Tom Cruise trying to get closer to daughter Suri after five years of separation
After Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split in 2012, Tom lost touch with their only daughter, but five years hence, he is trying to come back in Suri's life, permanently
It's reportedly been five years since Tom Cruise last saw his 12-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise. But now, reports have emerged saying that the 'Mission Impossible' star is on a mission to change that. According to Radar Online, the actor is trying to meet his little girl after she contacted him on the phone and via written letters.
"Tom’s paving the way to come back into Suri’s life permanently — and many expect it to happen soon. He’s contacted Suri through a third party, who he trusts implicitly, to check in and make sure she’s okay," an insider revealed to the publication.
"He wants her to know that he’s thought of her all this time and that he got all of her messages. In fact, he read and listened to each and every word."
Suri Cruise was born on April 2006 to Cruise and Katie Holmes after their wedding the same year. In 2012, the couple filed for divorce and ever since, they have reportedly not been on speaking terms. "He was absent for one milestone after another," an insider shared with the outlet.
The 'Top Gun' actor has maintained a very private personal life. He even left Hollywood a few years ago to live in Florida, instead. However, this move was linked to his association with his controversial religion, Scientology, that he's so famously a part of. Since the headquarter of the religion is in Florida, it was rumored that he moved there, but according to a source, "what he’s really doing is setting the stage for a reunion with Suri."
Katie is said to have left the religion upon their split so it was rumored that "Tom couldn’t reach out [to Suri] before because Katie fled the religion."
But now, Tom is reportedly no longer worried about that. "He believes he can bypass the rigid rule," the source added. A rep for Katie reportedly denied claims of Suri reaching out to her dad after all this time, but the source said that "Katie would never stand in the way of Suri having a relationship with her father. If that’s what Tom wants, the better."
Following the divorce, unlike Tom, Katie openly expressed how important it is for her to be there for Suri. "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," Katie previously said of Suri growing older.
"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," she added.