Celebrity Then And Now
Posted by Ryan Neal
Name: Isabella Cruise
Birthdate: December 22, 1992
Famous Years: 1992-Present
Currently Known For: Clothing Designer
|Networth: $550 Million (Father's Net Worth)||Famous For: Daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman|
December 22, 1992
$550 Million (Father's Net Worth)
Daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
There have been few actors that have made as much money or have had as much influence in Hollywood as Tom Cruise. Part of the territory that comes with being one of the world’s biggest stars is the fact that many are interested in your personal life. This is especially true more now these days as the news cycle is 24 hours and tabloids are ever present. That’s why Cruise’s marriage to Katie Holmes was so frequently talked about, especially when the couple had a daughter named Suri in 2006.
What some people might not remember is that Cruise actually already had two children before Suri came along. While filming “Days of Thunder”, Cruise had met co-star Nicole Kidman, and the two quickly started a relationship. In late 1990, they would get married and were together for more than 15 years. Along the way, they would adopt two children. The first of which was Isabella (now just Bella) Cruise, who was born on December 22, 1992.
“When I had Bella in my arms, that was the pregnancy,” Kidman had said, trying to get pregnant before Bella’s birth but having health complications. “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.”
Cruise and her brother Connor were raised, for the most part, out of the limelight. That was until 2001 when Cruise and Kidman announced that they were getting divorced, so many were wondering who would get custody of the children. It would end up being Cruise that was granted custody of the children, which was reportedly by their own choice. “I’d love them to live with us, but what can you do?’ Kidman said a few years back.
Because she didn’t see her mother much, there were many that rumored that Bella Cruise didn’t spend much time with Kidman at all after the split between her parents. The rumors wouldn’t get any quieter as Bella would get married in 2015, with neither of her parents at the wedding. Some sources had said that Kidman wasn’t even aware that it was happening, while Tom Cruise had paid for the ceremony.
Many of the sources that had commented on the relationship between Bella and her mother said that they hadn’t spoken in nearly a decade at that point, citing her marriage to country singer Keith Urban as being around the time they cut off communication. Bella’s wedding would take place in England, where she currently resides, while Kidman splits her time between the United States and Australia for the most part.
At the same time, it was said that Cruise had maintained a relationship with her father following her graduation from high school, and subsequently a hair and makeup academy. Like her parents, Bella would get married after less than a year of knowing her current husband, showing that she’s more alike them than some thought. However, she didn’t get into the world of acting like her parents, and didn’t go through the traditional college route.
Bella would disappear from the public eye once again following her marriage, but has recently made headlines once again. She announced that she’d be starting a clothing line, having had previous experience working in the field with Cruise’s ex-wife, Katie Holmes. On her official site, it says that “Bella has been an artist her entire life,” adding that “It has been a life-long dream of Bella’s to put her art onto clothing; her brand new t-shirt collection is the first glimpse in the realization of this dream, with many more to come in the near future.”
There would also be reports that Cruise and her parents have started to have better communication over the past few years, including a reconciliation with Kidman. “Of course we talk, they’re my parents,” she told reporters. The reason that they weren’t invited to the wedding, she said, was because having them both there would draw a lot of media attention, which was absent from the actual event without her family members.
In fact, Cruise would name her clothing line BKC, standing for Bella Kidman Cruise, showing that she hasn’t separated entirely from her mother, after all. Now at 25 years old, Cruise is living what she calls a “regular” life in London, not spending flashily and then opened up to the idea of having children. Having been adopted into the family herself, Cruise started talking about the idea of adopting, with sources saying that both of her parents were helping her in the process.
Apparently, Kidman is helping to fund the pre-adoption therapy and has helped her to purchase a larger home for a growing family. Tom Cruise has also been supportive, offering guidance where needed and hoping to help make the process a painless one. For now, she’s getting to work in her studio to help grow her clothing line’s brand, establishing a presence on social media, which her mother says is “Very exciting,” and that “I think it’s such a great way to express (yourself) and Bella is a beautiful drawer as well. She’s always been able to draw.”