Inside Tom Cruise's Relationship With His Daughter Suri Now

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If you're a fan of going to the movies, odds are you've seen at least one Tom Cruise project. The "Mission: Impossible" star is absurdly famous around the world. As a result, many parts of his life have played out in very public ways on very public stages. 

Cruise is also a dad to three children. He shares his oldest, Isabella and Connor, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman , and his youngest, Suri , with ex-wife Katie Holmes. While it's clear that Cruise has a great relationship with Isabella and Connor, and both children are active members of his Scientology faith (per The U.S. Sun ), it's less clear what kind of relationship — if any — that he has with Suri. In fact, when Holmes and Cruise divorced, he affirmed that Holmes' desire to keep Suri out of the Scientology faith was a factor in their split (per HuffPost ).

The last public photos of Cruise and Suri date all the way back to 2012, when the two were snapped visiting Disneyland (per Yahoo! ). Here's a look into Tom Cruise's relationship with Suri and where it stands today.

Tom Cruise was so excited about Katie's pregnancy that he bought a sonogram machine

Like a lot of expectant parents, Tom Cruise was ecstatic about the impending arrival of his third child, Suri Cruise. In fact, he was so excited about Suri that he reportedly bought his own ultrasound machine so that he could see her every day. Cruise told Barbara Walters about the purchase, which can cost up to $200,000 (per  BBC News ). He seemed to understand that the purchase was on the lavish end, as he reassured people that the machine would be donated to a hospital after Katie Holmes gave birth.

However, not everyone thought the act was a great idea. In fact, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine issued a statement condemning the act, noting that the buy bordered on abusing the equipment. President Lennard Greenbaum, MD, said, in part, that "Tom Cruise's recent purchase of an ultrasound machine for personal use at home is both inappropriate and in violation of FDA rules addressing the sale of medical equipment."

Tom Cruise described his daughter Suri's birth as 'spiritual'

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes welcomed Suri Cruise on April 18, 2006 . From all accounts, and especially from Cruise's, Suri's arrival into the world was fairly extraordinary. In fact, only a few days after her birth, Cruise described the experience to "20/20" and still seemed in awe of everything he witnessed (via ABC News ). He said, "It was everything that we wanted it to be. ... It was spiritual. It was powerful. It was indescribable."

Plenty of outlets shared news of Suri's birth, as public interest in the newborn was quite high. CBS News  noted that Suri weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and clocked in at 20 inches long. A representative for Cruise and Holmes also shared information about her name, noting that Suri has Hebrew origins and can mean "princess," as well as Persian roots, which could give her name the meaning "red rose." 

Notably, Cruise and Holmes were also able to leave their home to head to the hospital in private, which was quite a feat considering the vast amount of attention they were receiving at the time.

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise appeared to have a good relationship until 2012

In 2004, a then-engaged Katie Holmes admitted to Seventeen that she had once fantasized about marrying Tom Cruise (per HuffPost ). Fast-forward a few years, and Holmes found herself walking away from the very marriage she once said she wanted.

From all appearances, Tom Cruise and daughter Suri had a solid parent-child relationship up until 2012. That was the year that Katie Holmes filed for divorce in a move that apparently surprised Cruise. While speaking to German TV network ProSieben (via CBS News ), he admitted that he didn't see the divorce coming at all, saying, "I didn't expect it." He added, "Life is a tragicomedy. You need to have a sense of humor."

It seems that after he recovered from the shock of his wife of six years wanting a divorce, he bounced back pretty quickly. InStyle noted that the two were able to work through their divorce pretty quickly, with a settlement being reached after only 11 days. 

He admitted that Katie Holmes left him to 'protect' Suri from Scientology

While Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been pretty quiet when it comes for the exact hows and whys of their divorce, when pushed, Cruise definitely let something slip: One of big reasons Holmes said she wanted a divorce was reportedly to "protect" their daughter, Suri, from Cruise's religion, Scientology . The admission came out during his deposition during a libel lawsuit he filed against a tabloid. When asked if Holmes felt she had to protect Suri by leaving the relationship, as reported by  HuffPost , he first replied that the question was "offensive" and that "there is no need to protect my daughter from my religion," before saying, "Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes."

On top of that, Cruise also admitted that Suri was no longer a practicing member of the religion (per TMZ ). While HuffPost asserts this means Suri has now been deemed a "suppressive person" in the eyes of the Church of Scientology, there have been no public statements made to that effect. Notably, "suppressive" people are often, if not always, "cut off" from those that are still active members of Scientology.

Tom Cruise was not awarded custody of Suri

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes hammered out the details of their divorce settlement in 11 days (per InStyle ), which is pretty remarkable. Surprisingly to many, Cruise was not awarded custody of the pair's daughter, Suri Cruise, at all, and instead walked away from the discussions with visitation rights only. In fact, Tom Cruise was told he can visit with Suri up to 10 days a month, according to Us Weekly .

Cruise also committed to a fairly hefty sum for child support, and TMZ reported that he pays over $33,000 a month for Suri's care. While that's noting to sniff at, it's a far cry from the sum a judge could have probably ordered him to pay if the divorce had gone to court, especially as his overall net worth is believed to be approximately $600 million (per Celebrity Net Worth ). Cruise is also in charge of covering any necessary expenses Suri might rack up, including medical and dental insurance, schooling, and college, and he also funds extracurricular activities (per TMZ).

It sounds like Tom Cruise doesn't always see Suri in person

Even though the custody agreement struck between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes makes it clear that he can see their daughter, Suri Cruise, for 10 days a month, it seems like he hasn't been able to make that happen. On top of that, a source apparently close to the situation told Us Weekly that this seems to be a deliberate choice that Cruise is making. The source told the publication, "Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to. He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist."

Outspoken critic of Scientology Tony Ortega spoke to Us Weekly about what might be going on behind closed doors, explaining that it's possible Holmes signed a document agreeing not to speak badly of the religion in order to get full custody. Ortega added that Holmes only had one objective: to take care of Suri. He said, "She wanted to get away and she wanted to get Suri."

In 2013, Tom Cruise admitted he hadn't seen Suri Cruise for 100 days

Things only got messier for Tom Cruise in the year after his divorce was finalized. In 2013, he admitted that he hadn't seen his youngest child for at least 100 days, explaining that his prolonged absence was due to his filming schedule. 

According to  People , Cruise said in a deposition hearing for her lawsuit again Bauer Publishing that it was "impossible" for him to see Suri during that time, and on top of that, he claimed that the then 7-year-old seemed just fine without him. After sharing that he's "very good" at talking to his daughter on the phone, Cruise added, "I also find that, you know, Suri is a very happy child, and confident, and has a good sense of herself."

He further explained that, though he missed Suri's first day of school, that was because his daughter didn't ask him to be there herself.

How long has it been since he's seen his daughter in person?

While Tom Cruise might have been able to explain why he didn't see Suri Cruise for 100 days, he then reportedly missed out on seeing his daughter in person for over 1,000 days. In 2016, In Touch Weekly reported that Cruise had not seen or exchanged words with Suri in over two and a half years. A source allegedly close to the situation told the publication that the pair had been using video chat and text messaging to stay in touch but that it had slowed down, before adding that Suri no longer really bought her father's explanations for why he was missing. The source said, "He uses his film commitments as an excuse, but the truth is that doesn't hold much weight with Suri anymore."

As in the past, some believe that Cruise's religion is the reason why he keeps missing out on his daughter's life. The same source told In Touch as much, noting, "He's disconnected from Katie, and then de facto from Suri, because of her connection to Katie. He hasn't seen her since she was 7."

A friend reportedly said Tom Cruise never meant to 'be estranged' from Suri

Despite Tom Cruise's reportedly prolonged period of estrangement from Suri, an alleged friend of his has stated that the actor never meant to be so far removed from his daughter. While speaking to Hollywood Life in 2019, the friend explained that, even though Cruise isn't with Suri on important days like her birthday, he's always planning for them. The friend said, "Tom does plan to send Suri a gift and call her on her birthday."

The friend added that Cruise has a lot of love for Suri, and that being this distant from his daughter wasn't something he anticipated when he and Katie Holmes welcomed Suri to the world. The friend explained, "Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie and looks forward to repairing the relationship one day."

While it's unclear when Cruise will ever reconnect with his daughter, assuming the reports about their estrangement are true, one thing that is certainly true is that the path getting to this point has been long, winding, and, truth be told, quite confusing. Perhaps the two will grow closer when Suri is an adult.

Tom Cruise doesn't live in the same state as Suri

One factor that likely complicates the relationship between Tom Cruise and daughter Suri is that they don't live in the same state — or even the same country. While Suri lives in New York City with her mom, Katie Holmes, Cruise has reportedly been living in London, England, since April 2021 (per In Touch Weekly ).

A source told the publication that the city is a natural fit for Cruise, explaining that he especially enjoys the rainy weather and being able to walk around his new home. He is also reportedly fond of the city because of the anonymity it lends him. The source said, "If he wears a hat and mask, he can slip into bookstores or antique shops and no one knows it's him. He's got family living there, too, which gives him a sense of belonging."

As for Suri, she and her mom moved to New York following the divorce. Holmes admitted to InStyle in 2020 that the city isn't quite as private as she'd like, but she said that the city is just right for her and Suri. She shared, "What I love about New York is that for me and my child, this is our vibe."

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Why Tom Cruise 'Chooses Not To See' His Daughter 11 Years After Their Last Sighting Together

She has been deemed a "suppressive person.".

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Last updated on Mar 04, 2023

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Tom Cruise’s relationship with his daughter, Suri Cruise, is a topic that has long-bewildered fans of the actor.

In the 2000s, Cruise and Katie Holmes were regularly blasted across tabloids with their daughter. But, following their divorce in 2012, Cruise’s public appearances with Suri were rare.

