Tom Cruise boasts of Suri’s amazing vocabulary

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I love a boastful father. Few things are as cute, even when it is Tom Cruise. Interestingly, Tom has been on his apology tour for the last few months. You know, saying sorry for jumping on Oprah’s couch, chiding Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants, and calling Matt Lauer glib. At one point, Tom admitted it would have been better to talk about the movies he was promoting instead of prattling on incessantly about his family. And though he’s doing major “Valkyrie” promotion now, Tom’s still finding it hard to focus on the task at hand, and is slipping back into his old habits. Though I will admit the stories are kind of cute.

Watch out, Harvard. She’s not even three years old, but little Suri Cruise is a bona fide brainiac, boasts her proud papa. “Her vocabulary is incredible,” Tom Cruise told PEOPLE Monday night at the New York premiere of Valkyrie.

Still, his favorite words are some of the most simple. “I love hearing ‘I love you, dada,’ or, ‘I love you, mama.'”

While his wife, Katie Holmes is busy starring in Broadway’s All My Sons, the 46-year-old mega movie star is relishing playing Mr. Mom. “I just love every moment,” he gushed. “We’ve got the teenagers and I’ve got the two-and-half year old and to have that I feel lucky.”

In Valkyrie – his World War II thriller out Christmas Day – Cruise stars as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg and dons an eye patch over his left eye. But his youngest fan did not approve of the accessory at first.

“Suri would come up to me and take it off,” he said. “So the girls in the makeup trailer got a little teddy bear with a patch on it and gave it to her and so she would play with it. That she would get used to the fact it was on me.”

[From People]

I can understand how seeing your dad in an eye patch would be rather disconcerting. Especially when it’s there for a few hours at a time, and then he’s back to regular again. I can’t help but wonder how the topic of Suri’s vocabulary came up with People magazine. What question could they possibly have asked that led to that? All I can guess is that Tom somehow found an excuse. At least the eye patch story was relevant to the movie promotion.

Tom also noted that he’d be more than happy if Suri became an actress. “I would love that,” he said. “Acting, that’s what I love. It’s a great life.” I actually appreciated that comment, because it shows he’s appreciative of what he has. Most actors seem to say they don’t want their kids to go into show business. Which I absolutely understand. But I think the way Tom phrased his answer shows gratitude, which is also nice to hear. Though if Suri does go into acting, she’ll have to stop crying whenever she sees the paparazzi.

Here’s Tom at the New York premiere of ‘Valkyrie’ yesterday. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. daisyfly says:

    “I love hearing ‘I love you, dada,’ or, ‘I love you, mama.’”

    I’m SO glad that he allows Katie to speak once in a while!

  2. Hellary says:

    Cruise is NOT Suri’s father. That kid is Chris Klein’s.

  3. Alison says:

    kids who are isolated from their peers tend to have larger vocabs early on because there is no child-speak going on. All they hear are adults so they don’t hear/learn any babytalk. I have a nephew who was speaking in complete sentences before he was 2. It seemed great at the time, but now he is at school and gets into trouble because he isn’t great with kids his own age. Take the good, take the bad. I’d take the babytalk dilemna over a ‘lonely’ childhood for my own (when I have them!) kiddlings.

  4. eatavag says:

    that baby looks nothing at all like chris klein. i think she looks a lot like tom’s cousin ralph mapother actually. there’s a family resemblance for sure. i sure hope she’s not in any relation to chris klein, he’s a total d-bag.

  5. Lenneke says:

    Definitely Chris Klein’s baby. I’m amazed this secret is not out yet. How can Chris keep his distance? Money I guess..

    Why did Tom and Nicole adopt two children? One of them had to not have been able to have kids. Nicole just gave birth (not sure of that either, but okay) so Tom has to be the one who’s infertile.

  6. breederina says:

    It’s Bill Mapother, and yes there is a disconcerting

  7. eatavag says:

    alison, i totally agree. i’m an only child, and i was an only grandchild til i was 12, so there were no kids my age around when i was a tot. i had the hardest time making friends through grade school… i had trouble relating to the games and mentality of the other children and they seemed to think i was domineering and weird. i was also very smart and could read and write at 3 years old, and my spoken vocab was pretty advanced early on. but yeah, it was pretty lonely being outside the little kiddie circles when i was young.

  8. MsTriste says:

    I believe Suri is Chris Klein’s daughter also, based on her looks and her age. I think Tom and Katie have been trying to make her out to be younger than she really is, so she probably has a normal vocabulary *for her age*.

  9. saffron says:

    You people are nuts. Suri looks like Tom. Period. And 2 year olds do not need play groups! Play groups for children that small benefit the parents! It’s for lonely mothers, primarily. Kids that age aren’t even ready for sharing, etc. Consult your (up-to-date) child rearing manuals.

  10. mins15 says:

    she looks an awful lot like chris klein.

  11. mins15 says:

    I hope she has a better vocabulary than her mothers if Katie uses “amazing” as an adjective one more time some one should buy her a thesaurus.

  12. barneslr says:

    What goofballs. The child look exactly like TC. There is no question in the world that he is her father.

  13. gg says:

    Wow, Tommy Boy is looking old and thin! Also, something about him lately reminds me of that creepy little devil David Mis(begotten)cavige. He has that overly-groomed-because-he-has-something-to-hide look to him (like his weensy stature, or his suspected penchant for boys).

