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Celebrity Then And Now
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Posted by Ryan Neal
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Suri Cruise

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Famous For:
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes' Daughter
Networth:
$25 Million (Katie Holmes' Net Worth) & $550 Million (Tom Cruise's Net Worth)
Currently Known For:
Student
Famous Years:
2006-Present
Birthdate:
April 18, 2006
Suri Cruise


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  Famous For:
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes' Daughter

  Networth:
$25 Million (Katie Holmes' Net Worth) & $550 Million (Tom Cruise's Net Worth)

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“My child is the most important person to me and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now.” One of the biggest names among young Hollywood elite thanks to her parents, A-list actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the 12-year-old Suri Cruise has already seen a lot in her lifetime. First taking part in her parent’s wedding when she was seven months old, Suri watched quietly as her father’s Scientology beliefs deepened and ultimately led to her parent’s highly publicized divorce in 2012. Fast forward six years and Suri is now living happily in New York with her mother who’s currently battling rumors that she’s in a relationship with the talented Jamie Foxx. So, what’s the truth behind the rumors and what’s Suri’s then and now story? Let’s take a look.Advertisements:


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Star-Struck Parents and a Budding Hollywood Romance

Tom Cruise got his start as an actor at 19 years old in Endless Love and skyrocketed to stardom just a few years later thanks to early hits like Born on the Fourth of July, Top Gun and Mission: Impossible, the latter of which has followed Tom throughout his entire career with multiple sequels including Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Adding in credits like Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, The Last Samurai, and Minority Report, Tom became the highest paid actor in Hollywood and among the highest grossing actors in the world. Of course, he also became one of Hollywood’s hottest leading men who seemed to have it all in the new millennium when he settled down and started a family with actress Nicole Kidman.

At the time, Katie Holmes was a budding actress who was best known for playing Joey Potter on The WB teen drama, Dawson’s Creek, which ran from 1998 to 2003. After the series wrapped, Holmes appeared in Pieces of April, Batman Begins, and Thank You for Not Smoking when she met and fell in love with Cruise in 2005. By then, Cruise had been divorced from Kidman for four years and refused to hide his love for Holmes, which he declared publicly for the first time on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Things only got better for TomKat fans when, just months after their first date, the couple announced they were expecting a child.

The world anxiously awaited the news as Suri Cruise made her debut into the world on April 18, 2006. By then, her unique name had created widespread rumblings over its meaning, none of which could stifle Cruise’s excitement over the birth of his daughter. “We had the name before we found out because we both thought the baby would be a girl,” he told Vanity Fair. “Some friends of ours sent us two baby-naming books. When we came to the name Suri, we both loved it. And we both said, ‘Suri Cruise.’ We later found out that it meant ‘red rose’ and that was just a bonus. Suri—it was perfect.”

Seven months later, TomKat tied the knot at a 15th century castle in Bracciano, Italy in a Scientology ceremony attended by the couple’s many high-profile friends. They eventually returned to the States and divided their time between the East and West Coasts while rumors ran wild that Cruise’s Scientology beliefs bordered on the extreme. For a moment, fans thought Holmes was following a similar path when Scientology handler Jessica Rodriguez was assigned to accompany her on the Batman Begins press tour. “Jessica was answering questions for Katie in interviews, and it was really, really weird,” one tabloid reported. “Katie made the effort initially to become a Scientologist herself, and then escaped later,” a journalist confirmed.

Holmes never joined the Church and feared for her daughter’s safety after suspecting that Cruise planned to send Suri to the Sea Org, an elite Scientology training division. Refusing to let Scientology take her daughter away, Holmes stepped into action and filed for divorce, which was finalized only 10 days later and supposedly stipulated that Suri would have no relationship with the Church in any capacity. Days later, Holmes and Suri were spotted on the East Coast where the two settled down and started fresh—doing their best to disconnect from the wild rumors of a nasty divorce and a planned abduction.

“To experience something publicly and privately is a lot for a person to go through,” Holmes said of protecting her daughter after such a high-profile divorce. “In today’s world, a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids; in my household, we know what they print isn’t true, so we don’t pay attention. There are more important things. But, it’s very relatable to me; if people know who you are, they might write about you, and you can’t control that.”

Settling into Life on the East Coast: A Mother-Daughter Bond

Suri and Holmes settled in quickly on the East Coast with Holmes focusing more on motherhood than anything else. “My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now,” Holmes told Town & Country magazine during an interview in 2017. “It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed.”

Holmes is doing an incredible job as a single mother since Suri seems to be happy and well-adjusted despite her father’s obvious disconnection, a small detail that stems from Scientology and the requirement of all believers to disconnect from family members who disapprove of the religion. However, Holmes more than makes up for Cruise’s absence by spending every minute of free time she has with Suri. “We do a lot of cousin time with my nieces and nephews,” Holmes said referring to her four older siblings. “I think the most important thing in my life is giving my child the childhood I want her to have. That comes first. That dictates where I work and when I work because it’s my main job right now.”

Dating Rumors

Just as Suri is well-adjusted to life in New York, Holmes seems to be doing more in the spotlight now that her daughter is a little older. In fact, she’s been a hot topic in the tabloids over the last few years thanks to her friendship with actor and musician, Jamie Foxx. In 2013, the first photos surfaced of the two dancing together at a charity event in the Hamptons, but Foxx insisted they were only friends. Fast forward two years later and the rumor mill was thrust into overdrive when Foxx and Holmes were spotted again. “What I’ve learned about society today is that they’re so thirsty,” Foxx said after denying a romantic relationship with Holmes. “Especially in the tabloid world and the social media world, they’re so thirsty to find any story… Sometimes when you read the stuff you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so not true!’”

Although Holmes hasn’t made any comment on the relationship, the couple were most recently spotted holding hands on the beach, which lends many reporters to believe that their secret romance is twofold—to protect Suri and to comply with Holmes’ 2012 divorce agreement. “Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce,” one report suggests. “She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter. Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms—and got $4.8 million child support, plus another $5 million for herself.”

Whether or not the rumors are true, there’s no question that Holmes and Suri are happier than ever before as the 12-year-old Suri navigates school while her mother returns to the silver screen in Dear Dictator and Ocean’s 8 in addition to trying her hand as a director and producer in All We Had.

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