Date: 26th January 2002
Actress NICOLE KIDMAN is enjoying the company of her bodyguard since her split with ex-hubby TOM CRUISE. The MOULIN ROUGE (2001) star has been snapped laughing and joking with David Garris, 40, in the upmarket Westwood area of Los Angeles. The 34-year-old beauty was seen exchanging affectionate glances with her dark-haired minder.
An onlooker says, "Nicole didn't seem to have a care in the world. She and David looked extremely comfortable together. Their body language was very close. You would think they were a couple embarking on a new relationship rather than a bodyguard and his employer. Nicole looks as if she is beginning to enjoy herself again. "
Friends say David's $46,800 (£36,000) black GMC DENALI jeep is often seen parked outside Nicole's mansion. A friend of the Hollywood actress says, "Nicole normally has a very formal relationship with her employees. But she is very fond of this bodyguard. He is treated differently to other staff. "