Nicole Kidman Shacked Up With Hugh Jackman’s Wife

Australia co-stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman have shared more than just an onscreen kiss. As it turns out, the 41-year-old actress once lived with Jackman’s wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness.

But before anyone cues up the wah-wah pedal, it seems to have been a purely platonic situation, according to OK! Magazine.

“I’ve known Nicole for a long time. When she first came to Hollywood, [she] lived with my wife,” the newly crowned Sexiest Man Alive, age 40, explained during a recent Los Angeles press conference for the romantic epic Australia. “Until she lived with Tom [Cruise] she was living with Deb, so they were very close friends, and still are very close friends.”

Close enough that there’s a chance for jealousy from Jackman’s wife (whose exact age varies by account, but is significantly older than her spouse) when he plays sexy with Kidman onscreen?

That seems unlikely. New mom Nicole seems to have her hands full. Besides, Hugh reveals, the cinematic sparks between the two are purely the result of acting.

“It’s never particularly comfortable making out with someone in front of 70 people,” Jackman reveals. “That’s not really something that turns me on.”

You might be missing the boat, Hugh.

Many an aspiring show-bizzer could tell you that public displays of arousal are not only a pleasant way to pass the time, but a sure-fire career booster as well.