Date: 10th June 2001
TOM CRUISE refused NICOLE KIDMAN the right to let their children stay with her while she films in Britain.
The TOP GUN (1986) hunk wouldn't even consider allowing his estranged wife to look after their adopted kids ISABELLA, eight, and CONNOR, six, while she makes her latest movie, HOURS, the (2001).
The kids are instead being looked after by a nanny, since Tom is also away from the family home due to work commitments. (HJ/WNSPE/KW)