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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s adopted son Connor is unrecognisable after shunning the spotlight for life as a fisherman.

The 26-year-old shared a photo to his Instagram this week writing: “New face, who dis?” after shaving off his hair and trimming his beard down.

Until now he had been embracing lockdown with longer, curly hair and much longer facial hair.

Connor, born in 1995, was adopted by Cruise and Kidman when he was just a baby alongside his sister, Bella.

When the couple split in 2001, he opted to remain with his father and sister.

He later went on to follow in the footsteps of his parents and become an actor, appearing alongside Will Smith in 2008’s Seven Pounds, and in 2012 action movie Red Dawn.

After previously growing out his hair and beard, Connor is now sporting a buzzcut

But now Connor lives in Clearwater, Florida, and spends his days smoking prime meats and catching fish on the water.

He even has a dedicated Instagram account to his barbecue skills, and often boasts of the giant fish he manages to capture.

Connor also previously used to work as a DJ.

After shunning life as an actor, Connor spends most of his days on the water

A source told PEOPLE in 2019: "Connor has a pretty simple life in Clearwater.

"He lives in his own home in a Scientology community. His life is deep-sea fishing. He has a lot of friends and seems very well-liked."

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He often boasts about his catches of the day online, as well as his barbecue skills.

As well as living close to the Church of Scientology HQ, which is based in the area, he has been spotted spending time with his father.

The actor's son shows off his new trim after previously rocking a full beard

Both are active members of the faith, with Cruise a particularly outspoken member of the otherwise private religion.

The church is currently run by David Miscavige, and has become known for its celebrity members both past and present.

While many have been outspoken about the practices of the institution since leaving, Cruise has always been particularly prominent in praising the faith.

It’s unknown how much contact, if any, he has with his mother Kidman, who left the faith following her divorce from Cruise.

Cruise and Kidman adopted Connor shortly after he was born in 1995
(Image: REX)

When asked, Kidman told Who magazine she’s “very private about that” but still loves them.

She said: "I have to protect all those relationships. I know 150 percent that I would give up my life for my children because it's what my purpose is.

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“They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and, as a mother, it's my job to love them.

“And I am an example of that tolerance and that's what I believe — that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I'm open here.

Connor has launched his own food blog dedicated to BBQ and grilled meats
(Image: Instagram)

“I think that's so important because if that is taken away from a child, to sever that in any child, in any relationship, in any family — I believe it's wrong.

“So that's our job as a parent, to always offer unconditional love.”

Connor’s sister Bella, travels the world as a fashion designer, and currently resides in London.

She married Max Parker in 2015.

Connor now spends most of his days as a fisherman
(Image: theconnorcruise/Instagram)

Both Cruise and Kidman went on to marry again, with Cruise tying the knot with Katie Holmes in 2006.

The pair had a daughter, Suri, together that same year, but they split in 2012.

Kidman married country rocker Keith Urban in 2006 as well, and they remain together, living in Australia.

They have two daughters, Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith, 10.