Who is Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri? The daughter who is heading to college
Tom Cruise’ daughter Suri is busy applying for college, but it doesn’t look like the two are very close.
Although he is a father of three, it doesn’t look as though Tom Cruise has much of a relationship with his youngest daughter Suri.
The 60-year-old actor had his daughter with ex-wife Katie Holmes. They split back in 2013 after being together for 12 years.
With news of his now 16-year-old daughter starting to apply for college, a source close to the actor told Daily Mail that the ‘Top Gun’ actor hasn’t seen his daughter since he and Holmes split.
“Suri does not know her father anymore and she has not spent time with him in a decade,” the source said. “She does not go to see his movies and he has no part in her life.”
Despite not getting to be a part of his daughter’s life, Cruise is set to pay his daughter’s tuition costs as his divorce agreement states.
According to their divorce documents, Tom agreed to pay Katie $400,000 a month until Suri turns 18. On top of that, he also agreed to pay all of Suri’s expenses, including medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extracurricular costs.
Who is Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri?
Suri Cruise, the youngest of the Cruise children, was born on April 18, 2006 in Santa Monica, California.
Growing up, the famous teen attended a private elementary school located in Calabasas, California before later moving to New York City with Holmes and attending a private academy in Manhattan.
Now, the 16-year-old who turns 17 next month, has started applying for colleges and planning her future which could include going to a fashion college in New York.
“Suri is applying to schools all over the place,” the source said. “[Katie] really does want her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other. Katie takes great pride in her but is also extremely overprotective.”
Katie Holmes opens up about raising Suri as a single mother
When Cruise and Holmes first split back in 2012, it was reported to be due to the fact that Katie had fears about raising her daughter as a Scientologist, which is Tom’s religion. This caused Tom and Suri’s relationship to become distant and almost nonexistent.
Because of this, Holmes raised Suri as a single mother. Although it comes with struggles, Holmes opened up about what it’s been like getting to watch her daughter grow.
“The most important thing for me is letting her know how proud I am and that her accomplishments mean everything,” Holmes said during an interview on ‘The Today Show’ in 2014. “Whatever I do is whatever. It’s really just about her and that’s what I think is most important.”
In another interview with Glamour, Holmes also revealed that she’s learned a lot about herself during motherhood.
“I didn’t know how much love I had in me. It’s overwhelming,” she said. “Every day I discover more about this spectacular human being I get to be the mother of.”