What You Didn't Know About Nicole Kidman And Naomi Watts' Relationship

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts have both been in the Hollywood game for some time now. And we were so relieved to learn that these two stunning blonde actresses from down under aren't starting catfights with each other but instead have supported one another through the years. The Aussie darlings first met in high school at the Phillip Street Theater and have been pals ever since. Here's what we know about the duo's long-lasting friendship.

While they may have met in high school, Watts was quick to admit that they weren't exactly friends until they both worked on the movie set of "Flirting," an Australian drama about coming of age, in 1991. She shared, "We already knew each other but that's when our friendship forged" (via Vulture). Fast-forward 10 years later, and we see Kidman presenting an award to Watts in Hollywood for her performance in "Mulholland Drive." Kidman described the mutual support between her and Watts, saying. "She came to my premieres or she'd come to Tom [Cruise]'s premieres and supported me. Finally to be able to give back to her on the same level is really lovely."

They support each other both professionally and personally

As you may know, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are no longer a couple. They separated in 2001 (per Us Weekly). However, Naomi Watts was thankfully someone who stuck around in her life. Kidman is even super grateful of the friendship she has with Watts. The "Moulin Rouge" actress claimed, "Naomi and I are very, very good friends and have maintained that through so many things. I think that's really rare, particularly for actresses, and I take a lot of pride in that" (via Vulture). 

Watts has also been through a few high-profile breakups herself and can most likely relate to the stress Kidman had felt at the time of her divorce to Cruise. She dated, and broke up with, well-known actors like Heath Ledger and Liev Schreiber (via Ranker). While she has quite a star-studded dating history, Watts and actor Billy Crudup have been dating since 2017. The couple even made their red carpet debut at the 2022 SAG Awards, according to Page Six. However, her friendship with Kidman has lasted longer. 

More recently, the pair appears to have moved to social media to show off their strong bond. Kidman shared on her Instagram a photo of the pair celebrating Watts' 50th birthday and 35 years of friendship in 2018. "Happy Birthday to my gorgeous friend Nai – IT'S A BIG ONE! Friends for the last 35 years, here's to another 35 together and celebrating with your girlfriends. Love you so much #birthdaywishes," writes Kidman. Thirty-five years! That's like an eternity in Hollywood. Now that they've set the friendship bar so high, we look forward to seeing how they will keep supporting each other in the future.

The stars are hoping to land a movie together

Aside from the years of genuine friendship the two have shared, Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman may also have plans to partner on a film project one day soon. During a March 2022 interview with "Good Day New York," Watts said that the dynamic duo are on the hunt for the perfect script to collaborate on. While speaking with Rosanna Scotto, Watts noted one of the best perks would be spending more quality time together and said, "Let's just get on a set, so we can have good lengthy conversations on a daily basis and share meals." This echoes a similar sentiment she pointed out in an interview with the Australian publication Adelaide Now. While speaking to the newspaper, Watts explained that the two think fondly of their time working on "Flirting" in the early 1990s. She also noted, "One thing for certain we experienced is that friends can work together very, very well and we all just rooted for each other and it was wonderful." 

Watts also revealed, "We brought all of our old history into the room and we had a shorthand in terms of how we wanted to get things done and just had good times all along the way." Sounds fun! While a collab would be amazing, in an interview with Moviefone, Watts said that she's had a busy year due to a physically demanding role in her latest flick, "Infinite Storm," which premiered in March 2022. Additionally, with her recent series hit, "Nine Perfect Strangers" on Hulu, Kidman has made a stunning transformation and taken the streaming world by storm (via Sydney Morning Herald). 

Perhaps these two besties are just busy right now, but with so much undoubtable success in recent years, it's no wonder the two are ready to shake things up by starring alongside each other.