Suri, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is now 14 and has grown up to be a bright young girl.
It's unfortunate that not everyone gets to experience the bonds of a family and sadly not every parent tries as hard to express their love for the kids. While there could be many reasons behind why a parent does not put in their maximum effort, it's heartbreaking whenever it happens. Such is the story of Hollywood star Tom Cruise, his third wife Katie Holmes, and their daughter Suri. Cruise was married to the Batman Begins beauty between 2006 and 2012 but when they went their separate ways, the pair decided to cut all ties, according to Mirror UK. They don't even speak for the sake of their daughter.
Although the Mission Impossible actor is a father-of-three, he only maintains his relationship with two of his kids. He has no relationship with Suri or her mother Holmes who dearly loves her child. Just last year, she shared a lovely message for Suri, a bright young girl who turned 14 on April 18. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!!!!! I am so blessed to be your mom. May this year be incredible! read the post.
It was Cruise's religious inclination towards Scientology that came in the way of their marriage and encouraged Holmes to seek a divorce in 2012. Although the actress did convert to her former husband's religion initially, she eventually decided to leave it for good. Although their relationship turned quite sour before ending in a divorce, Holmes chose not to speak about it then or now. At the time her daughter Suri was just six and she may not have realized the gravity of her parents' separation.
"Obviously she is old enough to know that things in her life are changing," said a source of the child at the time to PEOPLE. "But she knows, as she always has, that both of her parents love her enormously and will always be there for her." That being said, Holmes took on the role of a single mother and began raising Suri her way in New York as Cruise didn't get involved in their lives any further. Of course, this attitude of Cruise did not sit well Holmes who was apparently left "dissatisfied" with him for not trying hard enough to be there for his daughter, reports Mirror UK.
The Top Gun actor was last seen with Suri while taking the then-six-year-old girl to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in August 2012. According to Samantha Domingo, a former follower who left the organization in 2004, Cruise is "not allowed" to have a relationship with his biological daughter, per Mercury News. Speaking to Us Weekly, Domingo opened up about the last time Cruise was seen with his daughter. "Maybe he did it for a photo op, to make it seem like he was connected so he wouldn’t be criticized," she said.
But that's not the whole story. Another source told Us Weekly that members of the church of Scientology are allowed to see their children even if they followed other faiths but Cruise chooses not to. Domingo went on to reveal that Scientologists believe in reincarnation thus Cruise might think that, "Suri’s not really his daughter — she’s just a spiritual being in his daughter’s body." The actor has two older adopted kids- Connor, 26, and Isabella, 28, with his former wife Nicole Kidman. Now, the reason behind Cruise not having a relationship with Suri is the same as Kidman not having one with her kids Connor and Isabella. Just like Holmes Kidman too is not a follower of Scientology.
A spokesman for the Church has reportedly denied claims made by Domingo and called them "fiction." She added, "Everything about your inquiry misrepresents the Church of Scientology, its practices, and the lifestyle of its ministry." It is possible that Cruise might have arrangements to see his daughter privately, without the interference of the world. However, there aren't any reports that indicate this. In yet another report it was revealed that while Cruise did not get involved in Suri's life, he did want to amend his previous decision. Apparently, he wishes to develop a relationship with his youngest child and daughter.
"I think enough time has passed now that the sting of Katie leaving him has dissipated," a source told American magazine In Touch, as per Newidea. "It’s just time. It was heartbreaking and humiliating for Tom when Katie left him. He must have felt lied to." The Jerry McGuire star also sent a message to Katie making it clear that he intends on having a relationship with Suri. It's yet to be known if these changes have been implemented but there's one thing we're sure of- Suri has a devoted mother who continues to prioritize her over everything else. Apparently, the mother-of-one doesn't even date anyone who doesn't get along with her daughter. "Her No. 1 priority is meeting someone who can build a strong relationship with Suri," an insider told In Touch. "If they don’t tick that box, Katie’s just not interested. Katie will only get serious with a guy who she knows will be there for her daughter."