How Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes are distancing themselves from Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology are distant memories for Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes.

“Katie and Nicole have moved on from their time with Tom and are leading their own lives outside of the church,” Tony Ortega, former editor in chief of The Village Voice and a staunch critic of Scientology, says exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

When Kidman, 51, divorced Cruise, 56, in 2001 after nearly 11 years of marriage, their adopted children, Isabella, now 25, and Connor, 23, lived full-time with the Top Gun star and cut off practically all contact with their mom. But in recent years, Kidman — who wed Keith Urban in 2006 and later welcomed daughters Sunday, 10, and Faith, 7 — has worked to reconnect with her eldest kids.

Still, Isabella and Connor are “full-fledged Scientologists and very much under the influence and guidance of their father,” Ortega, 55, claims to Us.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 1996: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor, Tom Cruise, with his Australian actress wife, Nicole Kidman, and children, Isabella and Connor, at Jet Charter Centre after arriving in Sydney for a family holiday. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman and her son Connor sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. Kidman's daughter Isabella was also in attendance. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman and her children son Connor (C) and daughter Isabella sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her adopted children Isabella (L) and Connor stand during the seventh inning stretch, at Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 15, 2003. REUTERS/Shaun Best PM/GN
Nicole Kidman's daughter, Isabella Cruise (left), Antonia Kidman, and her daughter outside her Darling Point home on Sunday, June 15, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 25: Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her children Connor (2nd-L) and Isabella (2nd-R) attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at the Staples Center December 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman take a walk through Central Park with their daughter Isabella. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman and daugther Isabella (short hair) (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Cruise married Holmes in 2006 after his divorce from the Big Little Lies star. He and the Dawson’s Creek alum, 39, welcomed daughter Suri, now 12, before Holmes blindsided him by filing to end their six-year marriage in 2012. The actor has not been spotted with Suri since 2013, the same year that Holmes started quietly datingJamie Foxx.

“Tom chose as wives women who are incredible mothers,” Ortega tells Us. “Katie and Nicole have spoken about raising their daughters to be independent and giving them a solid education, which is the opposite of Scientology teachings. Just living their lives is their way of moving on from the Church of Scientology.”

Former Scientologist turned outspoken critic Leah Remini recently claimed that Kidman and Holmes signed agreements during their respective divorces from Cruise that dictate who they talk to. In response to the 48-year-old actress’ claims, a spokesperson for the church tells Us, “Ms. Remini’s ridiculous rants are unending, and the myths and tales she [spreads] are growing more bizarre by the day.”

Us Weekly reached out to Cruise’s rep for comment.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes pose backstage during the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LONDON - JUNE 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actors Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes arrive for the UK Premiere of Tom Cruise's new blockbuster 'War Of The Worlds' at the Odeon Leicester Square on June 19, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 19: Actors Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes kiss as they arrive at the UK premiere of 'War Of The Worlds' at the Odeon Leicester Square June 19, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the 'Mission: Impossible III' Los Angeles Fan Screening - Arrivals at Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Rome for wedding. Cruise and Holmes are expected to marry in the Orsini Odescalchi Castle in the lakeside town of Bracciano just 60 kilometers from the capital on november 18th. Tom Cruise ,Katie Holmes with their daughter Suri arrive at the restaurant 'Nino' near plaza di Spagna, where Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their guests had dinner in Rome, Italy on November 16, 2006. (Photo by Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes during 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter - Arrivals at Mortons in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 22: Actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise arrive at MENTOR LA's Promise Gala honoring Tom Cruise at Twentieth Century Fox Studios on March 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise during New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Benefit Gala Hosted by Tom Cruise and Benefiting the Clinic at The Altman Building in New York City, New Yotk, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith pose for the Beckham welcoming party at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Warehouse on July 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes arrive at the 'Beckham Welcome To LA Party' at the Museum of Contemporary Art on July 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - NOVEMBER 6: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise attend MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE SALUTES TOM CRUISE at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 6, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 09: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes arrive at the 'Mad Money' premiere at Mann Village Theater on January 9, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 15: Actor Tom Cruise and wife, actress Katie Holmes, leave their midtown hotel January 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 16: Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes sighting with daughter Suri Cruise on January 16, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA -FEBRUARY 9: Actress Katie Holmes and actor Tom Cruise arrive at the opening of 'The Broad Contemporary Art Museum' at LACMA on February 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by: Jean-Paul Aussenard/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes attend LACMA's Opening Celebration of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum on February 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Actors Tom Cruise (R) and Katie Holmes arrive to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seen on the streets of Manhattan on August 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes seen on the streets of Manhattan on August 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
U.S actress Katie Holmes and husband Tom Cruise leaves her apartment for to go lunch to 'Baltazar' restaurante in New York City, NY, USA on october 31, 2008. Photos by Nikola Kis derdei- Gu�in - Cau-ABACAPRESS.COM (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
FREDDY BAEZ/�2009 RAMEY PHOTO New York, January 5, 2009 KATIE HOLMES and TOM CRUISE arriving to Nobu restaurant in Tribeca to having a romantic dinner. Later leaving the restaurant. PGfrb6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
BERLIN - JANUARY 20: Actor Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes arrive for the premiere of the film 'Valkyrie' by director Bryan Singer on January 20, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the ceremony honoring Cameron Diaz with a star on the Walk of Fame on June 22, 2009 on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Actors Tom Cruise (L) and Katie Holmes run on September 21, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.
BOSTON - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes are seen on October 11, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
�2009 RAMEY PHOTO USA, Australia and South Africa rights only U.S actor Tom Cruise visiting his wife Katie Holmes on her new movie 'The Romantics' filming in Long Island. During a film break the couple taking a romantic walk together, strolling hand-in-hand in New York on November 10, 2009. CG (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arriving for the 2010 National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 16: Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes attend 'Knight and Day' premiere at the Lope de Vega Theater in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 28: Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes arrive at The ReelzChannel World premiere of 'The Kennedys' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on March 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise pose backstage at the hit musical written by Green Day 'American Idiot' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on April 12, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: (L-R) Actors Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise leave their Greenwich Village apartment on April 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise attend the 2011 Wiesental Center Nation Tribute Dinner In Honoring Tom Cruise at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 08: Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise seen on the streets of Pittsburgh on October 8, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are seen on December 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actors Katie Holmes (L) and Tom Cruise arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: Actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' U.S. premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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