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Nicole:
I've lost my kids to Scientology
Women's Day
September 10, 2007

The actress reveals her heartbreak as Isabella and Connor choose Tom Cruise's religion over their mother.

Nicole Kidman has finally spoken of her anguish over her estrangement from her two Scientology-raised children and her feelings of failure as a mother. She is also threatening to reveal the darkest secrets of her marriage to ex-husband Tom Cruise.

With her adopted kids Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12, preferring to stay in the US with their Scientology minders rather than visit their own mother in Australia, Nicole has alluded to her antipathy towards the controversial religion.

"I don't want to be the one discussing Scientology," a wounded Nicole warily told US magazine Vanity Fair when asked about her children's indoctrination during her latest interview. "My kids want to live in LA and they're at a certain age where they dig in their heels."

While Isabella and Connor briefly visited their mum in Australia earlier this year, they have chosen to spend their holidays at a Church of Scientology camp in Oregon.

A former Scientologist says the camp in Portland, where the kids are holed up, is really an intense learning program for Scientology teachings. "The summer camp is part of Scientology's get-them-while-they're-young campaign," says the ex-memberů

For the full story, see Woman's Day September 10, 2007.


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