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Nicole Kidman talks about Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup’s wedding in Mexico (exclusive)

Nicole Kidman had an unforgettable time celebrating the wedding of her close friend Naomi Watts.

Watts, 55, and actor Billy Crudup, 55, held a high-profile wedding ceremony on June 8, a year after they legally married in a civil ceremony in New York City last June.

“We were in Mexico City,” Kidman tells PEOPLE. “It was profoundly unforgettable. It was just so beautiful to witness Billy and Naomi’s wedding. And the first wedding for both of them, isn’t that crazy? So here we go.”

Watts’ 16-year-old daughter Sasha – whom she has with her ex Liev Schreiber, 56 – can be seen in photos shared by wedding guest Justin Theroux walking the actress down the aisle at a church. Watts also has 15-year-old Kai with Schreiber, whom she dated for 11 years before their split in 2016.

Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts at the SAG Awards in February 2024.

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The wedding party apparently also included Crudup’s son William Parker (20), whom he has with his ex Mary-Louise Parker, who can be seen in footage shared on Instagram by Watts’ brother, photographer Benjamin Watts.

“This is a reminder of what life is all about. Affirming love is one of the simplest things, but the most important,” Watts said in a video clip shared by Ben Watts on Instagram.

Kidman and Watts have been friends for decades and met as teenagers. On Instagram, Kidman celebrated the wedding with an Instagram photo of her and the bride, writing: “Best wedding weekend in #MexicoCity filled with love and fun!!”

She added: “Congratulations to the beautiful couple xx.”

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts at the 2018 Michael Kors fashion show.

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Before the party, Watts, 55, talked about her marriage to Crudup, 55, in January, while Live with Kelly and Mark“It’s never too late, is it?” she said at the time. “We found each other later… yes, late in life. And that’s really something special.”

The ceremony at the courthouse was casual, she added. “Nothing was planned because we wanted to keep it low-key. I even got my flowers from the bodega on the corner.”

At the American Film Institute’s lifetime achievement award ceremony in Kidman’s honor on April 27, Watts paid a moving tribute to her friend on stage.

“She opened her homes to me. She made me feel like part of her family. She was like the sister I never had,” said Watts, who starred with Kidman in 1991’s “The Last Man.” to flirtsaid.

“She’s incredibly supportive of other women. For 10 years when I was living very much under the radar, she kept repeating to me, ‘One thing, no, one thing will change everything, I swear. Just hang in there,'” Watts said. said, adding: “She has the heart of a lioness and she doesn’t let any friend suffer.”

Weeks after the Mexican wedding, the two friends met again on June 26 at Balenciaga’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show in Paris.

It was a mother-daughter occasion: Kidman attended the event with her 15-year-old daughter Sunday Rose, while Watts brought Kai.

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