The cover of one of this week's tabloids claims Nicole Kidman is fighting Tom Cruise to save their 23-year-old son Connor from Scientology. The story is completely untrue. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk it.
Connor recently gave up his DJ-ing career to settle near Scientology's headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, where Cruise also owns a home. According to Star, Kidman fears her adopted son "is being groomed to be the church's new Golden Boy" and she could lose him forever to the religion.
An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Nicole knew Connor was involved with his dad's religion... But she still assumed his father's status within the church would allow Connor to have a somewhat normal upbringing. Getting Connor out of there has become Nicole's No. 1 priority."
The tabloid goes on to say that Kidman has enlisted her friend Cary Jones Munoz, an assistant director who's worked on two of the actress's films, to convince Connor to flee the church's headquarters and meet with her. "It's Nicole's only hope," says the suspicious source. "There's no other way she can communicate with Connor because she suspects that any mail would be censored and any phone calls listened to."
The seemingly phony tipster continues, "All she wants is some face time with her baby boy for one last chance to plead with him to leave the church and live a better life." This would lead to major problems with Cruise, according to the "source," who adds, "Tom's a hothead and when he thinks a line has been crossed he reacts. Knowing she's reaching out to Connor has got to make Tom's blood boil." The supposed insider further contends that Kidman isn't concerned with any backlash from her ex-husband, adding, "Tom doesn't have the power in Hollywood he used to. Her priority is getting Connor out."
The magazine's bogus premise, which is based on information from an anonymous and seemingly nonexistent "source," isn't original. Gossip Cop busted New Idea last week for coming up with a similar story about Kidman trying to save Connor from Scientology. However, a spokesperson qualified to speak on the actress's behalf told us on the record that the article was fabricated. The same goes for this latest take on the subject.
It's also worth noting, Star has a very poor track record when it comes to accurately reporting about the actress's personal life. In August 2017, Gossip Cop called out the tabloid for publishing a cover story about Kidman and Keith Urban getting separated. Of course, the spouses are still happily married. The tabloid doesn't have any more insight into the actress's relationship with her adopted son.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.