#NicoleKidman On Her Children And Scientology: ‘I Utterly Respect Their Beliefs’


All that Scientology controversy that’s re-emerged as of late? Nicole Kidman can’t be bothered with it.

The Hollywood Reporter recently asked the Oscar-winning actress to discuss ex-husband Tom Cruise’s ties to Scientology and whether the religion did indeed lead to their divorce in 2001. She’s been notoriously silent about Scientology since their split, and she didn’t budge much when pressed by THR.

The magazine recently published an excerpt from Pulitzer-winning nonfiction writerLawrence Wright’s Scientology exposé book "Going Clear." In it, Wright discusses Kidman and Cruise’s marriage extensively, blaming the "cult" religion for their divorce.

"I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology," Kidman said when probed. "I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor [17] and Isabella [20] — and I utterly respect their beliefs."

This is a bit of a 180 for Kidman, who in the wake of the divorce in 2001 insisted that her children not subscribe to Cruise’s religion. The "Moulin Rouge!" actress had left Scientology prior to the couple’s divorce.

Wright’s book, along with a recent Vanity Fair exposé, claim that Scientology turned her children against her, a notion that Kidman would neither confirm nor deny to THR.

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