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Tom Cruise poses with his and Nicole Kidman’s two kids Connor and Bella in ultra rare photo

 Tom and Nicole Kidman, who were married from 1990 to 2001, adopted both Bella and Connor amid their fertility struggles

Faye James
Senior Editor
2 days ago
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Tom Cruise shared an incredibly rare moment with his children, Connor and Bella, at a hockey game this past December, captured in a joyful photo that has recently resurfaced online. 

The picture, posted by former NFL star Derrick Brooks, shows the iconic actor enjoying a night out with his family, a rare glimpse into their private life.

Derrick, visibly thrilled by the encounter, shared his excitement on Instagram: “Good Evening, Wow, look who stopped by my office before our [Tampa Bay Lightning] game tonight! @tomcruise. I was a little star struck but played it cool and He said he was too!” 

In the snapshot, Tom stands proudly with Derrick, sporting a broad smile, while Connor gives a cheerful thumbs up beside them. Bella peeks out charmingly among the group, adding a sweet touch to the family outing.

Tom Cruise poses with Bella and Connor© Instagram
Tom Cruise poses with Bella and Connor

Tom and Nicole Kidman, who were married from 1990 to 2001, adopted both Bella and Connor amid their fertility struggles. 

Bella was welcomed into the family in 1992 and Connor followed in 1995. While Nicole and Tom's marriage ended over two decades ago, it's evident that Tom maintains a strong bond with their children, both of whom were raised in the Church of Scientology, a path also followed by their father.

Connor with dad Tom© Getty
Connor with dad Tom

Nicole, now 56, has occasionally spoken about her relationship with Bella and Connor, emphasizing the unconditional love a parent holds for their children, regardless of the paths they choose. 

In a candid interview with Who in 2018, Nicole expressed her philosophy of tolerance and open-heartedness: “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.”

Nicole and Tom with their two children © Getty
Nicole and Tom adopted their children three years apart

Despite the complexities of their family dynamics, with Bella and Connor choosing to call Nicole by her first name rather than 'mom', the actress has continually shown support and love for her eldest children. 

Bella now lives a creative life, often sharing her artwork and snippets of her life on social media, and is married to Max Parker since 2015. Connor, on the other hand, has carved out a niche for himself with his passion for fishing and his entrepreneurial venture, Connor’s Meatshack.

Nicole Kidman with her children Bella and Connor Cruise in 2004© Matthew Simmons
Nicole Kidman with her children Bella and Connor Cruise in 2004

Tom, at 61, continues to share his love for adventure and public outings with Connor, the two having been spotted together as recently as July 2023 in New York City. 

These moments highlight the enduring connection between the father and his son, regardless of the public eye often focused on their family.

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