When Connor Cruise married in 2019, his mother, Nicole Kidman’s noted absence immediately raised questions. Possible reasons pointed to Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology being at the center of Nicole’s absence from her son’s wedding.
In 1989, actors Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met on the set of “Days of Thunder.” A whirlwind romance followed, and the couple married just over a year later. They immediately set out to start their family, but fertility challenges led to Nicole losing her first pregnancy.
WHO ARE CONNOR AND BELLA CRUISE?
The couple decided to adopt their first two children, Connor Cruise (26), and Bella Cruise (29), through the Church of Scientology as they were both born to parents who could not take care of them. Tom filed for divorce after Nicole’s second miscarriage in 2001, and he retained custody of both children, who were later homeschooled by Tom’s sister, Cass.
Nicole Kidman speaks during the HBO segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena on Januaray 15 2020I Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Nicole and Tom tried to keep their children from the paparazzi. Even as adults, they both choose to keep a low profile. Connor has enjoyed a booming DJing career from the age of 16. He even released a track under “Spinnin’ Records” sister record label, “Oxygen.” Bella is an artist, and she released her first clothing line in May 2020.
Although Nicole has not been photographed with her oldest children since 2006, she has repeatedly spoken about how devoted she is to her children:
“They are generous, kind and hardworking, And these are traits that I love to see in my children. They live with Tom, which was their choice. I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?”
Connor Cruise at Temple Nightclub on January 29, 2016 in San Francisco | Photo: Getty Images
Both Connor and Bella are still devout members of the Church of Scientology, which is often blamed for dividing many families, including Nicole and her two oldest children.
WAS NICOLE BANNED FROM HER SON’S WEDDING?
Following her divorce from Tom, Nicole was labeled a “Suppressive…