Suri Cruise Is Already Applying To Colleges, And Tom Cruise Still Plays “No Part” In Her Life

March 22, 2023 / Posted by:

I still remember the moment I first saw her. It was October 2006. I was in my college dorm room, manically refreshing every gossip site in existence to procrastinate writing an essay about some boring-ass poem by Robert Frost (I ended up getting a 60%, cuz the TA said I had “no thesis”). Suddenly, there she was, on the cover of Vanity Fair, with momma Katie Holmes and poppa Tom Cruise. A wee infant with a mop of dark hair and deep blue eyes. This was Suri Cruise, aka Scientology’s baby Jesus. Since her magazine debut in the mid-aughts, Suri has (GASP) grown up. Now she’s 16, going on 17, and, according to The Daily Mail, she’s already applying to colleges. The thesis of this story? We’re old.

A source close to 44-year-old Katie tells The Daily Mail that Suri “sent some applications out” and is “leaning towards” studying fashion in NYC, where she’s lived with her mother since her parents split in 2012:

‘Suri is applying to schools all over the place. [Katie] really does want her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other. Katie takes great pride in her but is also extremely overprotective,’ the insider shared, adding that Katie is ‘overwhelmed’ by the idea of her daughter going off to college.

The Daily Mail writes that “while Katie is taking an active role” in helping with college applications, Tom continues to have “no part” in his daughter’s life. Suri “does not know her father anymore” and hasn’t spent time with him since 2013, when she and Katie were labeled “Suppressive Persons” by Scientology. The source continues:

‘Being raised by a single mom in New York has made Suri who she is.  Katie has always put Suri first and Suri loves her mom more than anything,’ the source tells

‘She is a smart girl, and she is turning into a very intelligent mature woman. She has a very close group of loyal friends, and she knows exactly where she comes from.’

Even though he’s not there for Suri as a father, the source says Tom “has always maintained his responsibilities when it comes to financial obligations to Katie and Suri.” Whoop dee doo! According to their divorce documents, 60-year-old Tom pays Katie $400,000 a year until Suri. But, when Suri turns 18 next April, the money stops. Tom can turn off the auto-deposit and forget he has a daughter forever. Or maybe he’ll try to recruit her back into his cult. It could really go either way.

Here’s a recent pic of Suri Cruise being a cool New York teen:

Remember when everyone was speculating that Suri wasn’t actually Tom’s biological daughter? And there was some massive Scientology cover-up? Based on present-day Suri’s face, I think this mystery is officially solved. Tom Cruise, you ARE the (absentee) father!

Pic: Humberto Carreno/

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