Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s adopted daughter Isabella has credited the Church of Scientology for providing the missing piece in her life after undertaking extensive training to become an auditor.
In an email initially shared with London based Scientologists and subsequently published on Scientology blog The Underground Bunker, the 26-year old claimed she was ‘drowning in problems’ before qualifying for the role.
Reflecting on her training, she wrote: ‘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.’
Confession: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s daughter Isabella has credited the Church of Scientology for providing the missing piece in her life after undertaking extensive training to become an auditor
The qualification now means Isabella, who lives in the English capital with husband Max Parker, is able to guide others through the process – a question and answer session that involves using a rudimentary lie detector, referred to as an e-meter, to rid new members of negativity.
‘It’s a few melt downs and running to the bathroom to have a mini episode, but it is worth everything because you will get through. This is a gift to yourself and so many others,’ she advised others of the training required to be an auditor.
‘It doesn’t matter if you aren’t going to be an auditor or aren’t going to join 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.’
parents: Hollywood stars Tom and Nicole adopted Isabella and her younger brother Connor, also a Scientologist, following their marriage on December 24 1990
Hollywood stars Cruise and Kidman adopted Isabella in 1992 and her younger brother Connor, also a practicing Scientologist, three year later.
Both would go on to live with devout Scientologist Cruise following his divorce from the Australian star, who he met while filming Days Of Thunder, in 2001 after 11-years marriage.
And Isabella credited her father, full name Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, her aunt Cass Mapother and various members of the church for helping through a series of issues as she undertook her training.
‘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 me or get me through the preliminaries.’
Old times: Tom and Nicole walk through Central park with an infant Isabella. She would go on to live with her father following their divorce in 2001
Tony Ortega, who originally shared the email online, told Sun Online that getting a young high-profile member like Isabella to actively promote Scientology is a huge coup for the Church.
‘I have never seen a celeb (even a minor one) do a promo for ‘training’ – the work to become an auditor,’ he explained.
‘This not only shows that she’s dedicated to the church, it reinforces that Tom is fully on board, and it suggests to rank-and-file members that the famous members are behind Scientology leader (David) Miscavige and they should be too.
‘Now that she’s trained as an auditor, she’ll be able to do the questioning involved in auditing, which means, she’ll be helping others plumb the depths of their pasts to discover the secrets that are holding them back.’
Devout: Cruise has been a devout Scientologist since being introduced to the religion in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers
While Isabella remains close to her father, her relationship with Kidman is said to be strained amid claims that her dedication to Scientology drove a wedge between them.
Speaking about her relationship with her children in 2018, the actress 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.
‘And 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.’
She added: ‘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.’