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Tom and Connor Cruise: Laker Love

05/22/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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Concentrating on the hoops at hand, Tom Cruise and 14-year-old son Connor Antony sit courtside as they attend Game 2 of the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Western Conference finals, held Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 106-103 to tie the best of seven series 1-1.

Tom is also dad to daughters Isabella Jane, 16, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman and Suri, 3, with Katie Holmes.

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Sydney on

I know it has been said before about Hugh Jackson and his children, but I find it remarkable, especially in this picture, how much some adopted children resemble their parents. Their expressions, body language and even dress is almost identical! Definitely a case of nurture winning out over nature here. Love it.

Jade on

Connor is such a handsome young man! I’m sure he’s already breaking hearts :) Dad isn’t bad either!!

Amanda on

Connor sure is a handsome young man! Nice picture of father and son : )

Brooke on

Connor is going to be a hunka-hunka burning love. What a gorgeous kid.

scherriea on

Conor is so GORGEOUS! wow! He’s gonna be a LOOKER! Is it just me, or does he resemble Tom alot more as he grows? They look so much ALIKE!

HeatherR on

I definitely agree that Conor resembles Tom ALOT! I have long wondered if Conor is really Tom’s biological son (I know they say he is adopted).

emma on

wow connor is handsome. im 15 and i would go out with him

Jaime on

He is very cute!

I definitely have to agree with you Sydney!!

Jane on

I also see the resemblance, and actaully to Nicole to (in the eyes a bit)!

It struck me funny that he’s 14 and on a site for celebrity babies… but I know there are many other teenagers of celebrities on the site… and I guess they are still babies in a certain sense!

scherriea on

i’m not trying to start nothing but i have a scenario:

what if Tom had stepped out on his wife at the time, which was Nicole Kidman, and gotten an African/American woman pregnant, and they all decided to keep it a secret because Nicole kept having miscarriages and she probably felt insecure about the public knowing. Supposed everyone signed an iron-clad agreement that would prevent all of the parties involved from “leaking” the information?

What if this is true? I AM NOT SAYING THAT THIS IS TRUE, JUST GIVING A SCENARIO BECAUSE CONOR LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE TOM; just thinking he could very well be his biological son. JUST SAYING..

Please don’t attack me. IT IS JUST A THOUGHT. I REPEAT, THIS IS JUST A THOUGHT!

angie on

I think they don´t look alike in the shapes of the face, eyes, nose, etc.. but more in the facial and body expressions.

And that´s among many adopted children and their parents.

Sydney on

scherria that is one hell of a conspiracy theory! It’s an interesting thought, I don’t think there’s any truth in it as I believe the truth will always out, especially when people like the Cruises have every aspect of their lives scrutinised by the media, but it’s an intriguing theory to throw out there!

CTBmom on

I think if you look at the pic close enough, you can definitely see similarities in their jawlines, hairline, eye shape and chin (although Tom doesn’t have the dimple in his)…it’s funny to think of Scherriea’s theory. Not that I really think that Connor is Tom’s biological son, but there is actress Loretta Young who adopted a baby girl, and then years later it came out that she was actually the actress’s biological daughter with Clark Gable. Not that I am trying to add fuel to the fire, lol ;)

Mandy on

Connor is such a handsome young man! They seem to have a very loving father-son relationship! I am expecting a little boy any day now and I can’t wait to see my husband and son together!

scherriea on

“Not that I am trying to add fuel to the fire, lol ”

CTBmom, It was jsut something that I thought about, because although everyone says that because their life is so public, having Conor be his biological son is almost next to impossible, there are ways to prevent the public from certain information. “Gag Order”! The same way that some marriages are kept from the public, although the couple may be a high-profile couple, the same way the paternity of a child could be kept. AGAIN, I AM NOT SAYING THAT MY SCENARIO IS FACT…I’M JUST SAYING..LOL..Please don’t take this as me “digging for something”..I’m just saying..lol

Meg on

I love when I see the obvious similarities between parent/child. This is a great picture!

Crystal on

I was thinking to myself Gosh! He looks EXACTLY like Tom! It amazes me too how much adopted children resemble their adoptive parents! He is a very handsome young man. He’s gonna make some lucky woman VERY happy!! Now, about the senario that Scherria brought to our attention. I don’t think it’s that far fetched. I mean it happens all the time. Celebrities are not immune to infidelity and children out of wedlock. I think it’s a really interesting theory!! :)

scherriea on

“Now, about the senario that Scherria brought to our attention. I don’t think it’s that far fetched. I mean it happens all the time. Celebrities are not immune to infidelity and children out of wedlock. I think it’s a really interesting theory!!”

