Tom Cruise Just Banned Ex-Wife Nicole Kidman From Their Son Connor’s Scientology Wedding

Looks like Connor Cruise is choosing his dad over his mom!

So much has been said about the Scientology religion already and it’s hard to determine fact from fiction. One thing that’s sure? Believers are passionate about the cause and will go as far as banning family members from major life events. Like when Connor Cruise neglects to send a wedding invite to his own mother, Nicole Kidman.

According to RadarOnline, the 24-year-old son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman is planning to wed a woman named Silvia soon. But one person who’s notably absent from the guest list is Connor’s mom. That’s because the wedding is taking place within the Scientologist church, which Kidman does not support or believe in.

Connor’s fiancee is a so-called “Scientology Princess,” so obviously Tom Cruise is a huge supporter of the union.

Tom Cruise and Connor Cruise
Tom Cruise and Connor Cruise | Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Does Connor Cruise get along with Nicole Kidman?

Banning your mom from your wedding is kind of a big deal. Are the two at odds with each other?

Fans have suspected a rift for years since Connor and Kidman haven’t been spotted in any photographs together. When asked about it, Connor insisted that his relationship with his mother was strong.

“I love my mum,” Connor told Woman’s Day. “I don’t care what people say, I know that me and Mum are solid. I love her a lot. My family means everything.”

This is slightly different from the story that Nicole Kidman is telling, however. The A-list actress is now remarried to Keith Urban and has two children with him. But her heart aches for her older kids (Connor and his sister Isabella), who she says both call her “Nicole” instead of mom and chose to live with their father.

 “I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?” Kidman said in an interview. 

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Did Tom Cruise force Connor to choose sides?

Inside sources believe that Nicole Kidman’s wedding snub was all orchestrated by Tom Cruise, not Connor. “Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law,” an insider told RadarOnline. “Tom made the call and Connor followed.”

“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. Tom turned his back on Nicole a long time ago and he’s never looked back.”

The source said that Connor respects his father too much to disobey. Even though the decision is likely to hurt his mom’s feelings.

Connor Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Connor Cruise and Nicole Kidman | Matthew Simmons/Getty Images

What does Nicole Kidman say about it?

Kidman hasn’t reacted publicly to the news, but she is a huge critic of Scientology and isn’t afraid who knows about it. She blames the practice with destroying her marriage, hurting her relationship with her kids, and just generally producing negative outcomes. Kidman is a practicing Catholic – about as opposite from Scientology as you can get.

Scientology has a lot of devout Hollywood followers including Laura Prepon. Jason Lee, Juliette Lewis, Elisabeth Moss, Erika Christensen, Beck, Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta.