Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes will try in vitro because they want twins

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Washington
In the past week, there have been at least two reports of problems within the Tom Crusie-Katie Holmes union. First, there was the report that Tom Cruise makes Katie Holmes feel inadequate because she hasn’t gotten pregnant again, and because she hasn’t embraced Scientology as much as he’d hoped. The second report was that Katie Holmes is so focused on her career, she’s neglecting Tom’s sexual, baby-making needs. In Touch has a new story that sort of refutes those reports, though.

In Touch claims that Tom and Katie have been trying to get pregnant for a while, but it just hasn’t happened. So, of course, they’re going to try in vitro fertilization. Not just to have one other baby – according to this report, Katie is hell-bent on having twins. The logic is a little faulty – I think they’re saying Katie wants twins because Suri was a really difficult pregnancy, and she only wants to go through one more pregnancy, so why not go for twins?

She’d just gotten back from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, but as Katie Holmes chatted with a group of girlfriends at her Beverly Hills home, the movie business was the furthest thing from her mind.

“The main topic of conversation was babies,” says one of Katie’s pals. “Twins, to be exact!”

As In Touch previously reported, Katie, 30, and her husband, Tom Cruise, are eager to expand their family – and now they’re taking some real steps in that direction.

And her pal says that she and Tom, 46, are now eager to explore procedures such as in vitro fertilization. “She’s thrilled and Tom is over the moon,” says another friend of Katie’s.

She’ll do whatever it takes
As much as Katie – whose rep denies the story – and Tom love being parents to their daughter Suri, 3, and Tom’s older kids, Connor, 14, and Isabella, 16, the pal says they miss having a baby in the home.

Katie’s friend adds that the couple has been trying to conceive for a while now – but without success. They both see in vitro fertilization as the perfect solution with an added bonus: Couples who undergo IVF have a greater likelihood of conceiving twins.

“Katie wouldn’t mind having two more kids with Tom, but she didn’t have the easiest pregnancy with Suri, so she isn’t looking forward to two more pregnancies,” her pal explains. “And Tom loves the idea of twins.”

After Suri’s birth, Katie took some time to focus on her career – but she always knew she wanted a large family. [Her friend says that] desire has grown more and more powerful.

“Katie knows IVF can be grueling, but she feels mentally strong and ready to do whatever it takes,” says the friend.

Now that she’s spoken in depth to fertility experts, “Katie is confident and quietly hopeful that she may now get pregnant in the next few months.”

Tom is feeling hopeful, too. “He’s not getting any younger,” the friend adds. “He doesn’t want to be too old by the time his kids are teenagers, so he hopes Katie will get pregnant quickly.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition, May 25, 2009]

I sort of buy that Tom and Katie have been trying for another baby. I make a lot of jokes about “contractual obligations”, but I tend to believe that both Tom and Katie would like more children for whatever reasons. It’s interesting then that they haven’t gotten pregnant, especially if they‘ve been trying as long as I think they have.

One of the few rumors about Tom Cruise that I’ve always believed whole-heartedly is that for whatever reason, he is sterile. And from that one rumor, I’ve come to believe in several others – like, if Nicole Kidman had a miscarriage at the end of her marriage to Tom, perhaps it wasn’t his child. Also, that Suri might not be his or she might not have been conceived the old-fashioned way. Yes, those theories are based on my belief in one rumor, but it would answer a lot of questions.

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  1. blahblah says:

    These two should have tons of kids… make the world more attractive. LOL You gotta admit, Suri is precious.

  2. Abby says:

    Oh, Kaiser. She looks EXACTLY like Tom’s cousin. Whose name I can’t think of…

  3. Kathy says:

    Heyyyy I know – they should consult Octomom’s doctor and go for a whole litter of babies!

  4. KateNonymous says:

    I’ve heard the sterility rumor, too. Based on the number of biological children he has after three marriages, it doesn’t seem impossible.

    Was Katie’s pregnancy particularly difficult? Aside from the fact that it lasted forever? I don’t remember reports of her going through any of the things I’ve known other people with difficult pregnancies to experience–extreme morning sickness, gestational diabetes, extended bed rest, etc.

  5. Camey says:

    Being in your 60s when your kids are teenagers does strike me as too old. He will be in his 70s when they are in their early 20s.

  6. kiki says:

    people are living to be 100 nowadays besides he got an army of paid help to help them.
    Suri is precious and she got spunk too shes not anything like her zombie mom

  7. jess says:

    ummm…i remember specific interviews where she stated that her pregnancy was really easy and the only thing she craved were cupcakes.