Here are all the details on Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise's relationship now.

Does Tom Cruise see Suri?

Rumors have circulated that Cruise's role in the Church of Scientology has complicated his relationship with his youngest child.

Tom Cruise has not been seen publicly with Suri since 2012 and is reportedly estranged from his daughter.

According to Us Weekly, it has been 11 years since the "Top Gun" star was seen publicly with Suri, who is now 16 — almost 17 — years old.

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It is unclear whether he has seen or spoken to her behind closed doors but Page Six claims the star has not seen Suri since she was 7.

“If he wanted to see her, he could see her,” one source told Page Six . “Even people in prison have a right to see their children.”

Katie Holmes has custody of Suri but Cruise was given visitation rights.

The “Mission Impossible” actor and the “Dawson’s Creek” alum settled proceedings just 11 days after Holmes filed for divorce. Holmes was granted custody of their daughter.

Cruise was given visitation rights of 10 days per month but sources claim he opts not to see her.

“He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist,” claimed an Us Weekly source in 2018.   Cruise reportedly pays over $33,000 per month in child support for Suri.

“He still loves her,” a source told Hollywood Life in 2019.

“Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie and looks forward to repairing the relationship one day.”

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Katie Holmes allegedly took Suri away from Tom Cruise to save her from Scientology.

Cruise is a member of the controversial Church of Scientology, a religious group often accused of being both a dangerous cult and a manipulative profit-making business.

Holmes also studied Scientology during their marriage but reportedly left Cruise to avoid becoming further entrenched in the group.

The actress now lives primarily in New York City with Suri, a relocation that may have helped her get her daughter out of the church.

In a 2013 libel suit against Bauer Media, whose magazines claimed he abandoned his daughter Suri Cruise, Cruise labeled the suggestion that Holmes divorced him "in part to protect Suri from Scientology" as “offensive.”

However, when asked if his ex-wife ever indicated that she left because of the religion or because she wanted to protect their daughter from Scientology, Cruise responded:

"Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes."

This likely means that Suri and Holmes have both been deemed a “Suppressive Person” by the church — a term Scientologists use to describe people who impede the progress of individual Scientologists or the Scientology movement.

Sources say that anyone who leaves the church is cut off from all members of the church, including their immediate family.

It is suspected that Holmes has been banned from speaking about Scientology.

The actress has never publicly spoken about her ex-husband’s religion nor why she left the church and critics of the group have suggested that she might be legally restricted from doing so.

Tony Ortega, former editor-in-chief of The Village Voice and a critic of Scientology, told Us Weekly that Holmes probably signed “some nondisclosure agreement saying she wouldn’t say anything bad about Scientology.”

“She wanted to get away and she wanted to get Suri,” Ortega explains.

He also suggested that she has been advised not to associate with Leah Remini, a fellow actress who has been outspoken about leaving the church.

“I’m sure her father, who’s a smart attorney, has probably told her that hanging out with Leah would be considered disparaging the church in the eyes of Tom and the church,” Ortega says.

Tom Cruise appears to have a relationship with the children he shares with Nicole Kidman.

Cruise also shares two adult children, Connor and Isabella, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman and, by all accounts, seems close with them. 

Both children, who were adopted by the former couple, recently promoted their father’s new movie, “Top Gun: Maverick” on their social media platforms.

Connor and Isabella are active members of the Church Of Scientology.

“They are adults," Kidman said about their faith in 2018. "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."

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Alice Kelly is YourTango’s Deputy News and Entertainment Editor. Based in Brooklyn, New York, her work covers all things social justice, pop culture, and human interest. Keep up with her Twitter for more .

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Here’s How Tom Cruise Feels About Being ‘Estranged’ From Suri After Missing Her 15th Birthday

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After Suri Cruise was spotted out and about celebrating her birthday in New York City, many still have one question on their minds: Does Tom Cruise see Suri these days? As it turns out, her father was noticeably absent from Suri’s 15th birthday celebrations. Meanwhile, her mom Katie Holmes made sure to share a sweet birthday message on her daughter’s big day.

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Tom missed Suri’s birthday as he was in England filming scenes for the seventh film in the Mission: Impossible franchise alongside co-star and rumored girlfriend Hayley Atwell . The duo were spotted shooting at a railway in Pickering, North Yorkshire at the time. This comes months after reports first claimed that filming on Mission: Impossible  7  had wrapped in December 2020 following Tom’s now-infamous rant on the M:I7  set, where he berated staffers for breaking social distancing protocols.

While it’s unknown if Tom was in communication with her daughter on her birthday, one source tells HollywoodLife that the actor “still loves” Suri, before hinting at the state of their relationship. “Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie and looks forward to repairing the relationship one day,” the insider told the site on Tuesday, April 20. Suri is Tom’s youngest child, and the actor also has two children from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman, whom he divorced in 2001 after 11 years of marriage. The exes share son Connor, 26, and daughter Isabella, 28.

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Inside Tom Cruise's Daughter Suri's Life at 16 after Claims That He Did Not See Her for 6 Years

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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were the "It couple" when they were married years ago. The couple welcomed their daughter, Suri, and the "Mission Impossible" actor was a present father before things changed.

The press accused him of abandoning his daughter, and he sued a couple of them for making false claims. Tom Cruise's little girl is now a teenager, and they have rarely been spotted together, as she resides with her mom in New York City.

Despite the claims of the strained relationship between father and daughter, Suri, who recently turned 16, has a flourishing relationship with her mother.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise leaving a restaurant in Rome on November 17, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise leaving a restaurant in Rome on November 17, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

Holmes and Tom got married on November 18, 2006, but they met in 2005 and went public with their relationship when they toured Italy together.

Like every other girl, she had dreams of marrying Tom, and her dreams came to pass. Two months after they started dating, they were ready to settle down and announced their engagement.

They followed their engagement with the news that they had a baby on the way. Tom and Holmes often talked about their daughter, Suri Cruise, who turned 16 in April 2022. Here are more details about their relationship and Suri's life now.

TOM CRUISE AND HIS DAUGHTER'S RELATIONSHIP BEFORE HIS DIVORCE FROM KATIE HOLMES

In 2012, Holmes and Tom divorced, and some fans were surprised. Before their divorce, Tom was highly involved in Suri's life. He said :

"My whole life, I always wanted to be a father."

He was never the type of father who believed that one could spoil a child with too much love. The actor acknowledged that giving a child too much love was impossible.

Photo of Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise at the Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Photo of Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise at the Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Tom wanted his adopted children from his relationship with Nicole Kidman and Suri to have a close relationship. The actor said :

"I always said to myself that my children would be able to depend on me, and I would always be there for them and love them—that I'd never make a promise to my kids that I couldn't keep."

He relished his relationship with his daughter, and she was happy to tag along with her dad as they shared an affectionate bond. In an interview, Tom called Suri a joy worth celebrating, despite the bad times.

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise playing at the Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise playing at the Charles River Basin on October 10, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

INSIDE THE ACTOR'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAUGHTER SURI TODAY

During the custody battle between Holmes and Tom, the actor confirmed in court that he only saw Suri for ten days between June 18, 2012, and Thanksgiving in 2012, meaning he did not see her for more than 100 days. An insider said :

"Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie and looks forward to repairing the relationship one day."

Three years after their divorce, the actor sued two US magazines that claimed he "abandoned" his daughter Suri and didn't see her for 801 days.

Tom Cruise at the European premiere of "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" on October 20, 2016, in London | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise at the European premiere of "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" on October 20, 2016, in London | Source: Getty Images

The times were challenging for Tom and Suri. However, an insider shared that he always loved and thought about her even as she became a teenager. Samantha Domingo, a former Scientologist follower, said :

"Members of the Church are big believers in reincarnation, she says, so their viewpoint is that "Suri's not really his daughter — she's just a spiritual being in his daughter's body."

Domingo claimed the "Top Gun" star did not see his daughter for six years because his religion forbade it as Suri is not a devoted member.

Photo of Suri Cruise on a bike ride on August 18, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

Photo of Suri Cruise on a bike ride on August 18, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

The former member also claimed that he probably did it for a photo op to avoid criticism when the press sighted Tom with Suri. However, a spokeswoman for the church vehemently denied all of Domingo's allegations.

During the custody battle, Tom said there was no need to protect his daughter from his religion, and despite not seeing her, they spoke regularly over the phone.

KATIE HOLMES' RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DAUGHTER IS THRIVING

One month after Holmes filed for divorce, she won primary custody of Suri, and years later, their relationship has flourished, with both of them closer than ever. Holmes said :

"I love her so much. My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality. To make sure she is 100 percent herself and strong, confident, and able."

Holmes and Suri are almost always together and have attended several Hollywood events in each other's company. However, Holmes rarely offers details about her daughter's life to the public.

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game on December 16, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game on December 16, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Nonetheless, in an interview in 2019, Holmes revealed that she loved growing up with Suri. She said :

"I was happy to become a mum in my twenties... It's been nice that our ages fit…"

As they grew older, she said their age difference had always been a good match. The mother and daughter duo have enjoyed things like shopping and going for walks together as they are incredibly close.

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at the Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at the Z100's Jingle Ball 2017 on December 8, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

However, when Suri was younger, Holmes avoided going out because of the press, and she said :

"But there's one video where I'm holding her — she was 2 at the time — and she starts waving at the cameras. She's pretty special."

Holmes, who tries to be a fitness role model to her daughter, is also excited to set excellent examples for Suri without becoming too obsessed with trends.

