmes, 33, struggled and secretly plotted to end her marriage to Tom Cruise, she found a pillar of support in her husband's second ex-wife, who divorced the actor in 2001.

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"They've spoken over the last few weeks," a confidante told US Magazine of Holmes and Kidman, 45. "Nicole has been supportive, saying she's been through it too and to hang in there." (One way Holmes may have made those secret calls to Kidman? The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the Romantics actress used a disposable cell phone provided by a pal to plot her divorce without the detection of Cruise and his team.)

It's not a brand-new friendship either, the confidante says, telling Us that the women have been speaking since Holmes' 2006 marriage to Cruise, 50. After a hard-fought divorce, Kidman and Cruise agreed to joint custody of their kids Isabella, 19, and Connor, 17, although much has been made of her estrangement from their kids, who are both Scientologists and primarily live with Cruise.

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"She has been a private friend not many people know about," the source continues.

As Holmes reached the breaking point in her marriage to Cruise -- and with mounting fears about daughter Suri -- she reached out again to Kidman for advice. "Nicole offered her support and help," the insider adds.

For much more on Katie's fight for Suri and secrets of their quick divorce, be sure to pick up the new issue of WHO Magazine, on sale Friday.

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  1. Lord12:04am Friday 13th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    apparantly he is in the top 3 of the evil dungeonmasters cult .... she was young and naive i guess, and being who he is, tom was probably very good at manipulating her, and promising the world from the outset

  2. dennis09:43pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They spoke, so what?

  3. Raffles the Gentleman Thug09:30pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Its all a Catholic conspiracy you, think about it both these wives were raised in the bosom of the one true faith...

  4. Santo08:59pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh garbage. Didn't Kate know what she was getting into marrying a religious cook? Or Nicole for that matter.

  5. Crystal08:08pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Let's just make up lies and call it journalism.

  6. THOMAS05:00pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    it wont work Jules & i are not compatable......................?

  7. THOMAS04:57pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i knew from the Start Jules & i would never remain an item....................?

  8. DOLLARS04:34pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    maybe nicole and katie should get married....

  9. leisurecat03:51pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Early this morning, before this article was published online, Nicole's publicist released a statement saying Nicole hasn't spoken to Katie in years. Great gossip column though guys, way to go WHO Magazine.

  10. Michael03:43pm Thursday 12th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Annihilation 101 - now Katie, make sure you cut them both off, then slide the samurai sword between the 5th and 6th ribs, left side, and, of course, only from the back...


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