Tom Cruise has not been photographed with Suri since 2013, a year after Katie Holmes filed for divorce and fought for sole custody. But Us Weekly has just reported the actor could see his daughter 10 days a month — he just chooses not to.
“Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to,” a source told the outlet. “He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist.”
RadarOnline.com readers know Katie, 39, is rumored to have signed a non-disclosure agreement after her split from Tom, 56, promising not to date anyone publicly for five years. But now, Tony Ortega, the former editor in chief of The Village Voice, and a known Scientology critic, has told Us that she also likely signed “some nondisclosure agreement saying she wouldn’t say anything bad about Scientology” to ensure she had primary custody of their daughter.
“She wanted to get away and she wanted to get Suri,” he said.
While Holmes has been living a low-key life with her daughter since her breakup from Tom — all while secretly dating comedian Jamie Foxx — the Top Gun star has not stayed in contact with neither her nor Suri, 12.
Katie, too, has completely removed herself from his life and the Church. RadarOnline.com has learned she’s even stopped talking to former BFF Leah Remini, who recently said that if the actress was seen getting lunch with her, she could lose custody of Suri. The Church denied Remini’s claims, calling them “bizarre” and “preposterous.”
“I’m sure her father, who’s a smart attorney, has probably told her that hanging out with Leah would be considered disparaging the church in the eyes of Tom and the church,” said Ortega. “We were all hoping that eventually Katie would say more and that we’d see them together, but Leah has gone on to become this real lightning rod for exposing Scientology’s abuses, and I think Katie just wants to keep the life she has right now with Suri and not get in a big fight with the church.”
Us’ reveal comes two months after Radar exclusively reported Tom was desperate to take Suri back — but realized he’d already missed out on so much.
While neither Katie Holmes nor Tom Cruise have publicly spoken of their inexistent co-parenting or their issues with the Church, it’s clear the former couple is hiding some dark legally-binding secrets behind closed doors.
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