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    Connor Cruise feels neglected by Tom, is rebelling against Scientology

    It’s always interesting when children raised inside of Scientology start to kick the cage a little bit. Of course, we’re talking here about 16-year-old Connor Cruise (son of the unhinged, lift-wearing midget known as “Tom”), for whom the plight certainly isn’t nearly as desperate as the young ladies who founded the Ex-Scientology Kids website. Still, Connor is pretty high profile as far as the CO$ is concerned, so it came as quite a surprise when he showed up on 10/26 at the TeenNick HALO Awards wearing a blatant symbol of Christianity around his neck. Let’s take a closer look at that Jesus emblem:

    Let’s not completely jump the gun here though, for Scientologists are technically allowed to celebrate holidays like Christmas, according to Juliette Lewis. Still, their version of the holiday is much like X-Mas in that it’s pretty secular and largely revolves around the materialistic, gift-giving aspect of the season. So in contrast, is it a big deal what Connor is doing here? I tend to think it’s something worth acknowledging; and while this could merely be a passive-aggressive statement against the cult, he must have known that people would pay attention to a known Scientologist who is walking the red carpet with a Jesus necklace on.

    This much celebrated demonstration of sentience on Connor’s part dovetails nicely with a story from this week’s In Touch that Connor is “losing his religion” and also has felt (for quite some time) that he doesn’t get enough attention from his parents:

    Most kids spend their childhood under their parents’ thumbs — it kind of goes with the territory. But a family friend says that Tom has been unusually strict, and that Connor is finally getting sick of it. “He’s starting to rebel against his father and the other components in their life, maybe even Scientology,” the friend says. Connor was raised in Tom’s controversial religion, but he has recently been seen wearing Christian symbols, like crosses and a Jesus pendant. “He wants to be independent,” the friend says, “but Tom doesn’t want to give up control over his son.”

    From the outside, Connor Cruise looks like one of the luckiest kids on the planet: His parents and stepparents are world-famous entertainers and — materially, at least — he wants for nothing. But the truth is tragically more complicated. As a source close to him tells In Touch, “Connor has always had a difficult relationship with his parents, and it has definitely affected him. He has broken down crying about it.”

    The 16-year-old (as well as his sister, Isabella, 18) was adopted by Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman when he was a newborn. And he has long strugged with insecurity about his place in the family. “When he was young,” the source says, “Tom was always off doing his thing, working like a mandman. He traveled all the time, and was totally focused on his career. When he came home, he didn’t always have much left to give.” While Tom’s rep unsurprisingly denies the story, as a result, the source claims Tom, 49, and Connor’s relationship became strange and cold. “Tom is a very difficult man to get to know on a deep level. It’s almost like he treats Connor like a business associate rather than a son.”

    Unfortuantely, Connor’s relationship with Nicole isn’t any better. “She wasn’t the best mom to him and Isabella,” the source says. His parents divorced in 2001, when Connor was just 6. And though, for a time, Nicole made an effort to stay involved in her kids’ lives, she had a miscarriage after Tom started the divorce proceedings, and it was hard for her to cope. “She forgot so many things, like school pickups and projects; she was a wreck, and probably had trouble giving them the affection they needed from her,” the source says.

    Eventually, Nicole moved back to Australia. The source thinks Connor had been dealing with abandonment issues as a result o being adopted, and it was possibly the worst thing that could have happened. Until, that is, his half-siblings were born and he saw how differently their lives are from his.

    On one hand, yes, Suri — Tom’s daughter with Katie Holmes — has a strange, sheltered life. But her parents also unabashedly lavish the 5-year-old with attention, fancy family trips and essentially whateve her heart desires materially. And Connor has had to watch jealously from the wings as his icy father grows warmer and warmer to his half-sister. “Connor loves Suri,” the source says. “But he also thinks she gets a lot more of Tom’s time and attention than they ever got.” The same goes for Nicole’s daughters with her husband, Keith Urban.

    Now, the family friend says, “Connor is at a crossroads in his life. He’s been pushing for more freedom — he wants to drive a car and date whomever he chooses.” And this could spark a major war at home with his control-freak dad, who’s so notoriously stubborn about his beliefs. But ultimately, Connor’s move to separate himself from the family could be a good thing. And ironically, it may just be the best way to finally get Tom’s attention.

    [From In Touch, print edition, November 21, 2011]

    This is really a sad story, but I believe it completely. After all, the poor kid went though a divorce, which culminated with having his mother ripped away from him and declared a suppressive person. Now, a robot named Katie exists in Nicole’s place. As for his father, Tom’s always been a workaholic and still even follows up a long day on the set of an action movie with 10 hours of singing and dancing in preparation for the next film.

    Meanwhile, Connor still attends the Delphian School (which, interestingly enough, is located on grounds that were once scouted for use as a penitentiary) in Sheridan, Oregon. As such, he has been immersed in L. Ron Hubbord’s Study Tech since, well, before he could even read. So Connor has spent his childhood in boarding school and has been raised by the cult although, at times, Tom and Katie made a few photo ops with him as recently as 2009. It’s just not enough though:

    Meanwhile, Connor’s 18-year-old sister, Isabella, was also reportedly pondering giving up Xenu last year in exchange for rekindling her contact with mom Nicole Kidman. However, this plan was quickly scrapped when Katie enticed Isabella by making her an apprentice for the busted Holmes-Yang fashion line. Problem solved. For now.

