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.

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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).

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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.

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