LOS ANGELES – Katie Holmes may have pulled a fast one on Tom Cruise with last week’s divorce filing. But back in 2001, less than two months after renewing their vows following 10 years of matrimony, Nicole Kidman was the one seeing double after Cruise filed for a divorce from her.
But instead of getting her pound of flesh a decade later and twisting the knife in her ex, sources connected to the Australian actress tell FOX411’s Pop Tarts column that she does not want to get involved in any way regarding Cruise’s latest ruptured romance.
“Nicole won’t talk, wants her privacy, wants to be left out of this and they (she and Cruise) don’t speak much,” said an insider. “Communication between her and Tom is very limited.”
Another source said that Kidman is lying as low as possible, even avoiding her closest friends.
“Nicole really does not want to be dragged into this or say anything to anyone,” said the source. “At some point though, she will probably be forced to say something, and she will most likely support Tom for the sake of their children.”
A rep for Kidman declined to comment on the divorce news, and said the notion that she wanted to lay low and stay out of the issue as much as possible were not accurate.
A rep for Cruise did not respond to a request for comment.
But unlike the divorce between Cruise and Holmes, in which Holmes is seeking sole custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri, relations between Cruise and Kidman appeared to be a little more amicable, with the then-power couple agreeing to joint custody of their adopted son Conner, now 17, and daughter Isabella, now 19. However, over the years Kidman has been noticeably absent in their lives, and repeatedly said that this is not by choice.
“They live with Tom in Los Angeles, which was their choice,” Kidman, who is now married with two children to country star Keith Urban and resides mostly in Nashville and Australia, told Hello! magazine in 2010. “I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?”
The Oscar-winning actress, who remains a devout Catholic, has never gone into great detail regarding the seemingly disconnected relationship she has with her two eldest children, or their involvement in following their father’s footsteps into the Church of Scientology.
In May, Isabella told Australian magazine New Idea that she “loved” her mom, adding that she speaks to her and “sometimes” sees her. Brother Conner hasn’t been spotted publicly with his famous mom in several years.
Yet over the course of her relationship with Cruise, Holmes seems to have taken a particularly maternal role with Isabella and Conner, with a source telling us that Holmes would often travel with them, and they always seemed to get along very well.
But aspiring DJ Conner is clearly backing his father in the ruptured romance.
"#LaFamilia Always. Friends Come And Go, But Family Is Forever,” he tweeted this week.