Tom Cruise’s relationship with his daughter Suri has been the subject of considerable attention and speculation since his divorce from Katie Holmes. Initially, Cruise was openly excited and deeply involved in the pregnancy and birth of Suri. However, their relationship reportedly strained significantly after the divorce, with Scientology’s influence suggested as a key factor.
The dynamics shifted after the divorce, leading to a distant relationship between Cruise and Suri. Reports suggest that Holmes was concerned about Scientology’s influence on their daughter’s life, which led to her surprising Cruise with divorce filings and subsequently going off the grid with Suri.
In a deposition for a lawsuit against a media outlet that alleged he abandoned Suri, Cruise was pressed on whether Holmes left him to protect their daughter from Scientology. While he didn’t deny it, he countered by stating that there was no need to protect Suri from his religion.
Despite the divorce settlement granting Cruise visitation rights, reports indicate that he hasn’t been an active presence in Suri’s life. Cruise attributed this to the complications of the divorce and the need for permissions and organized schedules to make things happen. However, over the years, his involvement in Suri’s life reportedly diminished, and sources have indicated that he currently has “no part” in his daughter’s life.
The influence of Scientology is believed to play a significant role in Cruise’s distant relationship with Suri, as the organization has strict rules about interactions with former members. This distance has led to statements suggesting that Cruise’s lack of involvement in Suri’s life is his own loss and issue, emphasizing the impact of Scientology’s restrictions on family relationships.