Tom Cruise reportedly no longer has a relationship with daughter Suri after splitting from Katie Holmes, but in contrast his elder kids are still members of the Church of Scientology and are estranged from mum Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise's youngest daughter may have got as far away from Scientology as possible - but his other two kids are fully fledged members.
It's been reported that the Hollywood actor hasn't seen daughter Suri since his split from actress Katie Holmes and their bitter custody battle in 2012.
It's claimed Tom's religion caused the breakdown of their marriage as Katie had fears about raising Suri as a Scientologist - and now father and daughter are said to be estranged.
But Tom does have two other children who are often forgotten - and they remain in the upper ranks of the Church of Scientology.
In contrast to what happened with Suri, his older kids actually turned their backs on mum Nicole Kidman but still have a close relationship with their father.
Isabella and Connor Cruise were adopted by Tom and Nicole in 1992 and 1995 respectively - and the Hollywood power couple got joint custody when they divorced in 2001.
However, the kids decided to stay in LA with their dad when their mum moved back to Australia.
Tom raised Bella and Connor in the Church of Scientology and they have both become high-ranking members of the controversial faith.
"Connor and Isabella grew up in the church of Scientology, they've been members since they were kids,” a source told PEOPLE in 2019, adding that the siblings "are completely dedicated scientologists just like Tom".
Due to her alleged excommunication status as an "SP" [Suppressive Person], the kids have kept their distance from their mother.
Appearing on GMTV in 2007, Nicole revealed that her kids "don't even call me 'Mom' and she hated that they referred to her by her first name.
In 2018, she told WHO magazine: "They have made the choice 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.
"I think that's so important because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family — I believe it's wrong. So that’s our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love."
Nicole has had a strained relationship with the pair - and did not attend either of their weddings and reportedly didn't know that Bella was tying the knot with British IT consultant Max Parker in 2015 beforehand.
While Cruise was reportedly also not invited to Bella's wedding, he did know about the nuptials and footed the bill.
Connor married an Italian woman named Silvia Zanchi, who is a fellow Scientologist who also grew up in the religion, but Nicole was allegedly 'banned' from the wedding by Tom.
"Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law," an insider told Radar Online in 2019. "Tom made the call and Connor followed."
Adding that Connor "worships the ground his father walks on" the sources added: "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."
Nicole never gave up on her "lost babies" and did start to reconnect with them since lockdowns began in 2021 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bella has now achieved 'auditor' status in the UK branch of the church, which means she can now quiz other Scientology followers about their deepest, darkest secrets using an e-meter - a sort of lie detector.
In a rare promotional email sent round to Scientologists in London obtained by the Sun, Bella wrote: "Thank you to my Dad for everything.
"I would have drowned in my own problems if you hadn't been there to sup me or get me through the preliminaries."
Bella lives in Croydon, south London, as an artist and has launched her own fashion collection.
While Connor remains in the upper ranks of the Scientology church at its HQ in Clearwater, Florida and is content living a quieter life out of the spotlight.
While Cruise is still close with his older kids, it's a completely different story with his youngest daughter.
Cruise has reportedly been estranged from Suri, who was born in 2006, for the last decade following his divorce from Holmes in 2012.
It's claimed Tom's religion played a huge part in the breakdown of their marriage and Katie had fears about raising her daughter as a Scientologist.
The actress wanted full custody so she could remove her daughter from the Church of Scientology, and she was reportedly attending a Scientology-influenced school in California at the time.
In a deposition in 2013, Cruise acknowledged that Scientology was the reason for his estrangement from Suri.
When lawyers asked point black whether Holmes ended their marriage "in part to protect Suri from Scientology", Cruise answered, "That was one of the assertions, yes."
It was reported in 2016 that Cruise hadn't seen Suri in three years due to an internal Scientology rule which stops members from associating with nonbelievers.
But sources told Paige Six that he could have seen Suri if he wanted to as "celebrities get to break all the rules".
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