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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri is all grown up. This is what she looks like now.

When Suri Cruise was born on April 18, 2006, she quickly became one of the world’s most famous celebrity babies.

Her parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, were the ‘super couple’ of the noughties.

Everywhere they went, the paparazzi followed and almost every photo that emerged of the couple featured baby Suri, so often being carried by her father.

Now, seven years on from Tom and Katie’s highly-publicised divorce in 2012, the world doesn’t see much of Suri Cruise anymore.

Earlier this week, however, Katie shared a rare portrait of her daughter, who will turn 13 this April.

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself,” the actress captioned the post.

 

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“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” -#virginiawoolf

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It’s the second photo in recent months Katie has shared of her young daughter at the snow.

The 40-year-old also shared a photo of her daughter on New Year’s Eve.

 

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Happy New Year!

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Speaking to Town & Country back in 2017, Katie opened up about the challenges of raising her child in the spotlight.

“My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now,” she said.

“It’s very important that I’m present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there’s nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed.”

But although Katie has a close relationship with her daughter and occasionally shares photos of her, images of Tom with his daughter have virtually ceased to exist since 2013.

In fact, although the former couple share custody of their daughter, it’s believed the 56-year-old actor is largely estranged from the 12-year-old.

 

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For many years, fans have questioned why the actor has seemingly stopped all communication with Suri.

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Although Tom is reportedly allowed to see Suri ten days a month, according to his divorce settlement Katie, he has chosen not to due to his devotion to Scientology.

“Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to,” a source told Us Weekly. “He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist.”

Reportedly, it is Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ policy between current and former members of the church that has been one of the main contributing factors for Suri’s estrangement from her father.

“Tom eats, breathes and sleeps Scientology,” a source told In Touch.

“He’s disconnected from Katie, and then de facto from Suri, because of her connection to Katie. He hasn’t seen her since she was seven,” they alleged.

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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise in 2012. Image: Getty.

According to the Scientology website, L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of the church) defines disconnection as a "severing of a communication line" between those who are in the church and those who are "antagonistic" towards Scientology.

The church also classifies former members - those who have publicly renounced their faith - as "suppressive persons" (or SPs).

Since Katie has since returned to her Catholic faith, it's fair to assume she has been labelled a "suppressive person" by the Church of Scientology and Cruise is therefore prohibited from communicating with her.

Since Katie also has majority custody of their daughter, his disconnection is extended to his youngest daughter.

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