Tom Cruise wants a son “to pass on the gene pool”


Time to break out the same old Baby Bump High Alert for Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. Unfortunately, this time we don’t have new photos of Katie looking especially bloaty or preggers. Just these photos from the weekend of Tom and Katie at a Lakers game, where they both look exhausted. Must be the constant audits in preparation for Katie’s Rosemary’s Baby-esque insemination with L. Ron Hubbard’s Xenu-child? Not so much, according to OK! Magazine. Apparently, they do want a baby, but sources say that Tom is particularly interested in having a boy “to pass on the gene pool.” Oh, yes!

Worried that his little girl Suri Cruise, 3, might be lonely, Tom Cruise wants to have another child with Katie Holmes as soon as possible, a source tells OK!.

“Katie is a doting mom,” the source says, “but Tom feels Suri has no idea what it’s like to play with kids her own age.”

A friend of the couple confirms: “Tom and Katie are definitely planning, but he’s said [getting pregnant] has to be Katie’s decision.”

Tom wants a boy, the friend says. “Though they love [his adopted son] Connor, Tom must want a biological son to pass on the gene pool.”

The friend says that while Katie’s not following the Scientology detox that promotes conception, they could be expecting “as early as the summer.”

[From OK! Magazine]

I have so many problems with this, I’m going to put it in list form:

1. Tom, you already have a son. His name is Connor, and just because he’s adopted, doesn’t make him a second-class child. And he carries the “Cruise” name, so the “Cruise” name will be extended.

2. What happens if Katie gives birth to a girl? Will Xenu punish her?

3. How magnanimous, that having a baby will be “Katie’s decision”. So nice of Xenu to deign to give her reproductive rights.

4. Suri is of Tom’s “gene pool” right? So why the fuss about having a BOY to continue the gene pool?

5. Stop with the auditing. Look at Katie. She’s tired and drained, and she needs a good night’s sleep and a hot bath and a hot meal. Maybe if Xenu demanded Katie take better care of herself, she would be more than happy to carry this required male offspring.

6. UGH. Screw you, Xenu.



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  1. confused says:

    All the crazy crap aside – Tom is still gorgeous.

  2. d says:

    You forgot Suri knowing how to play with other children: if she was in daycare and then school or if they had real friends with children, maybe she’d know. It’s wierd how isolated they seem to be. Suri may grow up to be a pretty wierd kid…

  3. bite me says:

    thomas and kate look nice

  4. Other Laura says:

    Okay, MANY men say that they want a son so that they can pass on the name and continue the family and whatever.

    Just because those men don’t use the phrase “gene pool” and aren’t associated withe XENU doesn’t maean it’s what they’re inferring.

    And the Suri argument cannot be used. When first time couples are asked which sex they would “prefer”, boys are always the preferred. It is the way it is.

    There is nothing wrong with wanting a biological child who you can be happy about and look at and say “He has my eyes! And your chin!” Even IF you have adopted ones.

  5. snowball says:

    He’s aging pretty well, and this is sort of a weird observation and only based on some recent pictures..

    Tom looks at Katie with what looks like more genuine affection than she looks at him with anymore. You catch him looking at her all fakey when he knows the cameras are on them, but in sort of private moments, he actually seems to genuuinely – gasp – love her. I’m not so sure Katie’s so glowy about him anymore.

    Katie looks at Suri with more emotion – exasperation and affection – than he does. I don’t see them pictured together often, but when they are, Tom doesn’t seem to know what to do with Suri and she doesn’t seem to care to even be with him, the snot. He sort of pastes a smile on and holds her up, “hey, look what I did!” Katie, as ragged as she lets Suri run her, still usually looks mom-ish.

    It seems odd to see the three of them together, he looks at her, she looks at Suri. When Katie looks at Tom now, it doesn’t look at all genuine and when Tom looks at Suri, it doesn’t look at all genuine. Katie also seems to have a nice relationship with Isabella. Eh.

    “When first time couples are asked which sex they would “prefer”, boys are always the preferred. It is the way it is.”

    I desperately wanted a girl. I got a boy, whom I desperately love. 🙂 It works out.

  6. Stephie says:

    Wonder how weird that might’ve been sitting next to (!) Tom Cruise at a Laker game. The guy next to him doesn’t look phased a bit. They both looks pretty tired (Katy/Tom) but who knows what they’ve really been up to lately.

  7. Jess says:

    He has a son- adopted or not- that would crush me to read that. What an A$$.

  8. mollyb says:

    I thought Scientologists were all about treating children like small adults. What does Suri need “kids” her own age for when she has fellow “woman” Katie to hang out with?

  9. bite me says:

    the guy sitting next to thomas is Jeffrey Katzenberg head of dreamworks animation i believe

  10. Sigh. says:

    You’re right “bite me”

    And he sat next to DiCaprio a few nights ago, and Gerard Butler (who was with Adrian Brody) last night…

  11. lucy2 says:

    As this isn’t a direct quote from Tom himself, I can’t comment on that, but what really bothers me is the way the tabloids talk about adopted kids, and make such distinctions between biological and adopted children. The biological kids are always given more attention, and all of these tabloids still feel the need to point out who is who. It’s sad, and I don’t know any parent or family who makes the distinction – their kids are their kids, end of story.

