Tom Cruise doesn’t garner many headlines for his movie work these days, but his personal life? Well, that’s a different story entirely…
As his box-office success declines, Tom’s private life seems to only get more and more bizarre. At the center of the public’s continued fascination with Tom is his faith in Scientology and his relationship (or lack thereof) with his youngest daughter. Suri Cruise is 11 years old these days and there are reports that she hasn’t seen her dad in over four years.
The last time the father and daughter were spotted together was in September of 2013. Since then, the tabloid alleges, Tom and Suri have communicated only by phone. And there have been long periods of time during which they had no communication at all.
There was a talk of a reunion in June of last year, when it was revealed that Tom and Suri would both be in LA for several weeks, and were even scheduled to be in the same neighborhood on Father’s Day. Sadly, they never came face-to-face.
“Tom could have easily made the trip to see Suri. It only takes about 30 minutes without traffic,” a source said at the time.
“It would’ve only added a few hours to his busy schedule.”
The problem, it seems, is that Tom feels he must choose between his faith and his family.
Those who know him best say Cruise is devoted to Scientology above all else.
It seems Scientologist authorities have declared Katie a “suppressive person,” meaning that Tom is to avoid contact with her at all costs, lest she undermine his religious convictions.
The decree was made shortly after Cruise and Holmes decided to divorce, allegedly because she was growing increasingly uncomfortable with his beliefs.
Sadly, Tom’s relationship with his daughter has become collateral damage, as he’s cut ties with the girl in order to more effectively. “Suri hasn’t been labeled a ‘suppressive person,’ but Katie has,” an insider tells In Touch.
“And her closeness to her daughter likely makes seeing both off-limits to Tom.”
If there’s any silver lining to be found in this messy situation, it’s that Tom hasn’t been a part of Suri’s life in so long that the girl is no pained by his absence:
“Suri has stopped missing him,” says the source. “Katie doesn’t want to bring up his name and have Suri start missing him all over again.”
Yes, ironically, it seems Cruise’s former family has declared the actor an oppressive person.