Cruise's glittering career notwithstanding, the Mission Impossible actor has never been attached to his children, which largely comes from his packed filming schedule and unfaltering commitment to Scientology.
Since his Hollywood debut with a role in Endless Love (1981), Tom Cruise's career has been growing in leaps and bounds. The 60-year-old actor boasts an admirable portfolio, with blockbusters such as the Mission Impossible franchise, Top Gun, and Edge of Tomorrow under his belt. Given his massive contribution to the motion picture industry, Tom Cruise is largely recognized by fans as one of the most talented actors in Hollywood's history.
His commercial prowess aside, though, Tom Cruise is still a normal person with normal family life, which, inevitably, draws a lot of attention from the public and media. He shares his only son, Connor Cruise, and eldest daughter, Isabella Cruise with his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman. His only biological child is daughter Suri, whom he shares with his latest ex-wife, Katie Holmes. Despite being a public figure, Cruise has been intensively private about his personal life, especially his relationships with Connor, Isabella, and Suri. Below, See and So gives you everything you need to know about Cruise's three children and the movie star's relationships with them.
Born on December 22, 1992, Isabella Cruise is Tom Cruise's eldest daughter with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and she was adopted three years before Connor Cruise. She's living a humble life in London as a hairstylist and makeup artist, rarely updating her social media accounts. Her Instagram account doesn't feature any photo of Isabella with her adoptive father Tom Cruise. Like her sibling Connor, Isabella is an active member of the Church of Scientology and even went on to be the Church's auditor in 2019, as reported by Suggest.
The 30-year-old artist tied the knot with husband Max Parker, an IT consultant, back in 2015 in an intimate, low-key wedding. Neither Tom Cruise nor Nicole Kidman attended her big day, which sparked speculations about their escalating relationship and even Isabella's estrangement from her parents. However, in an interview with Dailymail, Isabelle cleared the air, saying:
Of course [we talk], they’re my parents. Anyone who says otherwise is full of sh-t.'
Born on January 17, 1995, Connor is Cruise's only son with ex-wife Nicole Kidman. He's one of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's adopted children, along with their eldest daughter Isabella Cruise. After trying acting and DJ'ing, the 26-year-old is focusing on his career as a professional deep-sea fisherman. Suggest writes that Connor briefly followed in the footstep of his father, but his acting career wasn't as brilliant with insignificant roles in low-budget movies such as Red Dawn (2012) and Seven Pounds (2008).
In the year 2021, Connor became a KOL on social media after launching the @conorsmeatshack IG account with his friend, Kim Joyce. The account is where Connor shows the world his love of grilling and culinary skills, featuring regular updates of his daily fishing activities.
Just like his sister, Connor enjoys a private life and largely stays out of the spotlight. However, he seems to be the closest child to Tom Cruise, regularly spending time together at ball games or sporting events, as reported by Hollywood Life. Because he spent his childhood in the Church of Scientology, Connor is actively involved in Scientology activities like his father.
According to Hello!, Connor's commitment to the religion is the main cause of his strained relationship with his adoptive mother Nicole Kidman. The Eyes Wide Shut actress was allegedly banned from attending Connor's secret wedding to fellow Scientologist Silvia Zanchi in 2019. While Connor's low-key profile means we're not likely to see him accompanying his father, the young fisherman has been showing support for Tom Cruise, sharing the new trailer for his father's high-anticipated release of Top Gun: Maverick in 2022.
Born April 18, 2006, Suri is Tom's only biological child, whom he shares with the Batman Begins star Katie Holmes. During her early childhood, Suri was regularly spotted with her father. However, the father-daughter bond deteriorated after the Top Gun actor and Holmes' divorce in 2012. This year was also the last time Tom and Suri were photographed together when the pair showed up at Disneyland on January 25. Since then, his relationship with Suri has experienced a tumultuous, downward spiral.
Following the divorce, Cruise had to pay $30,000 per month for child support fees, including medical and dental insurance, schooling, college, and other expenses. He's also granted only 10 times of visitation every month. Given that Katie Holmes has a new boyfriend, Cruise's relationship with Suri is likely to decline further.