Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, is breaking his silence over rumors he's estranged from his mother.
"I love my [mom]. I don't care what people say," the 19-year-old told Australian magazine Women's Day. "I know that me and [mom] are solid. I love her a lot. My family means everything."
In the past, Kidman herself implied that her relationship with her children was strained, telling GMTV in 2007, "My kids don't call me mommy, they don't even call me mom. They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it."
Ever since Kidman divorced Tom Cruise in 2001, there have been rumors that the actress' relationship with her son and his sister Isabella have been strained because of their ties to the Church of Scientology, which is said to be one of the main reasons the two movie stars split.
Despite the rumors, Kidman has remained notoriously silent about Scientology since their split, and she didn't budge much when pressed by The Hollywood Reporter in 2013.
"I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology," Kidman said when probed. "I have two children who are Scientologists -- Connor and Isabella -- and I utterly respect their beliefs."
As for Isabella, she too contends her relationship with her mother is not what tabloid have made it out to be.
"I love mom. She's my mom. She's great. I see her sometimes and I speak to her," she told New Idea magazine in 2012. 'We’re a very close family. I love all of our family."