One of this week's tabloids claims Tom Cruise is reuniting with his 12-year-old daughter Suri for the holidays. The story is inaccurate. Gossip Cop can correct it.
The movie star has been estranged from his daughter for several years, but according to Heat, he's planning a Christmas reunion with the young girl. A supposed source tells the magazine, "Suri has been missing her dad more than ever recently, and it looks like she will get to spend some time with him this Christmas."
Although there's a lot of mystery surrounding Cruise's estrangement from his daughter, it's widely believed that Scientology plays a role. The actor's ex-wife Katie Holmes, who has primary custody of Suri, left the controversial religion when she and Cruise divorced in 2012. The outlet's alleged insider adds, "There was a huge difference of opinion between Tom and Katie about Scientology, but Suri is still his daughter. A lot of time has passed now, and he realizes it's in everyone's interests to put Suri first and let bygones be bygones."
The questionable tipster goes on to say that Holmes is cooperating with her ex-husband on setting up a reunion between him and Suri, and they're currently "working out the best venue for them to meet." The seemingly nonexistent source adds, "Katie will most likely want somewhere semi-public, while Tom would prefer an ultra-secure location far away from prying eyes." The "insider" believes Cruise and his daughter will likely end up meeting at a "secluded country estate" where they'll "have the opportunity to catch up, exchange presents and enjoy some much-needed time together."
The tabloid's article is simply fabricated. Less than a month ago, Gossip Cop busted Star for wrongly reporting that Cruise was planning to take Suri for the holidays, leaving Holmes all alone on Christmas. Like this latest story, the premise was based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but the actress's rep told us on the record that it was untrue. We once again checked in with Holmes' spokesperson, who assures us that nothing has changed since in the past few weeks. Cruise isn't attempting to reunite with his daughter this Christmas.
Unfortunately, the tabloids frequently publish false reports about the movie star's relationship with his 12-year-old daughter. In September 2017, for example, Gossip Cop called out the National Enquirer for wrongly reporting that Cruise and Holmes were working out a new custody deal for Suri. In January of this year, OK! concocted a story about Suri making a "desperate plea" to see her father. Later that month, Gossip Cop busted Star for falsely claiming that Cruise was quitting Scientology to reunite with his daughter. These countless storylines never pan out, and this latest one is no more realistic.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.