Is Tom Cruise’s physical distance from Katie Holmes and Suri taking its toll?

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Here are some photos of Katie Holmes with Suri Cruise in NYC on 6/25 after Suri got tired of walking, so Katie carried 6-year-old Suri for the rest of their walk. All I have to say about this (and without being too judgy) is that when my daughter was that age, my arms probably wouldn’t have carried her for more than a block at most. What does this tell us? Katie could totally beat Tom Cruise in an arm-wrestling match.

Another point of relevance to observe is that Katie and Tom have been spending a great deal of time apart from each other. While I’ve always assumed that Katie enjoyed her alone time away from the unhinged, lift wearing midget, she has been photographed quite recently looking very depressed. Further, Katie’s April walk of broken dreams poses the theory that not only is Katie bummed by Tom’s broken promises over her career, but she might also be disgruntled by his constant absence. Then Tom went solo (for whatever reason) to the Rock of Ages premiere. The official explanation is that Katie was in China for work-related reasons, but I’m not so sure that she wasn’t gone on purpose. You know, because he’s rarely ever there for her.

Now a new story from Star would have us believe that Tom’s extended and repeated time away from his girls is taking its toll not only upon his marriage but also Suri’s well being as well. The story, which seems to be based upon a photo of a tantrum on the part of Suri after Katie took away her ice cream cone, also states that Tom is scheduled to spend his 50th birthday in Iceland shooting Oblivion while his girls remain in NYC. From the way the story frames Tom’s statements on the subject, he comes off as pretty insensitive:

Katie Holmes Suri Cruise

Tom Cruise has plans for his 50th birthday on July 3 — and they won’t involve party hats and blowing out candles with wife Katie Holmes, 33, and their 6-year-old daughter, Suri. Instead, he’ll be filming Oblivion in Iceland. “My family and I have an understanding on that matter,” explained Tom, who is currently starring in the hair-metal musical Rock of Ages. I have spent a lot of birthdays on set.”

But his absence seems to be taking a toll on the little girl and her mom, who caught the film Brave together on June 23 in NYC. “Suri misses her day,” says a family friend who points to the tyke’s recent public outbursts as evidence. She’s a different child when Tom’s around, explains the friend. “Suri was having a complete meltdown on a recent photo shoot for Katie until Tom stopped by unexpectedly. He picked her up and she was suddenly fine.”

[From Star, print edition, July 9, 2012]

Does Suri miss her dad while he’s away? Undoubtedly. Sure, the dude has to work, but it seems like a huge deal for him to be away on a milestone birthday. It’s hard to believe that he couldn’t negotiate with the producers for a few days to spend with family.

Meanwhile, The Mail is having a little fun at Tom’s expense by claiming that he rubs bird crap on his face to maintain his youthful glow:

Some celebrities opt for a bit of Botox or even a chemical peel in an attempt to keep their youthful looks. But not Tom Cruise, who instead swears that a smearing of bird-droppings on his face is all he needs to stay young.

According to Now magazine, the Rock of Ages star, 49, has told friends that his skin has never looked better thanks to the expensive spa treatment. It involves mixing poo from a nightingale with rice bran and water which is then applied as a face mask.

And a source told the magazine: “Tom doesn’t go in for Botox or surgery but he does pay close attention to all the new natural treatments. He recently started experimenting with the nightingale poo facial after it was recommended by a Hollywood pal and the results have been fantastic.”

Other celebrities believed to be fans of the poo treatment include David and Victoria Beckham, who used to be good friends with Cruise and Holmes. New York beautician Shizuka Bernstein said: “The nightingale poo acts as an exfoliant that brings out the dirt and adds shine.”

[From Daily Mail]

The Mail further hints that Tom got the great idea for rubbing bird excrement on his face from Victoria Beckham, who is allegedly a huge fan of the beauty secret as well. This story, as amusing as it might be, probably isn’t true. The Mail has already written a similar tale about how Gwyneth Paltrow rubs synthetic snake venom on her visage, which Gwyneth has denied. Also, I think stories like this may serve to distract us from Tom’s obvious plastic surgery.

Here’s Katie arriving with a half-untucked shirt at the family home in NYC on 6/27. She obviously no longer gives a crap about how she looks.

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Katie Holmes Suri Cruise

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  1. HappyMom says:

    Why can’t they be in Iceland with him? Something is obviously amiss.

  2. ZazaGirl says:

    That midget is so insensitive. Suri is a cutie though she seems spoilt.

