Nicole Kidman Admits Scientology Caused Rift With Children Isabella And Connor Cruise
Nicole Kidman is opening up about her relationship with children Isabella and Connor Cruise.
It is no secret after her divorce from Tom Cruise the actress became estranged from her children. Kidman rarely speaks about her adult kids, although she often references her two young daughters with husband Keith Urban.
The Big Little Lies star opened up about motherhood in an interview with The Sun . Kidman admitted she grew apart from Isabella age 26, and Connor age 24 after they followed Cruise into the controversial Church of Scientology .
"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," the 52-year-old shared with the newspaper.
Kidman then begins to get candid regarding the rift with her older children because of Scientology.
"They have made choices to be Scientologists. It's our job as a parent to always offer unconditional love," she stated.
Over the years, there have been various reports regarding Kidman being banned from her kids' lives because she was not a Scientologist. When the actress won an Emmy in 2017 for her role in the HBO drama, she left Connor and Isabella out of her acceptance speech.
Kidman credited her family including Urban and their daughters but no mention of her adult children. She even dedicated the award to Faith and Sunday, which earned her some backlash for appearing to toss her adult children aside.
Since her divorce from Cruise, Kidman has not been spotted out with Connor and Isabella. The actress is reportedly trying to mend the rift, despite the fact the Cruise kids are still involved with Scientology. Last year in an interview with Mercury News , she shared that she wants to respect her older children's privacy.
There is no question the relationship Connor and Isabella Cruise have with their mother Nicole Kidman is complicated. Scientology has played a factor, leaving Nicole estranged from them. However, she is now opening up letting fans know despite the circumstance and strain Kidman has nothing but unconditional love for her kids.
Even though her adult children are still involved with the Church of Scientology, Kidman has come to terms with her kid's lives.
"It's not about anything else other than, 'I'm here to love and support you'" she explained of making sure the children know she is still there despite being estranged.
Isabella recently did a PSA for Scientology. Connor is set to marry, Silvia, leader of the Italian arm of the Scientology church. Kidman has allegedly been banned from the wedding but has come to terms with it.