Tom Cruise Daughter Suri Changes Name After Allegedly Not Seeing Each Other For Over A Decade 

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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Tom Cruise’s youngest daughter, Suri, recently appeared on Broadway in a performance of Head Over Heels. Rather than use the name listed on her birth certificate, the 18-year-old dropped the last name she shares with her father and replaced it with “Noelle” on the show’s playbill. Listing herself as Suri Noelle appears to be a diss toward her father and a nod toward her mother, using Katie Holmes’ middle name.

Tom Cruise Hasn’t Seen Suri In 12 Years

It is unclear whether it was an intended slight against Tom Cruise, but Suri has reportedly not had a relationship with her father in over a decade. According to sources close to the family, the last time Suri saw her father was during her parent’s tumultuous and very high-profile divorce in 2012 when Suri was about six years old.

According to an inside source, while Tom Cruise hasn’t seen his daughter in years, he still completes financial obligations to Holmes and Suri as required by law after the divorce. 

Katie Holmes Raised Suri

In addition to staying away from Tom Cruise, Holmes did her best to keep her daughter out of the public eye while Suri was growing up. In an interview with Glamour, Holmes expressed that safeguarding her daughter, especially considering her early exposure to the spotlight, has been paramount in her daughter’s upbringing. Holmes expressed how she values parenthood immensely and feels fortunate to be her daughter’s guardian, emphasizing her daughter’s exceptional character.

Damage From A High-Profile Divorce

Elaborating on the high-profile divorce from Tom Cruise and the necessity of keeping Suri away from the media attention at such a young age, Holmes explained in an interview with Touch in 2022 how much attention she had to manage while also raising a little girl. Despite the challenges, however, the pair shared amusing experiences in public. She highlighted the kindness of strangers who became friends and offered assistance, which is one of the reasons, she said, why she admires the city’s supportive community.

Meanwhile, a source close to Tom Cruise has told the public how much the Mission: Impossible actor regrets missing the majority of Suri’s life. Having not seen his daughter in over ten years, he missed her 18th birthday. 

Cruise Chose To Remain Absent

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Still, the source claims that Tom Cruise is not completely shut out of Suri’s life. The Top Gun actor allegedly receives updates on his daughter’s life, and it’s his choice to remain absent, which he does out of respect for Holmes’ wishes as expressed at the time of the pair’s divorce.

Tom Cruise has three children, and Suri is the youngest. Cruise’s other two children, Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995), were adopted by the actor and his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman. Cruise and Kidman were married from 1990 to 2001 but divorced due to irreconcilable differences.

Mantains A Relationship With His Other Children

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While Tom Cruise has next to no relationship with Suri, his relationship with his two older children is reportedly very strong. Last December, a photo was posted featuring the 61-year-old actor posing with Connor, 29, and Bella, 31, in a group shot. When Kidman and Cruise divorced, their children chose to live with Cruise, though Kidman reportedly still kept in contact.