One of this week's tabloids claims Tom Cruise wants to reunite with his daughter Suri over the holidays, which would leave Katie Holmes alone on Christmas. The story is completely made-up. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
The movie star has been estranged from his 12-year-old daughter for several years, but according to Star, he's pushing for a Christmas reunion and his ex-wife isn't happy about it. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Katie's absolutely panicking over the fact that she may lose Suri for the holidays. Tom's been completely absent from Suri's life for years. She has no idea why he's walking back in now - especially since he knows how important Christmas is to Katie."
The supposed source further contends that Cruise has an ulterior motive for reuniting with his daughter, saying the Church of Scientology "is pushing for this reunion" to repair the movie star's image, as well as gain the public's trust in the controversial religion. "They don't want to force them back into Scientology," adds the questionable tipster. "It's more like they'd like Katie and Suri to be seen as passively coexisting with the church, and maybe then potential followers would be less suspicious."
"Tom has been instructed to give Suri the best Christmas ever," adds the seemingly phony source, who goes on to say that Holmes is devastated over being "ripped away from her daughter" on her favorite holiday. The magazine's premise, however, is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "insider." Holmes' rep, who's qualified to speak on the actress's behalf, says on the record that it's untrue. Cruise isn't attempting to take Suri away over the holidays.
It's worth noting, Star consistently makes ups stories about the movie star's relationship with his daughter. Gossip Cop called out the tabloid in June for wrongly reporting that Cruise and Holmes were hashing out a new custody agreement so he could reunite with Suri. That clearly hasn't happened.
This past January, Gossip Cop busted the magazine's bogus cover story alleging that Cruise was quitting Scientology to reunite with Suri. In the time since we debunked that report, the movie star relocated near the church's headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. And last year, the outlet falsely claimed that Suri made a "heartbreaking plea" to see her estranged dad. The tabloid's ongoing narrative regarding Cruise's estrangement from his daughter is fabricated. There's a lot of mystery surrounding the situation, but Star clearly has no insight into it.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.