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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's son Connor Cruise makes a rare appearance amid lockdown

The 25-year-old has resurfaced after months of social media silence.

By Bella Brennan
He lives a low-key life out of the spotlight, but Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's son has given fans a rare glimpse into his life in Clearwater, Florida.
On Monday, the 25-year-old took to his Instagram stories to share a series of photos from a recent fishing trip.
In one shot, the sometimes DJ can be seen posing next to his impressive haul of fish, sporting a long beard and the peace sign.
"Signature pose," Connor captioned the post alongside three laughing face emojis.
In another post, Connor snapped a photo of the view of the ocean from his boat and penned: "We back," presumably in reference to the strict lockdown rules currently in place in America and around the world amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Connor rarely posts on social media, with his last upload dating back to January, but his Instagram account reveals he is an avid fisher, a big sports enthusiast and very close to his older sister Bella Cruise, despite the 27-year-old living in London with her husband Max Parker.
A bearded Connor poses next to his haul. (Image: @theconnorcruise/Instagram)
The 25-year-old was thrilled to be back fishing. (Image: @theconnorcruise/Instagram)
Last year, Connor uploaded a sweet throwback of him and his sister when they were babies, joking they were "day 1 homies."
Connor also shares a close bond with his father Tom Cruise, with the pair making a public appearance in London for helicopter lessons last October.
"Connor has been able to remain close with Tom because of Scientology," an insider explained to People. The source also confirmed Tom and Nicole's son lives in Clearwater as it's "the church's main hub."
"He still deejays but he has really become a big fishing guy. He's content with living a quieter life," the insider said.
After her marriage to Tom Cruise in 1990, Nicole became a Scientologist.
When they divorced in 2001, Nicole deflected from the church and it was widely reported she had been labelled a "Suppressive Person" by the organisation and therefore not allowed to maintain a relationship with her two children, Bella and Connor, who are practising Scientologists.
Nicole has never addressed these claims and instead maintains a dignified silence, explaining: "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."
However in actress Leah Remini's biography, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, the King of Queen actress, who left the church in 2013, claims she bumped into Isabella and Connor at Tom Cruise's ill-fated wedding to Katie Holmes in 2006 and was left "shocked" when Bella revealed she doesn't stay in touch with her mum.
"I had always wondered why they didn't have a relationship with their mum," Leah explained, before asking them: "Hey, guys. How's your mum? Do you see her a lot?"
"When I asked if she talked to her Mum, Bella scoffed and said, 'Not if I can help it, she's a f--king SP [suppressed person]'. Connor just looked out the window. There was something human about his silence and the sadness I felt in it," Leah alleged.
Connor and Bella as young children. (Image: @theconnorcruise/Instagram)
Meanwhile former Scientologist John Brousseau alleged to Vanity Fair that the kids told him: "Nic is an SP [suppressive person]! We hate seeing her."
While it's very likely Nicole could catch up with Bella and Connor in private, the last known photos of the actress and her two older children were taken around June, 2006, during her wedding celebrations with Keith Urban.
In the lead up to the big day, which was held on the sprawling grounds of St Patrick's Estate in Manly on June 25th, Keith was pictured bonding with stepson Connor on a cruise around Sydney Harbour.
Nicole was also pictured with Bella and Connor during filming of Australia in 2007. It's believed they haven't been photographed in public together since.
Nicole and Tom adopted Connor and Bella in the 90s. (Image: Getty)
As far as we know, Bella and Connor haven't been pictured in public with Nicole's younger daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, however during Tom's marriage to Katie Holmes, they were often seen with their sister Suri Cruise.
In 2014, Connor Cruise insisted that he was "solid" with Nicole, despite reports of estrangement.
In an interview with Woman's Day, Connor's face lit up when he talked about how much he loved his mum during a quick visit to his "second home" while touring Australia.
"I love my mum. I don't care what people say, I know that me and Mum are solid. I love her a lot. My family means everything. Yeah, I love my music, but the family comes before everything else," he said.
Connor insists he's "solid" with mum Nicole. (Image: @theconnorcruise/Instagram)