  3. really says:

    Maybe Katie is depressed that she’s 33 years old and her husband is turning 50.

  4. Jackie O says:

    this kid seems like a handful. literally and figuratively.

    i think they have probably separated and are holding off the official announcement until the details are hammered out.

    i hope another xenu kid will not lose its mother.

  5. Miss T says:

    Tom mentioned in interviews that his family will be in Iceland with him. His older kids both have active social network accounts, and according to their twitter and instagram, they are both currently in Iceland.I’m sure Katie and Suri will join them too. So, I think this is just tabloid b.s.

  6. ZigZagZoey says:

    Uh, did they just say that Tom’s beauty secret is getting sh-t faced? :)

    Katie’s could be depressed because someone finally threw away her booties….

  7. Dany says:

    How can you let your 6 year old daughter wear a see through skirt when you know there will be tons of pictures out in no time…? I don’t know, to me Suri looks so fed up with constantly being papped… sometimes her facial impression is just desperate. I’m no fan of the Cruise family but it really would scare me to see my kid always being so frightened.

    These cool parents are creating a nice little personal disorder by treating their child like they do. This kid’s got no boundaries and no healthy education. But no need to worry, there’s enough money for life long therapies. Bah.

    On top of that all these pics of her being tugged through the night for pizza, ice cream or whatever – makes me sick.

  8. Genevieve says:

    Poor, naive Katie clearly had no idea that marrying the gay dwarf midget meant being a hostage of Co$ for life. Pretty clear that the marriage is a total sham. Yeah, I’ll bet Tom’s absence is taking a toll on his child. Along with being abominably spoiled, Suri is probably confused as hell about daddy’s complete absence…as well as the fact that “pretty mommy” now looks little better than a homeless person.

    For all of her parent’s fame and money, Suri is destined for a few decades on a shrink’s sofa. As unappealing as the child is, I do feel awfully sorry for her.

    SURE WISH TC would just come out of the closet and get it over with! It would go a long way in dismantling the crazy that is Co$.

    • TG says:

      There is no way Katie didn’t know what she was getting into. She sold her soul to the devil to make a contract with this Napolean complex creature.

      One time the tabs had pics of both Suri and Shiloh and it was amazing to see the difference in their childhoods. In nearly every pic Shiloh was smiling or had this zest for life on her face and body language and the pics of Little Sci (thanks Lainey)she was so intense like some adult not smiling or looking even remotely happy. Like she has been trained to be an adult from day one.

      • Genevieve says:

        I recall the pics of Suri/ Shiloh, and i agree. The Jolie-Pitt kids are at least allowed to actually BE kids, not little miniature adults, complete with lipstick and high heels.

        Seriously, though…while Katie may have been given a tiny glimpse of what her future with the GDM would be like, I don’t think she had ANY clue of what really lay ahead. I think her husband and Co$ peeled back the layers of their expectations of her VERY slowly, like an onion. I’m sure it never occurred to her that one day she would become a miserable, Co$-Stepford wife drone, who walked the streets of NY looking like a disaster refugee and raising her spoiled, odd child as a single parent.

        NO WAY do I think that starry-eyed Katie knew exactly what she was in for. Poor creature.

    • Boo says:

      No therapy–CO$ doesn’t believe in that. She will be subjected to hours of taped reprogramming, which will drive her further into insanity. Poorest little rich kid in town.

  9. Chatcat says:

    It has been a rather exhausting June for me and I am completely looking forward to the 10 days of vacation that are coming my way in less then 4 hours. In a month full of award winning shithead celebs’ shitheaded antics, including, but not limited to: Matty the coldhearted jackass at NBC, the Revolta’s, Johnny Deppsh*t, LiLo aka cracky whack, any Kartrashian, Jenny skank McCarthy and totally batsh*t crazy Halle, now we have one last story of Tommygirl…the other CO$ nut job who puts a whole different spin on the term “self love”.

    I am going to call it right now. He is not celebrating his 50th with wife and daughter because the separation announcement is coming by the end of summer. This is a Tommygirl & CO$ subtle (hahaha) way of introducing the beginning of the end of his marriage to his legions of fans (all 5 of them).

    Wonder what July is going to bring and from whom. The same suspects or who is going to dethrone some of the top contenders?

  10. dorothy says:

    Maybe Suri’s depressed because at her age she apparently can’t walk. Her parents tote her around like she’s and infant. Let the kid have friends, let her walk on her own. Geez….

  11. yuya says:

    I think she actually looks great with the long skirt and denim shirt, same with the more baggy jeans. They fit her figure so much better than skinny jeans.

