Date: 16th March 2001
Australian actress NICOLE KIDMAN - the estranged wife of TOM CRUISE - is being romanced by fellow antipodean RUSSELL CROWE.
According to the PEOPLE NEWS website the stunning redhead has been seeing the Gladiator (2000) star for weeks, and were spotted leaving the LE DEUX nightclub in Los Angeles together last weekend (10- 11MAR01).
A Hollywood source says, "They looked like a couple who were completely smitten with each other." This is the second time the New Zealand born actor has comforted an estranged wife. Hollywood sweetheart MEG RYAN left DENNIS QUAID following an on- set fling with the Proof of Life (2000) star.
33-year-old Nicole, who is currently divorcing MI:2 hunk TOM CRUISE, apparently became smitten with Russell while filming Moulin Rouge (2001) in Australia. (ES/WNWPNE/CPT)