Before Nicole Kidman became mom to sweeties Sunday and Faith with current husband Keith Urban, the actress adopted two children with first husband Tom Cruise. After the power couple divorced in 2001, Connor and Isabella lived primarily with their father, and are rarely seen with their mother.
Weighing in on what split apart Connor and Isabella, as well as Tom Cruise, from Nicole Kidman, former Scientologist Marty Rathbun told the October issue of Vanity Fair magazine: “The central problem [in the marriage] was Nicole did not want to deal with Scientology.”
Another former Scientologist, John Brousseau, added, “They rejected Nicole – they’d been instructed.
“They took a course, P.T.S./S.P., [Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person] for persons connected in their lives who are an S.P.
“[Bella and Connor] whispered to me, ‘…Nicole is an S.P.! Our mom’s an S.P. – we hate going and seeing her.’”
Brousseau went on to say, “The Scientology world hated Nicole. People were mandated to see every freaking Tom Cruise movie that came out. But if you ever mentioned an inkling to see a movie with Nicole, oh my God, you’d hear about it.”
However, Tom Cruise‘s attorney says all of the Scientology speculation is hogwash. In a statement to CNN, the attorney said, “Vanity Fair‘s story is essentially a rehash of tired old lies previously run in the supermarket tabloids, quoting the same bogus ‘sources. It’s long, boring and false.”