Poor Suri Cruise.
Today marks Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s daughter’s 10th birthday, but the celebration will be bittersweet for the birthday girl — as it marks the third consecutive year celebrating without her dad.
As In Touch previously reported, the 53-year-old actor turned to his “usual excuse,” saying that he has work obligations that he couldn’t tear himself away from (he’s currently filming The Mummy).
Suri and Tom in 2012.
Despite his multiple chances to see his daughter, Tom has continually stayed away; an insider speculated this is because Katie has been labeled a “suppressive person,” which is a term Scientologists use to describe someone who stands in the way of spiritual progress.
“Suri hasn’t been labeled a ‘suppressive person,’ but Katie has,” the insider explained. “And her closeness to her daughter likely makes seeing both off-limits to Tom.”
Tom has repeatedly declined to comment when asked by In Touch why he has gone so long without seeing his daughter.