Crystal, this is exactly what i am talking about..I’m not saying that it is true..just thinking..TIME WILL TELL! Remember the movie with Minnie Driver playing a pageant queen..remember the little girl asking..”why do I look so much like you?”..just pondering..LOL..PLEASE DON’T PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO MY THOUGHTS..THEY ARE JUST THOUGHTS!

Torre on

Hhmmnn! I’ve just been viewing this (and other) same photo on 2 other sites, and the exact same conclusion (theory) seems to have been reached. Most seem to speculate that Tom may just be Conner’s bio dad. I kinda think so to. Adopted or not, Tom seems to be a fantastic and loving father to all 3 of his kids.
I hope that they actually get to see their other mom Nicole. I wonder if she “wants” to see them, or is something else going on.

Holly on

He grew up! When did that happen?

Amy Adler on

I agree with most everyone, Connor is quite, quite handsome and will be breaking a few hearts very soon. Let’s hope he’s a gentleman, too, although my hunch is that he is!

Shelly on

Honestly I don’t see any resemblance that people are talking about. Connor is very handsome.

kmf on

Oh my gosh, when did he get so big! He’s definitely handsome! The conspiracy theories are cracking me up!

Blackrose on

if if the scenario is true,then what about his bio mom? do u think so would just give him up!.. i dont think its true! but they do look alike!

scherriea on

kmf Says:
“Oh my gosh, when did he get so big! He’s definitely handsome! The conspiracy theories are cracking me up!”

kmf..I am happy to have had a hand in putting a smile on your face today with my conspiracy theory..lol..but STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED! LOL

scherriea on

“if if the scenario is true,then what about his bio mom? do u think so would just give him up!”

Blackrose, since I am the creator of this “scenario”, if you noticed in the first or second scenario, i said that they may have a “gag order” in place..although this theory may be far-fetched..it’s not impossible..BUT AGAIN, THIS IS JUST MY THOUGHTS..THIS IS NOT A FACT…JUST ME THINKING TOO MUCH..lol

courtney on

He is gorgeous!
Who does Connor live with? I’m guessing Tom and Katie, but am not sure.

Brianna on

It’s really nice to see the two of them together.

bungalowbliss on

Oh, wow! The resemblance is uncanny!

If he looks like this at 14, he’s going to be a heartbreaker as he gets older!

Andi on

Wow! Tom had better look out. His son will be the main hottie in the family before too long.

You certainly can’t deny the love Tom feels for his children. No matter what you think of Mr. Cruise, he is a marvelously dedicated father.

kaitlyn on

Conner seems to have bypassed that “awkward stage” that teenagers go through! He has always been so handsome.

Justsayin on

Just because they look alike doesn’t mean that he is Connor’s biological dad. Connor could well be Tom’s sister’s or any other close relative. Take Suri for example, she looks less like her dad and more like Tom’s cousin William Mathoper.

Nat on

does this kid ever get older? He’s bee 14 for about 8 years lol

Andrea_momof2 on

Nat I feel the same way! Kinda like Deacon Phillippe!

sherie on

He’s 15, his birthday was in january or february

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His birthday is January 17, 1995.

— CBB Staff

erin h on

Connor is very handsome!

E's Mommy on

I did a double-take after seeing this picture, because he seems to have grown up overnight! What a handsome young man; Daddy isn’t so bad, either. As far as a resemblance, I’ve been told twice in the past two weeks that my daughter looks a lot like me, and we adopted her from Asia. It’s definitely the expressions and demeanor. Either that, or they say people do start to resemble their pets ;)

E's Mommy on

I did a double-take after seeing this picture, because he seems to have grown up overnight! What a handsome young man; Daddy isn’t so bad, either. As far as a resemblance, I’ve been told twice in the past two weeks that my daughter looks a lot like me, and we adopted her from Asia. It’s definitely the expressions and demeanor. Either that, or they say people do start to resemble their pets ;)

