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Tom Cruise Poses With Kids Connor and Isabella in Rare Family Photo

By Michael May 7, 2024

Mysterious! Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s children, Isabella and Connor, have flown under the radar since their parents called it quits in 2001.

Cruise and Kidman, who tied the knot in December 1990, adopted Isabella “Bella” two years later after the Big Little Lies alum suffered an ectopic pregnancy. The pair expanded their family in 1995 when they adopted Connor.

“From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies,” Kidman told Vanity Fair in 2007. “And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that’s when we would adopt Bella.”

The duo, who met in 1989 before working together on Days of Thunder, remained connected to their work and family during the late ‘90s. They were in a state of bliss when they costarred in 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut, according to Kidman.

“We were happily married through that,” the Oscar winner told The New York Times in October 2020, reflecting on teaming up with her then-husband for the Stanley Kubrick project. “We would go go-kart racing after those scenes. We’d rent out a place and go racing at three in the morning. I don’t know what else to say. Maybe I don’t have the ability to look back and dissect it. Or I’m not willing to.”

The Moulin Rouge star recalled: “We were working with the greatest filmmaker and learning about our lives and enjoying our lives on set. We would say, ‘When is it going to end?’ We went over there thinking it was going to be three months. It turned into a year, a year and a half. But you go, ‘As long as I surrender to what this is, I’m going to have an incredible time.’”

However, the former couple’s filming bubble burst in February 2001 when Cruise filed for divorce. Their legal separation was finalized in August of that year and while the Cold Mountain actress agreed to joint custody of their children, Isabella and Connor chose to live in Los Angeles with their father. Kidman, for her part, resided in Australia.

When the Risky Business actor married Katie Holmes in November 2006, his kids seemingly embraced their new blended family. (Holmes and Cruise welcomed their own daughter in April 2006. They called it quits June 2012.)

“Both Isabella and Connor are really close with Katie, much more so than Nicole,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in May 2012.

That same month, Isabella opened up to Australia’s New Idea magazine about her dynamic with Kidman, who married Keith Urban in June 2006. The country crooner welcomed two daughters, Sunday and Faith, with the Bombshell actress in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

“I love mom. She’s my mom. She’s great,” Isabella said in May 2012. “I see her sometimes and I speak to her.”

The artist revealed at the time: “We’re a very close family. I love all of our family.” Isabella’s parents, however, were not at her surprise nuptials in September 2015 when she wed Max Parker.

Isabella opted for “a super low-key, small ceremony” in London, a source exclusively told Us at the time, confirming that neither Cruise nor Kidman were in attendance. The bride’s younger brother, Connor, was there to represent the family.

“She really didn’t want to make a big deal out of it,” the insider explained, adding that the nuptials were followed by “a very, very informal” reception.

In the years that have followed, Isabella and Connor have continued to keep low profiles. The pair have on occasion shared photos of their lives on social media.

Scroll down to see Cruise and Kidman’s kids through the years:

December 1992
The pair adopted their eldest child, daughter Isabella.
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February 1995
The twosome grew their family, adopting son Connor one month after he was born.
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December 2004
Kidman took her children to a Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center three years after her split from Cruise.
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October 2006
The Top Gun actor and his then-wife, Holmes, supported Isabella at her soccer game in Los Angeles.
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May 2008
Cruise and Holmes took their daughter and his two older children to see an LA Galaxy game at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
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December 2008
Connor and Isabella joined their dad at the premiere of Valkyrie at the Directors Guild of American in Los Angeles.
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May 2010
The father-son duo took in a Lakers game.
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October 2011
Connor, who goes by the stage name DJ C-Squared, worked the Nickelodeon 2011 TeenNick HALO Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.
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August 2012
The siblings spent quality time together.
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November 2012
To celebrate his first major film role, Connor joined costars Josh Peck, Julian Alcaraz and Lucas Kerr at the Red Dawn special screening in California.
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January 2013
The brother and sister duo took in a Shakespeare play.
Courtesy of Connor Cruise/Instagram
July 2013
“Hangin with Bellz in London,” the exes’ youngest child captioned a selfie with his sister.
Courtesy of Connor Cruise/Instagram
October 2014
Connor had a DJ set at the Studio Paris Nightclub in Chicago.
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February 2016
The artist stopped by the Maddox Gallery in London to support photographer Tyler Shields at the opening of his new Decadence exhibit.
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April 2021
Connor showed off his big catch while in Paris.
Courtesy of Connor Cruise/Instagram
September 2021
Bella gave fans a rare glimpse at her personal style via Instagram.
Courtesy of Bella Kidman Cruise/Instagram
March 2022
“In rainbows,” the pair’s eldest child captioned an art installment selfie.
Courtesy of Bella Kidman Cruise/Instagram
February 2023
Connor was spotted at Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
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March 2023
Bella unveiled a new hairstyle via Instagram.
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April 2023
Connor rocked longer facial hair on the golf course.
Courtesy of Connor Cruise/Instagram

By Michael

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