Rumor busted: Katie Holmes did not want to change Suri's name and isn't getting married to do so
In early July, Katie Holmes's very discreet, hushed up and coy Instagram post led many to believe she was about to tie the knot a second time. Clad in all white sitting with her face toward the camera, Holmes can be seen deep in thought in the scenic shot that is captioned with just the photographer's Instagram handle. People picked up on the white dress and soon the tabloid New Idea went rife with speculation claiming Holmes has been desperately looking to change daughter Suri's last name for a while now and is willing to even get married a second time to serve the purpose. Turns out all of those rumors were not just baseless, but also blatant lies, as exposed by watchdog Gossip Cop in a recent article.
Rumors about Holmes wanting to change her daughter's name claimed that Suri, 14, whom she shares with ex Tom Cruise, can't legally change her name until she is 21-years-old. Insiders told the outlet "Katie’s dad is looking at what can be done, but it’ll be like a poking a bear. It’s been since Suri was 12 that she's wanted this, mostly out as a gesture to her mom. They can’t ignore this forever." So when Holmes posted the picture of her in a white dress, the magazine claimed this was hint enough of her to be getting married to pull the plug on her daughter's last name with her father, the ardent Scientologist.
Thanks to Gossip Cop, we now have those rumors debunked after the outlet reached out to Holmes's rep about a possible wedding and received answers in the negative. The photo that had sparked these rumors was from a photoshoot for a clothing line Holmes was modeling for. Noting how ridiculous the notion that Holmes would remarry just to change her daughter's last name is, the outlet also added if that really were the case, Holmes could have just married Jamie Foxx whom she dated for seven years.
Holmes and Cruise began dating in April 2005, got engaged the same year after just seven weeks of meeting each other, and the year later, on the first anniversary of their first date, daughter Suri was born. At the time, Cruise had told Vanity Fair "We had the name before we found out [the gender of the baby] because we both thought the baby would be a girl," adding that the name means "red rose." While that and "princess" are the two meanings of the names Hebrew and Persian origins, it also allegedly means "pickpocket" in Japan. .