Katie Holmes thinks her daughter Suri Cruise will be "more famous" than the young girl's dad, Tom Cruise? That was the premise of a tabloid story from exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop shot down the report, and now 12 months later, it's clear the preteen hasn't gone into the entertainment business to become a star.
On December 25, 2017, Star maintained Suri had "showbiz dreams" and Cruise better "look out." To bolster its claim, the magazine quoted an unnamed "source" who alleged Holmes was certain Suri would be an actress or a model one day. "Katie says Suri will be even more famous than her dad," asserted the publication's anonymous tipster.
The entire tale was predicated on the fact that Holmes and Suri introduced Taylor Swift at Z100's 2017 Jingle Ball in New York. The tabloid's purported source contended Suri "begged" Holmes to join her onstage and "wasn't nervous" standing in front of the thousands of fans at Madison Square Garden. The unidentifiable tipster further went on to assert Suri was even "thrilled to be in the spotlight."
Of course, being on a stage with one's mom is very different than actually acting and wanting to become famous. And if that's what really gave Suri "showbiz dreams," it would stand to reason she would have again joined Holmes on the red carpet at the 2018 Jingle Ball and been with her when the actress stepped onstage to say hello to this year's crowd. Though she attended the annual music event with her mother and some friends earlier this month, Suri was decidedly not front and center this year.
It's conceivable Suri may one day catch the acting bug, but so far she has not. It bears mentioning that while the magazine pushed its narrative along via an untraceable "source," who's not accountable for getting the story wrong, a rep for Holmes, speaking on the actress's behalf, exclusively told Gossip Cop last year the article was false. Now 365 days later, Suri didn't hop onstage again at the Jingle Ball nor has she begun a career in show business.
In the intervening year since that article, Star hasn't become any more reliable with its claims about Suri and Holmes. Just one month after that inaccurate tale, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid when it published an untrue cover story about how Tom Cruise was quitting Scientology to reunite with Suri. And just a month ago, the same outlet falsely reported Cruise was taking Suri away for Christmas, leaving Holmes alone on the holiday.
Nor can Gossip Cop forget the same publication splashed on its cover in September how Holmes was having a "miracle baby" with Jamie Foxx. Keep in mind that story came after the tabloid incorrectly ran on its front page that Holmes dumped Foxx for Joshua Jackson. In each and every one of those articles, the magazine based its claims on anonymous sources, while Gossip Cop accurately debunked them with on-the-record remarks from Holmes's spokesperson.
Gossip Cop looks back on occasion at reports from the year before to help readers decide which outlets they can and cannot trust. A year ago it was claimed Holmes's daughter was pursuing a career in show business, and that the actress felt Suri could become more famous than Tom Cruise. It wasn't true then, and it's still wrong to this day.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.