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at a basketball game on January 15, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes at a basketball game on January 15, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

SURI CRUISE'S LIFE AT 16

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On April 18, 2022, Suri turned 16, but her mom did not celebrate her birthday on her social media even though she celebrated Suri's 15th birthday on her Instagram. However, Holmes is proud of her daughter. She said :

"She came out very strong — she's always been a strong personality. She'll pick an activity and work her butt off until she's really good at it. Then she's like, "OK, I'm going to try the next thing." She's very focused and a hard worker."

The excited mom loves how her daughter has matured and has her unique personality. Holmes and Suri share the same style, especially regarding their apartment.

Holmes revealed that she loves vintage art from flea markets and because they both wanted a cozy and soft apartment, they opted for a lot of colors to soften the intensity and hardness of the city around them.

A close source revealed that Holmes and Suri are more in sync as they get older and are a real team because their connection is beautiful.

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes taking a walk in New York on September 8, 2020 | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes taking a walk in New York on September 8, 2020 | Source: Getty Images

Suri grew up to be an accomplished teenager. She started taking ballet lessons as a child and briefly studied guitar. Another source revealed that she is a talented athlete well-liked by her close friends. The source said :

"Suri is very naturally athletic and excels at physical activities like gymnastics and dance."

Suri, who is almost as tall as Holmes , attended an elite private school in Manhattan and even adopted a puppy in early 2022. She loves shopping and Broadway shows and has all the access to her favorite Broadway shows.

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All we know about Tom Cruise's relationship with daughter Suri Cruise

Suri, 16, was born exactly a year after katie holmes' first date with the top gun actor.

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After a heady reign as one of Hollywood's most talked-about "It" couples, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' relationship quickly unraveled after five years of marriage. 

They announced their divorce in June of 2012, which is widely thought to have been a shock to the actor , whose then-wife, with the help of her lawyer dad, privately orchestrated a plan to leave Tom behind.

The couple first started dating in 2005 – Katie was 27 and Tom 43 – the same year the actress called off her engagement from Sweet Magnolias actor Chris Klein . Seven weeks after they first met, the couple were engaged. 

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Katie and Tom tied the knot in November of the same year with a ceremony at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. They had welcomed their first and only daughter, Suri, earlier that year, on the anniversary of their first date, April 18, 2006.

It's been over a decade Suri, now 16 and attending private school in Manhattan , was last seen publicly with her famous dad – leading many to assume that they are estranged.

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Katie, who is currently living with Suri in New York and is performing in an off-Broadway production titled The Wanderers , was given sole custody of her daughter at the time of her divorce.

Tom Cruise with his daughter Suri

Suri and Tom were last seen together a month after his divorce from Katie

Though it has been widely reported that Tom has little to no part in his daughter's life, according to divorce documents, he agreed to pay his ex-wife $400,000 a year in child support until Suri turns 18.

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At the time of their split, Katie's lawyer, Johnathan Wolfe, told People : "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest." In the filing, the Dawson's Creek alum cited irreoncilable differences as the reason for the split.

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Katie and Suri live in New York City

In his own statement, the Top Gun actor – who was in Iceland filming Oblivion – did hint that her decision came as a surprise . His spokespersonsaid at the time: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children."

Tom also shares kids Bella, 30, and Connor, 28 , with his ex-wife Nicole Kidman . The actors were married from 1990 to 2001, and photos of Nicole, jumping with joy, taken right after the divorce was finalized, are a fixture of pop-culture history.

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Suri and Tom Cruise in 2009. She is now 17. Photo / Getty Images

Tom Cruise is one of the biggest stars in the world but, when it comes to his relationships with his three children, very little is known.

Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise might be one of the biggest movie stars in the world but, when it comes to his personal life, very little is known about his relationships – especially with his children.

The Golden Globe winner first became a father in 1992 when he and his then-wife Nicole Kidman adopted their daughter Isabella. The former couple’s family grew again in 1995 when they adopted their son, Connor. After the marriage broke down, the Top Gun actor found love again with Katie Holmes and the pair went on to welcome his only biological child, Suri.

While Cruise was photographed frequently with Suri in her early years, sources have claimed he is now estranged from his 17-year-old daughter. As for his older children, mystery has long surrounded their relationships.

Now, after news he has found “love” with Russian socialite Elsina Khayrova, the Herald looks at his family dynamics.

Here is everything we know about Tom’s relationships with his children:

Isabella Cruise

Isabella Kidman Cruise, known as Bella, is now 30. Photo / Instagram

Born on December 22, 1992, Isabella – who calls herself Bella Kidman Cruise – was the first child Kidman and Cruise adopted in their decade-long marriage in the 1990s. Her relationship with her father appears to remain intact.

After agreeing to a joint custody agreement with Kidman in 2001 – financial terms and other settlement terms were kept confidential – Isabella and Connor stayed with their father in LA when Kidman returned to Australia and the children quickly became “completely dedicated Scientologists”, according to People magazine.

Now 30, Isabella rarely posts on social media but Page Six reported in 2019 that she wrote in a Scientology newsletter thanking her father “for everything”.

Kidman has not explicitly shared her opinion about her daughter’s relationship with the church but did briefly mention it in a 2018 interview with Who magazine.

“They are adults,” she said of Isabella and Connor at the time. “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. I know 150 per cent that I would give up my life for my children because it’s what my purpose is.”

Hollywood Life has reported that Bella is now based in London and owns an art company selling phone cases, tote bags and other accessories.

In 2015 she married Max Parker, an IT consultant, in an intimate ceremony that neither Cruise nor Kidman attended, causing widespread speculation that Bella was estranged from them. But the Mirror reported that Cruise knew about the wedding and footed the bill.

Bella later spoke to the Daily Mail , claiming: “Of course [we talk], they’re my parents. Anyone who says otherwise is full of sh**.”

While it’s not known exactly how much contact she has with her father, reports suggest they have a good relationship.

She has previously shown support for him on social media by posting the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick and liking a post by Lady Gaga that featured him.

Connor Cruise

Tom Cruise with son Connor in 2013. Photo / Getty Images

Born on January 17, 1995, and adopted the same year, Connor Cruise – much like his sister – appears to enjoy a life away from the spotlight.

Despite seemingly following in his parents’ footsteps earlier in his life when he starred in two films – Seven Pounds in 2008 and the Red Dawn remake in 2012 – Connor later pursued DJing successfully but has since taken a new direction.

Hollywood Life has reported that the 28-year-old spends a lot of time fishing and lives in Clearwater, Florida, which is the main Scientology hub in the US. The Mirror has reported that Connor has become a high-ranking member of the church .

He remains close to his sister and father, though reports suggest he does not have a good relationship with Kidman and did not invite her to his wedding in 2019.

He married Italian-born Silvia Zanchi, a fellow Scientologist who also grew up in the religion, and allegedly “banned” Kidman from the wedding at the request of his father.

Speaking to Radar Online in 2019, a source said, “Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law. Tom made the call and Connor followed.”

Adding that Connor “worships the ground his father walks on”, the sources added: “First, Tom would never even consider inviting Nicole to Connor’s wedding because she’s considered a ‘suppressive person’ by the church. And, second, he doesn’t want her there.”

People magazine reported in 2019 that Connor and his father regularly spend time together but public outings are rare. They were spotted the same year flying over London in a helicopter and Cruise showed his son “some aviation basics”.

The trip was a way to promote the Mission Impossible film at the time. However, People reported there was also an annual Scientology gathering that Connor was believed to have attended with his father.

Since then, the two have also been spotted on rare outings together, including at a 2021 basketball game and, most recently, in New York City in July at an event to promote Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning .

Suri Cruise

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes in 2020. Photo / Getty Images

Earlier this year an insider revealed to Page Six that Cruise was estranged Suri, his daughter with former wife Katie Holmes. However, he still pays child support of US$400,000 (NZ$640,500), which will continue until she is 18.

He is also required to pay for Suri’s expenses, including medical, dental, insurance, education and other extra-curricular costs.

The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise as Cruise revealed in his 2012 defamation case against Bauer Media that his links to Scientology had played a large part in his estrangement from Suri.

When asked if Holmes had left him “in part to protect Suri from Scientology”, he replied, “That was one of the assertions, yes.”

“Listen, when there is a divorce, things change,” he told lawyers in 2013. “It’s not an ideal scene. It’s not an ideal situation.”

After the US$50 million ($80m) lawsuit deposition in 2016, the controversial church was criticised for keeping Cruise and his daughter apart. According to the rules of Scientology, church members are not allowed to associate with non-believers.

Since neither Holmes nor Suri are Scientologists, it has been claimed that Cruise cannot have a relationship with either of them.

“This is his loss, his issue, his problem,” an insider told Page Six at the time. “He must be really brainwashed.”

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Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri: Everything She's Said About Parenting

From the importance of having a good support system to learning to "relinquish control," here's everything Katie Holmes has said about parenting daughter Suri, whom she welcomed with ex-husband Tom Cruise in 2006

For Katie Holmes , "motherhood means everything."

Holmes welcomed her first and only child , daughter Suri Cruise, 18, on April 18, 2006, in Los Angeles with then-husband Tom Cruise . The Dawson's Creek actress and Mission Impossible star first met the year prior and got engaged after a whirlwind two-month courtship , tying the knot with their newborn by their side in Italy in November 2006. After five years of marriage, they split in 2012 .

While Holmes has kept her daughter largely out of the spotlight over the years, she has offered up some insight into her experience as a mother in interviews and shared a handful of throwback photos and sweet tributes to Suri on social media.

"My main goal is to just let her know how much I love her ," the actress told PEOPLE in 2014.

From lessons in motherhood that she's learned along the way to how they bonded during the pandemic, here's everything Katie Holmes has said about parenting her daughter Suri.

On her "overwhelming" love for her daughter

​​"I didn't know how much love I had in me. It's overwhelming," she told designer and friend Zac Posen in an August 2014 cover story for Glamour . "Every day I discover more about this spectacular human being I get to be the mother of."

