Exactly one year ago, a tabloid claimed Tom Cruise was working out a custody agreement with Katie Holmes to set up regular visits with their daughter Suri. Gossip Cop debunked the story when it first emerged. Time has proven it false.
On September 22, 2017, the National Enquirer wrongly reported Cruise and Holmes "agreed to meet for the first time in years" to discuss a reunion between the actor and his 12-year-old girl. The magazine said the actress was open to letting her ex-husband reconnect with their daughter, but first he "needs to show Katie the respect of one-on-one dialogue... plus come to terms with the fact Katie is dating his former friend Jamie Foxx."
The outlet further contended that Cruise's injury on the set of Mission: Impossible - Fallout was what inspired him to get in touch with his daughter again. The actor broke his ankle while performing a dangerous stunt, and according to the magazine, the accident "made him realize he's not getting any younger" and "needs to work out the few relationships he still has left."
When the article was published this time last year, a source close to Holmes assured us it was simply "untrue." That's become very clear 12 months later. Cruise remains estranged from his young daughter, who he hasn't seen in several years. The two haven't been photographed together since 2013, and the actor certainly hasn't been spotted visiting her anytime over the past year.
This past July, People published an extensive profile surrounding "the mysteries of Cruise's life," and made no mention of any changes regarding Suri's custody. Holmes still has primary custody of Suri and never set up a visitation schedule with Cruise. The young girl continues to live with her mom full-time in New York City and Los Angeles.
It's worth noting, the tabloid frequently pretends to have insight into the situation, despite its narratives not panning out. Just last month, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Cruise was taking Holmes to court to get custody of their daughter. In June, the Enquirer's sister publication, Star, made up another story about Cruise and Holmes working on a reunion between him and Suri.
There's a lot of mystery surrounding Cruise's estrangement from his daughter, but the Enquirer's "sources" obviously don't have any real answers. Instead, the tabloid keeps coming up with articles that have more in common with fan fiction than journalism. Last year's story about a custody deal, which the passage of time has disproven, is another example.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.