Divorced woman recreates Nicole Kidman’s iconic 2001 photo showing her celebrating the end of her marriage to Tom Cruise outside her attorney’s office
It’s one of the most iconic paparazzi photos of all time: a jubilant Nicole Kidman throws her arms in the air outside her attorney’s office in 天使たち after finalising her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.
And Californian writer and producer Liz Maupin decided to recreate the famous image over the weekend as she celebrated her own divorce.
Ms Maupin, 34, surprised 30 friends at her ‘divorce party’ by dressing in the same outfit the Aussie actress wore for her meeting with her lawyers 20 数年前.
Inspired: Californian writer Liz Maupin (左) recreated Nicole Kidman’s iconic ‘divorce photo’ から 2001 (正しい) as she celebrated her own divorce with friends in LA over the weekend
‘I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it,’ Ms Maupin told TMRW.
‘You can feel how relieved, how happy Nicole is to have it all over with.’
She said she spent weeks trying to find something similar to Kidman’s chiffon floral top for the event, eventually having one custom made.
Ms Maupin, who said she hopes Kidman ‘sees it and is proud’, separated from her spouse in 2018, but the divorce wasn’t finalised until last week.
Epic: The image of Nicole celebrating the end of her marriage to Cruise has become iconic
The party was thrown to celebrate the ‘finality’ of her divorce, and to welcome a ‘new chapter’ of her life.
‘It was absolutely empowering and so fun,’ Ms Maupin added to Buzzfeed.
‘I chose to make the party no-boys-allowed. I highly recommend having a divorce party if you find yourself divorced someday.
‘I think there’s still stigma around divorce, which is so unnecessary, and I wanted to really have a positive experience at the end of it all and just celebrate being me again, without a tether to another person, and starting over.’
驚き! ‘I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it,’ Ms Maupin told TMRW. ‘You can feel how relieved, how happy Nicole is to have it over with’
Friendship: ‘At a divorce party for Liz Maupin who had the outfit from Nicole Kidman’s iconic divorce photo custom made,’ one of her 30 guests wrote on Twitter
Marriage: Kidman, 54, was married to Tom Cruise from 1990 に 2001. Pictured in March 1991
Kidman, 54, was married to Cruise from 1990 に 2001. The former couple are parents to adopted children Isabella, 28, and Connor, 26.
The Oscar-winning actress went on to remarry country music star Keith Urban.
The pair tied the knot in 2009, and share daughters Faith, 10, and Sunday, 13.
Second chance at happiness: The Oscar-winning actress went on to remarry country music star Keith Urban. The pair tied the knot in 2009, and share daughters Faith, 10, and Sunday, 13