This time though, the Lion actress is opening up about the country singer’s past battle with addiction “as the wife of somebody who’s been through” it.
Speaking on The Jess Cagle Interview, Nicole shared her advice for any loved ones of an addict with People and Entertainment Weekly:
“Get help. To put your hand up, to reach out. There is absolutely help out there. You can’t save somebody, they’ve got to save themselves.”
In case you didn’t know, the Break On Me musician credited the A-lister with helping him overcome his alcoholism after he checked himself into the Betty Ford Center back in 2007.
The 49-year-old starlet continued:
“[It] Is a very big thing for people like me who go, ├óΓé¼╦£I can take care of you. I can do it.’ At some point, you just have to say, ├óΓé¼╦£I love you and I’m here when you decide to do the work. If you don’t, then that’s it.'”
Nic finished with one last thought:
“It’s not easy, but there’s an extraordinary life if you do get there through help.”
And look where they ended up!
[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]