Tom Cruise has “no part” in daughter Suri’s life as she applies to college
Katie Holmes’ 16-year-old daughter Suri has already started applying to colleges with the help of her mum – but the teen’s famous dad Tom Cruise won’t be able to help her because the actor has “no relationship” to him has child.
A source close to Katie, 44, exclusively told DailyMail.com that Suri, who turns 17 next month, has “sent out a few applications” and is “getting on” to study fashion at Fordham University in New York City studying – a choice that would make her style-conscious mother Katie very happy.
“Suri applies to schools everywhere. [Katie] really wants her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other,” the insider shared. “Katie is very proud of her but is also extremely overprotective.”
While Katie is taking an active role in helping her daughter with college applications, the teen’s father, Mission Impossible star Tom, 60, will play no part in the process – he has been estranged from his daughter since 2013, a year after he and Katie divorced.
Katie Holmes’ daughter Suri (seen in 2022), 16, has already started applying to college – and is leaning toward studying fashion in New York City, a source told DailyMail.com
However, Suri’s father, famed actor Tom Cruise (seen together in 2012), 60, will have no role in helping his daughter choose a college as the couple are “unrelated.”
At the time of their split, it was reported that Katie had decided to end the couple’s marriage over fears of raising her daughter as a Scientologist – a religion Tom is incredibly devoted to.
Her decision to give up religion, as well as marriage, created a huge rift between the ex-spouses, causing Tom and Suri’s relationship to become increasingly distant over the years.
“Suri doesn’t know her father anymore and she hasn’t spent time with him in a decade,” the insider shared. “She doesn’t go to his films and he has no part in her life.”
However, the source notes that while Tom won’t help Suri decide where she goes to school, he will pay for her tuition under his top-secret divorce settlement with his ex-actress.
According to their divorce documents, Tom agreed to pay Katie $400,000 a month until Suri turned 18, the insider shared.
The documents also state that Tom has agreed to cover all of Suri’s expenses, including “medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extracurricular expenses.”
“Tom has always taken his responsibilities seriously when it comes to financial commitments to Katie and Suri,” the source told DailyMail.com.
However, the Mission Impossible actor has not maintained a presence in Suri’s life.
“Suri doesn’t know her father anymore and she hasn’t spent time with him in a decade,” the insider said of the teen’s relationship with her father (seen with Katie in 2006).
Katie is excited for her daughter (seen in 2019) to attend college in New York – the city where she grew up – so the couple can stay close, the source added
Katie was awarded full custody of Suri after divorcing Tom in 2012 after six years of marriage and the pair have an incredibly close bond (seen in 2018).
DailyMail.com has reached out to Tom’s spokesman for comment.
According to another insider, Katie hasn’t let Tom’s decision not to see Suri affect her upbringing.
“Being raised by a single mom in New York is what made Suri who she is. Katie has always put Suri first and Suri loves her mom more than anything,” the source told DailyMail.com.
“She is a smart girl and is growing into a very intelligent mature woman. She has a very close circle of loyal friends and knows exactly where she comes from.”
Aside from her love of fashion, Suri – whose wardrobe is said to be worth $5 million – has also showcased her talent for music, which she may also be studying while in college.
Last year, a trailer for a rom-com starring and directed by Katie, Alone Together, featured Suri singing Blue Moon on the soundtrack while her mother praised her daughter as “the best”.
Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment about her decision to have Suri sing the two songs, Katie told the outlet, “I always want the highest level of talent.”
“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,” gushed Katie.
Katie also said she hired Suri to sing in another film she directed called Rare Objects.
When Suri was just four years old, Katie told Elle that her daughter would often comment on her clothes.
“Today I’m wearing brown suede pants and she said, ‘I don’t like your pants.’ But then she’ll say, “You have to wear these shoes.” Or, “These are so pretty, Mom. Put that on. ‘She’s got a great eye.’
During a 2020 interview with InStyle, Katie said that Suri “came out very strong — she’s always been a strong personality.”
Tom famously jumped on Oprah’s couch in excitement over his relationship with Katie (seen) in 2005 – but the marriage reportedly went sour because of his devotion to Scientology
“She picks an activity and works her ass off until she’s really good at it. Then she’s like, OK, I’ll try the next thing. She is very focused and a hard worker.’
Tom hasn’t seen Suri in over 10 years, but he has a close bond with the two children he shares with Nicole Kidman, Isabella, 30, and Connor, 28.
Nicole, on the other hand – who filed for divorce in 2001 after 11 years of marriage due to Tom’s Scientology ties – hasn’t spoken to Tom in almost 20 years.
In 2019, author Samantha Domingo told Us Weekly that Tom is not allowed to have a relationship with Suri because she is not a Scientologist.
She told the outlet the reason is the church’s belief in reincarnation, they wouldn’t consider Suri to be Tom’s daughter.
The acclaimed author added that they instead view Suri as a “spiritual being in Tom’s daughter’s body.”
Tom disagreed that his religion caused him to become estranged from Suri.
In 2013, Tom sued In Touch magazine for $50 million when the outlet reported that he “abandoned” his daughter.
When the case went to trial, Tom said he couldn’t see Suri due to his busy work schedule.
He told the court he didn’t see Suri for 100 days because he was in London shooting a film called All You Need is Kill.
“Unfortunately, in this situation, it was impossible,” he told the court, according to People. He added that far from abandoning his daughter, he called her every day –
“You have to work at it. I got very good at it. I tell wonderful stories,” Tom told the court.
Tom and Katie were one of the most iconic couples of the early 2000s. After dating for a year, they married in November 2006 in a lavish ceremony in Italy.
The Dawson’s Creek actress filed for divorce from him six years later, citing irreconcilable differences.
In an interview with German TV channel ProSieben, Tom said he “didn’t expect” Katie to end their marriage.
“Life is a tragicomedy. You have to have a sense of humor,” he said during the interview.
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