BFG, you wrote in the 1993 section of your post:
Years and several Int Base visits would go by and finally Tom would arrive at OT 3. Nicole would never get past a few basic courses. This is when things would get ugly. Tom gets to OT 3 and disappears into his own world again. Tom basically was like "WTF???????" years of this shit and now you are telling me that this whole thing is about fucking space aliens?!?!?!?!
Even though he could not tell Nicole about the space aliens, she was very content to walk away from the Scienos and was basically doing whatever Tom wanted her to.
Tom and Dave had a huge argument when Dave tried to shove some KSW shit down Tom's throat, Tom said that he was going to taking a break. Ever wonder how he ended up doing so many movies that were like "how could he do that movie is he is supposedly a Scientologist?" well, he wasn't, he decided that Scientology was a bunch of crap. He was going to turn his back on Dave and his cronies. Greg was nuked for screwing the Tom project up and would shortly after be sent off to the Freewinds to watch Marty Rathburn that had just blown the Base and was very unstable. They would however, both come into play years later.
For most, the Tom Cruise project had run its course and ended up on the rocks.
Years would go by and nothing on Tom was heard. He just stopped being a Scientologist.
So Tom's lying here to Katie Couric in their interview during PR for The Last Samurai:
"Cruise: 'Absolutely, you’re wrong. And I can tell you that my personal experience with it, you know, I’ve been a Scientologist for going on, I guess 17 years. And it’s extraordinary, it’s extraordinary. And you know, you always have to look at someone who criticizes you, you have to look at them and say, okay, so? Who is that person? Why? What do they know? And I can tell you, you’re sitting in front of a Scientologist who knows. And I can tell you from my personal experience it’s been extraordinary for me. I wouldn’t be here where I am today without, you know, those things to help me out.'"
That's really interesting. So before the split, in the time he and Nicole had Conner and Bella, they were non-Scientology parents together, with Tom doing a lot of movies, and Nicole being the primary parent at home with the nannies. Was she a "good mother" then? Dunno. Does she have the opportunity to be a good mother now? I have no idea, frankly.
In the 2001 section of your post, you wrote:
Tom actually ended up dating a Spanish gal he met in Spain while opening up a new org there with Dave. She was a Spanish actress and a total fox. This was kept so hush hush, nobody had even noticed her on the Tom Cruise map. Good thing because when the church decided to dig up some info on the girl, turns out she had a bit of a shady past, a bit of girl on girl action, some soft core porn stuff and basically she would not live up to the microscopic scrutiny that the world would put her under as a Scientologist and Tom Cruise's new gal pal. She was outta' there!
Tom did a lot more than just "date" Penelope Cruz, and I'm guessing you meant it was kept hush hush from Int base Scientologists? Tom and Penelope Cruz's relationship lasted 3 years, from 2001 - 2004, and was very
public. I remember reading the press on their relationship, and Tom, the "better parent" if you read most people in several forums, included Penelope in his homelife with his children. They were often pictured together with the kids. Yes! A new Mommy. Was she living with him and the children in L.A.? I don't know, but she may as well have been. I remember the big media whoha when she spent time living with him and the kids during part of the filming of Samurai in New Zealand. I'm not getting "the who" from whom Tom and Cruz's relationship was kept hush hush in your quoted paragraph above. Can you please fill me in on that? Meanwhile, Nicole was not
constantly exposing her children to the few men she had relationships with pre-Urban.
Well, Tom needed a girl and between Dave Miscavige and him, they were not coming up with anything workable, so -- time to bring in the expert. Greg Wilhere was brought in for this job again. He had done it before, he just needed to qualify the girl a bit better this time
Yeah, good job he did, too. Katie the Zombie Bride, the girl who lets him yank her around by the wrist and buys into Scientology 15 minutes after they meet, simultaneously getting pregnant with Hubbard's moonchild. BAAAHA! (I shouldn't say that, couldn't help it, it just slipped out..)
Tom also said in that Couric interview - and this is after the famous "Nic knows why" comment re their breakup:
"Cruise: 'I’ve always loved Nick. And I always will. Always. And, you know, that will never change, the times that we’ve had together. And I’ve always just wanted her to be happy. And enjoy her life and we’re in a great place right now. And that’s what I want. I want her to be happy.'"
I'm guessing that "great place" was under his and Miscavige's thumbs. I'm guessing Alert is right about the beans that could be spilled if certain people in eastern Australia ever talk. And I'm not too sure what demonizing Keith Urban accomplishes. Or equating Nicole's ability to parent children with her choices in men. The one doesn' necessarily follow the other. Nicole doesn't just have herself to think about if she tells her story. There are her children and her family in Australia.
Hopefully Nicole's found or will find some way to get out from under that CoS-gagged position.
[All TC's women have played second fiddle to his career whether they had much to do with Scientology or not.]