Connor Cruise,Tom Cruise


It was no doubt a good day at work for Tom Cruise.

While shooting his latest film, Oblivion, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.,  on Wednesday, the actor received a visit from his 17-year-old son, Connor.

The two could be seen chatting and smiling in between takes and were clearly enjoying each other's company just two days after Cruise and Katie Holmes' quick divorce settlement.

In the wake of the former couple's split, there's been much discussion that Holmes may have been concerned about Cruise's devotion to the Church of Scientology and how that might affect their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Marty Rathbun, a former Church of Scientology member, spoke to NBC News (part of the interview aired this morning on Today and the full story will air tonight on Rock Center With Brian Williams at 10 p.m.) about what he witnessed during the 2001 divorce between Cruise and Nicole Kidman when Rathbun served as Cruise's counselor and was guiding him through confessionals, which the Church calls auditing.

"He would come to the Celebrity Center virtually everyday in late 2001 for auditing with me, and his kids were overseen and nannied and tutored by Church of Scientology staff when he had them," says Rathbun. "The kids were in the hands of Church of Scientology staff and they were being indoctrinated."

Rathbun claims, "The initial indoctrination of Connor and [Cruise and Kidman's daughter] Bella was teaching them that certain people are anti-social personalities, they're suppressive people and they started teaching them the characteristics of the anti-social their own mother."

In a letter sent to NBC News, the Church of Scientology refers to Rathbun as "untrustworthy, unreliable and biased."

As for the divorce between Cruise and Holmes, the Rock of Ages star's attorney Bert Fields insists the controversial religion did not factor into the divorce negotiations.

"Let me be very clear about this. The Church of Scientology played absolutely NO ROLE in the divorce settlement talks at all. Period," Fields told E! News.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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