More details on how Scientology tries to control Tom Cruise's personal life have allegedly been uncovered by Vanity Fair. According to the magazine, the church called the "Top Gun" actor's second wife Nicole Kidman a "suppressive person" and an "antisocial" personality, a brand which is given to someone who may interfere with his spiritual well-being.
"The central problem [in the marriage] was Nicole did not want to deal with Scientology," former high-ranking Scientologist Marty Rathbun says. The actress, who is currently married to Keith Urban, is a Roman Catholic and she once stated she did not want their children raised as Scientologists.
Since the couple divorced, the church allegedly instructed Tom and Nicole's adopted children Isabella and Connor Cruise, who were just 8 and 6 years old when their parents separated in 2001, to reject their mother and her movies. "They rejected Nicole - they've been instructed," former Scientologist and bodyguard to church leader David Miscavige, John Brousseau, reveals.
"They took a course, P.T.S./S.P., Potential Trouble Source/Suppressive Person, for persons connected in their lives who are an S.P.," Brousseau further dishes. "[Bella and Connor] whispered to me, 'J.B., Nicole is an S.P.! Our mom's an S.P. - we hate going and seeing her.' " He adds that "the Scientology world hated Nicole."
The church is said to be not liking Tom's former girlfriend Penelope Cruz either. The publication reports that the Spanish beauty was dismissed as a "dilettante" after she refused to learn about Scientology.
The church has previously vehemently denied allegation that Scientology auditioned Tom's wife candidates. "The entire story is hogwash. There was no project, secret or otherwise, ever conducted by the Church to find a bride (audition or otherwise) for any member of the church," a representative for Scientology stated. "The allegation and entire premise of the Vanity Fair article is totally false... We have been denying this ridiculous tale now since it first appeared in print four years ago."
However, director Paul Haggis supported the wife audition story first revealed by Vanity Fair's source. According to Haggis, Iranian-born actress Nazanin Boniadi was indeed paired up with the "Mission: Impossible" star, but she was dumped after displeasing him and Miscavige.
"Naz was embarrassed by her unwitting involvement in this incident and never wanted it to come out," the Canadian writer, who was also a member of the Scientology Church, claimed. "The last thing she wanted or needed is this kind of publicity, but here it is, and I am sure she will deal with it with the same grace and dignity she exudes in her daily life. I'm appalled that any church would treat its parishioners this way."