Kidman and Cruise were married for 11 years before parting ways in 2001. Cruise got custody of both their adopted children.
Connor Cruise is the adopted child of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. He was adopted by the couple, along with daughter Isabella, when they were still married. The two divorced in 2001 and Cruise got custody of both the children. He raised the children under the Church of Scientology, which he is famously known to be a devout follower of. The children were apparently turned against their mother, believed to be the work of Scientology.
Now, years later, Connor was all set to marry his Italian girlfriend in 2019. According to an insider's claim, Cruise had barred Kidman from attending the wedding of her own son. The insider had revealed to Radar Online that Kidman would not be welcome to the wedding ceremony. These instructions apparently came directly from Cruise himself. “Connor worships the ground his father walks on and would never disobey Tom,” added the source about why the son felt no need to invite his mother despite what Cruise had to say. The insider also stated, “Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law. Tom made the call and Connor followed.” The two were married for 11 years before parting ways in what turned out to be a messy divorce.
“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,” the insider allegedly revealed. “Tom turned his back on Nicole a long time ago and he’s never looked back.” As per the Scientology website that delves into who comprises a suppressive person (SP), it states, "a person who seeks to suppress other people in their vicinity, will goof up or vilify any effort to help anybody and particularly knife with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or more intelligent." It lists people like Hitler and Napolean as SP.
Kidaman had never embraced the principles of Scientology. Former Scientologist, Sam Domingo told the Daily Mail that she knew how Cruise had manipulated his kids into hating their mother. "I know what techniques [the Church of Scientology] used," she said, "I know what the second-in-command at the time Marty Rathbun did, he was so tough on them. The Cruise kids had no choice. After the divorce, they were indoctrinated into Scientology and very much isolated." This turned out to be so bad that Kidman had heartbreakingly admitted in an interview that her kids did not even call her "mom" anymore.
Kidman has maintained a dignified silence about this matter, only seldom mentioning her eldest children. In an interview with Australia’s Who magazine, Kidman had stated, “They are adults. 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.” She even went on to say that she "would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is." She continued, "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."
Maybe Kidman won't hold it against her son for not inviting her to his wedding after all. She was absent from her daughter's wedding as well. The Big Little Lies actress' later married Keith Urban in 2006 and has two children with him. Connor and Isabella attended the wedding and were seen with their mother as well, reported Evening Standard. Cruise married Katie Holmes the same year and has a daughter, Suri, with her.