On showing Suri how proud she is of her

During an August 2014 appearance on the Today show, Holmes stressed that she prioritized her daughter's accomplishments over her own.

"The most important thing for me is letting her know how proud I am and that her accomplishments mean everything," Holmes said. "Whatever I do is whatever. It's really just about her and that's what I think is most important."

On lessons she's learned as a mother and the example she tries to set

"Motherhood means everything to me," Holmes said in a PEOPLE cover story in November 2014. "I'm learning every day, and I have been since the minute I became a mom."

She added that her "patience has grown" and that she was focused on trying to set a positive example for her daughter.

"Between tickle fights and glitter art, I try to throw in some manners along the way. I try to have good manners too, so that's what she sees. I also try to be very creative with her, because I know she's an artist, and that speaks to the girl in me," Holmes said, before adding that she did have to draw the line somewhere. "To be honest? I'm not going to play tag, probably. That's not top of my list. But I'll paint all day, I'll do the creative stuff."

On her priorities as a mother

"My main goal is to just let her know how much I love her," Holmes told PEOPLE in 2014. "Just to let her know that she is so loved. When that's the through line, who cares that my first two pancakes are always burned?"

In April 2023, Holmes told Glamour that she likes to "protect" Suri from the public eye "because she was so visible at a young age."

The actress added: "I'm very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She's an incredible person. She's my heart."

On the importance of a reliable support system

Holmes gushed about her ultra-supportive mother, Kathleen, "who is always willing to fly to me if I need her, and even when I don't," she previously told PEOPLE.

She added that her "girlfriends of all ages, who have children of all ages" also were instrumental in raising Suri. "I lean on them. For advice, for recipes, for all of that stuff: 'What am I supposed to do? Can you come over and watch? Can you be a helping hand?' And I do have help, yes, but … it's your baby, you know? You want to be the one who is there," Holmes said.

On navigating mom guilt

The actress revealed that despite her best efforts, she often felt plagued by a sense of guilt. "'Am I enough? Am I doing enough? Have I seen her enough?' " she told PEOPLE that she would ask herself. "Guess what? You're not enough, she hasn't seen you enough, you're horrible: That's how it can feel sometimes. You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don't."

She continued: "Motherhood has taught me to just let go of some things, to relinquish control. There's a playdate you weren't expecting — I've had to learn to ask myself, 'Is this worth it? Is it going to make her smile?' And if it is, then yeah, we're probably gonna do it. Maybe that means dinner at 8 instead of 6, and a snack in between. Fine. Things don't have to happen a certain way. I think we all need to ease up on the expectations. We're all trying to do the best we can. Motherhood taught me that."

On cooking for Suri

Holmes, who rates herself as a "solid 7" when it comes to cheffing it up, discussed her and Suri's routines in the kitchen with PEOPLE in 2016.

​​​"I like to make a nice breakfast and start the day calmly. I like that time with my little one before school," she said. "[Suri] has her favorites, like most kids," she added, admitting, "I don't really have any tactics to help [with picky eating]. I think like most parents you make the stuff you know that they like, and every once in a while you introduce something new."

On wanting to channel her own mom

"She's just so kind and has such a pure heart; she really leads with those two qualities, so I try to do the same," Holmes previously told PEOPLE of her mom.

"She's just so kind and very generous, so I try my best to embody that and pass that on to my own daughter," she added.

On providing Suri with a "stable, innocent childhood"

​Despite her many acting roles, Holmes has said that being a mother is the job she finds the most fulfilling.

"This business is so unstable, and you never really know where you're going to be … My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now," she said in Town & Country's April 2017 issue.

"It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed," she added.

On the "heartbreaking" process of her watching her daughter grow up

"Every day, kids get a little further away from you. That's a positive thing. They should be becoming more independent, but it's heartbreaking," Holmes said in her interview with Town & Country . "You want them to stay with you forever, but they're these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need — and then they're going to go. And that's going to be very, very sad for me."

On welcoming Suri in her 20s

The actress shared that she was "happy" to welcome Suri at age 27, telling Elle UK in November 2019 that their ages are "a good match."

"I was happy to become a mom in my twenties," she told the outlet. "It's been nice that our ages fit … how do I put this? Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together."

On mother-daughter workouts

The mother-daughter duo have some fitness routines of their own, Holmes told Shape in December 2019. "Sometimes I work out with my daughter," she said. "It just depends on the day. We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap." She noted that she never pushes Suri to work out with her though, so as not to embarrass her.

"I don't force her to work out with me because I know that's lame," she said.

On nurturing Suri's "strong personality"

"I love her so much," the mom-of-one told InStyle for their April 2020 issue. "My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality, to make sure she is 100 percent herself and strong, confident and able. And to know it. She came out very strong — she's always been a strong personality."

Holmes added that Suri had outgrown her "girlie stage" and was putting her mind to a range of new tasks.

"She'll pick an activity and work her butt off until she's really good at it. Then she's like, 'Okay, I'm going to try the next thing,' " the actress said. "She's very focused and a hard worker."

On celebrating Suri's 14th birthday

In a July 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight , Katie Holmes shared some details on the at-home celebrations she hosted for Suri's 14th birthday . The Secret: Dare to Dream star shared a few snaps of the low-key festivities on Instagram, which included crafts and a flower crown for the birthday girl.

"It was a beautiful moment," Holmes said of the socially distanced party. "This year is a reminder that the simple things are really beautiful. I think when you have less, you are more creative."

On how the pandemic shaped their relationship

In November 2020, Holmes wrote a piece for Vogue Australia's November issue about how the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic was spending more quality time with her daughter.

"Hobbies such as sewing, painting and writing became new hallmarks of satisfaction and having had time at home to just be. To listen," she wrote. "To live for a moment in time without the pressure of results and instead appreciate the natural rhythms of mother and daughter was the most precious gift."

On celebrating Mother's Day

The proud mom shared an adorable black-and-white throwback photo of herself kissing her little girl on the cheek to celebrate Mother's Day in 2021.

"I am so grateful to be a mom to the sweetest daughter. Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕," Holmes wrote in the caption of her post.

On watching Dawson's Creek with her daughter

While chatting with Variety in March 2023, Holmes revealed that she and Suri watched Dawson's Creek together at the height of the pandemic.

" We had a good laugh about it . It's wild to have a daughter who's almost the same age as I was when I began all this," she told the outlet.

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Suri Cruise was once the most famous baby in America.

The arrival of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter on April 18, 2006, sparked a global frenzy for the first glimpse of the A-list infant.

But it wasn’t until five months after her birth that she made her debut — on the cover of Vanity Fair, wrapped in the arms of her doting parents, in glossy photos taken by photographer to the stars, Annie Leibovitz.

Now she turns 18 this week and faces a choice: Whether to return to the level of fame she had as a kid — when there were blogs devoted to her fashion — or maintain the carefully-guarded life Holmes has built for her since she blindsided Cruise by filing for divorce.

Suri Cruise was a celebrity from infancy.

The dark-haired teen has grown up in Manhattan largely shielded from the spotlight by her loving and highly protective mum, 45, far removed from her 60-year-old father’s Church of Scientology.

As Page Six revealed last year, Suri is estranged from her famous father and the pair have no relationship.

An industry source told us this week that the Mission: Impossible star has not seen Suri since 2012. “Katie has safeguarded Suri and she’s a devoted mum,” the source said.

“This is a girl who is a private citizen. She hasn’t lived her life in public.”

Tom and baby Suri in the south of France circa 2007.

Holmes told Glamour magazine in 2023 that she likes to “protect” Suri from the public eye “because she was so visible at a young age.”

“I’m very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She’s an incredible person. She’s my heart,” she added.

Being the only daughter of a protective single parent is a stark contrast to how Suri’s life began, of course.

“My whole life I always wanted to be a father,” Cruise gushed to VF back in 2006.

“I always said to myself that my children would be able to depend on me and I would always be there for them and love them — that I’d never make a promise to my kids that I couldn’t keep.

“I’m not one of those people who believe you can spoil a child with too much love. You can never give a child too much love. There’s just no way.”

Suri Cruise pictured on her 18th birthday in New York City. Picture: Fernando Ramales / BACKGRID

He already had two adopted children, Bella, now 31, and Connor, now 29, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman and after her Vanity Fair debut was happy to parade Suri for the paparazzi.

Cruise had famously declared their romance by jumping up and down on Oprah Winfrey’s couch in May 2005, yelling “I’m in love!”

But when Suri was just 6, Holmes filed for divorce after six years of marriage with the help of her dad, Martin Holmes, a fierce lawyer, and through a secret plan that entailed using burner phones.

Cruise was taken completely by surprise by the filing while he was on the set of Oblivion in Iceland in June 2012.

He and Suri were last seen together at Disney World in the summer of 2012.

In November 2013, during a deposition in his $US50 million court battle against a pair of tabloid magazines, the Top Gun star admitted that Holmes had filed for divorce “to protect Suri from Scientology,” court documents revealed.

Despite not having a relationship; as per their divorce agreement, Cruise, who has an estimated $US600 million fortune, agreed to pay Holmes $US400,000 a year until Suri turns 18 as well as future “medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extra-curricular costs”.

Since her split from Tom, Katie has shielded her daughter from the public eye. Picture: Getty

Scientology lies at the heart of the question over Suri’s future.

Holmes, who rose to fame in the TV hit, Dawson’s Creek , is believed to have signed multiple nondisclosure documents that will prevent her from ever talking about her marriage to Cruise — and her time inside Scientology.

But when Suri turns 18, NY state declares that she is at the age of majority, when an individual is legally considered an adult.

That would allow her to speak about her father, his beliefs and their rift.

