Simplicity #Africa #Morocco #Kasbah

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*Connor Cruise recently returned to the states after a trip through the Saharan Desert in Africa, where “he was soul searching,” a friend of Cruise’s tells RadarOnline.com.

The trip followed reports that the 19-year-old’s recent decision to leave The Church of Scientology left a rift between him and his famous parents, Tom, 52, and Nicole Kidman, 47. The friend says that’s not the case.

“His father is not disowning him,” the insider says. “His parents just want him to be happy and do not care about his religious practices, so long as he is always connected to some form of God and spirituality, which he is.”

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One month ago, Connor took to his Instagram to say that he was having an, “epic time riding camels in the desert! So fun!”

Radar previously reported that Connor was on a spiritual journey and was trying to find himself.

“Although they don’t see eye-to-eye, Connor has a great relationship with his father and his mother, who he is in constant communication with,” says the source. “He is searching for his God and his purpose right now and his family is always extremely supportive of that.”

Epic time riding camels in the desert! So fun! #CamelLife #Sahara #Desert #Morocco @jonoislife @liam_darmody

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The aspiring DJ and his sister Isabella Cruise, 21, are the adopted children of Cruise and Kidman, who divorced in 2001.