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Jade Small
Jade Small
February 13, 2024 ·  4 min read

Tom Cruise’s Adoptive Son Connor Quit Hollywood to Live Quiet, Peaceful Life As Fisherman

Tom Cruise, one of the A-list” actors, was married to another A-lister, Nicole Kidman for ten years. During this time, they adopted their son, Connor Cruise. He took his surname to the next degree by choosing a life cruising across the ocean as a fisherman. He prefers this peaceful life to the hustle of Hollywood. 

Cruise’s Adopted son, Connor Cruise

Tom and Nicole were married on the 24th of December 1990. Their marriage lasted 10 years, until their divorce in 2001. Connor was adopted in 1995, at the same time as his sister, Bella Cruise. When his adoptive parents got divorced, they gave him the option to choose with whom he stayed. Both Bela and Connor chose to stay with their father, Tom. 

With both of his parents having such successful careers as actors, it was no wonder when he ventured down that path, following in their footsteps. He has played parts in a few movies, including sharing the screen with Will Smith in the film, “Seven Pounds,” in 2008, as well as acting alongside Chris Hemsworth in the action-packed movie, “Red Dawn.” 

Connar dabbled in the competitive lifestyle of Hollywood for a while, but he decided that life was not one to last very long. He ended up quitting the acting world and choosing a different life. He situated himself in Clearwater in Florida where he works as a fisherman. 

Tom Cruise and Son, Both Scientologists

In 2019, a source was interviewed by People who mentioned: “Connor has a pretty simple life in Clearwater. He lives in his own home in a Scientology community. His life is deep-sea fishing. He has a lot of friends and seems very well-liked.” This goes to show that he may not share his father’s passion for acting, but it seems he follows the religion they raised him with. 

Nicole Kidman decided she did not want to be a part of the Scientology religion anymore. When she and Tom Cruise got divorced, she left the community. It is still not clear how much she speaks with her son and daughter, who follow the religion avidly. 

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Nicole Kidman and her Children

“I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 percent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is. They are adults and 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. And I am an example of that tolerance and that’s what I believe — that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I’m open here.

I think that’s so important because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family — I believe it’s wrong. So that’s our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love.”

Nicole Kidman

She supports her children’s decisions and has stated that she would give up her life for them. Her daughter, Bella, is a fashion designer now living in London. She married Max Parker in 2015. 

Even though he is no longer living in Hollywood, or participating in that life he and his father are still close. Their mutually shared religious beliefs were instilled in him since childhood. The source mentioned: “Connor and Isabella grew up in the church of Scientology, they’ve been members since they were kids.” They also went on to mention that they, “are completely dedicated Scientologists just like Tom.”

Tom Cruise has a Fisherman for a Son

“Connor lives in Clearwater, which is the church’s main hub. He still deejays but he has really become a big fishing guy. He’s content with living a quieter life,” said the Source to PEOPLE. 

He prefers to avoid being spotted by the paparazzi, so he stays hidden from the limelight. In 2019, however, he was photographed alongside his father in London. A rare occasion to see Tom Cruise spending time in public with his son. Tom was teaching him some of the helicopter flying skills he learned for one of his action movie roles.

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