Isabella Cruise Marries in Small Scientology Ceremony Sans Mom Nicole Kidman

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Isabella Cruise, daughter of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, married Max Parker--her boyfriend of less than a year--in a small private ceremony in London last month. Nicole Kidman neither knew about the wedding nor received an invitation.

It seems that's how Isabella Cruise wanted it. Tom Cruise reportedly foot the bill for the wedding and the party that followed.

“The wedding was a Scientology ceremony,” a source close to the family said. “Nicole wasn’t there--she didn’t even know about it at all.”

Max Parker is a British I.T. consultant. He dressed casually for his nuptials--wearing a white shirt and maroon tie. Isabella Cruise went with a simple look as well, donning a white, long sleeved lace mini-dress with black tights. Her attendants wore pale pink, tight-fitting jumpsuits.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise adopted Isabella, 22, and son Connor, 20, in the 1990s, and the kids were brought up as Scientologists. The couple divorced in 2001 and Kidman left the church.

Kidman has previously said of the kids, “They live with Tom, which was their choice,” and, “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists--Connor and Isabella--and I utterly respect their beliefs.”

Woman's Day is the first magazine to publish pictures of Isabella Cruise's wedding. The mag reports that Kidman is thrilled for her daughter. Kidman is married to Keith Urban, and the two have two young daughters.

Tom Cruise raised both Connor and Isabella Cruise in the Church of Scientology following his split from Nicole Kidman. Despite her comments to the contrary, most reports say the relationship between Isabella Cruise and Nicole Kidman has long been strained.

Despite her relationship with her mom, however, Isabella Cruise is now a married woman. It's uncertain whether she and her new husband will reside in the U.S. or the U.K.

What's your take on the conflicting reports on Nicole Kidman's feelings about Isabella Cruise's wedding?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.