"We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time," Nicole Kidman's longtime friend, Naomi Watts said about her. "That history binds you."
Anybody can join you when you're going through the easy parts of life. But only a few will remain by your side when the going gets tough. It's during those moments where you feel like you're at your worst when you find the people who will always have your back. They're not with you for any other motive but only because they genuinely care about you.
Nicole Kidman believes there is "incredible power" in being around other women and working with them. She treasures the female friendships she has in her life because they got her through the turbulent times of her life.
"My sister is my best friend, and I have a friend I’ve known since I was 4 who was my next-door neighbor," the Oscar-winning actress told People. "When I’ve been down on my knees and needed friends to get on planes or come and help me, that’s what they do. It’s a big thing to have had those friendships last for decades and decades."
The 52-year-old comes from a family of many women and she cherishes these relationships she has.
One of the friendships Kidman holds closest to her heart is the one she shares with fellow actress, Naomi Watts. The two of them have known each other for a long time and even went to high school together when they were in Sydney, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Having shared a friendship that has lasted over 35 years, Watts said, "We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. That history binds you. We have a strong respect and love for one another."
On the day that Kidman turned 52, Watts wrote a heartfelt message for Kidman that reflected just how much their relationship matters to each other.
"Happy Birthday to my extraordinary friend @nicolekidman Growing up with you, having you close, has been one of the more meaningful aspects of this journey," Watts wrote on Instagram. "My love, respect and admiration for you is next level. Keep being the inspiration that you are. Let’s take up Bridge or Bingo soon. I love you madly, deeply."
When Kidman was going through a painful divorce from Tom Cruise, then too, it was the people who genuinely cared for her who helped her through it. After her decade-long marriage fell apart, she spoke about how it was Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness who became her pillar of support.
"When I got divorced, Hugh and Deb were so much a part of my healing," she said in an interview with Australian Women’s WeeklyOpens in a new Window, as quoted by US Weekly. "They were some of my best friends through that period."
At a time when people jump at the chance to bring someone else down, Kidman also believes it's important for women to lend each other a helping hand. In Bombshell, her new film with Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie, Kidman was excited to join hands with two talented women to tell the real-life story of women at Fox News who accused their former coworker of sexual harassment.
Kidman said, "I was like, ‘Charlize is doing it and Margot?’ That’s an amazing trio of women supporting each other and helping tell a really important story."