Nicole Kidman's 'emotional reunion' with daughter Isabella

Nicole Kidman has reportedly met daughter Isabella Cruise's husband Max Parker for the first time. Photos / Getty
Nicole Kidman has reportedly met daughter Isabella Cruise's husband Max Parker for the first time. Photos / Getty

Nicole Kidman has reportedly caught up with her daughter, Isabella Cruise, in London and met her son-in-law for the first time in signs that their relationship is improving.

Kidman, 49, has had a rocky relationship with her two adopted children, Isabella, 23 and Connor, 21, since her divorce from their father Tom Cruise.

The pair reportedly turned their back on Kidman after the split with suggestions that the Church of Scientology deemed her a "suppressive person", meaning they needed to cut her out of their lives. Both Isabella and Connor are devoted Scientologists.

Nicole Kidman and daughter Isabella. Photo / News Corp Australia
Nicole Kidman and daughter Isabella. Photo / News Corp Australia

Woman's Day reports that Kidman met her daughter's husband, IT consultant Max Parker, for the first time, almost a year after they got married - without either of their parents invited.

"It was a very emotional moment for all of them, especially Nicole," a source told the magazine. "It didn't take long for her to burst into tears, and Bella soon followed."

"Nic has been trying to build bridges with Bella since the start of the year," the insider said. "Nicole took an instant liking to Max and could see that he and Bella get on really well."

Isabella, who lives in the working class suburb of Croydon, told New Idea earlier this year that she was close to both her parents despite not inviting either to her wedding.

"Of course we talk, they're my parents', adding, anyone who says otherwise is 'full of s**t," she said.

DJ Connor Cruise has equally moved to reject claims that he and Kidman don't talk.

"I don't care what people say. I know that me and mum are solid. I love her a lot. My family means everything. Yeah, I love my music, but the family comes before everything else," he said.

Connor Cruise and his sister, Isabella, are very close. Photo / Connor Cruise Instagram
Connor Cruise and his sister, Isabella, are very close. Photo / Connor Cruise Instagram

The Australian actress has said in the past that her adopted children insist on calling her 'Nicole'. They were also surprisingly absent at the funeral of their grandfather, Antony Kidman, in Sydney.

Cruise and Kidman adopted Isabella in 1993 and Connor in 1995. They ended their 10-year marriage in 2001.

Kidman has said in the past that she wishes she was closer to Connor and Isabella.

"They live with Tom, which was their choice," Kidman told Hello! magazine in 2010. "I'd love them to live with us, but what can you do?"

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"I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology," she told Vanity Fair in 2013. "I have two children who are Scientologists - Connor and Isabella - and I utterly respect their beliefs."

Cruise and Kidman have never revealed what drove them apart with Cruise's only comment on the matter being, "Nicole knows what she did."

Kidman showed that she holds no grudges with her ex husband, saying in 2006, "He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me and I loved him. I still love him."

Cruise went on to marry Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes in 2006 with daughter Suri born that same year. Since Holmes divorced him in 2012 he has reportedly had very little contact with Suri.

Kidman married Keith Urban in 2006. She had daughter Sunday Rose in 2008 and Faith Margaret in 2010 via surrogacy.

- news.com.au

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