Tom Cruise is one of the most famous Hollywood actors of the past 40 years, starring in blockbuster films from Top Gun to the Mission Impossible series. But behind his screen stardom, fans are often curious about Tom Cruise’s personal life. Specifically, how many children does the megastar have?
In total, Tom Cruise has three children – two adopted children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and a biological daughter with his ex-wife Katie Holmes. Though fairly private about his kids, Cruise has shared a few insights into his approach to fatherhood over the years.
Overview of Tom Cruise’s Marriages
To provide context, here is background on Tom Cruise’s relationship history and ex-wives:
- Cruise was married to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987-1990. They had no children.
- Cruise married actress Nicole Kidman in 1990 after meeting on set of Days of Thunder. They adopted two kids before divorcing in 2001 after 11 years of marriage.
- In 2006, Cruise had a high-profile marriage to Katie Holmes. Their daughter Suri was born that same year before their 2012 divorce.
- Since then, Cruise has not remarried. His focus has been on co-parenting his three children.
Next let’s explore who each of Tom Cruise’s three kids are and his relationship with each.
Isabella “Bella” Jane Cruise – Adopted Daughter
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman adopted their first child, daughter Isabella “Bella” Jane Cruise, in 1992. She was born Bella Jane Kidman Cruise but took her father’s surname after he and Kidman divorced.
Now 30 years old, Bella Cruise leads a low-profile life residing primarily out of the public eye. While choosing to avoid fame herself, she reportedly maintains a good relationship with her movie star father.
Connor Anthony Cruise – Adopted Son
Tom Cruise’s second adopted child with Nicole Kidman is their son Connor Anthony Cruise. Connor was born Connor Anthony Kidman Cruise in 1995 before taking the Cruise last name.
Also in his late 20s now, Connor has followed his father into the world of filmmaking. But he still aims to establish himself independently working as a DJ and fishing enthusiast. He is said to share a tight bond with Cruise.
Suri Cruise – Biological Daughter
Tom Cruise’s third child and only biological daughter is Suri Cruise, born in April 2006 to then-wife Katie Holmes. Suri’s parents divorced when she was just 6 years old in 2012.
Now 16, Suri lives primarily with mother Katie Holmes in New York City and is growing into a stylish, confident teenager. However, she reportedly has little contact with her father Cruise since the divorce.
Cruise Has Faced Criticism Over Parenting
Throughout his personal life, Cruise has faced some criticism and scrutiny of his parenting at times.
Tabloids published unverified claims that his adopted kids Isabella and Connor disconnected from Nicole Kidman as Scientologists after the divorce. Some also accused Cruise of being distant from Suri after splitting from Katie Holmes.
Cruise does not often publicly address such rumors about his family. While complex, he seems intent on balancing stardom with quality time when possible with his three kids, now all young adults.
Tom Cruise Kids FAQs
Here are answers to some key questions people have about Tom Cruise’s children:
How many biological kids does Tom Cruise have?
Tom Cruise has only one biological child – daughter Suri Cruise with ex-wife Katie Holmes born in 2006. His two other children were adopted with Nicole Kidman.
Does Tom Cruise have any twins?
No, Tom Cruise does not have any twins. He has three children, each born in different years – two adopted in the 1990s and his biological daughter Suri born in 2006.
Who adopted Isabella and Connor Cruise?
Tom Cruise and his then-wife Nicole Kidman adopted both Isabella and Connor together during their marriage in the 1990s.
How old was Suri Cruise when her parents divorced?
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorced in 2012 when their daughter Suri was six years old. She lived primarily with her mother after the split.
Does Tom Cruise have custody of Suri now?
No, after divorcing Katie Holmes, reports say Tom Cruise has not had custody of Suri or seen her regularly since she was little. Suri’s primary home has been with her mother.