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Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman (photo: @naomiwatts/Instagram)

Naomi Watts’ Sweet Birthday Message for Nicole

Who wore it better? Who has the best bod? Who’s in a catfight this week? These are just some of the questions the magazines explore on a regular basis. They seem to thrive on creating this false sense of competition between women in the celebrity world.

But don’t be fooled. If you look closely, you’ll see that this same celebrity world, full of competition and comparison, is also full of friendship and loyalty. Gratitude and kindness. And women lifting each other up.

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are the perfect example. They’ve known each other for over 35 years. They’ve navigated Hollywood together. They’ve been there for each other’s ups and downs. Yep, they’re pretty much Australia’s own Oprah and Gayle.

In a recent Insta post, Naomi showed us just how much Nicole means to her. She writes:

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts (photo: @naomiwatts/Instagram)

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts have been friends for over three decades (Photo: @naomiwatts/Instagram)

“Happy Birthday to my extraordinary friend Nicole Kidman. Growing up with you, having you close, has been one of the more meaningful aspects of this journey. My love, respect and admiration for you is next level. Keep being the inspiration that you are.”

She ends the sweet message with a little joke too: “Let’s take up Bridge or Bingo soon. I love you madly, deeply.”

Not the stuff that makes it to the magazines, but definitely the stuff that should be recognised.

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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