NEW YORK – Don't call Tom Cruise's kids The Outsiders — the pair he parents with ex-wife Nicole Kidman will be staying put inside the United States, a spokesman for the leading man told Foxnews.com Tuesday.
"These children are in Los Angeles, they are being raised in Los Angeles," Cruise's spokesman Allen Eichhorn said. "There's no plans for these children to be raised outside the United States."
Cruise is adamantly rejecting reports from a British newspaper that the all-American movie star said his children will be making All the Right Moves — by moving out of America.
"I think the U.S. is terrifying and it saddens me," he told the British paper the Daily Express at the London premiere for his movie, Minority Report. "You only have to look at the state of affairs in America."
The newspaper reported that Cruise, who is known for his role in the Mission Impossible flicks as a slick superagent for Truth, Justice and the American way, said his adopted children Isabella, 9, and Connor, 7, will grow up outside the United States and probably be raised in Australia, Kidman's homeland.
But Eichhorn said that, while the quotes themselves were accurate, Cruise never said his children would be raised outside the U.S.
"Nowhere did he say he was raising them out of the country," Eichhorn said. "He has no intention of doing that."
The Top Gun's comments didn't exactly reflect a gung-ho attitude toward America, however.
Cruise, whose character in Born on the Fourth of July became similarly disillusioned with America, said raising children in the U.S. is a Risky Business, and that he could no longer keep his Eyes Wide Shut to America's terrorism threat, crime, faltering financial status and corporate corruption.
"I do worry about my children. As a parent you are always concerned," he told the paper. "I just want them to be in a place where they are going to be strong enough to make the right choices. Unfortunately, we're in a position where people are so irresponsible that human life holds such little value to them."
It was the first time the Hollywood heavyweight expressed such doubts about America. He grew up in New Jersey and lives in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Cruise and Kidman were divorced last year and have joint custody of their children.
"I depend on Nic where bringing up the kids is concerned," Cruise told the paper. "But it has to be both of us."