    • sarahtonin says:

      You can get lots of diseases from animal droppings. Toxoplasmosis from cat feces, Psittacosis and Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcosis from bird.

      It’s not a smart thing to do. There’s a good biological reason why we have an innate objection to excrement.

      That said though, I want to shake Victoria Beckham’s hand for the lulzy prank she has pulled on him telling him to do it. She’s the best person for the job when it comes to telling people utter crap, because she can keep a straight face. I’d tell Cruise to drink donkey semen or something, to retain his youth … if I could keep from laughing.

      Edited: Because I can’t punctuate to save myslef at 3am

  12. mln76 says:

    Katie has clearly chosen not to re-sign her contract. She is taking the 5-yr option. Notice in the second to last photo as much as she’s trying to affect a sad Katie look the girl is beaming….
    Oh and she’s in a much better position than Nicole-Suri is biologically and legally hers (possibly not Tom’s) so she’ll be leaving with her daughter.

  13. mar says:

    CREEPY CREEPY CREEPY, that is what I think of the entire family.

    Katie Holmes sold her soul to the fame and money monster. You can see it in her eyes. she has the same eyes as Britney Spears.

  14. Lisa says:

    I don’t know who actually made the decision (I’m guessing a Co$ person), but Katie Holmes turned down The Dark Knight to make Mad Money, which was (yes, I saw it, sadly) terrible, and a horrible career move.

    If that wasn’t her first clue that things weren’t going to be as awesome as she’d expected, she’s missing a few pieces upstairs.

    I still don’t believe Suri is Tom’s biological kid.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Google Tommy Davis Scientology. That is who I think is her father.
      Apologies if you have seen this comment from me before, it’s just pretty wild seeing his face and hers….

    • mln76 says:

      As for Dark Knight—the rumor was that Christopher Nolan would only re-sign Katie if Tommy Girl was banned from the set.

      • Bad Irene says:

        Oh interesting, I remember Michael Caine giving an interview during the film promotion and he basically said she not was allowed out of a CO$ handlers sight, she did her scenes and was walked off set by this handler and no one on set got to interact with her.

    • Mia 4S says:

      No she didn’t turn down the Dark Knight…but it was awfully nice of them to let her say that huh?

      Seriously though, there is no way the studio did not have sequel options in the actors’ contracts. It’s Batman for goodness sake! If they had wanted her they could have exercised the option and she would have been there or she would have a had a breach of contract suit on her hands. The “turned it down” story was a bit of courtesy from Nolan and the studio but I would LOVE to know the full story.

      I’ll actually be stunned if she doesnt show up in Iceland for his birthday. Publicity wise it really would look odd since she is not doing anything else. Whoops just saw People, no Iceland for KAK.

    • Lisa says:

      I shall rephrase: She made Mad Money instead of The Dark Knight, and I think we can all agree that had something to do with Co$. :)

      I still think Chris Klein is Suri’s father, though that Tommy Davis guy is definitely a contender, at least in the similar looks department.

      I know, I know, everyone will say the timing is wrong for Chris Klein, but I still think he’s the dad. Maybe I just *hope* he’s the dad.

  15. Newtsgal says:

    I think Katie is sad because she hasn’t had sex for 6-7 yrs

  16. ZigZagZoey says:

    I wonder if the whole John Travolta disaster made her want to leave even more!

  17. MJ says:

    For the love of Xenu, why won’t they buy her another pair of shoes? Maybe if she ever wore anything besides those gold ballet flats (like a pair of sneakers) she wouldn’t have to be carried around like a baby.

  18. sukienow says:

    there are pics of katie and suri with him in iceland two weeks ago

    http://katiehonline.com/katie-holmes-tom-cruise-and-suri-in-iceland

    tom did also mention that his family are going to be in iceland for his birthday; from his kids social media account it seems the older two kids are there now.
    connnor and one of his cousins have been there the past week and bella just got there today.

    they are also many pap pics of katie and suri flying to louisiana to visiting him on set while he was shooting there last month. go to pop sugar website.

    apart from his red carpet pics there havent been too many candie pics of tom because he is shooting a movie and the set seem to be a close one.

  19. sarahtonin says:

    That child is going to be carried to her 21st birthday party.

    Does she get any exercise?

    • Samigirl says:

      While I think Tom is a freak show, I really don’t get the hate on holding your children. If I were surrounded by paps, walking in or close to a street, etc., my child would be in my arms as well. I still carry my almost 5 year old son, especially when we are in parking lots and such. I love holding him, feeling him hug me, being chest to chest with him. Why is that such a bad thing to love and want to hold your child?

