Tom Cruise's children, Isabella and Connor, touted as Scientology world's rising stars
Tom Cruise has been one of the most well-known members of the church and now his two children are on their way to becoming its prominent members.
Actor Tom Cruise is a devout and highly-valued member of the Church of Scientology and now his two adopted children, Isabella Cruise, 28, and her younger brother, Connor, 26, are rising up the ranks in the Scientology circle. Cruise was introduced to the church back in the 1980s by his then wife, Mimi Rogers, but he continued remaining a follower even after the two broke up and Cruise went on to marry Nicole Kidman in 1990.
Although Kidman never classified herself as a Scientologist, Cruise quickly became known for his beliefs and even when the couple divorced in 2001, he kept Isabella and Connor with him. Reportedly the kids grew quite estranged from their adoptive mother.
However, it seems that they have both grown up to be quite popular in the church. Isabella recently took a new position as an auditor in the religion, with the job of interviewing members to get them to reveal their secrets and confess their shortcomings. The 26-year-old had confessed in a newsletter that this was her true calling.
In the highly promotional article which was first published in journalist Tony Ortega’s blog, 'The Underground Bunker', Isabella wrote, "It’s hard work. It’s a lot of effort. … This is a gift to yourself and so many others. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going to be an auditor or aren’t going to join staff. If you are going to make it as a being for the long run you NEED this. That’s the truth. You won’t stay Clear or [the spiritual state of being Operating Thetan] without it.”
While Isabella is all excited about her new job, her younger Connor, has been reportedly dating Silvia Zanchi, a 26-year-old from Italy who works at the organization’s Belleair mission, near Clearwater, Fla, which serves as Scientology’s power base.
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Connor, who like his sister, Isabella, had spent a lot of his childhood mingling with the other kids of the church is known to be quite popular among girls. Insider Aaron Smith-Levin, 38, who left the church in 2013, while speaking of Connor's influence at the church said, "The local Scientology community [there] is like a big high school, and Connor is the star jock. Everybody knows him and wants to go out on his big-ass fishing boat.” Quite expectedly being the popular kid in church, Connor had to wound up with Zanchi who was part of an Executive Committee that delivered the most training and auditing services, while competing against missions around the world for the annual LRH Birthday Game. Mary Kahn, a former church member who had been affiliated with the same mission project as Zanchi had claimed, "She is exactly who Tom would want Connor to marry."
However, Connor has made it quite clear on Twitter that there is no news of their engagement yet. However, the two Cruise kids' increasing influence in the church has been known to send out a strong message. According to Ortega, "Going public in this manner adds up to the Cruise family showing support for [Scientology leader] David Miscavige. Miscavige needs to shore up support for Scientology. The Cruises set an example, which is huge in terms of his holding onto wealthy donors.”
In fact, the church has played such a major role in their lives that the children in a way have come too far from their adoptive mother, Kidman. In her memoir, 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology', the Kidman recalled the kids calling their mother, "a f–king SP" after she was declared a “suppressive person” by church leaders, meaning she did not support Scientology and that members were forbidden to communicate with her.