Tony Ortega, who has covered Scientology in depth for decades, told Page Six, “Suri would have been too young to sign any agreement, but she will now be free to talk if she wants to and it’s going to be really interesting if she has something to say.”

We have reached out to reps for Cruise, Holmes and the Church of Scientology.

“Part of why Katie left when she did when Suri was 6 was that Katie would have seen Isabella and Connor going through Scientology,” said Ortega.

Katie and Suri step out in New York recently. Picture: BrosNYC / BACKGRID

Cruise is of course Scientology’s most famous follower and seen as one of its most powerful figures, possibly second only to its leader, David Miscavige.

That power has led Ortega and former Scientologists to question what action Miscavige and other top Scientologists may have taken against Holmes and her daughter.

Regular members who quit are declared “suppressive persons (SP)” and those who stay in Scientology are told to completely cut them off.

“We don’t know for sure if Katie was ever declared an SP,” Ortega said.

“If you are a regular church member you could be told to disconnect from your wife and daughter, but because Tom is a celebrity — he’s the top celebrity — he gets to ignore all this stuff.

“Your average member would be kicked out, but David Miscavige can’t do that with Tom.”

Both Mike Rinder and Jeff Augustine, two high-profile former Scientologists, agreed with this claim.

Augustine is married to Karen de la Carriere, who was one of the highest-ranking church leaders until she left in 2010 and told Page Six, “The situation with Suri is a larger story about Scientology and the subject of how they make people no longer useful to them or threats to them non-persons.

The family in 2006 … Picture: Getty

“It’s like they cease to exist and that’s what happened to Suri.”

Back in August 2020, Leah Remini — one of the most famous celebrities to leave and speak out against Scientology — told us that she believed Cruise, who now lives mainly in the UK, was waiting until Suri is older so he could indoctrinate her into Scientology.

Remini, who attended Cruise and Holmes’ November 2006 Italian wedding at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle, said, “I’m sure his master plan is to wait until Suri gets older so that he can lure her into Scientology and away from her mother.”

Suri has tiptoed very gently into her parents’ showbusiness world while attending her exclusive Manhattan day school, singing B lue Moon in the opening credits of Holmes’ 2022 movie, Alone Together.

“I always want the highest level of talent,” Holmes said. “So I asked her! She’s very, very talented. She said she would do it and she recorded it, and I let her do her thing.”

Suri also sang in the film Rare Objects , which Holmes also directed.

Cruise proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes in his infamous 2005 Oprah interview.

Holmes will this year return to Broadway in a revival of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town .

She has not remarried but had a six-year romance with actor Jamie Foxx which she kept under the radar before their split in August 2019 and went on to have a brief fling with Nolita restaurateur Emilio Vitolo Jr. in 2021.

Holmes is careful not to speak out too much about her daughter, who is now preparing for college, once saying, “She came out very strong — she’s always been a strong personality.”

But she is now getting ready for her daughter to leave the nest.

“You want them to stay with you forever, but they’re these amazing beings, and you have to do everything you can to give them what they need — and then they’re going to go,” she told Town & Country in 2017.

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“And that’s going to be very, very sad for me.”

As for the future, former Scientology spokesperson Mike Rinder, who has not seen his own two eldest children since he quit the organisation, told Page Six, “Suri is not a Scientologist and never will be … she deserves love and sympathy.”

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission.

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Tom Cruise Plays One Key Role In Estranged Daughter Suri's College Plans

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It seems like Tom Cruise can do just about anything he sets his mind to. From flying planes to skydiving, the man seems unstoppable. However, there's one thing the "Top Gun: Maverick" actor struggles with, and that's keeping up a relationship with his daughter, Suri Cruise .

Suri is one of Tom's three children and is the only child from his marriage with actor Katie Holmes. In 2006, Holmes and Tom welcomed a young Suri into what seemed like a perfect little family as they shot the cover of Vanity Fair. Before their divorce, the father-daughter duo had a solid relationship and he even shared with Oprah that Suri would offer him fashion advice, per People. However, when Holmes and Cruise divorced  in 2012, things took a turn.

Since the divorce, Tom has rarely been seen with Suri, as their last public appearance was back in 2012. Even as the years have passed, it seems that the duo still struggles to have any sort of relationship. In 2019, a source told HollywoodLife , "As challenging as things have become for him and his daughter, he still loves her. Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie, and he looks forward to repairing their relationship one day." That day still seems far away because even as Suri is nearing a momentous time in her life, Tom is only playing one key role in it.

Tom Cruise is reportedly paying Suri's college tuition

It's almost time for Suri Cruise to leave the nest and begin her college journey. According to the  Daily Mail , the 16-year-old has already started applying to different colleges. Her love for fashion never stopped since giving Tom Cruise style advice, because the young teen is considering fashion school. While they were close back then, the father-daughter duo is anything but now. A source shared, "Suri does not know her father anymore and she has not spent time with him in a decade. She does not go to see his movies, and he has no part in her life." Because of their estranged relationship, Tom reportedly has hardly any input in his daughter's college education. On the other hand, his ex-wife, Katie Holmes is heavily involved in the process, per The Daily Mail. A source shared, "Suri is applying to schools all over the place. [Katie] really does want her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other."

Despite his lack of involvement in Suri's college adventure, there's one thing Tom is said to play a key role in — finances. Per the Daily Mail, Tom and Holmes' divorce agreement requires the actor to pay for his daughter's college expenses. Although he hasn't been present in her life, the source shared that he has "always maintained his responsibilities" for his daughter's finances. So, Suri will definitely have no problem paying for whatever school she attends.

Tom and Suri Cruise barely know each other

The predominant rumor as to why Katie Holmes has retained almost full custody of Suri Cruise is due to her distrust of Tom Cruise's Scientology practice. During his divorce trial, Tom admitted that he suspected Holmes had left him and did her best to keep Suri from him because the religion made her uncomfortable. However, things are slightly more layered than that, as a rumored tenant of Scientology is that members are forbidden from associating with non-members. Tom is one of the highest-ranking members and would be under pressure to follow such rules. "This is his loss, his issue, his problem," a source told Page Six. "He must be really brainwashed."

Holmes reportedly did her best to keep Tom away from Suri, going as far as to file for divorce in New York rather than California as she thought that would give her a better chance of gaining full custody and getting Suri out of her Scientology-backed school in Los Angeles. Holmes allegedly developed a deep distrust of the church during her marriage to Tom, who is said to have become controlling and off-putting since converting. "To him, any partner is an extension of him — and his brand — so he's known to be very micromanaging," a source close to Tom told Radar .

Scientology may have stood in the way of his relationship with Holmes, and his daughter, Suri, but Tom has managed to remain extremely close to his older children.

Tom Cruise is still close with his other kids

Just like his relationship with Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise's marriage to his second wife, Nicole Kidman, left him in the early 2000s due to his ties to Scientology. It was widely reported at the time that Tom left Kidman after she allegedly refused to convert to Scientology for him. Kidman was labeled a "suppressive person" by the church, who reportedly urged Tom and the two children they share to cut her off.

As part of their divorce, Tom and Kidman agreed to share custody of their children, Isabella and Connor, but according to insiders, it was in name only, as the kids were devoted to Tom and his religion. As recently as 2022, they hyped his film "Top Gun: Maverick" on their social media. "Connor and Isabella grew up in the church of Scientology; they've been members since they were kids," a source told People in 2019. "Connor has been able to remain close with Tom because of Scientology." As for Isabella, she moved to London and has reportedly decided not to take any financial handouts from either of her parents — though she insists she is still close to them.

Kidman, on the other hand, insists she hasn't spoken to either Connor or Bella in years, though she still loves them from afar. "They are adults," Kidman told Who Magazine (via Daily Mail ). "They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them."

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Suri Cruise has announced the next big step in her life as she’s set to attend the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in September.

Suri , 18, the daughter of Hollywood icons Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, revealed the news in a rare TikTok post where she and a group of friends each wore a sweatshirt from their chosen college.

The video, set to the tune of Abbi Sutphen’s Always Remember You, has the caption: ‘LaG commitment day.’

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design is one of the oldest and most highly ranked programs in the US, and it’s believed the 18-year-old is leaning towards studying fashion .

‘She is a smart girl, and she is turning into a very intelligent mature young woman,’ an insider told the Daily Mail .

‘She has a very close group of loyal friends, and she knows exactly where she comes from.’

Suri Cruise walking with her phone in her hand and wearing a white dress

Top Gun icon Tom, 61, and Dawson’s Creek’s Katie, 45, welcomed Suri on April 18, 2006, the anniversary of their first date.

Suri is reportedly extremely close to her mum, but it’s believed she hasn’t seen her dad for 11 years .

It’s claimed that the Mission Impossible actor helps his daughter financially, but no longer sees her after he and Katie divorced in 2012 and she left the Church of Scientology.

Tom also has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman – Isabella, 31, and Connor, 29 – who he is believed to see regularly and are both members of the Scientology church .

Their divorce settlement stated that the actor agreed to pay his ex-wife $400,000 (£314,200) a year until Suri turned 18, and he will pay for all her college fees.

The agreement states that although he might not see his daughter, he has to cover ‘medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extracurricular costs.’

Tom Cruise holding daughter Suri

Around the time of the divorce was the last time Tom was publicly pictured with Suri, taking her to Disney World in 2012.

At the time, a spokesperson said: ‘Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.’

It’s reported that Tom has not seen Suri in the 10 years since, with the pair being no contact for the last three years.

A source told Heat magazine: ‘Tom is feeling guilty about missing so much of her life, but insists that he hasn’t completely shut Suri out of his life, and does get updates from time to time.’

Katie has not commented on Tom’s relationship with their daughter and has stressed the importance of allowing Suri to maintain her privacy.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri Reveals Her College Plans

Tom cruise and katie holmes 18-year-old daughter suri cruise appeared to reveal her college plans in a tiktok video..

