I want what she’s having
This story and the photos that go with it gave us a good chuckle at Brightside. Both Liz Maupin and Nicole Kidman couldn’t have more divorce joy if they tried!
But if there is one thing we have learned it’s that not everyone feels that way when it is finally over. And that mostly depends on how they chose to do it.
If it’s a huge fight that goes on for years and costs you a fortune you may feel more like curling up in the fetal position and crying than celebrating.
Luckily we are here to help you to get some of that divorce joy for yourself, so you can celebrate like Liz and Nicole.
A Woman Re-Created The Iconic Nicole Kidman Divorce Look To Celebrate Her Own Divorce Being Finalized
Liz Maupin said the 2001 photo of Kidman represented “relief and freedom.”
Last updated on August 30, 2021, at 4:44 p.m. ET
Posted on August 30, 2021, at 4:27 p.m. ET
Liz Maupin, a producer in Los Angeles, threw herself a divorce party over the weekend. During the party, she dressed up like Nicole Kidman in the now-iconic paparazzi photo taken after the star got divorced from Tom Cruise in 2001.
Maupin told BuzzFeed News she’d even had the top custom-made. Her fun moment has now gone viral on Twitter.
Maupin, 34, separated from her ex three years ago, but their divorce was only granted recently.
“I wanted to celebrate the finality of it and starting a new chapter in my life,” she said. “I love that photo of Nicole so much. I think it says so much about relief and freedom.”
She surprised her guests at her divorce party by changing into the outfit halfway through the event and emerging arms wide open and exultant, just like Kidman did. “Everyone cheered; it was so nice,” she added.
(Fun fact: Not too long ago, on Aug. 8, was the official anniversary of Kidman and Cruise’s divorce.)
Maupin said that while it was “super difficult” to leave an “unhealthy” marriage, she knew it was the right decision — and one that led her back to herself.
“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,” she said. “Nicole’s outfit definitely helped remind me of my newfound freedom.”
She also wants to assure anyone going through the stress and bureaucracies of legally ending a marriage that it’s “more than OK to celebrate” it.
“It was absolutely empowering and so fun,” said Maupin. “I chose to make the party no-boys-allowed. We had an absolute blast. I highly recommend having a divorce party if you find yourself divorced someday.”
Online, strangers shared that they could feel her triumph and celebrated her divorce with her.
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