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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.

On Instagram, Katie shares rare photos of her daughter, who is now 13 years old.

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

 

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It was the second photo Katie had shared in recent months of her young daughter.

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

 

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Now, in a rare interview with Stellar Magazine, the actress has opened up about her relationship with her only child.

“I have a really close relationship with my mum and a close relationship with my daughter,” she told the publication.

“I have taken advice from my mum in raising my daughter. I appreciate the bond that all of us have, and I appreciate more and more my own mother and the challenges she faced now that I’m a mum.”

Katie, who is in Australia this week as the ambassador for McHappy Day, added that her and Suri “do a lot of volunteer work together.”

“I enjoy volunteering with my daughter and hearing her point of view and listening to her suggestions on how we can help. It’s important to go and see for myself, and to be part of helping people in any way that I can.”

It’s not the first time the 40-year-old has spoken about her close relationship with her daughter.

Speaking to Town & Country back in 2017, Katie opened up about the challenges of raising her child in the spotlight, saying “My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now.”

“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 57-year-old actor is largely estranged from the 13-year-old.

 

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

Although Tom is reportedly allowed to see Suri 10 days a month, according to his divorce settlement to 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.

This article was originally published on February 2, 2019, and was updated on November 10, 2019.

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