Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise has the right to see his daughter, Suri Cruise, 10 days per month, but he has not reached out to Katie Holmes to make any arrangements since their divorce in 2012.
It has been six years since Tom and Suri have been apart and by the looks of things, they will not reunite anytime soon.
A source told Us Weekly that the megastar is loyal to his religion and as a devout Scientologist, he must not communicate or be in contact with his ex-wife.
The insider said: “He chooses not to because [Katie] is not a Scientologist. Tom is a loyal Scientologist, so when church leaders told him he couldn’t see Suri, he didn’t question it. He was dying to be a part of her life.”
The star makes an effort to send the child a gift, according to the source, who added: “Suri gets a gift from Tom on her birthday every year and this year was no exception. It’s not something Katie talks about though, beyond saying that Tom does always come through with gifts for things like birthdays and Christmas. She’s very tight-lipped.”
Suri is confused by the situation, according to a friend, who spoke to Hollywood Life saying: “Suri still loves her dad. Of course, she wants to be with him! Her sentiments were short but full of emotion. She asked if she’d done something to make him stay away, and then begged him to come and visit! She’s a smart cookie and knows that Tom hangs out with his older children, Connor and Isabella [from his marriage to Nicole Kidman].”
The family friend revealed: “Katie would be thrilled to see Tom leave Scientology; she’d love to see him build a healthy relationship with Suri. It would be a dream come true actually, but she’s not expecting it. She has zero hope that Tom will leave Scientology for Suri — he’s made it clear many times over that he’s in it for life.”
The situation has left Katie heartbroken because she has no solution to the odd arrangement.
The pal stated: “People change, and they do leave, so it’s always possible that Tom will walk away, but it’s very slim, and she knows it. It breaks Katie’s heart that Suri doesn’t have a relationship with Tom, there’s a definite hole in her life because of it — he is missed. Katie is such a daddy’s girl herself; she can’t imagine a life without a close relationship with her dad. But unfortunately, that’s the reality for Suri.”
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