    IVF doesnt surprise me, easy way to have babies without sleeping together…

  8. Ria says:

    If I remember correctly, Nicole sent the tissue from her miscarriage to have DNA testing because she knew Tom was claiming it wasn’t his. I remember reading that when it happened.

    Other than that, I agree with Jess. They have openly said they have separate bedrooms.

  9. Annie says:

    god forbid Xenu’s favorite son being sterile!

  10. Sauronsarmy says:

    But, I thought twins were soooo last year?

  11. Noname says:

    KateNo… How many children does he have after 3 marriages? I thought the two he “had” with Nicole were adopted, I don’t remember ever having heard of a baby from the first marriage and then there was the rumour that Katie was already pregnant when they decided to hook up. Not that I care, he could be making little aliens in his Xenu cave all year long.

  12. Cinderella says:

    Tom’s cousin is William Mapother. He and Suri look so much alike it’s uncanny.

  13. anastasia says:

    He has none from his marriage to Mimi Rogers.

    He has two adopted children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

    And he supposedly is the biological father of Suri, which I have never believed for one second.

    If they have any other kids, it will be from a surrogate father. I believe Kate was already pregnant, very early, when she got with and got engaged to Tom Cruise.

  14. KateNonymous says:

    Noname, he and Nicole did adopt two children. That’s why I specifically said “biological.”

    After divorcing Cruise, Mimi Rogers had two biological children. Nicole has a biological child. If there is a fertility issue, it isn’t the various wives.

    Conclusive? No. But it certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility.

  15. Bubulle says:

    I must be in the minority here but I totally believe that Suri is Tom Cruise biological kid. Seriously even grannies can have kids today so why not Tom Cruise it’s not like he has to touch his wife to do so.

  16. trollydolly says:

    Difficult pregnancy? She was mooching around Santa Monica the week she gave birth in a pair of tight jeans and high heels! The shite the Cruise camp come out with. Sickening.

  17. cakes says:

    Wasn’t Katie out shopping all the time while she was pregnant? Doesn’t sound very difficult to me

  18. Tia says:

    IVF is what everyone is doing nowadays who can afford it. I just feel sorry for their kids have a creep as a dad.. ICK

  19. Devon says:

    Suri could very easily be Chris Klein’s daughter. I’ve always suspected that anyway.

    I agree with the supposition that Tom is sterile. Or not horny for women. Whatev.

  20. eternalcanadian says:

    yay, today is friday and as expected here’s my friday funny!

    omg, tom cruise sterile? pull the other finger, yeah. for a guy that so badly wanted kids, it’s kind of interesting he never had them with mimi (who gave birth to two after they divorced) and nicole (who gave birth to one after they divorced) or with any of the countless women he was with.

  21. Patrice says:

    Umm, THIS is the reason that they are going IVF? give me a break! Are there actually still people out there that believe that Suri was concieved naturally and that she ISN’T William Mapother’s (Tom’s cousin) child? She looks JUST LIKE HIM!

  22. Victoria says:

    When you are a billionaire like Tom, medical science can make his sperm. Do the research. That is Tom’s baby.

  23. geronimo says:

    Agree, Patrice. The resemblance is absolutely uncanny. I call shenanigans on this story in any case, I think it’s far more likely that these two are done and it’s only a matter of time before it’s official.

  24. Mairead says:

    To be fair to them, it’s not unheard of people to look the image of a more distant relative. I know of one guy who is the mirror image of his uncle for example. But a clearer example is my mother and one of her first-cousin’s daughters. The daughter looks uncannily like my mother. They are both practically identical to my great grandmother, from what photos I’ve seen of her. It happens.

    But I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if William was a surrogate sperm donor as Suri does look so much like him. There’s no way Josh Hartnett, or Chris Klein (ugh – Tommy Girl is a way better father than that tool) or anyone else are the dad – the girl is a Mapother without a doubt!

  25. j. ferber says:

    I heard that Tom claimed Scientology cured his dyslexia, so maybe he believes it cured his sterility, too. I always thought Nicole was pregnant by Baz Lurhman (sp.?), who directed her in Moulin Rouge. I’d like to repeat a great line someone else on this site (I think) once wrote: “Katie sold her soul for unlimited designer clothes.”