    I can completely empathize how Connor must feel while watching Tom from the sidelines, since he seems so much more joyous in public with Suri than he ever has before. There’s no way in hell that Suri will one day get shipped off to Delphian. Hell, Katie can’t even manage to attend fashion week in NYC without pulling Suri out of school. Although most Scientology children her age are on the brink of a demanding upbringing, things will be different for Suri. And I think that Connor realizes that.

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    Poor kid. Tom and Nicole are assholes.
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    Break free and tell us all, Connor!

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    I'm 100% sure he won't leave this cult. Only because he will end up homeless.

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    You don't think Nicole would take him in? For PR if nothing else. He is adorable and you could see this coming the minute Suri was born. Katie may be a mindless robot, but she's programmed to be there and always appear (at least in photos) delighted to be with her brat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianodel View Post
    I'm 100% sure he won't leave this cult. Only because he will end up homeless.
    When he turns 18 he can sell his story and tell mommy and daddy to fuck off.

    I know, easier said than done. I feel sorry for him and Isabella. They seem to have had such a shitty childhood.
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    I have no sympathy for Nicole. She's an A-list star and rich. She had the resources to fight for those kids if she wanted to and to tell Scientology to suck it, if that was the problem, instead of just leaving and building a new family with Keith Urban. All it would take is one People magazine cover story about how Tom was keeping her from her kids and he would totally cave, because he can't stand bad PR.

    Yeah, yeah, supposedly Scientology has dirt on everyone and would threaten to expose it, but what terrible skeletons do you think Nicole Kidman has in her closet that would make her willing to give up her kids? They can't reveal that she was a beard for Tommy Boy without ruining him, too. What, that she had an affair with Ewan McGregor? If it were me, there would be nothing they could come out with that would make me abandon my kids. I would be like, "Hell yeah, I banged Ewan. It was great. Of course I did it, because after 10 years with Tom I needed some man meat."
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    Let’s not completely jump the gun here though, for Scientologists are technically allowed to celebrate holidays like Christmas, according to Juliette Lewis.
    I "dated" a Scientolgist. Dated is in quotation because I/we couldn't call it a relationship - since they're not allowed to be in a relationship with anyone on the outside....But we liked eachother at the time, so, whatever...

    Anyway... Most of them do celebrate other religion-oriented holidays like Christmas. The guy I dated did. He actually got a little offended when I asked if he did- which I thought was a little weird/akward

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    You don't think Nicole would take him in? For PR if nothing else. He is adorable and you could see this coming the minute Suri was born. Katie may be a mindless robot, but she's programmed to be there and always appear (at least in photos) delighted to be with her brat.
    I think Nicole would help him, yeah. I always thought her feelings for the adoptees were genuine, unlike Tom. She's neurotic and crazy but it seems that she really was heavily intimidated and branded suppressive after the divorce. And it's also very possible that for a while, Isabella and Connor may've been so under the Scieno thumb that a relationship was impossible anyway.

    She'd help him if only to spite Tom and Scientology--if it wouldn't cause her huge trouble, anyway. I still want to know what they hold over her. I wish she'd just come out with it and deprive them of any power where she's concerned.
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    I would love it if this story were true but most 16 years rebel in some way. Still, I gotta say, run, Connor, run.

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    I bet that kid has some juicy stories he could tell. He needs to write a tell-all
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNoRehab View Post
    I have no sympathy for Nicole. She's an A-list star and rich. She had the resources to fight for those kids if she wanted to and to tell Scientology to suck it, if that was the problem, instead of just leaving and building a new family with Keith Urban. All it would take is one People magazine cover story about how Tom was keeping her from her kids and he would totally cave, because he can't stand bad PR.

    Yeah, yeah, supposedly Scientology has dirt on everyone and would threaten to expose it, but what terrible skeletons do you think Nicole Kidman has in her closet that would make her willing to give up her kids? They can't reveal that she was a beard for Tommy Boy without ruining him, too. What, that she had an affair with Ewan McGregor? If it were me, there would be nothing they could come out with that would make me abandon my kids. I would be like, "Hell yeah, I banged Ewan. It was great. Of course I did it, because after 10 years with Tom I needed some man meat."

    ITA. You don't abandon your kids for anything, certainly not a few threats about letting gossip get out. It's not like NK is a secret serial killer. The most they probably have on her is some affairs she had while she was married to Tom. And really who wouldn't do Ewan McGregor if they were stuck with the Scieno-midget?

    She should've been proactive and gone after Tom and the loonies in COS first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucianodel View Post
    I'm 100% sure he won't leave this cult. Only because he will end up homeless.
    No way. He's young and good-looking and the kid of Tom Cruise. He'll have opportunities out the ass if he so chooses.

    I feel sorry for Isabella and Connor. (I wonder, can he at least talk to Isabella? Surely those two would have some kind of bond, being that they're in the same boat) I hope they both turn.
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    Every time I see pictures of Connor lately, I think he has Tom's dna!!

    Tom has those off center front teeth, and damn if Connor doesn't in this picture too.


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    You can call me mad but am I the only person who thinks he resembles Tom Cruise facially? I might need specsavers

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