However, after a terrifying tragedy occurred almost literally on their doorstep in Nashville, Tennessee, we’re told that Nicole is ready to put her daughters straight on a plane and head Down Under once she wraps filming her current project in Nantucket, Massachusetts, over the next few months.
New Idea can exclusively reveal that Nicole and Keith’s home is less than a five-minute drive from The Covenant School. Last month, a former student armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun – all obtained legally under Tennessee law – opened fire in the school, killing three children and three staff members.
Among the deceased was the headmistress, who attempted to save her students.
This comes after a spate of school shootings amid the United States’ infamous gun scourge, which has recently seen firearm incidents become the number-one cause of death among America’s kids.
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“You hear about shootings every day in the US and it’s scary, but this one was literally way too close to home for Nicole,” says a source within the community.
“All the mums are terrified for their children, not only because of the guns, but also the anxiety they feel while simply getting an education.”
It’s thought that Sunday and Faith, who are too old to attend Covenant, go to school elsewhere in the area.
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“You really can’t blame Nicole for wanting to scoop up her girls and get on the first flight out,” says a separate insider.
“Keith’s locked in to his Las Vegas residency until November, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if she went to Australia without him. Their number-one priority will always be to keep their daughters safe and happy, and both of them are utterly devastated about the senseless loss their community is suffering through.”
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