      • kay says:

        thanks for posting this, I agree with you.

        I love to carry my 4 year old boy, he snuggles in and it’s sweet to whisper to each other.

        yes, he can walk, run, has friends and gets exercise.

        but I will never turn down an opportunity to snuggle with my kids, no matter who judges me. I can no longer pick up my 11 year old- it kind of breaks my heart.

      • sarahtonin says:

        I have nothing against picking up a child for a cuddle or when s/he can’t walk anymore.

        But considering we get photos of every moment they are outside, that means that half the time she is out of the house she is being carried. It’s too much.

        Different when it’s to get them through packs of paps etc but when you’re just walking down the street your child needs to walk as much as they can, especially when you don’t have a garden to play in.

      • Samigirl says:

        We don’t see what they do in the privacy of their own home/back yard. If I had a ton of people looking to make a buck by snapping my picture every time I walked out the door, I’d carry my child all the time as well. I think it’s good parenting!

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        I agree. I carry my 4 year olds all the time. If the paps were all over the place yelling and taking pictures, you can bet they wouldn’t leave my arms. This is a ridiculous criticism of Katie!

  20. cody says:

    I think Suri has been placed in a position where she is constantly under a microscope and being photographed. What kind of childhood is that. There are many famous people where you never see their children. Why is Suri always being photographed,because her parents choose this for her. I notice she looks right at the cameras now for the full effect. As for Katie I think she would be afraid to leave Tom. He probably wields a lot of power in the relationship. He got the kids in the last divorce.

  21. the original bellaluna says:

    “My family and I have an understanding about that”?!? WOW. What kind of controlling arse says THAT? …oh, wait; never mind…

    That being said, I think the beginning of the end started some time ago, with Katie’s unwillingness to have another child in spite of GMD’s wishes. (Because, you know, we don’t live in the Dark Ages – YET – so she had a choice.)

    I also think that them being separated on his birthday is their mutually passive-aggressive way of making one another know that SHE thinks he’s working too much and needs to put his family first (thus she’s not going to fly to another set-location to be there with him); and HE thinks he’s still in control and she’ll cave, and that if family was so important to her in the first place, she’d be willing to fly to another set-location to be together “on his Special Day.”

    It could also be that, now that Katie has some semblance of control in her own life, she’s not all that willing to give it up.

    Or, she could just be jealous that GMD’s career has been the one to blow up, not her’s.

    Or, some of all of that. ;)

    • sarahtonin says:

      Considering she once followed him all over the world to be with him while he worked, it says a lot that she won’t even visit him on his birthday, especially a milestone.

      I doubt she cares if he’s working too much now. If he’s the control-freak he appears to be, I’d think she’d be happy he’s out of the house. Seems like it’s over, as rumoured, 5 year contract and all.

      The passive-aggressive behaviour, imo, is her subtly letting everyone know things aren’t as they were. Because everyone will speculate, and it forces him to make a comment on why she won’t be there to eat his 50 year old cupcake.

  22. Aria says:

    Katie needs to wear long skirts and dresses more often. They compliment her body type.

  23. e.non says:

    that poor kid. i expect she’s going to have some massive psychological issues in the years to come. she is clearly tormented by the paps; and her stupid parents just grin and exploit her some more.

    doesn’t holmes have any friends. you never see her hanging with anyone; unless you count her 6yo..

  24. Sarah says:

    They are divorcing per PEOPLE mag

  25. lisa2 says:

    Relationships do have problems when couples are apart for long periods of time. A lot of couples get negative for staying together with their children. Now Katie/Tom are getting flack for not being together. I didn’t know that NYC was there home-base. Katie is not working nor does she seem to even have an active acting career. I don’t see why they are not all together. And Tom seems to be like JD working none stop. Movie after movie. Never a pause. And like Depp he flies in for a couple of days or Katie/Suri come in for a weekend then they are apart again. She is young and for children home is Mommy/Daddy.

    I don’t know if the are having problems, but they will if they don’t start being together more as a family. Especially considering Tom is not a struggling actor. He has enough money to take some time off for his family.

    ^^^^^^^^^^ Just saw the People article. WELL THERE YOU GO.. another break up missed by the world

  26. suze says:

    People.com is reporting that they’re divorcing.

