With Tom Cruise being the link that ties these two women together, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes have joined forces to be there for the kids.
It has been said that Nicole Kidman gives Katie Holmes parenting advice when things get a little rough.
Katie became stepmother to Nicole's adopted children, Isabella and Conor, when she married Nicole's ex-husband Tom Cruise, and the two actresses consult on their upbringing.
A source said, "Katie was having lunch with friends in Beverly Hills when Isabella called her to talk to her about a party she was going to. Katie said, 'That was Bella. She wants to wear a dress to a birthday party but I think it is much too grown up for her. But she says her mother approves. So I need to check with Nicole.'"
The source added, "Then after she'd made the call to Nicole she told her friends, 'Nicole
agrees with me. The dress is all wrong. The drama of it all! If I've learned one thing about teenagers, it's that little things mean a lot.' "
Katie - who has a nine-month-old daughter, Suri, with Tom - is hoping to be a good mother to Isabella, 14, and 12-year-old Connor, and wants to earn their love and respect herself.
A source told Britain's Hello magazine, "She didn't want the children to respect her only because Tom told them to, but rather because they wanted to. Nicole is actually a big fan of Katie's. She thinks Katie is doing an amazing job of stepping up to the plate. Katie's always there for Isabella and Connor, as she is with the new baby."