This is so sad! Tom Cruise reportedly hasn’t seen or even communicated with his daughter, Suri, in 1,000 days — that’s more than a whopping two-and-a-half years. But what’s even more heartbreaking? Apparently it’s all because of Scientology!
It’s no secret that Tom Cruise, 53, has been eerily absent from his 10-year-old daughter, Suri’s, life. But we had no idea that it’s been nearly three years since the two have last seen each other! A new report actually claims that Tom hasn’t seen his little girl in person in 1,000 days — and that all communication between them has stopped as well. The crazy reason? Tom’s unwavering commitment to Scientology! Poor Suri.
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“They used to Skype and text, but that trailed off drastically,” an insider revealed to In Touch magazine. “He uses his film commitments as an excuse, but the truth is that doesn’t hold much weight with Suri anymore.” How sad is THAT? And now that Suri is getting older, there’s no doubt she’s starting to understand what’s going on.
The reason for Tom’s alleged distance is reportedly the actor’s own church, the church of Scientology. The controversial religion has a “disconnection” policy in place, which discourages its members from associating with those who have left the church.
Suri’s mom, and Tom’s third wife, Katie Holmes, 37, did just that when she split from Tom in 2012 and took Suri with her. “Tom eats, breathes and sleeps Scientology,” the source also dished. “He’s disconnected from Katie, and then de facto from Suri, because of her connection to Katie. He hasn’t seen her since she was 7.”
Yikes! Tom has already missed major milestones in Suri’s life — including her 10th birthday, which was just earlier this year in April. Suri was definitely more than a little upset that her dad let her down on her special day — again! But as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Scientology certainly has a strong hold on the actor.
“[Suri] could hinder Tom’s spiritual growth in Scientology, which is by far the most important thing for a Scientologist,” Scientologist expert and author, Tony Ortega, explained to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. And apparently the religion is even more important to Tom than his own family is!
But at least Suri has a strong parent in her mom. “Katie’s a great, hands-on mom and is completely devoted to her daughter,” another insider gushed. “Every decision Katie makes, she puts Suri first. She’s dedicated to trying to give Suri a wonderful, happy, healthy life.” Aw!
How sad is it that Tom reportedly doesn’t communicate with Suri anymore, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’ll ever come around?