Jamie Foxx is ready to step up as a fa­ther to Suri Cruise


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Four birth­day par­ties. Dance recitals. A bro­ken arm. Hol­i­day gath­er­ings. A fran­tic search for her miss­ing pet. A big move from New York to Cal­i­for­nia. These are just some of the mile­stones a well-placed in­sider claims Tom Cruise may have missed in his daugh­ter Suri’s life. ‘There is no sign of Tom,’ says the in­sider close to his ex-wife Katie Holmes. ‘The last pic­ture of them to­gether in 2013 is just that – the last pic­ture of them.’ For four years, the in­sider al­leges, Tom has not been seen pub­licly with his daugh­ter.

Suri was seven years old when the last pho­to­graph of them to­gether was taken. On Septem­ber 15, 2013 – nearly 1500 days ago – she and Tom, 55, were snapped hav­ing fun at a mini-golf range in New York’s Adiron­dack Moun­tains. But now Suri is an 11-year-old sixth grader, and the only par­ent she’s reg­u­larly spot­ted with in pub­lic is her de­voted mum Katie, who split from Tom in 2012.

How­ever, an­other in­sider in­sists the star is sim­ply try­ing to pro­tect Suri by keep­ing her out of the spot­light. In July last year, Tom cel­e­brated his 54th birth­day by se­cretly fly­ing his daugh­ter and her nanny to Eng­land, where he was work­ing at the time. ‘He didn’t want word to get out, so ev­ery­thing was treated very dis­creetly,’ an in­sider re­vealed of the fam­ily get-to­gether, adding that ‘Suri is a spe­cial part’ of Tom’s life – and some­thing he’s keen to keep pri­vate.

Four years ago, Tom ex­plained that he and his daugh­ter were close. Even while work­ing, he kept in touch via phone, he ex­plained in a 2013 law­suit de­po­si­tion. ‘I’ve got­ten very good at it. I tell won­der­ful sto­ries,’ he said. But in re­cent times, he’s re­mained tightlipped when it comes to Suri. ‘Tom rarely talks about her.’

When a jour­nal­ist re­cently snuck in a ques­tion about the pos­si­bil­ity of Suri fol­low­ing in Tom’s act­ing foot­steps, the no­to­ri­ously pri­vate star kept it brief, by say­ing, ‘ You never know, you never know,’ be­fore adding that he had been bit­ten by the act­ing bug from a young age. ‘That’s as close as he’s got­ten to talk­ing about her pub­licly,’ adds the in­sider.

Mean­while, 38-year-old Katie’s ro­mance with Jamie Foxx, 49, has been con­firmed. And while it’s been claimed that Katie had kept the four-year re­la­tion­ship with Tom’s Col­lat­eral co-star a se­cret for so long be­cause of a stip­u­la­tion in their di­vorce agree­ment, a Katie and Jamie in­sider says Suri was her

mo­ti­va­tion. ‘Katie is just su­per-cau­tious about dat­ing any­one pub­licly be­cause her daugh­ter comes first in all mat­ters,’ says the in­sider, adding, ‘Jamie’s a great guy and an amaz­ing fa­ther to his own two girls.’

Katie’s long­time beau has be­come an­other fa­ther fig­ure to Suri. ‘[ Jamie] has been a great in­flu­ence on Suri and… Suri calls [him] “Pop,”’ an­other in­sider tells OK! ex­clu­sively.

And now, af­ter four years of dat­ing, the ac­tor is looking to show his com­mit­ment to Katie and make things of­fi­cial – by adopt­ing her daugh­ter.

‘Jamie has been ne­go­ti­at­ing with his for­mer friend and co-star, Tom Cruise, to of­fi­cially take over par­ent­ing du­ties of Suri,’ OK!’ s in­sider re­veals. ‘Jamie’s pitch to Tom is that he’ll con­tinue what he’s been do­ing for his four years with Katie and Suri, and that Tom will be legally granted visi­ta­tion with Suri and will be in­cluded in her life.’

It’s cer­tainly a yes from Katie, who has fallen head over heels for the ac­tor – de­spite hav­ing to keep their re­la­tion­ship on the down­low for such a long time. ‘Katie is at­tracted to Jamie partly be­cause he is so car­ing to her daugh­ter Suri,’ shares a source. And luck­ily, Suri is just as big a fan of Jamie!

DAD’S AL­WAYS WORK­ING The Golden Globe-win­ning ac­tor is in high de­mand, which keeps him trav­el­ling the globe. ‘Tom has moved on to the next phase of his life and he’s fin­ish­ing up his lat­est movie,’ says an in­sider.

JAMIE’S PHONE Katie shared this adorable snap from a lunch date with her ‘sweetie’ on Septem­ber 7 – but was she talk­ing about Suri or Jamie? Jamie’s daugh­ters Corinne (far left) and An­nalise (far right), here with their cousins, have be­come close to...

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