Tom Cruise  and  Katie Holmes ' newest mission: college.

And it seems Suri Cruise  already has big plans for her college years with a TikTok from a classmate revealing where she is headed in the fall.

In a video shared on  TikTok May 20  with the caption "LaG commitment day," Suri and her friends celebrated which schools they would headed to in the fall, showing off their college sweaters in the video set to the  Hannah Montana  song "I'll Always Remember You." And the 18-year-old could be seen sporting a red Carnegie Mellon University sweater while making silly faces for the camera and doing a cute dance with her friends.

And while Katie—who split with Tom in 2012—has expressed her desire to keep Suri out of the spotlight she has reflected on their life together. And for the Batman Begins actress, letting Suri have a private life was important because she was "so visible at a young age."

"I really like to protect her," the 45-year-old  told  Glamour  last year . "I'm very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She's an incredible person."

And it also meant a lot to the  Dawson's Creek  alum to have Suri sing and do background vocals on her recent projects, 2022's  Alone Together  and 2023's  Rare Objects .

"I hope she always does something on my films," Katie said. "I always ask her. But both of those experiences came out of the same sense of what I love about our industry, which is, you have these projects and you become a family with people." 

She added, "It was very meaningful to me to have her there, because she's my heart."

Katie isn't the only celeb parent who is marking a major family milestone this spring. To see which other stars are celebrating a graduate in 2024, keep reading.

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There's a new graduate in Flavortown! Guy Fieri 's son big farewell to high school with a whopping 3.7 GPA, according to the Food Network star.

"Wow what a great high school career!!" he wrote in a June 9 Instagram post . "Love you son!"

Sophia Meloni

Christopher Meloni and wife Sherman Williams  celebrated their daughter's college graduation in June 2024, with Mariska Hargitay —who is Sophia's godmother—making an appearance at the party.

Liv Moore Freundlich

Julianne Moore and her husband Bart Freundlich watched their daughter graduate from Northwestern University in June 2024. Along for the commecement ceremony? Their older son Caleb Moore Freundlich , who graduated from Davidson College in 2020.

Christian Nassif & Colin Nassif

Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif 's twins proved that they didn't botch high school, graduating in June 2024.

"Overwhelmed with pride for my boys," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum wrote on Instagram , "and excited for their future adventures."

Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel

Heidi Klum and ex Seal 's eldest son graduated from a Los Angeles prep school in June 2024.

"CONGRATULATIONS HENRY," the proud mom wrote on Instagram . "We are all sooo proud of you. You did it my beautiful boy. College here we come. SHINE BRIGHT."

Finn McDermott

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott 's son Finn graduated from elementary school in June 2024. 

"And, just like that I have a 5th grade graduate…," Tori shared on Instagram . "Finn Davey I’m so proud of you! Bye elementary school and hello middle school. I love you chat! Disclaimer to the haters : Dress code was shorts FYI bc they had student/teacher kickball aka sports day right b4."

Beau McDermott

But Finn isn't the only one in the family moving on up! Tori and Dean's youngest child Beau graduated from kindergarten that same month.

"Beau Beau is officially a 1st grader," Tori raved on Instagram . "So proud of this kid! My Baby."

Mabel Willis

Emma Heming Willis and Bruce Willis ' daugther Mabel graduated from elementary school in June 2024. 

Emma shared a photo of Tallulah Willis , Scout Willis and Demi Moore sporting Mabel masks on Instagram , writing, "Middle school! Here she comes!"

Justin Pippen

Scottie Pippen 's youngest son with ex Larsa Pippen received his high school diploma in May 2024.

"Proud dad moment!" NBA star captioned a family photo, which included his and Larsa's other kids Scotty Jr. , Preston and Sophia . "Congrats, son!"

Ella Stiller

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor ’s daughter graduated with a BFA in acting from The Juilliard School in New York City.

“I couldn’t be happier to be done or prouder to have survived or more grateful to my family for the unwavering support that got me there and through," the college grad wrote on Instagram May 25. "I have a degree in playing pretend!!! Yay!!!”

Isaac Rivera

Teen Mom alum Kailyn Lowry and ex Jo Rivera 's teen son Isaac graduated from middle school.

"so many things to celebrate this week!" Kailyn wrote on Instagram June 7 . "& still processing Isaac going to high school later this year."

Massai Zhivago Dorsey II

Nia Long and Massai Z. Dorsey 's oldest son received his degree from New York University.

"Oh my baby," the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress wrote on Instagram May 20. "I’m so proud of you! Let’s get it!"

Jennifer Gates

Jennifer Gates , the eldest daughter of Bill Gates and ex-wife Melinda French Gates , graduated from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Following her special day, the Microsoft founder shared a touching message to celebrate her achievement. 

"From pre-K to MD," Bill wrote in a May 15 Instagram post . "I'm so proud to officially call you Dr. Gates."

Emma Chamberlain

On May 31, the YouTuber—who left high school in 2017 to focus on her mental health and career as a full-time content creator— received her diploma from Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Calif.

Ivey Watson

Jamie Lynn Spears ' youngest daughter Ivey Watson , who she shares with husband Jamie Watson , graduated from kindergarten. The little one proudly held her diploma in front of her older sister Maddie Watson , who Jamie Lynn shares with ex Casey Aldridge .

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Sharon Stone celebrated her second son's high school graduation in May 2024.

Riley Burruss

Kandi Burruss ' daughter graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music degree.

"My baby did it!" the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum wrote on Instagram May 15. "I'm a proud mama!"

Karma Bridges

Ludacris ' daughter graduated from Spelman College with a degree in Documentary Filmmaking in May 2024, according to Essence . The rapper said he was a " #prouddaddy " over her achievement. 

“I want to make movie and film content that helps shape and change the social and political landscape,” Karma said in a statement to the Ludacris Foundation. “Tell stories that are meaningful and thought provoking. I’ve always been drawn to storytelling due to its ability to heal, inspire, educate, create empathy, and ultimately catalyze positive change in the world.”

Avery Sehorn

Angie Harmon 's second daughter with ex Jason Sehorn received her high school diploma in June 2024, with the Rizzoli & Isles actress writing on Instagram, "We are all immensely proud of you Avery!"

"You have overcome & conquered & excelled to shine brightly with the stars," she caption a family photo, which included her other daughters Finley and Emery . "Remember to leave every place better than you found it & we are all so excited to see what God has planned for you!"

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Jana Kramer 's son Jace—who she shares with ex Mike Caussin —said goodbye to Pre-K and celebrated the milestone at a mini prom.

Tom Cruise’s Kids: Everything to Know About His Mysterious Relationships With Connor, Isabella & Suri

Tom Cruise may be the biggest movie star, but he's also a family man! We've got all the details on Tom Cruise's relationships with his son Connor and daughters Isabella and Suri.

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Tom Cruise is an iconic actor, but more importantly, he’s a father. The Top Gun star, who has been married three times , shares two adopted kids — Connor Cruise  and Isabella ‘Bella’ Cruise  — with his ex-wife, Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman . He also has one biological child, a daughter named Suri  with his other ex-wife, Katie Holmes .

Tom lives an extremely private life, despite being a major movie star. While he may hit the occasional red carpet if he has a movie premiering, the actor is rarely photographed anywhere else, or with his kids. Though, he does have a relationship with all three. Tom was most recently seen in a photo in December 2023 with his and Nicole’s children, Connor and Bella, after athlete Derrick Brooks shared a group shot to Instagram .

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Want to know more? Learn more about Tom’s family dynamic with his son and two daughters below.

Isabella Cruise

Tom Cruise & his kids

Tom and Nicole adopted Connor and Isabella during their decade-long marriage in the ’90s. Isabella, who was born on December 22, 1992, took a page out of her father’s book by adopting a lifestyle away from the spotlight, however, she recently resurfaced on her Instagram  with a selfie on August 25, and fans went wild. The new photo came four months after she last shared a photo of her face online, so her followers were elated to see her sharing a new picture of herself.

The London-based artist owns a company with the title of her namesake, “Bella Kidman Cruise,” which sells phone cases, tote bags, and more. As far as her personal life is concerned, Bella married Max Parker , an IT consultant, in an intimate ceremony in London in September of 2015. Neither Bella’s nor Max’s parents attended, which led to speculation that she was estranged from her parents. Though, that was later proven not to be the case .

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“Of course [we talk], they’re my parents. Anyone who says otherwise is full of sh-t,” Isabella told Daily Mail in March of 2016. When asked if it was hard not to have Tom walk Isabella down the aisle to give her away, Max admitted, “Yeah. It is what it is.” Isabella also has a good relationship with her mother, whose last name is included in her company’s name. And, she’s close with her brother, Connor, which is evidenced by various social media posts.

Isabella caused a slight stir in July 2021 when she and brother Connor both posted a selfie – a rare thing from these private kids – on the same day. Bella’s selfie was taken during the Euro Championship when England took on Denmark. “My face during extra time. Fingers crossed,” she captioned the shot. It clearly worked, as England prevailed. Earlier in the year, Bella posted another selfie – a black and white photo advertising prints in her shop. When Isabella shared a snap in September 2021 , fans thought she looked amazing.

Connor Cruise

Tom & Connor Cruise

Just like his sister, Connor, who was born on January 17, 1995, also enjoys living a private life. Though, he was very much in the spotlight in the past. Connor briefly followed in his parents’ footsteps and starred in two films — 2008’s Seven Pounds and 2012’s Red Dawn remake. The well-accomplished DJ eventually pursued his passion for deep-sea fishing, though, and now spends a lot of time in Clearwater, Florida, as seen on his Instagram page. Connor is very close with his sister, which was further proven by a cute throwback photo he shared to his Instagram in August 2019.

