Happy Birthday Connor Cruise!
Fellow Scientologist and actress Kirstie Alley tweeted: “HAPPY Birthday baby boy!! Seems like only yesterday you [were] an embryo…;) I love you, DJ Buttercup.”
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon wrote: “Happy Birthday to my dude @TheConnorCruise! Enjoy!”
As of Thursday morning neither Cruise nor Kidman had publicly wished their son a Happy Birthday, but he expressed his thanks for the birthday wishes he had received, tweeting: “The love I am receiving is overwhelming. Thank you all.”
Asked about her thoughts on Scientology, she said: “I have two children who are Scientologists – Connor and Isabella – and I utterly respect their beliefs.”
After his parents split in 2001, Connor and his sister Isabella, who were adopted by Kidman and Cruise, chose to live with their father.
In September, Connor tweeted a photo of them both as babies with Cruise – but Kidman was noticeably absent.
In the meantime Connor has chosen to forge his own career in the entertainment industry.
He has already appeared in two films – Seven Pounds with Will Smith, and Red Dawn – and has made a name for himself as a deejay, spinning records using the alias DJ C-Squared.