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Nov. 3 2015, Updated 7:33 a.m. ET

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Take a look into Isabella Cruise's secret life in Scientology.

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Isabella Cruise Estranged Mom Nicole Kidman Scientology
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Take a look into Isabella Cruise's secret life in Scientology.

1996

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Isabella was born in 1992 to a married Scientologist who gave her up for adoption to fellow church members Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise told Desert Island Discs, "When I held Bella in my arms, that was the pregnancy, that was everything. I look into those eyes and that crazy love happens. It opens up a part of your heart you didn't even know was there."

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2004

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While married to Tom, Kidman would gush about her daughter too. "They're deliciously cheeky. You don't want kids to be angels; you want them to have a spirit because it's a tough world," she said. She also said they tried to give them a normal upbringing. "The kids are not treated with kid gloves," she explained. "We try to keep them grounded. We may fly to LA on a private jet, but then when we're in Britain we'll go to the Lake District, take a packed lunch and go on a six-hour hike with the children on our backs."

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2004

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But when Kidman divorced Tom in 2001, she became estranged from her children, who remained with their father and were deeply entrenched in Scientology. In 2003 Kidman said they were "great kids," and that she took them to Starbucks for juice every morning and gave them two donuts a week, but she has not been photographed with Bella since 2006.

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2006

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John Brousseau, a former Scientologist, told Vanity Fair that Bella and Connor spouted the religion's philosophy when explaining why they didn't speak to their mom. "JB, Nic is an SP! We hate seeing her," he claims they told him.

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2006

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Pictured in Italy before their father's wedding to Katie Holmes, Leah Remini has claimed that she asked them if they had seen Kidman recently. "Not if I have a choice," she claims Bella told her in her book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.

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2007

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"Our mom is a f*****g SP," Remini says Bella told her. An "SP" is a suppressive person – someone who must be shunned by members of the Church of Scientology.

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2008

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As her step-mom, Holmes became an integral part of Bella's life and she even hired her to work at her clothing line, Holmes & Yang. In a slam to Kidman, Suri Cruise's mom gave an interview where she spoke about her step-children. "His Cruise's first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me 'Mom,'" she claimed.

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2009

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Bella and her brother were home schooled by Tom's sister, learning the intricacies of Scientology. Out of the religion herself, Kidman gave a supportive interview about her children's decision to remain members. "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists—Connor and Isabella—and I utterly respect their beliefs," she said.

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2010

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And Bella has tried to dispel rumors that she was estranged from her mother, too. "Me and Mom are solid," she said. "I love her a lot. My family means everything...the family comes before everything else."

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Isabella Cruise Estranged Mom Nicole Kidman Scientology

In 2012 she even told New Idea, "'I love mom. Nicole's my mom. She's great. I see her sometimes and I speak to her,' adding 'we're a very close family. I love all of our family.'" But neither she nor Connor attended their grandfather's funeral when he passed away in 2014.

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Connor Cruise and Isabella Cruise Sighting in London – August 23, 2012

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And Bella's marriage to Max Parker was another blow to her mother. The top-secret ceremony took place in London, where Kidman was performing in the play Photograph 51, but she wasn't invited. "The wedding was a Scientology ceremony. Nicole wasn't there. She didn't even know about it," a source reportedly said about Kidman. What do you think about Isabella Cruise's secret Scientology life? Sound off in the comments below.

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