Unlike her celebrity parents, Bella Kidman Cruise, 27, tends ignore the spotlight. That makes it all the more rare for her to share a photo of herself. On Tuesday, the adopted daughter of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise uploaded a mirror selfie to Instagram.
In the photo, Bella is wearing a baker boy’s cap and black jacket and showing off a glittery Instagram filter. A former art student, she usually uses the social media platform to share and sell her artwork. She will also post occasional photos from her travels.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted Bella in 1992.
In 1992, Cruise and Kidman adopted Bella. Three years later, they also adopted her biological younger brother Connor. The Hollywood couple divorced when Bella was eight. According to reports, Kidman and the children have grown distant in recent years. A possible reason is they, like their father, practice Scientology.
According to People, Bella has undergone training to be an auditor within the Church of Scientology. In a testimonial written for the London branch of the organization, she praised the religion.
“This is what I had been searching for. The missing piece. Suddenly everything began to make sense,” she wrote. “We all need to do this. 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.”
Whatever the reason, mother and daughter aren’t as close as they once were. Kidman didn’t attend her daughter’s wedding when she married computer programmer Max Parker in a 2015 secret ceremony in London. In regards to their relationship, Kidman prefers not to comment.
“I’m very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 per cent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is,” Kidman previously told Who magazine.
Meanwhile, Bella remains close to Cruise and lives quietly in Croydon, a suburb 12 miles outside of London. While she’s mostly private, she made headlines in 2018 when she launched a clothing line BKC. It featured tee shirts designed with her art work.
[Source: Daily Mail]