This week, it was announced Hollywood offspring royalty Bella Cruise was launching a clothing line.
As a standalone fact, the world was unperturbed. Until, of course, it was revealed exactly what the name of the line would be: Bella Kidman Cruise.
Cruise, a 25-year-old artist who is the daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, has been known publicly, for the better part of her whole life, as Bella Cruise.
Though little has been confirmed since the Cruise/Kidman split, much speculation centred on the inability for Kidman to stay close to her children because of the Church of Scientology. It was reported that differences in religious beliefs caused a rift between the actress and her two children.
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Of course, Tom Cruise is the Church’s most famous member, with his children staying within the church following the break down of their parents’ marriage in 2001. It’s widely believed that since then, the Church, Tom and their children viewed their mother as a “suppressive person”, meaning she can and should be shunned by members of the church.
In fact, former scientologist Leah Remini wrote her 2015 book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, that she once asked Bella if she saw much of her mother.
“Not if I have a choice. Our mum is a f**king SP [suppressive person],” she reportedly said, according to Remini.