'They are adults': Nicole Kidman opens up about adopted kids with Tom Cruise and their 'choice to be Scientologists'
Nicole Kidman is normally very private about her relationship with her elder children Connor Cruise and Isabella Cruise
Nicole Kidman recently decided to make a rare public statement regarding her adopted children with her former husband Tom Cruise, Isabella and Connor. The 51-year-old actress is normally 'very private' about her relationship with her children.
As reported by WHO magazine, she shared, "They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions." For a long time, rumors suggested that her children's commitment to the church of Scientology has strained their relationship. "They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them. And I am an example of that tolerance and that's what I believe - that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I'm open here," Nicole added.
Nicole was married to her former husband Tom Cruise, who himself is a high-profile Scientologist, between 1990 and 2001. She added that she keeps her relationship with her children away from the public and said, "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." Nicole earlier spoke to Vogue magazine and said that she had "chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists — Connor, and Isabella — and I utterly respect their beliefs."
In a 2015 documentary titled 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief', the director Alex Gibney seemed to imply that the controversial religion had driven a wedge between Nicole and her children, 25-year-old Isabella and 23-year-old Connor.
Former Scientologist, Leah Remini suggested in her book titled 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' that Nicole may have possibly been labeled as an 'SP' by the church. An 'SP' stands for a 'Suppressive Person' and is a term which is generally given to members of the Church of Scientology which means that they have been 'cut off' from their families.
The Church of Scientology, however, has denied all the claims made by Remini.
Many people have noticed and are aware of the fact that Nicole Kidman never mentions her adopted children during her acceptance speeches at Hollywood award ceremonies. At the Golden Globes this year, she only mentioned her youngest children, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret with Keith Urban.
"Sunny, Faith, I love you. I’m bringing this home to you, babies," she said. The statement came months after she made a similar speech at the Emmy Awards in September 2017, again only mentioning her youngest offspring.