Tom Cruise Slams Life & Style Claim He “Abandoned” Suri, Says They Have “Wonderful Relationship”
Tom Cruise’s war against Life & Style is raging on, with the actor filing a legal declaration this week to set the record straight about his relationship with daughter Suri. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Cruise filed a $50 million lawsuit after Life & Style claimed he abandoned Suri in the wake of his split from Katie Holmes.
But the movie star says his relationship with his little girl is still thriving, writing, “The assertion that I ‘abandoned’ Suri after my divorce is patently false.” “I have in no way cut Suri out of my life — whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise,” says Cruise.
He goes on to note that even when he’s been on location for a film shoot, “we were (and continue to be) extremely close.” “We spoke on the phone nearly every day, and I regularly asked for and received updates concerning her friends and school life, which I then discussed with her during our regular phone calls,” explains Cruise. “As my numerous emails with Suri’s mother during this time period demonstrate, I was a constant presence in Suri’s life during the time that the defendants claim I abandoned her,” he writes, adding that it’s also “patently false” that Suri herself was “feeling abandoned.”
Cruise says, “While I’m sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child, and we have a wonderful relationship and cheerful phone calls.” Gossip Cop will have updates as the case continues to unfold.