Nicole Kidman breaks her silence on her adopted kids with Tom Cruise
Nicole Kidman has made a rare admission about her adopted children, Isabella and Connor, with actor and ex-husband Tom Cruise.
The acclaimed actress, 51, spoke to WHO magazine on Thursday and said: “They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions.”
Rumours have been rife throughout the years that Isabella and Connor have a rocky relationship with their mother due to their commitment to the Church of Scientology.
Nicole went on to say: “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.”
Despite her ex-husband and now her adopted children being scientologists, Nicole still remains neutral on the topic and explained that she is “very private” when it comes to her relationship with Isabella, 25, and Connor, 23.
“I have to protect all those relationships,” she said. “I know 150 per cent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is.”
When it comes to her views on the religion, Nicole has spoken to Vogue magazine in the past and said 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,” she said.
A documentary created by Alex Gibney titled Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief claims that the controversial belief system is the reason for the strenuous relationship between Nicole and her adopted children.
Leah Remini, a former Scientologist and author, wrote in her book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology that Nicole may have been classified as an “SP” by the church.
An “SP” is short for “Suppressive Person” and is a label generally given to those who have been previous members of the church, implying that they have been “cut off” from their families.
Though the Church of Scientology has refuted those claims, Nicole is never heard mentioning her eldest children or attending any of their major events, such as Isabella’s wedding in 2015.