Nicole Kidman blames Scientology for being estranged from children with Tom Cruise, says she loves them unconditionally

The 'Eyes Wide Shut' actress admitted in a recent interview that she hardly has a relationship with Isabella, 26, and Connor, 24


                            Nicole Kidman blames Scientology for being estranged from children with Tom Cruise, says she loves them unconditionally
Nicole Kidman (Getty Images)

Although there is a growing rift between her and her eldest children due to their choice to join Scientology—the same faith shared by her ex-husband, Tom Cruise—actress Nicole Kidman says she still wishes a day would come when she would be allowed to have a close relationship with them.

The 'Eyes Wide Shut' actress admitted in a recent interview with the Sun that she hardly has a relationship with Isabella, 26, and Connor, 24—the children she adopted with Cruise before they split in 2001—and she blamed Scientology for it. 

DJ Connor Cruise, son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman attends the Emirates marquee during Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)

"Motherhood is about the journey. There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love," she said. "They have made choices to be Scientologists. It’s our job as a parent to always offer unconditional love."

According to a member of the church of Scientology, people who are sworn into the faith are forbidden from becoming close to people who do not conform to their religion. As a result, individuals are often referred to as suppressive persons.

Isabella Kidman-Cruise leaves a restaurant in central Rome after dining with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, on November 17, 2006 in Rome, Italy. (Getty Images)

Due to the belief, Kidman was banned from attending her daughter's 2015 wedding despite being in the West End of London while she was married in the city. Isabella now lives in Croydon.

She was also rumored to be banned from son Connor's wedding to fiancée Silvia Zanchi, who has been dubbed the "Scientology Princess" and the leader of the Italian arm of the Scientology church.

Although Connor, a former DJ, is said to reportedly worship "the ground his father walks on," never disobeying the 'Top Gun' actor, Isabella might be looking to heal the rift between her and her estranged mother. It was recently reported that she had named her new fashion line Bella Kidman Cruise.

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