Date: 28th August 2001
NICOLE KIDMAN fanned the flames of her reported romance with RUSSELL CROWE in Los Angeles last night (26AUG01) by making a rare public appearance to watch his band perform. Kidman has kept a low public profile since her divorce from Hollywood actor TOM CRUISE, only stepping into the media spotlight to promote her recently released movies.
But last night the MOULIN ROUGE (2001) actress didn't seem to mind who saw her and her girlfriends as they sat on the front row of the balcony at the city's HOUSE OF BLUES venue, intently watching Crowe and his band 30 ODD FOOT OF GRUNTS rock their way through a set.
Just a few weeks ago, Crowe and Kidman set tongues wagging by sharing a holiday on a remote Fijian island, with Kidman's two children ISABELLA and CONOR.
A member of the audience says, "She was sat there with her arms resting on the balcony, in the front row the entire time Russell was playing. She wasn't raising attention to herself but certainly wasn't keeping a low profile. She was right there, making sure she didn't miss any of the action. " (SVD&RGS/WN/IG)