  27. deep says:

    IMO they need to get that camera out of Suri’s face every time she walks out the door. My goodness..that’s tough for an adult but for a child it’s gotta be torture. And, I can’t believe they published that picture of Suri when the way the light hit her skirt it made it see through. That’s just not right!! They should be ashamed. And, as far as Katie not looking runway perfect every time we see her..my opinion is that she is at home..she lives in NYC and is going about her day to day life. She looks fine. And, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind a bit if they got the cameras out of her face either. She doesn’t have to be perfect every day of her life. I know I’m not..She looks just fine.

  28. storyteller says:

    PEOPLE is reporting that they have split. Wow.

  29. BeeBee says:

    Remember in the beginning, during interviews she would go on about how wonderful he was? Does anyone remember when that stopped? Also, when was the last time she was papped with her step kids? I believe they are unofficially over. She’s lucky she’s only lost her career.

  30. deep says:

    And..I love her maxi skirt!

  31. Newtsgal says:

    They are getting DIVORCED!!!!!

  32. Mia 4S says:

    Contract’s up…yeah the original rumors were that it was for 5 years. Right on schedule.

  33. deep says:

    OMG it’s official! tom and Kate are divorcing!! I’ll bet money it’s because Suri is school age and Tom wants her at the Scientology institute and Kate’s not having any of it..very interesting..very interesting indeed.

  34. ruby says:

    Well the People site is saying that they are divorcing… http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20608003,00.html
    Bedhead, you have an amazing flair XD

    Edit : Ninja’d. Oh well, I’ll leave the link.

  35. A-Rod says:

    Tmz is reporting the DIVORCE is on! I guess they couldn’t work out a new contract for the role of Mrs. Tom Cruise.

  36. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Wompxwomp they r getting divorced

  37. Bex says:

    Katie strikes me as depressive, possibly even bipolar. She goes through periods where she’s super fit, well dressed, always going out with friends… And then times where she wanders the streets looking homeless and desolate.

    Classic bipolar type II.

    Tom, on the other hand, always seems “on”.

    It’s possible they’re both bipolars, but favor opposite sides of the spectrum (she is more depressive, and he more prone to manias). I’d totally believe this because bipolars have been shown to be socially and romantically attracted to other bipolars, and the illness is fairly prevalent among those who choose acting as a career.

  38. inthekitchen says:

    I just heard on the radio that People(?) are reporting that they are DIVORCING!!!

    Interesting…

  39. Rachface24 says:

    Holy shirt! People just officially announced divorce through katies attorney

  40. innocentangel81 says:

    Maybe when the divorce is final she can go back to acting

  41. JD says:

    Katie always looks tired and depressed to me.
    Hopefully, CoS won’t try to keep Suri from her.

  42. Aubra says:

    I wonder if “Katie knows why this is happening”…

  43. brin says:

    Not a surprise, I bet they haven’t been living together for a while.

  44. ZigZagZoey says:

    Who will be his next victim….Anybody got any guesses?
    ::shudder::

  45. Jennifer says:

    I am hoping that once she is through the motions of divorce she can find herself and figure out what she wants, rather than what the CO$ want for her. She honestly does look happier in these pictures. I’ve read many comments saying that she looked depressed and even bipolar..hell that would happen to any of us if we had to deal with what she did. It had to have sucked marrying your idol from your tween years only to realize he is cray cray. Hopefully she can come out of it on top and get herself back together.

    I never thought she was a great actress but I liked Mad Money. Sorry :)

  46. ViloDeMenus says:

    Suri was also of the age where the C0$ does something called a secCheck, it’s the beginning of the indoctrination process of the church, read Tony Ortega’s blog at the village voice and read the questions, loads of questions. It turns them into little spies on their own families and starts getting them ready for the auditing process, it’s pretty scary. I wouldn’t want my child to keep tabs on what I said and report it back to the church where I might get in trouble, might be threatened and blackmailed. It’s all troubling. I think when she realized he had no problem any of these things, especially a school where if you graduate and you can’t read, it’s all just fine. She seems to have aspirations for her child to have a normal life. The thing is, there were so many Scientologists he could have dated and married where this would never have been a problem. But then his first wife divorce him after a couple of years, she’s still in the church, but at the time she said he didn’t like sex, she wasn’t going to live like a monk. I think there are loads of issues in this mess. Women always think love will change the man, they couldn’t be more wrong and at the end of the day he was always going to be more powerful in that relationship. He hurt her career more than anything else, and she took it until she couldn’t take it anymore. Expect of a lot of bad stories about Katie to leak in the near future that will be from the church trying to help TC.