Nicole Kidman's Daughter Bella Didn't Invite Mother to Her Wedding – inside Their Relationship
The relationship between Nicole Kidman and her daughter has been taboo for years, and people wondered whether they weren't on good terms after the actress wasn't invited to her own daughter's wedding in 2015.
Isabella Cruise, the 28-year-old adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, tied the knot in September 2015, and not only was the actress not invited, but she didn't even know that her daughter was getting married.
During their marriage, Nicole and Tom adopted two children, daughter Isabella – known to her friends and family as Bella – and son Connor. They came to this decision after they discovered it would be incredibly difficult for Nicole to bear children.
On September 18, 2015, Bella got married in London to Max Parker, a British I.T. consultant. The couple decided to have a quiet wedding ceremony without the attention drawn by Hollywood, thanks to Bella's famous parents.
During the wedding, Nicole was at a play in West End in London, so she would have easily been able to attend. However, she did not know about the wedding beforehand, and reports of her planning to help make it happen were inaccurate.
Tom was also not invited to the ceremony, although he knew about the impending nuptials. It was reported that he even paid the bill for the lavish yet secret ceremony.
Like her parents, Bella's brother Connor, who works as a DJ, was also not in attendance at her wedding. It is unclear whether these were because they all aren't on good terms or if it was simply a preference she wanted.
As for how Nicole felt about her daughter's wedding, it was reported that she was ultimately happy for her daughter. A representative for the actress said:
"Nicole is very happy for Bella. She, like all mothers, wants her child to be happy, and it surely seems Bella is very happy."
Bella was adopted by the ex-couple from a member of the Church of Scientology who was unable to care for the little girl. As an adult, Bella also decided to join the same church.
Bella and Connor enjoyed their childhoods traveling around the world and were kept out of the spotlight by their parents, who wanted them to have a normal upbringing.
Following Nicole and Tom's divorce, they initially stayed with their mother until she needed to spend an extended period in Romania filming "Cold Mountain."
After that extended period, the children proceeded to live with Tom. During that time, it was reported that the relationship between the mother and daughter began deteriorating.
The pair showed hints of reconciliation after the 28-year-old liked her mom's Instagram posts.
The last time Bella and Nicole were photographed together was back in 2006 during her wedding to Keith Urban. People have speculated through the years that Nicole isn't on good terms with her children due to their involvement in the Church of Scientology.
She's denied this multiple times, saying that as a parent, it's her job to always offer "unconditional love." Meanwhile, Bella and Connor have not spoken about their mother publicly.
However, just a couple of months ago in 2020, the pair showed hints of reconciliation after the 28-year-old liked her mom's Instagram posts. One showed Nicole posing on a staircase, and another was of her in a patterned dress and red cap.
The same way she's been actively liking photos of her mom, she's also started to share more about her life with fans. Prior to sharing her rare selfie, she used to only share photos of her artwork.
This time, though, Bella shared a photo of herself watching a football game last year. Fans were amused, cherishing the rare glimpse at her life.