Work commitments may have kept Tom Cruise from seeing daughter Suri for the past few months, but the actor is reportedly determined to spend the Christmas holidays with his daughter in the UK
According to The Sun, Cruise and ex-wife Katie Holmes have come to an agreement that the actor will fly to New York from the UK – where he is currently filming his latest thriller, All You Need Is Kill – and jet Suri back to Blighty for Christmas, where he is looking to rent a big house in the Lake District or Scotland.
‘By the time Christmas comes, Tom won’t have seen Suri for a long time,’ a source told the newspaper. ‘So he’s agreed with Katie that it’s only right she stays with him. Filming has been extended until after Christmas, so he will appreciate the break.’
Tom has been facing some bad press over not seeing six-year-old Suri since July, when the two of them went to Disney World together, and his lawyers have rushed to his defence, explaining that ‘he calls Suri every day, sometimes twice a day.’
The actor is currently suing Bauer Media Group for $50million after US magazines In Touch and Life & Style ran a series of articles alleging that Cruise ‘abandoned’ his daughter and is no longer in her life.
‘Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri,’ Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, said in a statement. ‘She’s a vital part of his life and always will be.
‘To say he has ‘abandoned’ her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible.’