SURI: 4 YEARS WITH­OUT DADDY

It’s been 1,458 days since Tom Cruise last spent time with his lit­tle girl in the wake of his di­vorce from Katie Holmes

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Four birth­day par­ties. Dance recitals. Hol­i­day gath­er­ings. A fran­tic search for her miss­ing pet. A big move from NYC to Cal­i­for­nia. Th­ese are just some of the mile­stones Tom Cruise has missed in daugh­ter Suri’s life. “There is no sign of Tom,” a source tells In Touch. “The last pic­ture of them to­gether in 2013 is just that — the last pic­ture of them.” For four years, Tom has cho­sen not to see his daugh­ter.

Suri was 7 when the last pho­to­graph of them to­gether was taken. On Sept. 15, 2013 — 1,458 days ago — she and Tom, 55, were snapped hav­ing fun at a mini-golf range in New York’s Adiron­dack Moun­tains. But now Suri’s an 11-year-old sixth-grader, and the only par­ent she’s ever with is her mom, Katie Holmes, who blind­sided Tom with di­vorce pa­pers five years ago. “Tom hasn’t seen his daugh­ter in four years,” an in­sider tells In Touch. And de­spite re­peated re­quests for com­ment by In Touch, Tom re­fuses to say why he stays away.

Four years ago, Tom claimed that they 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 he hasn’t done that in years. “There’s no com­mu­ni­ca­tion and they haven’t seen each other,” says the source. He hardly even ut­ters her name. “Tom rarely talks about her,” says the in­sider, not­ing that re­porters from other out­lets don’t ask about her in in­ter­views. And when an Aus­tralian jour­nal­ist re­cently snuck in a ques­tion about the pos­si­bil­ity of Suri fol­low­ing in his act­ing foot­steps, he quickly brushed past it by say­ing, ‘ You never know, you never know,’ be­fore adding that he had been bit­ten by the act­ing bug at a young age. Adds the in­sider, “That’s as close as he’s got­ten to talk­ing about her pub­licly.”

They’ve all moved on. The de­voted Scien­tol­o­gist and worka­holic also ad­mit­ted in 2013 that his con­tro­ver­sial re­li­gion played a part in his split from Katie, 38. Suri, sources pre­vi­ously told In Touch, be­came col­lat­eral dam­age. “He doesn’t dwell on the past,” says the in­sider, adding that the Mis­sion Im­pos­si­ble: 6 star is sin­gle-mind­edly fo­cused on his ca­reer. Mean­while, Katie’s ro­mance with Jamie Foxx, 49, has been con­firmed (see side­bar). While ru­mors swirled 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 Katie and Jamie in­sider, adding that luck­ily, “Jamie’s a great guy and an amaz­ing fa­ther to his own two girls.”

It’s un­clear whether Tom will ever have a re­la­tion­ship with his daugh­ter again. “Some­day down the line, he might re­con­nect with Suri,” says the in­sider. But right now, “Tom is all about mak­ing movies, Scien­tol­ogy and a small cir­cle of friends.” ◼

DAD’S AL­WAYS WORK­ING “Tom has moved on to the next phase of his life and he’s fin­ish­ing up his lat­est movie,” says an in­sider.

SHE’S EV­ERY­THING TO KATIE “My sweetie,” de­voted mom Katie wrote about Suri in a Sept. 6 In­sta­gram post along­side a photo from this re­cent moth­er­daugh­ter day in NYC.

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