Connor appears to be quite close with his dad, too, as the two were most recently spotted together in October 2019. The father and son bonded over the actor’s love for helicopters, according to People — which reported that Tom took Connor on a chopper in London to show him “some aviation basics.” In 2012, Connor tweeted a black and white baby photo of himself, along with Isabella, in the arms of Tom.

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While on a fishing trip in Costa Rica in February 2021, Connor showed off a catch that was almost bigger than him. “ Yellowfin were chewing today ,” he captioned the shot. He became an “ influencer ” in March of that year, launching the @connorsmeatshack IG account with his friend, Kim Joyce . The BBQ-themed account featured Connor’s love of grilling, and the man knows his way around a “rolled cap of ribeye and some lobstah tails,” as he put it . When the summer months rolled around, Connor decided to shave off his hair. “ New face, who dis? ” he captioned a June 8 IG story.

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While on an August 2022 fishing trip with friends, Connor showed off his catch – a massive fish he hauled in from the ocean. In his most recent post, Connor revealed that he and his fishing buddies donated a large portion of their catch — “108 pounds of grouper” to be exact — to a charity. “I know it was tough to fit that in the truck but glad the fish was able to go and help those in need of it!!,” he wrote. Overall, Connor is enjoying a life of fishing, grilling, and living in the great outdoors.

Suri Cruise

Tom & Suri Cruise

Following his 2001 divorce from Nicole, Tom went on to marry Katie Holmes in 2006. They welcomed their only biological child, a daughter named Suri, that same year on April 18. Suri made her magazine debut on the October 2006 cover of Vanity Fair with her then-married parents. The accompanying photoshoot showed the family smiling while cuddled up together. Unfortunately, the trio didn’t have a happily ever after. Tom and Katie eventually divorced in 2012, and the actor has rarely been seen out with his daughter since the split. Believe it or not, one of their last photographs together was at Disneyland on January 25, 2012.

Tom’s relationship with Suri is a tumultuous one , multiple sources have expressed to  Hollywood Life . “As challenging as things have become for him and his daughter, he still loves her,” an insider told us in April 2019. “Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie, and he looks forward to repairing their relationship one day,” the source said. Tom and Katie have never spoken publicly about his estranged relationship with Suri. And it’s unclear when the actor and his now teenage daughter last saw one another. Suri resides with her mother in New York City, where she attends school.

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While Tom and Suri’s relationship has remained strained, she has continued to have a positive connection with her mother. Suri and Katie are often seen together on the streets of New York City. Suri turned 18 in 2024.

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Tom Cruise continues to be estranged from his daughter, Suri Cruise, Page Six can confirm.

A source tells us exclusively that the “Mission: Impossible” star, 60, has not seen the 16-year-old in a very long time and is not a part of her life.

Reps for Tom did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

The movie star welcomed Suri with his then-girlfriend, Katie Holmes, in April 2006, but after the former couple split in 2011 , the father-daughter duo drifted further and further apart.

Tom admitted in transcripts from his 2012 defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media that he had not seen Suri for three months right after he and Holmes, now 44, called it quits.

Tom Cruise sitting down at an event.

“Listen, when there is a divorce … things change,” he told lawyers in 2013. “It’s not an ideal scene. It’s not an ideal situation.”

During a deposition for that same $50 million suit — which was ultimately settled — the “Top Gun” star confessed that his ties to Scientology had played a pivotal role in why he was separated from his kid.

When asked whether Holmes had left him “in part to protect Suri from Scientology,” Tom responded at the time, “That was one of the assertions, yes.”

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes with Suri Cruise at a party.

In 2016, the controversial church was once again blamed for keeping Tom and Suri apart because, according to its rules, members are forbidden from associating with nonbelievers.

Since neither Suri nor Holmes were Scientologists, Tom reportedly could not have a relationship with either one.

“This is his loss, his issue, his problem,” a source told Page Six at the time. “He must be really brainwashed.”

Tom Cruise holding a young Suri Cruise.

Former Scientologist Leah Remini told The Post in 2020 that Scientology considers Holmes a “suppressive person,” which is an “enemy,” and therefore Tom believes he “can’t be connected to Suri.”

The “King of Queens” alum, who has been fighting to publicly expose the alleged misdeeds of the Church of Scientology, speculated of Tom, “I’m sure his master plan is to wait until Suri gets older so that he can lure her into Scientology and away from her mother.”

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Aside from the drama involving her father, Suri appears to live a relatively normal life with her mom in New York City.

Katie Holmes kissing Suri Cruise on her arm.

Over the years, she has been photographed casually going for a stroll in the Big Apple and hanging with a small group of friends .

In 2017, Holmes spoke about wanting to give her daughter a “stable” childhood .

The “Dawson’s Creek” alum told Town & Country at the time, “My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now.

“It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed.”

Holmes’ rep did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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Entertainment | like brad pitt’s kids, tom cruise’s suri may have dropped dad’s last name, report says, one-time co-stars brad pitt and tom cruise share an unfortunate bond: both are reportedly dealing with being estranged from once beloved children.

US actor Tom Cruise holding his daughter Suri greets his wife Katie Holmes after she finished running the New York City Marathon in New York 04 November 2007.(TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Before news broke in the past week that two of Brad Pitt’s daughters have stopped using his surname, a report said that Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri, didn’t want to use her mega-star dad’s last name when performing recently in a stage musical.

After Suri celebrated her milestone 18th birthday in April, she is about to graduate from La Guardia High School in New York City, and hinted in a classmates TikTok video that she’s headed to Carnegie Mellon University in the fall. She also made the subtle yet noticeable choice to only be identified as Suri Noelle for a performance of the stage musical “Head Over Heels,” according to a report from Hello magazine.

US actress Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise arrive the opening night premiere of

It’s not clear if the show was presented at Suri’s public high school, which specializes in teaching performing and visual arts, or at a theater in New York City. Suri lives in Manhattan with her mother, Katie Holmes, Cruise’s ex-wife. Hello magazine said Suri starred as Philoclea in the juke-box musical, which features music from the Go-Go’s.

For the show’s program, Suri used Holmes’ middle name, Noelle, as her last name in the show’s credits, Hello reported.

It’s long been reported that Suri has been estranged from her mega-star father, since around the time her mother surprised Cruise in 2012 by reportedly “blindsiding” him and asking for a divorce. Following Cruise and Holmes’ high-profile breakup, there were reports that the “Dawson’s Creek” star left the marriage so that she could protect her daughter from being raised in the cult-like Church of Scientology, of which the “Top Gun” star is a prominent member.

US Actor Tom Cruise and his daughter Suri visit the set of the film Rubicon (Formerly known as Valkyrie) in Berlin 08 September 2007. In the film, Cruise is starring as Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, an aristocratic Nazi officer who mounted a failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 as Germany was losing World War II. (SEBASTIAN WILLNOW/AFP/GettyImages)

Since then, Suri has grown up under the care of her mother in New York, with the two sharing a close mother-daughter bond, Newsweek reported . There have been questions about whether Suri’s reported estrangement from the Jerry Maguire actor is due to Scientology.

According to its website , church recommends that members stay away from people labeled “suppressive persons,” or SPs, because they are considered “anti-social” personalities who seek to upset and undermines a members’ adherence to Scientology.

It’s been reported that Holmes secured sole custody of Suri in the divorce, while Cruise retained “meaningful” visitation rights. Yet, public sightings of Cruise with his daughter dwindled soon after the divorce, with Page Six saying they were last seen together at Disney World in the summer of 2012.

As Suri has come of age, she has shown an interest in the performing arts, attending La Guardia High School, which is officially known as the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Her actor-director mother also told Glamour last year that she had asked her daughter to sing the opening credits of her 2022 film, “Alone Together.” Suri’s next destination is Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is known for having one of the top-ranked undergraduate drama programs in the county.

The Hello report didn’t say whether Suri was using the name “Suri Noelle” just for the musical, or if it signals a more permanent shift in how she identifies herself and in how she may want to relate to her father.

Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (hidden) and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (front) arrive for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures

Of course, Cruise wouldn’t be the only top male star right now who’s had a once beloved child reject her association with him, if that’s what Suri intends to do.  The same thing happened to Cruise’s one-time co-star Pitt, who may be estranged from all six of his children with Angelina Jolie.

Pitt, who co-starred with Cruise in the 1994 gothic thriller, “Interview with the Vampire,” has been reminded of this “loss” in recent weeks, a source told People, after he and the rest of the world learned that his 18-year-old daughter Shiloh had dropped “Pitt” from her last name.

There have been news reports over the past several years that indicated that Pitt had probably become estranged from his older adopted children — Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, and Zahara, 19 — amid his contentious and protracted divorce from Jolie. But it’s become apparent in the past week that Pitt may no longer have relationships with his three biological children, Shiloh and 15-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox.

Last week, Shiloh celebrated her 18th birthday by hiring a lawyer to help her petition the court to legally drop “Pitt” from her surname and to henceforth be known as “Shiloh Jolie,” not “Shiloh Jolie-Pitt,” People and other news outlets reported. People also reported last week that Vivienne had dropped “Pitt” in her Playbill credit for the new musical “The Outsiders,” which her mother produced.

The news about Shiloh hiring an attorney to officially distance herself from Pitt has proved to be especially painful for the “Fight Club” star, according to the People source.

“The reminders that he’s lost his children, is of course not easy for Brad,” a source told People Monday. “He loves his children and misses them. It’s very sad.”

People magazine reported that Shiloh’s decision to drop Pitt’s last name was in part motivated by Jolie’s allegations related to her father’s “abuse history.”

The storied Hollywood super couple union between Pitt and Jolie came crashing down in September 2016 when Jolie filed for divorce and reports began circulating that the split was prompted by an altercation involving the couple on a private plane ride from the South of France to Los Angeles.

