Tom Cruise & Suri: Re­united Af­ter Six Years!

AF­TER SIX YEARS APART, A RE­GRET­FUL TOM CRUISE IS LOOK­ING TO RE­CON­NECT WITH HIS TEENAGE DAUGH­TER. BUT WILL IT BE TOO LIT­TLE, TOO LATE FOR SURI?

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The fa­ther-daugh­ter duo are fi­nally re­con­nect­ing, but un­for­tu­nately for the ac­tor, it might be too late to form a true bond.

IT was the mes­sage she'd been wait­ing for. Af­ter years of reach­ing out to her dad and get­ting no re­sponse, Suri Cruise fi­nally re­ceived word from her fa­ther, Tom Cruise. In a heart­felt and heart­break­ing mes­sage, the 57-yearold ac­tor told his daugh­ter how much he’d missed her, and that he des­per­ately wanted to see her again. “Suri had pretty much given up, and then one day Tom’s email ap­peared,” a source tells Star. “He ex­plained why he’d been ab­sent all these years, and said he hoped to make it up to her if it wasn’t too late.”

It wasn’t. Ac­cord­ing to the in­sider, 13-year-old Suri was over­joyed to hear from her fa­ther fol­low­ing his long and painful ab­sence. Shortly af­ter Tom and Katie Holmes, Suri’s mom, di­vorced in 2012, the star — a staunch Scien­tol­o­gist — re­port­edly dis­tanced him­self from Suri be­cause Katie had re­nounced the con­tro­ver­sial re­li­gion. But now, as Star can

ex­clu­sively re­veal, Tom des­per­ately wants to re­con­nect with his youngest child — and, at long last, they’re on the verge of fi­nally reuniting! “Word is they have plans to get to­gether the next time he’s in New York City,” says the in­sider. “Tom adores Suri and wants to be in­volved in her life.”

TORN APART

The last time Tom and Suri were pho­tographed to­gether was more than six years ago, in Septem­ber 2013, af­ter his di­vorce from Katie was fi­nal­ized. Mean­while, Tom’s older, adopted chil­dren, Is­abella, 26, and Con­nor, 24 (mom is Tom’s ex-wife Ni­cole Kid­man), are ac­tive mem­bers of Scien­tol­ogy, and re­main close with their dad.

Un­til now, main­tain­ing a re­la­tion­ship with Suri was out of the ques­tion for Tom, says the in­sider. Katie re­port­edly wanted noth­ing to do with him be­cause she didn’t want their daugh­ter raised in the church — and when she left with Suri, Tom cut them off. “Once Katie took Suri away from Scien­tol­ogy, Tom seemed pretty de­ter­mined to blot them both out of his life,” says the in­sider.

“Tom has seen lit­tle of Suri since di­vorc­ing Katie, but that’s about to change.” — an in­sider tells Star

A NEW DAY

But it wasn’t easy for Tom to be away all this time, the in­sider says. “It had to be hard for Tom to give up Suri; she’s his own flesh and blood.” And no one knows ex­actly why the ac­tor has de­cided to reach out now. “Tom’s had a change of heart,” says the source. One pos­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion is the re­cent back­lash against Scien­tol­ogy — three law­suits were filed over the sum­mer claim­ing abuse, hu­man traf­fick­ing, forced la­bor and sex­ual as­sault (the church stren­u­ously de­nies all the al­le­ga­tions). “Per­haps the re­cent ac­cu­sa­tions of abuse have made him think dif­fer­ently about the church,” spec­u­lates the in­sider. Katie’s said to be cau­tiously op­ti­mistic about the im­pend­ing re­union be­tween her daugh­ter and her ex-hus­band. (Though the Ray Donovan ac­tress’ rep de­nies there’s a meet-up in the works.) “Katie’s been in the loop,” says the in­sider, adding that while she was “sur­prised” Tom reached out, “she can see Suri’s hap­pier be­ing in touch with him,” so she’s been sup­port­ive of see­ing them re­con­nect.

SEC­OND CHANCE

The in­sider says Tom and his younger daugh­ter are slowly but surely re­build­ing their re­la­tion­ship. “Since Tom’s note to Suri, there have been sev­eral more emails and Face­Time con­ver­sa­tions,” says the in­sider. “They’re keep­ing up their ban­ter and writ­ing to each other.” Tom’s hop­ing Suri will even­tu­ally be able to for­give him for not be­ing more pre­sent in her life. “She tried to get in touch with him for so long,” says the in­sider. “She sent him texts and emails, and all of them went unan­swered.” Luck­ily, she’s had her mom to rely on. Katie, a very hands-on mom, has cer­tainly filled the void as best she can over the years, with the two shar­ing a very close mother-daugh­ter bond. And de­spite any emo­tional pain Suri may have felt be­ing apart from her fa­ther, the teen is sur­pris­ingly well-ad­justed. “She’s a great girl and she’s do­ing so well,” the newly sin­gle ac­tress has said.

Now, ac­cord­ing to the in­sider, Tom’s de­ter­mined not to let Suri down, and is hop­ing to be around for all her mile­stones mov­ing for­ward. “She’s missed him so much,” the source says. “Who knows if he’ll be there for school plays and grad­u­a­tions, but he wants to make up for lost time.”

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