Tom Cruise reveals abusive childhood: father was a bully

Tom CruiseHollywood superstar actor Tom Cruise reveals his abusive childhood, saying that his father was a bully and abusive.

The 43-year-old “Mission Impossible” star described his late dad as ‘a merchant of chaos’ in the upcoming issue of Parade Magazine.

Quoted from the magazine, Cruise says of his father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III..

He was a bully and a coward.

He was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!

For me, it was like “There’s something wrong with this guy. Don’t trust him. Be careful around him.” There’s that anxiety.

Tom Cruise parents divorced in 1974 when he was 11. His mother, Mary Lee left his father and took Cruise and his sister, Lee Anne with her to Louisville.

10 years later, Cruise says he reunited with his father, who was in the hospital dying of cancer..

When I saw him in pain, I thought “Wow, what a lonely life”

He was in his late 40s. It was sad.

Tom Cruise also says he was bullied regularly in the 15 different schools he attended in 12 years.