Several of the actors’ children also reportedly were involved in the incident, according to a subsequent FBI report. Since then, Jolie has accused the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor of being physically abusive on the plane ride and during their two-year marriage and 12-year relationship. Pitt has long denied the abuse allegations and his representatives have pointed out that he was never charged with a crime. Sources close to Pitt also have accused Jolie of working to turn their children against them.

Meanwhile, before Shiloh and Vivienne dropped “Pitt” from their full names, legally or otherwise, their older sister Zahara made a similar move. Zahara was seen in a video shared by Essence magazine, calling herself Zahara Marley Jolie at a 2023 event at Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at Spelman College.

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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise 's 17-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, was all set to mark her entry into the entertainment industry . In a revelation, Holmes shared that she and her daughter have been actively collaborating on film projects.

Suri is leaving the industry in awe by contributing her singing voice to films such as Alone Together and Rare Objects. Interestingly, the Dawson's Creek star is in the lead role for both flicks, which also showcases the strong bond between the mum and daughter duo.

Suri, despite being the offspring of two influential figures in the film industry, has shown a burgeoning passion for acting, which was recently showcased when she took on the lead role of Morticia Addams in her New York school's production of The Addams Family: A New Musical. However, reports indicate that Suri has yet to collaborate with her famous father, Tom, as they are believed to have been estranged for years.

However, as reported by The Richest, the Mission Impossible star has reportedly been consistently paying child support, amounting to approximately $33,000 per month, and has agreed to continue financial support even after Suri turns 18 and enters college. Holmes, her mother, is said to be keen on having Suri stay in New York to maintain proximity. A source shared with Daily Mail , "Katie takes great pride in her but is also extremely overprotective."

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Holmes and Cruise were married for nearly six years, tying the knot in a lavish ceremony in November 2006. Suri was born in April 2006, just months before their marriage. Cruise, a Hollywood veteran, had previous marriages to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.

His marriage to Rogers lasted from May 1987 to February 1990, while the union with Kidman lasted from December 1990 to February 2001. Despite the apparent distance between Suri and her father, the teenager is forging her path in the entertainment industry, earning acclaim for her talents in both film and theatre.

Cruise, on the other hand, has been very sensitive and private about his relationship with his daughter. In a legal dispute dating back to late 2013 , he took decisive action against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, filing a million lawsuits over false claims regarding his relationship with his daughter, Suri. The legal action initiated by Cruise against Life & Style originated from the publication of misleading information suggesting that Cruise had abandoned his daughter, Suri, following his divorce from Holmes.

Heartbreaking news is Tom Cruise reportedly still has 'no part' in Suri Cruise's life. She's now 16! Asked by lawyers once if Holmes had left him “in part to protect Suri from Scientology,” Tom said at the time, “That was one of the assertions, yes.” — Theresa Longo Fans (@BarkJack_) March 22, 2023

Despite his usual aversion to legal battles, the actor took a stand to address what he considered 'disgusting lies' about his relationship with his daughter. According to a report by The Things , Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, emphasized, "Tom doesn’t go around suing people, he’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue."

Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 20, 2024. It has since been updated.

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  1. Inside Tom Cruise's Relationship With His Daughter Suri Now

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes welcomed Suri Cruise on April 18, 2006. From all accounts, and especially from Cruise's, Suri's arrival into the world was fairly extraordinary. In fact, only a few days after her birth, Cruise described the experience to "20/20" and still seemed in awe of everything he witnessed (via ABC News ).

  2. Tom Cruise & Daughter Suri Cruise: Their Relationship Explained

    Tom Cruise's Relationship With Suri Today Tom Cruise makes a sign of a heart to fans during a break in the shooting of the film 'Mission Impossible 7' in Rome on October 12, 2020 (left).

  3. The Truth About Tom Cruise's Relationship With Suri

    In late October 2012, Life & Style reported that Tom Cruise had "abandoned" his daughter Suri. Cruise filed a $50 million lawsuit against the magazine's parent company, Bauer Media Group, per The ...

  4. Suri Cruise's 18th Birthday Week Shows How Different Her Relationship

    Then the article will look at what has been reported about what Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise's relationship is ... of the world from his daughter. In April 2024, Tom Cruise was in England because he ...

  5. Does Tom Cruise See Suri? Inside His Relationship With Daughter Now

    Tom Cruise's relationship with his daughter, Suri Cruise, is a topic that has long-bewildered fans of the actor. In the 2000s, Cruise and Katie Holmes were regularly blasted across tabloids with ...

  6. Suri Cruise Turns 18, Tom Cruise and His Daughter's Relationship in

    As Suri Cruise reaches the milestone age of 18, insiders disclose the persistent strain in her relationship with her superstar father, Tom Cruise. Born to Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise and ...

  7. Does Tom Cruise See His Daughter Suri? 2021 Relationship with Katie

    Suri is Tom's youngest child, and the actor also has two children from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman, whom he divorced in 2001 after 11 years of marriage. The exes share son Connor, 26 ...

  8. Inside Tom Cruise's Daughter Suri's Life at 16 after Claims ...

    An insider said: "Tom never intended to be estranged from his daughter when he decided to have a family with Katie and looks forward to repairing the relationship one day." Three years after their divorce, the actor sued two US magazines that claimed he "abandoned" his daughter Suri and didn't see her for 801 days.

  9. All we know about Tom Cruise's relationship with daughter Suri Cruise

    All we know about Tom Cruise's relationship with daughter Suri Cruise Suri, 16, was born exactly a year after Katie Holmes' first date with the Top Gun actor. Beatriz Colon - New York.

  10. What Tom Cruise's Relationship With Daughter Suri Is Like Now

    However, Tom Cruise has not been seen in public with his daughter since 2013. Of the lack of sightings, a source told Us Weekly that as a Scientologist, Tom Cruise is "not allowed" to have a ...

  11. Tom Cruise's kids: Meet his 3 children including daughter Suri

    Tom Cruise is the father of three kids he welcomed while married to Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes — daughter Isabella, son Connor and daughter Suri. ... a relationship with his youngest daughter.

  12. Tom Cruise children: Inside actor's mysterious relationships with Suri

    Suri and Tom Cruise in 2009. She is now 17. ... Kidman has not explicitly shared her opinion about her daughter's relationship with the church but did briefly mention it in a 2018 interview with ...

  13. Tom Cruise Once Hinted Why He's Estranged From His Daughter Suri

    Tom Cruise reportedly hasn't seen Suri in years. Despite the abrupt nature of their split, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes finalized their divorce in record time. The former couple only took 11 days ...

  14. Tom Cruise's relationship with daughter Suri as she ditches his name

    Tom, 61, was nowhere to be seen and is currently filming for a new project in London with no word on whether he sent any birthday wishes. Their relationship is said to be so strained that Suri has ...

  15. Does Tom Cruise see Suri? Relationship explored as his daughter makes

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise tied the knot in 2006 and welcomed their daughter Suri that same year. The pair parted ways in 2012 and Holmes was granted custody of their child.

  16. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter, Suri, reveals which college she

    00:30. Suri Cruise is about to become the newest Tartan. The 18-year-old daughter of exes Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will be attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., come the fall ...

  17. Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri: Everything She's Said About Parenting

    Holmes welcomed her first and only child, daughter Suri Cruise, 18, on April 18, 2006, in Los Angeles with then-husband Tom Cruise.The Dawson's Creek actress and Mission Impossible star first met ...

  18. Sad reality of Tom Cruise and daughter Suri's relationship

    The arrival of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter on April 18, 2006, sparked a global frenzy for the first glimpse of the A-list infant. But it wasn't until five months after her birth that ...

  19. Tom Cruise Plays One Key Role In Estranged Daughter Suri's College

    As Tom Cruise's estranged daughter Suri begins ironing out her college plans, the actor is still playing an important role in her higher education. ... Just like his relationship with Katie Holmes ...

  20. Tom Cruise's estranged daughter Suri, 18, shares big ...

    Suri, 18, the daughter of Hollywood icons Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, revealed the news in a rare TikTok post where she and a group of friends each wore a sweatshirt from their chosen college.

  21. Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri Reveals Her College Plans

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ' newest mission: college. And it seems Suri Cruise already has big plans for her college years with a TikTok from a classmate revealing where she is headed in the fall ...

  22. Tom Cruise's Kids: His Relationships With Connor, Isabella & Suri

    Isabella Cruise. Tom Cruise, center, his son, Connor, left, and his daughter Isabella, right, at the MLS soccer match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA in Carson, CA on April 26, 2008 ...

  23. Tom Cruise has 'no part' in 16-year-old daughter Suri's life

    Tom Cruise continues to be estranged from his daughter, Suri Cruise, Page Six can confirm. A source tells us exclusively that the "Mission: Impossible" star, 60, has not seen the 16-year-old ...

  24. Tom Cruise's daughter Suri takes drastic step amid strained relationship

    New York, New York - It's no secret that actor Tom Cruise and his daughter, Suri, don't have the best relationship. Now, the 18-year-old is finally breaking up with her famous father. A few ago ...

  25. Like Brad Pitt's kids, Tom Cruise's Suri may have dropped dad's last

    US actress Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise arrive the opening night premiere of "In The Heights" during the Tribeca Festival at the United Palace Theatre on June 9, 2021 in New York City.

  26. When Katie Holmes' Daughter Suri Couldn't See Estranged Dad Tom Cruise

    Cruise, on the other hand, has been very sensitive and private about his relationship with his daughter. In a legal dispute dating back to late 2013, he took decisive action against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, filing a million lawsuits over false claims regarding his relationship with his daughter, Suri.The legal action initiated by Cruise against Life & Style originated from the ...