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Once Hollywood royalty, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s marriage ended in a highly publicized split, leaving a lingering question: what about their children? Religion appears to be a key factor in the strained relationship between Nicole and her adopted children, Isabella and Connor.

Meeting in 1989, Nicole and Tom quickly married. Nicole longed for children, but sadly, an ectopic pregnancy brought heartbreak. Undeterred, they adopted Isabella in 1992 and Connor in 1995, both through Tom’s church, Scientology.

However, cracks appeared in their seemingly perfect life. Tom filed for divorce in 2001, citing irreconcilable differences. Connor and Isabella remained with their father and the Church, creating distance from Nicole.

Scientology played a significant role. Nicole initially embraced the religion, but later distanced herself. Reports suggest Tom and the Church may have influenced the children’s views of their mother.

Despite public denials, the relationship between Nicole and her adopted children remains strained. Award speeches lack mentions, and social media interactions are scarce. However, both Nicole and Connor have expressed love for each other, suggesting a desire for reconciliation.

Isabella, an artist with a fashion line, is a dedicated Scientologist. Connor, a former actor, enjoys grilling and fishing, and recently showcased his culinary passion on social media. Both are private individuals, occasionally making public appearances.

Connor and Isabella are devoted to Scientology and reportedly maintain no connection with their half-sister, Suri. Despite the distance, they seem close with each other and continue to pursue their passions.

The future of Nicole’s relationship with her adopted children remains unclear. While both sides have expressed love, the weight of the past and differing beliefs continue to cast a shadow.