Tom Cruise is unable to have any kind of contact with his youngest daughter, Suri, because of his association with the Church of Scientology, according to a report in the Us Weekly by a former Scientologist.
Tom Cruise last appeared in public with Suri in 2013, a year after his ex-wife Katie Holmes surprised him by filing for divorce.
Samantha Domingo, who left Scientology in 2004, told the newspaper that Cruise was only keeping up appearances and that he is supposedly forbidden from having any contact with her since she is not a Scientologist.
“Maybe he did it for the photo op to make it seem like he was connected, so he wouldn’t be criticized,” she said.
Members of the Church, according to Domingo, believe in reincarnation and believe that “Suri’s not really his daughter — she’s just a spiritual being in his daughter’s body.”
Meanwhile, the Mission: Impossible star and ex-wife Nicole Kidman have a close relationship with their two oldest children, Isabella, 26, and Connor, 24, both Scientologists.
Suri is often photographed with Holmes. They’ve been spotted together walking around New York City or at events like Z100’s Jingle Ball in 2017. Suri is periodically photographed by Holmes and posted on her Instagram account, showing her to be a bright, confident, and outgoing young lady.
A Church official denied Domingo’s assertion in a statement.
They said that “Everything about your inquiry misrepresents the Church of Scientology, its practices, and the lifestyle of the ministry,”
Domingo, the daughter-in-law of famous opera singer Placido Domingo, has lately given additional interviews in which she has revealed information regarding how Scientology’s doctrines and practices have influenced the personal lives of celebrities such as Cruise and John Travolta. In 2017, Domingo published the book “Je Suis a Cult Whistleblower: Scientology Kills.”
This isn’t the first time Cruise has been accused of having little contact with his daughter.
Last year, reports indicated that the movie star is only allowed to visit Suri 10 days a month, but he chooses not to.
Katie, 40, on the other hand, made it plain that her daughter is her top concern. “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,” she told Town & Country magazine.