Suri Cruise is 17 now, and we feel very old.
The high-profile relationship of her parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes made Suri’s birth in April 2006 one of the most publicised celebrity events of the entire noughties.
Thanks to the soaring public profiles of her celebrity parents, their whirlwind romance, and their relationship with Scientology, Suri’s childhood was a constant point of fascination for tabloids and a hungry public.
As a toddler, Suri became a fashion icon, drumming up controversy for wearing baby heels and handbags to style-out her designer outfits.
However, after Cruise and Holmes separated in 2012, Suri and Holmes took a large step back from the spotlight. While Holmes inched back into headlines for her relationships and various professional moves over the years, Suri has not yet returned to the public eye.
So, where is the world’s most recognisable celebrity baby now?
Where is Suri Cruise now?
As of April 2023, Suri Cruise was still living mostly away from the spotlight. However, with an apparent knack for singing, it seems Suri may one day make a return.
Suri Cruise recently leant her vocals to two of mum’s film soundtracks. The 17-year-old performed ‘Blue Moon’ for the soundtrack of the 2022 film Alone Together, and has sung yet-to-be-released tracks for Holmes’ latest directing project, Rare Objects.
“I hope she always does something on my films,” Holmes said in an interview with Glamour. “I always ask her. But both of those experiences came out of the same sense of what I love about our industry, which is, you have these projects and you become a family with people. And it’s this safe, beautiful, creative space. So it comes out of love for me to include someone who I love dearly. That’s how I like to work. I like to have that kind of feeling. It was very meaningful to me to have her there, because she’s my heart.”
According to the Daily Mail, Suri is reportedly applying for college to study fashion.
While a source said Suri was “applying for schools all over the place”, they also divulged that Holmes would prefer she stay close to home in New York City.
In her interview with Glamour, Holmes confessed a continued desire to protect her daughter.
“What has been really important for me with my daughter, because she was so visible at a young age, is I really like to protect her,” she said. “I’m very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She’s an incredible person.”
Suri and Holmes are frequently sighted together around New York, and reportedly quarantined together at their home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Does Tom Cruise see Suri Cruise?
According to recent reports from Page Six, Tom Cruise does not have a relationship with his daughter.
Sources say he has not seen Suri in a decade, with their last meeting thought to be in 2013, around a year after Cruise’s split from Holmes.
It is rumoured Cruise’s Church of Scientology prohibits him from seeing “non-believers”, which includes Suri and Holmes. Holmes’ choice to leave the faith is reportedly part of the reason behind the pair’s divorce.
TMZ previously reported that the divorce settlement required Tom to pay child support of USD $400,000 (approx. AU $) per year until Suri is 18.
Where did the name ‘Suri’ come from?
As the press release announcing Suri’s birth detailed, ‘Suri’ is Persian for ‘red rose’.