After Tom Cruise’s failed marriage to Katie Holmes, he has finally decided to break free from the Church of Scientology for his daughter.
According to insiders, Tom is fed up with church telling him what he can and can’t do when it comes to Suri Cruise and he has plans to leave Scientology to watch Suri grow up in peace.
The decision came after a heartbreaking phone call with Suri, where the actor allegedly realized he’s missing out on all of her milestones and the only way to get back into the his daughter’s life is to leave the church behind, Star magazine reported.
“She was going on and on about her ballet class and how much she loves it. That’s when Tom realized he’s never seen her perform ballet and he started to tear up,” the insider claimed.
“It hit him that she’s growing up before his eyes and he’s not there to witness most of it.
They talk on the phone and video chat, but it’s not the same. Phone calls and video chats for Tom and Suri can’t really replace spending actual, physical time with each other, especially since Suri is so young.”
Tom has been missing out on a lot of time with his daughter due to the church mandating his actions.
“Tom has been under tremendous pressure where Suri and Katie are concerned because the church doesn’t want him close to them. They can’t stand that their own poster boy isn’t raising his child in the church,” the source said.
“If they label Suri a suppressive person (a Scientology term for an enemy of the church), as they’ve been known to do with dissenters, that would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He’s between a rock and a hard place, but he’s finally making a choice to put his daughter first,” the source continued, as reported by Hollywoodlife.com.
“Tom has missed birthdays, school events, all the special parts of childhood that happen so fast and are gone before you know it.
Suri is not a baby anymore; she is fully aware that her father isn’t around much,” said the insider. “When she speaks to him on the phone, it’s becoming more and more like she’s talking to a stranger.”