It’s being widely reported that Tom Cruise did not go to his 22-year-old hairdresser daughter Bella’s wedding in London last month — but apparently neither the bride’s nor the groom’s parents were invited.
On Monday, TMZ reported that the Hollywood superstar was fine with his adopted daughter’s decision to marry consultant Max Parker in a small event in London in September with only a few friends, including Bella’s classmates at Vidal Sassoon Academy, who were bridesmaids.
According to TMZ, Cruise supported the plan, and paid the bill for the wedding and party at the high-end Dorchester hotel.
While some news outlets are suggesting Cruise was absent because his new son-in-law is not a Scientologist (Bella apparently is practicing), TMZ claims that not to be the case, and that Tom and Max get along well.
And although Bella’s mom, Nicole Kidman, who is appearing in a play in London, didn’t attend the nuptials as well, her photograph takes up the cover of Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine with the blazing headline: “Nicole’s joy: Daughter Bella secretly married!”
There are conflicting reports about whether Bella’s brother Connor, 20, made the cut.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BRATAYLEYS?
The Bratayley family, which appeared in a popular online reality show, is facing the dilemma of how the show goes on following the sudden death of their 13-year-old son.
The outpouring of grief for a teen known to fans as Caleb Logan Bratayley has not abated since his mother Katie announced his passing Oct. 2 on Instagram, where more than 163,000 comments express stunned sadness, according show biz industry magazine Variety.
She reported he had died the previous evening of “natural causes”; the ambiguity of the explanation fueled rumor-mongering all over the Internet as to what could cause an otherwise healthy-looking pre-adolescent to pass away.
Meanwhile, the Bratayleys now are seeking privacy for the first time since opening their lives to public consumption since 2010 in daily videos that have amassed over 1 billion views on YouTube alone, according to data from Tubular Labs. Their most popular episode generated over 22 million streams on YouTube.
President Barack Obama is slated to appear at Democratic National Committee fundraising concert with Kanye West on Saturday at the Warfield; tickets start at $250. … Tom Hanks told a New York newspaper that he enjoyed presiding over actress Allison Williams’ wedding last month and he’d be happy to do another one, and added, laughing, “if people can afford the fee.”
Actor Jeremy Sisto is 41. … Actor Ioan Gruffudd is 42. … Actress Amy Jo Johnson is 45. … Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 51. … Actress Elisabeth Shue is 52. … Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 61. … Actress Britt Ekland is 73.
— Staff, wire report
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