Tom Cruise has ‘no role’ in 17-year-old daughter’s life, per reports

Tom Cruise remains estranged from his daughter, Suri Cruise, according to sources.

The 61-year-old Mission: Impossible star has reportedly not been in contact with his 17-year-old daughter for an extended period and is not actively involved in her life, according to the Daily Mail.

Suri Cruise is Tom’s daughter from his previous relationship with actress Katie Holmes, and she was born in April 2006.

A strained relationship

Following the couple’s split in 2011, the father-daughter relationship deteriorated over the years. Tom admitted during transcripts (which were obtained by RadarOnline) from a 2012 defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media that he had not seen Suri for three months immediately after his separation from Katie, who is now 45.

 

Tom Cruise and daughter Suri pictured in 2008. Credit: James Devaney / WireImage / Getty.

In a deposition related to the $50 million lawsuit, Tom acknowledged that his association with Scientology had strained his relationship with Suri. When questioned about whether Katie left him “in part to protect Suri from Scientology,” Tom responded that he believed that was the case.

The Church of Scientology’s rules, which prohibit members from associating with nonbelievers, reportedly contributed to the strained relationship between Tom and his now-teenage daughter, according to the Daily Mail.

Color Me Shocked: Smiling Tom Cruise is pictured in London the day before  daughter Suri's 18th birthday as he focuses on filming after having 'no  part in her life' for 11 years :

Tom Cruise has “no role” in Suri’s life

Former Scientologist Leah Remini told the New York Post that Scientology considered Katie a “suppressive person,” an enemy, leading to Tom’s belief that he couldn’t be connected to Suri.

Remini speculated that Tom’s plan might be to wait until Suri is older to try to draw her into Scientology and away from her mother. But, as of now, sources say the actor does “not have a part in [Suri’s] life”.

Despite the ongoing drama involving her father, Suri appears to lead a relatively normal life with her mother in New York City. Over the years, she has been photographed casually strolling in the city and spending time with a small group of friends.

Suri and Katie Holmes pictured in New York City, 2020. Credit: Gotham / GC Images / Getty.

In 2017, Holmes expressed her desire to provide Suri with a “stable” childhood, telling Town & Country: “My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now.”

She continued: “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.”

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