Cruise and Kidman split in 2001, and Cruise retained custody of their two children, who at the time chose to stay with their father.
Rumor has it that Tom Cruise reportedly banned his ex-wife Nicole Kidman from their son Connor's wedding. Connor, who is 24-years-old is a Scientologist, just like Tom Cruise, and he will soon be marrying his Italian girlfriend Silvia in a wedding where Nicole Kidman ostensibly won't be welcomed. "Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law. Tom made the call and Connor followed," an insider told Radar. "First, Tom would never even consider inviting Nicole to Connor’s wedding because she’s considered a 'suppressive person' by the church — and, second, he doesn’t want her there. Tom turned his back on Nicole a long time ago and he’s never looked back," added the source.
"Connor worships the ground his father walks on and would never disobey Tom," continued the source. Connor was a DJ a few years ago, but he dropped that and is currently into deep sea fishing. His fiancée, also known as the 'Scientology Princess', is an avid follower of the religion along with her family who moved to Florida from Italy. According to insiders, Tom Cruise just "adores" his daughter-in-law and is exceedingly happy that Connor found a Scientologist. The loving father also spent an entire day with his son and his daughter-in-law at Disney World.
To most, the fact that Nicole would not be a part of the wedding because there has never been a smooth relationship with her and the children she adopted with Tom. Back in 2001, when they filed for divorce, Cruise retained custody of their two children, who at the time chose to stay with their father. Both the children have since been raised in the Church of Scientology. Nicole is also said to have missed out on a lot of her children's lives.
Kidman also refuses to talk about religion or her ties with the family in recent years. Speaking of weddings, she is also said to have missed out on her daughter Isabella's wedding to Max Parker at the Dorchester hotel in London in September 2015. Bella, as she's fondly known, spoke about how married life was for her in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail in March 2016. It was during the same interview that Bella revealed she does talk to Kidman as well.
"Of course [we talk], they're my parents. Anyone who says otherwise is full of s**t," said Bella. Her husband Max was also asked if he was a member of Scientology himself, to which Max said, "No," but revealed Bella was. Max's parents' did not attend the ceremony in fear of it being made public. "We didn't go but we knew all about it. We stayed away, we didn't want the media circus," Max's mom revealed when she was asked as to why she didn't want to attend her son's wedding.
Max's parents have not met Bella's parents yet, but they feel there's no need to rush it just because they're celebrities, as they feel Kidman and Cruise are just people at the end of the day. But when it comes to Scientology, Nicole Kidman reportedly blames the religion for ruining her marriage and separating her from Connor and Isabella. In her book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, ex-Scientology member Leah Remini claimed that Nicole was labeled a 'suppressive person' or 'SP' by the church after leaving.
Nicole is also mother to two beautiful daughters, Sunday, 10, and Faith, eight, with husband Keith Urban who she's been married to since 2006. Tom also has a daughter Suri, 12, from his marriage to Katie Holmes, but in October 2018, it was reported that Tom hasn't seen his Suri in years. In an interview with Who Magazine last year, the way Nicole Kidman spoke seemed like there's just no tiff between her and Tom Cruise's kids.
"I'm very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 percent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is," she said. When she was asked about her kids' relationship with Scientology Nicole replied, "They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them."