Tom Cruise and daughter Suri have not been photographed for years, and unfortunately, reports about their alleged reunion turned out to be false. According to such reports, the Mummy actor is plotting the ultimate revenge on former wife Katie Holmes, and that plot involves their only daughter.
However, Gossip Cop corrected the stories claiming of Cruise and daughter Suri’s joyful reunion. Last December, the same publication also contradicted stories about the father-daughter tandem’s rumored Christmas reunion.
The Mission Impossible star recently sold the Beverly Hills abode he used to share with Holmes. He purchased the mansion in 2007. The property, which is situated in a gated estate, has seven bedrooms and has amenities for children including a swimming pool and a playground.
On Father’s Day, Cruise’s absence from Holmes and Suri’s date was likewise pointed out by the press. It is believed that Cruise is busy working for his new film, Mummy, in Morocco.
Cruise allegedly says that his busy workload prevents him from seeing his 10-year-old. An update from InTouch, however, claims that he hasn’t seen Suri in the flesh for more than a thousand days because of his own decision to stay away.
“They used to Skype and text, but that trailed off drastically. He uses his film commitments as an excuse, but the truth is that doesn’t hold much weight with Suri anymore.”
It is believed that Cruise is only honoring the orders of the Scientology Church to sever his ties with his excommunicated family. The said religion forbids its members from having close associations with former Scientologists or those labeled as “suppressive persons.”
Members in good standing must follow this “disconnection” policy. Scientology believes that this process is essential for a member’s spiritual progress. A member might not grow spiritually if he or she remains connected to someone who contradicts the tenets of the religion.
Cruise and Holmes tied the knot in 2006 with Scientology honcho David Miscavige as their best man. After five years of being married, the Dawson’s Creek actress filed for divorce in a bid to save her daughter from Scientology, but what was she saving Suri from?
Children like Suri are not exempted from undergoing a “security checking.” This sec checking entails the use of a special interrogation device. An “ethics officer” asks a child a series of questions penned by founder L. Ron Hubbard himself.
One purpose of the interrogation is to determine if the child knows someone in his or her circle who might have covert hostilities against the religion. Sec checking also forces a child to reveal intimate details about him or her.
Nonetheless, the final straw for Holmes was her then husband’s reported plan to send Suri to Sea Org – an elite group within the religion that comes with stricter policies. Holmes wanted to protect Suri that even Miscavige’s niece, Jenna, who left the Church in 2005, issued a statement in support of Holmes’ decision.
“My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive. I was allowed to see my parents only once a week at best — sometimes not for years. We got a lousy education from unqualified teachers, forced labor, long hours, forced confessions, being held in rooms, not to mention the mental anguish of trying to figure out all of the conflicting information they force upon you as a young child. As a mother myself, I offer my support to Katie and wish for her all the strength she will need to do what is best for her and her daughter.”
Cruise has yet to address the issues concerning his physical absence in Suri’s life. Reports have emerged that the former couple might again face each other for an “explosive showdown in court.”
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