Is Nicole Kidman trying to save her son Connor Cruise from Scientology? Thatâs the claim in one of this weekâs tabloids. Gossip Cop, however, has learned itâs bogus.
Kidmanâs adopted son with Tom Cruise currently lives in Clearwater, Florida near the headquarters of the Church of Scientology, where he works as a deckhand on a deep-sea fishing boat. The 23-year-old gave up his DJ-ing career to settle in Clearwater, where his dad also owns a home. According to New Idea, Kidman âis fearing the worstâ for her son as he gets more involved in Scientology.
The magazine quotes a so-called âclose friendâ of the actress as saying, âNicole is tearing her hair out with worry. She is incredibly concerned Connor is being punished for his wild partying and committing crimes in the churchâs eyes.â The outletâs questionable source adds, ââNicole knows how they work and is worried Connor wonât be able to cope with all the strict Scientology sanctions and rules â sheâs very concerned.â
The alleged insider goes on to say that Kidman âdoesnât want Scientology to dig its claws into Connor any deeperâ and also âdoesnât want him to follow in Tomâs footsteps.â The supposed source adds, âShe plans to do everything in her power to rescue him.â
This premise is coming from one of Kidmanâs anonymous and seemingly nonexistent âfriends.â On the other hand, Gossip Cop checked in with the actressâs spokesperson, whoâs qualified to speak on her behalf, and weâre told the story is fabricated. Although thereâs much mystery surrounding Kidmanâs relationship with her adopted children, Connor and oldest daughter Bella, the idea that sheâs trying to save her son from Scientology simply isnât true.
Itâs worth noting, the tabloids have come up with similar narratives in the past. Back in 2014, OK! falsely claimed that Connor reached out to Kidman and asked to help get him out of Scientology. Considering that the young man willingly relocated near the Churchâs headquarters, itâs unlikely he ever asked his mom for help. Itâs clear that Connor is dedicated to the religion on his own accord.
Shortly before that, Gossip Cop busted OK! for wrongly reporting that Kidman and Cruise were battling over Connorâs health. It was alleged that the actress was worried about her son becoming âpudgy,â but her ex-husband refused to give him nutrition tips because âScientologyâs parenting ethos suggests parents treat kids like grown-ups.â There was no truth to the ridiculous story, and the same goes for this latest one.