E's Mommy on

I did a double-take after seeing this picture, because he seems to have grown up overnight! What a handsome young man; Daddy isn’t so bad, either. As far as a resemblance, I’ve been told twice in the past two weeks that my daughter looks a lot like me, and we adopted her from Asia. It’s definitely the expressions and demeanor. Either that, or they say people do start to resemble their pets ;)

E's Mommy on

I did a double-take after seeing this picture, because he seems to have grown up overnight! What a handsome young man; Daddy isn’t so bad, either. As far as a resemblance, I’ve been told twice in the past two weeks that my daughter looks a lot like me, and we adopted her from Asia. It’s definitely the expressions and demeanor. Either that, or they say people do start to resemble their pets ;)

E's Mommy on

I did a double-take after seeing this picture, because he seems to have grown up overnight! What a handsome young man; Daddy isn’t so bad, either. As far as a resemblance, I’ve been told twice in the past two weeks that my daughter looks a lot like me, and we adopted her from Asia. It’s definitely the expressions and demeanor. Either that, or they say people do start to resemble their pets ;)

erin h on

It’s funny, I made my previous comment before reading others. I always thought my eyes were fooling me, but I have been saying for a few years now how Connor and Tom resemble. It’s good to see other people see that too!

Aya on

I am so sorry, I know he is adopted, but he resemles Tom so much ! He is def a handsome lad !

Aya on

Sorry,Sydney, I just read your comment and I def agree. Nature vs nurture for sure !

Mary-Helen on

Wow…he is a handsome young man! I love seeing pics of Tom with his kids, he always seems like sucha fun dad.

Crystal on

Scherriea-You are a breath of fresh air and I’m happy you are on this site. I mean where would the world be without our “conspiracy theorists”!! lol! Like I said I like the way you think and it’s an interesting thought provoking question. I mean I’m not thinking about it too hard but it’s fun to “what if”

Christine on

He still qualifies as a celebrity “baby”?
Haha!
S’okay! Keep posting pics of him!

T on

Poster # 10 was hilarious! :-D

Love that conspiracy theory mind of yours :-)

CelebBabyLover on

Angie- I agree. For example, Zahara Jolie-Pitt looks a lot like Angie and Pax looks kind of like Brad.

babyboopie on

Hahaha loving the theory too! It’s very possible that it could be true! And I have been thinking, since we never really know where or who he stays with,what if he does spend time with his bio mom?? And the part of the reason he doesn’t want to be mentioned in interviews etc is to protect her?

Penny on

I’m not one for conspiracies but if he is Tom’s biological child that could explain the custody arrangement.

Lisa on

Oh my gosh, they really do resemble one another. Love the theory!

Cara on

LOL, too funny !!! I, myself, can not see one scrap of resemblance. Totally different shape head, face, mouth, nose, eyes, different hair texture and colour and a completely different body shape. They do have a similar sitting position and wearing similar type clothing, but that’s it. He is very handsome though !

Aidan on

Hahaha. Love this post!

They do look so much alike! But, Connor has a cleft chin – don’t both parents need that for the child to get it? Or maybe it’s just one, I can’t remember.

I know it’s been said but Hugh Jackman’s kids look so similar to him as well, oscar especially.

Michelle on

Ha! Before I read any of the comments, I was thinking what a handsome young man Connor is becoming, and how much he resembles his dad in this picture . . . .

Lauren on

I think people are confusing mannerisms with physical resemblance. While Connor clearly resembles Tom in the way he carries himself, their hair, eyes, complexions, etc. could not be more different. Same with people insisting how much Angelina and Brad’s adopted children look like them. GMAB-I look more like Angelina than Zahara does. The way children carry themselves in terms of picking up on their parents’ mannerisms is another story.

At any rate, I totally agree that that awkward pubescent stage has passed Connor altogether. He’s always been a handsome boy, but he’s gorgeous now, and seems like such a gentleman. He’ll definitely be a catch in a few years if he isn’t already.

Laura on

I love how you rarely see pictures of the older children and when you do they always seem very well behaved. I’ve never heard one bad thing about Connor and Isabella. Tom and Nicole raised them well.

And I agree Connor does look like Tom! Same ears, nose and face shape! Crazy!!!

CelebBabyLover on

Penny- Nobody really knows how often Connor and Bella see Nicole. However, they DO see her, which seems to indicate that Connor IS adopted and Nicole IS his mom just as Tom is his dad. Also, look at all the conspiracy theories that were floating around about Suri when she was first born.