  14. Syko says:

    .. or his tiny peepee . .

  15. prissa says:

    I think she looks like Tom also. Where does the Chris Klein reference come from anyway? Were he and Katie dating right before she & Cruise got married or something? I don’t get it…

  16. cc says:

    Uh, hello people. Katie dated Josh Hartnett in between Chris and Tom. Not only that, but the timeline only fits for Tom Cruise.

  17. Rosebudd says:

    I don’t think Suri is Klein’s baby. They were broken up for awhile when she met Tom. I hope not because what an awful lie to perpetuate for so long & continuing. W/ DNA/blood type, etc. so advanced & only getting better by the minute. God forbid, if anything happened to Suri, in a heartbeat, it wld. be discovered & disclosed. Then Suri wld. need a pschyatrist! Does Tom even raise his other 2 children on a day to day basis (other than sport’s events)? Shame Nicole doesn’t have shared custody w/ them. I believe she has been blackmailed by Scientology. She was young, naive & in-love when she went thru auditing.

  18. The Old KC says:

    I’m a little disappointed that this article didn’t specify exactly what words Suri uses that are so advanced. I wanted to compare Suri with my four-year-old and see how they fell out. Actually my four-year-old’s favorite words right now are “boobies” and “butts” so I’m pretty sure Suri would win at this point. But my son was able to correctly pronounce some big dinosaur names such as “pterodactyl” and “pachysephalosaurus” when he was three. I thought that was pretty impressive although I’m sure it’s parental bias.

  19. vdantev says:

    Yeah, she’s a wunderkind Tom, we get it. Praise Xenu !!

  20. Cletus says:

    @KC- no, that shit IS impressive.

  21. Wif says:

    He mentions vocabulary because that’s something scieno’s value. It’s part of their learning “tech”. They believe that you can’t learn unless you know the exact meaning of every word you read, and when reading you must stop to check the definitions of anything you aren’t clear on. So to brag about Suri’s vocabulary shows that he has great faith in her as a future scieno.

  22. Tina says:

    We get it, we get it. Suri’s not only going to grow up to be genetically and perfectly beautiful, but she’s also going to go to Harvard, be a classical ballerina as a hobby, get initiated into MENSA, and single-handedly solve ALL the world’s problems. She does all of this while dressed in the latest high-end designer clothes. We get it, Tom. Suri’s better than the Jolie-Pitt children. Fine, fine. Now can you please stop exploiting/marketing your child, Tom? Please?

  23. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    1. It was well and widely known before Suri that Tommy Boy was shooting blanks. Thus he adopted two kids with Nicole Kidman. Thus he left Nicole after she became pregnant and had a miscarriage (it couldn’t have POSSIBLY been his, so he knew she was cheating–can’t blame her there). Thus his marriage to Mimi Rogers failed (anyone remember that? they couldn’t have kids and the marriage fell apart).

    Tommy Boy can’t father children. Suri was just a Xenufied miracle, right?

    2. Double-breasted suit? No, not gay at allllllll. LOL.

  24. aleach says:

    so where is this thing about chris klein being suris daddy coming from? i hadnt heard of it until here. just wondering…

  25. Aspen says:

    First of all, she looks JUST LIKE Tom. She’s totally his kid.

    Second, I was raised as an only child, though I have half-siblings that lived with my other parent. We lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere, and I had no companions my own age until I began school. I had a very involved mother and stepfather who were not perfect by any stretch…but they were involved with me.

    I was a very social child in school and had no trouble assimilating to the false social structure of being around a room full of kids precisely my age. Most people don’t.

    Suri is receiving the BEST kind of attention for her age…the attention from doting parents.

    I, personally, think her parents are batshit insane…but they are good to her and involved with her.

    She’s fine.

  26. Ter says:

    I have tried and tried to see any resemblance between Suri and Tom, I just don’t see it. To me she looks like Katie and someone other than Tom.

    And yeah, Suri will not have peer socialization skills if she is not around other kids. She will be either very withdrawn from the group and/or have parallel play without engagement OR she will be very controlling and bossy. Sound like someone near to her?

  27. Kim says:

    Are you people serious. She toally has Tom Cruise’s huge nose. She will need surgery for it LOL but it is so Tom Cruise her eyes and personality too. She seems stubborn and forceful.

    She looks a lot like him generally more than Katie in some pictures. I love a conspiracy but I doubt this one is true. Besides, Chris Klein is bald, isn’t he, am not so sure, Suri has always had a head full of hair. Tom Cruise has never had thin hair, so it is more plausible if you are talking genes.

    CB I too wanted to know what Suri says, she seems interesting. She is going to be a difficult teenager if they don’t watch out.

    About kids and socialization, I know a kid who spent so much time with (perverted) grown ups. Whenever he opened his mouth, my jaw dropped. One time he shouted at my dad ‘whats up Joe? You cool?’ He was about 31/2 or 4 at the time. Another time he asked me ‘do you like kissing’ when I said I didn’t know, he answered ‘don’t worry, you will one day, and boy will you love it!’ and walked away. He was such a character always muttering ‘women!’ then walking off. I wonder where he is now.

  28. chessie says:

    What’s up with his face? Is this just a weird picture, or has he had work done?