Isabella Cruise, Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman’s Daughter, Says Scientology Training Was ‘Exactly What I Needed’ In Church Promo
It looks like Tom Cruise‘s daughter Isabella Cruise is following closely in her father’s footsteps. On Tuesday, anti-scientology blogger Tony Ortega released a copy of a March 19 email sent to London Scientologists that told of Bella as a “success story.” Although Bella’s last name was not provided in the email, it was sent with a picture proving it was indeed her.
Apparently, Bella has just finished up what the Church of Scientology calls an “internship” while training to become an auditor, someone who is responsible for the intense questioning process Scientologists incur on their members. In the email, the 26-year-old described the process as “exactly what I needed,” while remaining vague about the details of the internship.
At times, Bella seemed to hint that the internship wasn’t all highlights, but she still urged fellow Scientologists to follow suit. “We all need to do this,” she said. “It’s hard work. It’s a lot of effort. It’s a few meltdowns and running to the bathroom to have a mini-episode, but it is worth everything because you will get through.”
Bella was adopted in 1992 by Cruise and his then-wife Nicole Kidman, who split in 2000. At the time, they also adopted her brother Connor Cruise and raised them both as members of the Church of Scientology. Their Oscar-nominated father is a high-ranking member of the Church and has been a strong advocate for Scientology in the past. Although Kidman has stayed relatively silent on the question of Scientology, reports suggest that her refusal to join the Church was a large reason for her and Cruise’s divorce. As for what she thinks of her children’s choice to remain in the Church, Kidman has said, “they are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them.”
But Tuesday marked the first time one of the Cruise children had so openly endorsed the Church. “This is the first time I’ve seen any sort of celebrity really endorsing training in I can’t remember how long,” Ortega told The Daily Beast. “So the fact that Isabella is being used to promote training as an auditor is really interesting to me. A lot of celebrities don’t want the church to use them in this way. So she’s making a conscious decision, that she’s okay with people knowing that she’s really down with this stuff.”
Bella married Max Parker in September 2015, where a prominent Scientologist served as best man. Since then, she has pursued a career in fashion, coming out with a fashion line in 2018 under the name of BKC, for Bella Kidman Cruise. Neither she nor any other members of her family have made any more public remarks on her endorsement of the Church of Scientology.