  26. mE says:

    If it is just to have twins, unless they are joking, that sounds incredibly irresponsible. IVF has risks and to undergo it just because you have what could turn out to be a momentary fetish is just stupid. Every hear of Ovarian Hyperstimulation? It definitely happens and can carry life long consequences.

    It is pretty commonly known that morning sickness, tendancy towards pregnancy complications tend to go up the more babies you are pregnant with at a time. Gestational Diabetes, Pre-eclampsia, etc. risk is higher with carrying multiples. So if she is after an easier pregnancy, she is barking up the wrong tree.

  27. e-non says:

    the sterility story isn’t a rumor. it was mimi rogers who made that claim several years ago.

  28. caribassett says:

    If she would eat a sandwhich once in a while, gain a few pounds her periods could start up again, and she would not need in vitro. What is wrong with these idiot women?!

  29. j. ferber says:

    Caribassett, One reason she’s so thin is probably so she won’t get pregnant again (the other is the unlimited designer clothes). Such is their relationship that getting thin is probably easier and more desirable than having to say no to him. Nicole Kidman doesn’t want to have to deal with him in order to get to see her kids more, so God knows what he’s like in private when there is a disagreement. I shudder to think.

  30. daisy says:

    celebs and the twins…. Its gonna be CRAZY in 15-18 years. With all of them out and about hollywood. dating and what not.

  31. hestia says:

    They’ll TRY in vitro? Isn’t that how they had Suri?

  32. manolita says:

    Gowd forbid.

  33. Trashaddict says:

    Katie’s smiling again. Must be back on the happy pills. What will she do when she’s preggers and can’t take them any more?

  34. Nony says:

    Nicole Kidman actually saved some tissue from the child she miscarried shortly after the divorce, so that she could prove it was definitely Tom’s child.

    Kind of a weird thing to do, isn’t it? Now think about what sort of pressures and accusations could have caused her to do that.

  35. Joolzz says:

    One day there are going to be “designer babies” …..scary thought isn’t it?

  36. Judy says:

    Nichole kept the baby she lost and jhad DNA doen on it incase Tom tried to deny the baby was his so that answers bo questions. One Tom is not sterile and the kid was his and Suri is his and looks like him. Infact Nichole had 2 mniscarriages while married to Tom. I get so sick of this crap doubting the kids were his and so on. You can see Tom in Suri and I doubt if Nick was sleeping around. I sometimes wish that TC woul,d get a paternity tests done on SUri and publish it so these people could shut up and get a life of their own instead of writing this crap so Suri has to live with it when she gets older. These people have no respect for anyone and couldnt care less what crap like this can do to a child.

  37. K McFarlane says:

    Tom & Mimi were not together long and it was at a time when she was at the peak of her brief career and he was young, so I’m not surprised they didn’t have kids. And I always thought that the reason that Tom & Nicole didn’t was because she had fertility issues, not him. She had an ectopic pregnancy early on when they were still in the lovey dove stage and that makes it much harder to conceive subsequently. She talked about wanting babies with Keith for years before getting pregnant so it probably was assisted in some way.

    Pregnancy is a funny thing. My husband and I got pregnant the first month we tried – thought “this is easy!”. Second pregnancy took about 3 years of trying. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t.

  38. im mom says:

    Mimi Rogers didn’t say he was sterile, she said he was celibate. I think that tom cruise is scary, and poor cute katie holmes looks like she is a tired 50 year old housewife. remember how cute she was in GO??? i think she probably just doesn’t want to have another kid with him, however Suri was born, and is trying to break out of Xenu’s den. i do think it is very odd that nicole said she had numerous miscarriages and then in her 40’s, miraculously have a baby. i think she was pregnant with ewan mcgregors baby and miscarried, thats why tom left her because he knew it wasn’t his baby that she lost. he always says “nic, knows what happened”. maybe nicole was so desperate that she believed it could be tom’s but he knew it wasn’t possible. anywho…one could go on all day with conspiracy theories…but i do think there is something very odd and creepy about their arrangement. and i do think it involves scientology.

  39. gg says:

    More auditing. That Level VII stuff ain’t workin.

  40. punx says:

    When Tom divorced his first wife, the one before Nicole, he claimed that he was sterile due to having the mumps at 12, now all of a sudden he’s not? it’s not reversible, doh!

  41. KateNonymous says:

    “i do think it is very odd that nicole said she had numerous miscarriages and then in her 40’s, miraculously have a baby.”

    I don’t know why it’s odd, it does happen.