If Scherria’s theory was true, even if they did have an iron-clad confidentality agreement in place, I have a feeling that rumors would have gone around that Connor wasn’t actually adopted. In particular, I think the subject would have come up when Tom and Nicole’s divorce was made public (by that I mean rumors would have swirled).

Also, some people have said that Bella resembles Nicole. Do people think she’s Nicole’s biological child?

CelebBabyLover on

Lauren- I agree, but in the case of Zahara, she DOES have some facial features that are similar to Angie’s. For example, she has big lips, just like Angie. Her eyes are also big and expressive, just like Angie’s.

CelebBabyLover on

Penny- I also forgot to mention that whatever the custody arrangment is with Connor, it seems to be the same with Bella. Scherria’s theory, if true, definently wouldn’t explain why Bella’s custody arrangment is the same as Connor’s unless she’s also Tom’s bio kid (which no one has said).

jessica on

He looks SO much older than 14!!!

I see the resemblence also!

scherriea on

Crystal Says:

Scherriea-You are a breath of fresh air and I’m happy you are on this site. I mean where would the world be without our “conspiracy theorists”

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thank you so much Crystal..I love to think “outside the box”..I know that Conor is adopted..I was just sharing a thought that i have been thinking for a while now..I’m happy some enjoyed my “conspiracy theory” lol

Jax on

how cool is this??– Connor is able to say “I am Tom Cruise’s son”. He Adopted me!!— that is one lucky kid!!!!!!!!!

plS on

“but there is actress Loretta Young who adopted a baby girl, and then years later it came out that she was actually the actress’s biological daughter with Clark Gable.”

Barbara LaMarr and Constance Bennett also did this, and Marion Davies raised a “niece” who was actually her biological daughter with William Randolph Hearst.

And then there is Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur. Their “adopted” actor son James looks enough like his father to be his twin. I have heard rumors that James was Charles’s biological son from an affair he had. I suspect this is true, especially after reading Helen Hayes’s account of the “adoption.”

scherriea on

I guess we’ll never know whether Conor is Tom’s biological son or not..so I guess we can only take he and Nicole’s word, that Conor was adopted..maybe this is a case of nurture over-riding nature! either way, I love this Father-Son duo! I am happy Conor has a great relationship with his father and that his father is active in his life!

jan on

Well throw in David Jannsen son of Clark Gable. But..I feel that Tom would declare his parentage because he is that kind of a standup guy..and he loves all his kids…

CelebBabyLover on

Laura- I agree! Thar’s why I always scratch my head in confusion when people express concern about how Suri is being raised.

Anne on

Wow, he is so grown and he is so handsome. Yes, it is crazy that he is adopted but looks so much like Tom.

meghan on

lol – i love the conspiracies too.

i however – don’t think they look a thing alike. their eyes, noses, mouths, foreheads – all different. i think because they are dressed alike, posed alike, and have the same expression – that they look similar – but the features themselves are not even close to the same.

Lola on

Thinking outside the box? No, it’s just good old fashioned GOSSIP!
and there is nothing good about it. You try to cover your self by proclaiming “this is only a thought” I think ths site is to make comments about the photos not the peoples lives in said photos. They do not look alike in the least. As others have stated it may only be that they are sitting in the same position, wearing the same color (shirts & jeans) both have watches on. Nothing else looks alike. He appears to be a very good father and has given no reason for what i’m sure would be hurtful gossip.

MomE on

Sometimes I am shocked by the hurtful things people say about something that has absolutely no relevance to their own lives. Don’t these people have anything better to do with their time than publically state something that could be so hurtful! And so what if it were true? What the heck difference does it make to you?! Sheesh! This is about where the phrase “Get a life!” comes in….

In any case, I’ve always believed that a person’s personality and they way they carry themselves has an effect on their the way they look or are perceived to look. It’s much more likely that, Tom being Connor’s FATHER (sheesh!), Connor has picked up on his mannerisms. My daughter is just 16 months old, but so many times she does things that I see she gets from me, her dad, or other kids at her school. I mean, it’s just the way people are. We are influenced by the environment we grow up in.

Anyway, Connor is a handsome boy. And it’s adorable to see him with his Dad.

Terri on

Wow, Connor is going to grow up to be one handsome young man!

Truth on

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s clear that he is Tom’s BIOLOGICAL son. Let’s face it, the idea just makes some people uncomfortable.

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