The wildfires that continue to rage in Australia have been absolutely devastating to thousands of people. The fires have burned over 12 million acres of land, destroyed 1,200 homes and killed 23 people.
Among those effected by the blazes is actress Nicole Kidman. Her home in Australia was reportedly burned down and she was very upset after finding out the news.
She was in attendance at the Gold Meets Golden pre-Golden Globes event in Beverly Hills Saturday and witnesses told Us Weekly that she looked “very sad and tired.”
“She just found out and got off a plane right before coming here,” an insider told the magazine. “She was crying walking in.”
Kidman declined to do any red carpet interviews at the event. “I’m so sorry,” she said. “I’m so distracted right now with everything that’s happening in Australia.”
She reportedly left the party after about 15 minutes.
“She was very poised, taking photos and talking with Joey King and Josh Dallas,” a witness told Us Weekly. “She had a whole crowd around her and no one knew what she had just experienced. It was sad to watch but also showed how professional she is to still show up and do what is required of her.”
Kidman announced on her Instagram page on Saturday that she was donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are fighting the fires in Australia.
“Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now,” she wrote.
Pink also announced on Instagram that she too is donating $500,000 to the cause.
“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” Pink wrote. “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”