  42. missy says:

    Camey~I’m in my late 30s and my mom is 80. My dad would be too if he were still with us. They had me in their early 40s and it wasn’t the end of the world. In fact, they were experienced, wiser parents at that point–i’m the last of many–and I actually benefitted in the long run.

  43. Raunnie says:

    I don’t know what to make of the TomKat situation these days, but the comments are insightful. I think that Katie is on some kind of prescription drug that keeps her a little numb and dazed and Tom turns a blind eye to it since scientologists don’t believe in drugs. He really would benefit from smoking some marijuana; it would get him out of his uptight control freak suit.

  44. BlueSkies says:

    Good comments. I wouldn’t believe anything Tom or Nicole say.

  45. Aleksa says:

    If this is true, I hope Katie is strong enough for the daily self-administered injections, the hormonal ups and downs…and the ovaric stimulation. That can kill, it almost happen to me. And in my case, they implanted 3 embryos, not because we wanted triplets, but because not all embryos “hold” most of the time (except with octothingy), so out of the three embryos we are having one baby.)

  46. Nony says:

    Katie is not on medication – believe me, it wouldn’t be allowed, or possible to go unnoticed. (how would she get the meds? She’s under 24/7 scientology supervision!)
    Scientology has kept people from cancer treatments, from taking epilepsy medication – there’s no way she is on medication.

    What she’s on is mind control. Endless staring into other people’s eyes. Endless confessions on a lie detector. And all those confessions are recorded, so if she gets out of line, there’s a whole lot of shit CoS would be happy to release.

  47. marion says:

    for goodness sake you people need to stop taking every negative story about them as gospel.

  48. Nony says:

    I think the fact that he never had biological children with Nicole had a lot more to do with some traumatic pregnancies/miscarriages that she had early on in the marriage. Trying again might have been too much; plus they were both in the middle of their careers and getting children without being out of the running with pregnancy may have suited them both fine.

  49. barneslr says:

    Why do people keep perpetuating the rumors that Cruise is not his daughter’s father? She looks exactly like him. And he has made it abundantly clear that he has no objections at all to adoption, so why would he bother with a charade?

    Quite frankly, all of you who trot out this nonsense just sound stupid.

  50. barneslr says:

    “I sometimes wish that TC woul,d get a paternity tests done on SUri and publish it so these people could shut up and get a life of their own instead of writing this crap so Suri has to live with it when she gets older.”

    It wouldn’t matter if he did; they would just claim the documents to be fake. I don’t like TC at all, but I think this level of gossip is hateful and ugly and beyond the pale. This is a child we are talking about here; an innocent 3 year old who has two parents that are clearly devoted to her (even though I think they both have issues). It’s got to be painful for them to hear these stupid, unfounded rumors crop up periodically.

    Besides, he has no obligation to prove a thing to anyone about his own child. People can speculate and spread lies all day long (and they do), but that doesn’t put him on the hook for disproving them.

  51. CB Rawks says:

    The older the dude is, the slower and more *special* the sperm are. Get a donor, Katie. Not that dumb can’t be lovable, but give the kids SOME chance in life. Their surname is handicap enough.

  52. fabulous says:

    Sterile? The MAIN rumour that has been circulating about Tom for years and years is that he is gay. Which would go some way towards explaining the need for IVF, Nicole keeping the unborn baby tissue, etc. etc.

    BTW – Scientology is supposed to be able to ‘cure’ homosexuality too.

  53. Jill B says:

    What is this celebrity obsession with twins?

  54. Vanna says:

    Tom is not gay. I know that for a fact and I also know that Tom can’t have kids so Suri has to be Katies ex boyfriends. I know these things for a fact,

  55. goldiemay says:

    There has been speculation and rumours about Tom Cruise’s sexual preference for many many years, so in my opinion, there must be some substance to this. I remember very clearly when he was married to Mimi Rogers – she said he was sterile and couldn’t have kids which is why she divorced him. I also read a very interesting excerpt from a book written by someone who claims he was hired by Tom’s people -to have sex with him at various discreet locations and was paid big bucks to remain quiet.
    I don’t get what the big deal is about admitting if he is gay – I mean there are so many gay/lesbians in Hollywood today are it certainly has become far more acceptable that it used to. Look at Rock Hudson, Montgomery Clift etc… they all hid their sexuality out of fear of never working in Hollywood again, however it isn’t like that now.
    I don’t believe that Suri Cruise is Tom’s biological father – I just don’t know how long Katie Holmes will be able to last married to Tom having to put up such a front for the world- sad way to live if you ask me.