Tom Cruise bans ex-wife Nicole Kidman from attending their son Connor's Scientology wedding
It's not much of a surprise that Nicole will not be invited to the wedding, given that there have been rumors of a rift for years between the actress and her children with Tom.
Tom Cruise has reportedly banned his ex-wife Nicole Kidman from his son Connor's wedding, according to a new update. The 24-year-old son of the 'Mission Impossible' actor is a Scientologist just like his dad, and is soon going to get hitched to Italian girlfriend Silvia.
However, it is now being alleged that Tom's ex-wife Nicole is not going to be a party to the wedding celebrations. An insider reportedly told Radar Online, "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," adding that the 'Top Gun' actor turned his back on Nicole "a long time ago" and has never looked back since.
Connor, who is a former DJ, "worships the ground his father walks on", according to the same source, who added that the young man would never disobey the 56-year-old actor. "Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law," the source said. "Tom made the call and Connor followed."
Nicole, however, has been quite the accommodating mother. In a previous interview to Vogue magazine, she 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."
Connor's fiancée Silvia, meanwhile, has apparently been dubbed a 'Scientology Princess' since she too follows the religion along with her family, who moved to Florida from Italy. As per insiders, Tom 'adores' his future daughter-in-law, and he is extremely glad that his son is settling down with a fellow Scientologist.
And it's not much of a surprise that Nicole will not be invited to the wedding, given that there have been rumors of a rift for years between the Australian actress and her two adopted children with Tom. The 'Big Little Lies' star has mostly refused to speak about her ex-husband's religious choices and her family ties in recent years. She has also been absent for quite a few of her kids' special events, such as daughter Isabella's wedding to Max Parker at the Dorchester hotel in London in September 2015.
The actress is rumored to have blamed Scientology for ruining her marriage and separating her from Connor and Isabella. In a book called 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology', ex-Scientology member Leah Remini claimed that the 'Destroyer' actress was labeled a "suppressive person" by the church after leaving.
Nicole has given absolutely no indication of a rift between her and her children. At an interview last year, she said: "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." Talking about her kids' relationship with the controversial religion 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."