Tom Cruise’s Daughter Isabella Says Scientology 'Saved Her Life'
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman‘s adopted daughter, Isabella, has opened up about Scientology in a promotional email sent to fellow members of the Church.
Clearly following in the footsteps of her high-ranking Scientologist father, the notoriously private 26-year-old shared a lengthy testimony about her “auditing adventure” while urging fellow Scientology London followers, “WE ALL NEED TO DO THIS”.
In the essay, which was posted by renowned Scientology critic Tony Ortega, Isabella -- better known as 'Bella' -- revealed that she had been "drowning in problems" before qualifying as an auditor, writing:
"It turned out it was exactly what I needed. I dragged out the testing and correction, just made it through the drilling and then finally began my auditing adventure, and wow, I wasn’t prepared. This IS what I had been searching for. The missing piece."
Being an auditor within the Church of Scientology refers to those who are extensively trained to help fellow Scientologists through intense self-examination sessions, which they allege will help get rid of any negative situations that have a hold on them. This is done with the help of an electronic device called an E-meter.
Bella added, “We all need to do this. It’s hard work. It’s a lot of effort. It’s a few meltdowns and running to the bathroom to have a mini-episode, but it is worth everything because you will get through.”
She continued, "This is a gift to yourself and so many others. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going to be an auditor or aren’t going to join the staff. If you are going to make it as a being for the long run you NEED this. That’s the truth... So stop messing around and get going."
Bella, who lives in London with husband Max Parker, went on to thank Cruise, her aunt Cass Mapother, the controversial head of Scientology David Miscavige, whom she refers to as COB, as well as the late founder, L. Ron Hubbard (LRH).
"Thank you to my Dad for everything," she wrote.
"To Cass. To Tash. I would have drowned in my own problems if you hadn’t been there to sup [sic] me or get me through the preliminaries."
She continued, "Thank you for seeing me to the end. This isn’t just my product but yours as well. Thank you to COB. This wouldn’t be here without you. I can’t even begin to describe. It would take me a few centuries. Thank you to LRH, on so many levels. I’d need another few centuries to even find the words."
Cruise and Kidman adopted Bella in 1993 and in 1995, they adopted her younger brother, Connor. Following the pair's divorce in 2001, Kidman famously left the Church, which apparently lead to a strained relationship with her adopted children who remained as devout Scientologists.
Speaking about her relationship with her kids last year, Kidman told WHO, "They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them."
She continued, "I am an example of that tolerance and that’s what I believe -- that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I’m open here."
"I think that’s so important because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family -- I believe it’s wrong. So that’s our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love," she said.