Monday, May 12, 2014
NICOLE Kidman‘s friends are worried she’s heading for a breakdown.
The actress is said to be struggling to cope after a storm of setbacks, according to the National Enquirer.
“Those closest to Nicole are deeply concerned about her fragile emotional and physical state,” divulged an insider.
“She’s been withdrawn and canceling plans with friends. She also looks glum and worn-out lately.”
Sources say the Australian beauty has been struggling to cope with long separations from her husband Keith Urban. She’s also immersed in a firestorm of controversy surrounding her biopic about Princess Grace and said to have been shattered by the suicide of her close friend L’Wren Scott.
“Nicole has admitted that sometimes she feels like the world is caving in on her,” the source said.
“She struggles to keep up the facade of a working mom who’s able to juggle crazy work demands with family life while keeping her husband happy and satisfied.
“Even when she’s smiling in public, she’s just hiding the pain. At home, Nicole sometimes just lies in bed and cries. It’s tragic.
“She has serious trust issues,” said the source, “and no matter how much Keith tries to reassure Nicole, she fears the worst.
“Nicole has been ping-ponging around the globe with barely a chance to catch her breath.
“Keith is begging Nicole to dial back her work commitments and chill out. But she’s ignoring his pleas and plowing forward in promoting Grace of Monaco because she wants to save face and is desperate to maintain her A-list actress status.
“Nicole is feeling her age right now and she’s worried that young up-and-comers like Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart are nipping at her heels.
“During low times, Nicole always buries herself in work. So for Nicole’s personal and professional lives to both be faltering at the same time is almost too much to bear.”
For now, Nicole’s friends are keeping their fingers crossed that she will be able to pull through the dark days and get her marriage back on track.
“Otherwise,” the source warned, “Nicole could be headed for a catastrophic breakdown.”