During Nicole Kidman’s acceptance speech at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, the actress said that she is the mother of “two little girls,” but failed to mention her two older children. This caused quite a stir on social media and fueled speculation that she no longer has a relationship with her other children.
Questions have swirled for years about whether Kidman and the children she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise still talk at all. Many believe that Connor and Isabella Cruise do not speak to the Big Little Lies star anymore because they are practicing Scientologists and Kidman left the church following her divorce from Cruise.
Here’s what we know about their relationship and if Scientology is to blame for dividing them.
Bella and Connor lived with Cruise after divorce
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After Kidman’s divorce from Cruise and split from the Church of Scientology in 2001, she still had some type of relationship with her children. However, reports claimed that it became strained in 2004, when Connor and Bella went to a Scientology camp.
In a 2010 interview, Kidman admitted that her children decided to live in Los Angeles with Cruise instead of with her.
“They live with Tom, which was their choice,” the actress said. “I’d love [for] them to live with us, but what can you do?”