Tom Cruise files for divorce

Does Nicole Kidman intend to deprive the Scientology Church of her adopted children?

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February 9, 2001
Berliner Morgenpost

ddp/SAD New York - It's finally over between Tom Cruise (38) and Nicole Kidman (33). On Wednesday, two days after the dream couple from Hollywood announced their separation, Tom Cruise filed for divorce. That was reported by British BBC. As grounds for the shattered marriage Cruise listed irreconcilable differences. Besides that he wants custody of both of the adopted children, Isabella and Connor Anthony. Cruise and Kidman married in 1990.

Blow by blow it's coming out why they are really separating. It was not anything like an outside romance. It involved the Scientology sect, which both belong to. Nicole doesn't want the adoptive children, Isabella and Connor, to be raised in the teachings of sect founder L. Ron Hubbard. She wants them to be raised Catholic. "Nicole has let her friends know that she is not as convinced of Scientology as her husband is, and was with them only halfheartedly," reported Jeanette Walls, moderator of professional news broadcaster MSNBC. "The raising of the children in the sect's environment has become a point of contention in their marriage." [Note: these are non-literal quotes, i.e., translated from English to German back to English.]

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