  12. ThunderC*nt says:

    Relax. The source is a friend and the mag is OK. If Tom really cared about having a biological son, it would have been done by now.

  13. photo jojo says:

    ITA with everything you said, Kaiser!

  14. ThunderC*nt says:

    There is nothing wrong with wanting a biological child who you can be happy about and look at and say “He has my eyes! And your chin!” Even IF you have adopted ones.

    Hey dumdum, there is nothing wrong w/it only if you are a narcissist. Listen to yourself. Do you hear yourself?

    Not all people should be passing on their genes because those eyes and that chin just might be a curse. Think about it.

  15. Cheyenne says:

    Of course Suri has no idea what it’s like to play with children her own age when she’s never around children her own age. And a younger sibling won’t be her own age; he or she will be at least four and a half years younger. Her parents need to enroll her in a good pre-K program starting now.

  16. Susette says:

    I’ve never liked Cruise even in the days when he seemed sane, but these lines make me think this whole story is crap:

    “Tom wants a boy, the friend says.”
    If they’re planning for another baby or even talking about one, it wouldn’t unusual for either of them to want a boy, since they already have a girl.

    “Tom must want….”

    Not “Tom wants”, but “Tom must want”. This isn’t even a claim that Tom said it. It’s an anonymous source speculating about Tom’s possible motives.

    Argh! I hate it when tabloids make me feel the need to defend people that I don’t like.

  17. embertine says:

    There’s nothing wrong with wanting a biological child, true, but if that’s your priority then maybe you shouldn’t adopt?

    On the other hand, this story is almost certainly tabloid speculation.

  18. Livia says:

    “There is nothing wrong with wanting a biological child who you can be happy about and look at and say “He has my eyes! And your chin!””

    You’re right. Except: Cruise already has a biological child, who looks very much like him and his wife. Does that not count because his child is only a girl? And while there’s nothing wrong with a man wanting a son, just as a woman might want a daughter, there is something a bit fucked up with believing that your family line is only legitimate and only has value and worth if it’s passed on through a male.

  19. Tom wants a boy, the friend says. “Though they love [his adopted son] Connor, Tom must want a biological son to pass on the gene pool.”

    Um, I think that that is a lame quote, the person assumes he wants to pass on his genes, they say that “must” be the reason. As if that is the only reason that having a boy makes daddy’s happy. So stupid.

  20. Other Laura says:


    I promise, you, sounding narcissistic was not my intention at all.

    I really did mean it in its most purest form. Not so much being glad that the baby got your eyes, but just that fact that it does and it is one half you and one half the person you love and you made this little thing.

    That’s it.

  21. Also, even if Suri was with kids her age – she (and they most probably) are already mega stars, the chance of a normal life is gone, hopefully Hollywood is not spawning the next Paris Hilton generation.

  22. bellaluna says:

    @ Thunder,

    Also, let us not forget that some genetics should not be passed on: I’m thinking Lohan, Pratt/Montag, Hilton, any cast member of an MTV, VH1, or E! reality show, and I’m sure the list goes on…

  23. @ Thunder – I agree, kinda. I hate HATE when you read about Heidi Klum & Seal and it’s all “the couple, who have three children and Seals adopted daughter whom Heidi had with ex-so&so…” It’s like, that is his kid! Saying they have four kids would do just fine!

  24. @ bellaluna – I can not wait for a Mon-Pratt baby. That birth ensures that my children will be able to get their daily jollies by visiting a site just like this in 20 years! lol

  25. Mentok the Mind Take says:

    It amazes me how just a glimpse of Cruise makes me want to retch.

    I’ve been repulsed since A Few Good Men, and it’s just gotten worse from there.

    More offspring from that guy? Lord (or Xenu) help us…

    and I’m not one to hate on kids, but Suri looks (if the pics are to be believed) like the Spawn of Hell.

    I blame him, of course.

  26. Scout says:

    Tom wants a boy, the friend says. “Though they love [his adopted son] Connor, Tom must want a biological son to pass on the gene pool.”

    For the most part, this makes no sense! It is pure speculation! I can’t stand Tom Cruise, but I’m just sayin….

    I think these parents are very strange in so many ways – as parents and as a couple…not sure how Suri will ever turn out unaffected by all the weirdness…sure hopes it happens, though.

  27. ThunderC*nt says:

    Thanks Laura. Sorry I was harsh.

  28. princess pea says:

    Susette, that “must” jumped out at me too. So an anonymous friend thinks that this is what Tom MUST want… that means pretty much nothing.

    Has anyone told them yet that we don’t have the technology to guarantee a boy is conceived? Or, maybe Xenu has the secret formula and we are all fools.

  29. oxa says:

    With all his money he can clone one!

  30. Mairead says:

    I thought mitocondrial DNA was passed down through the mother? The “friend” is a clod.

    Mind you, the “friend” could easily be my aunt (by marriage) who has been known to come up with that dumb crap – “oh just as well we have MY boys to pass down the XXXX family name” (interesting excuse for one of them becoming a dad at 16, although to be fair he is a good dad). She tried that nonsense on with my maiden-aunt, who quite rightly said “maybe the breed has been around long enough and it’s about time it died out!” 😆
    Tom Cruise’s friends should heed that advice!

  31. Melanie says:

    @ 15. I could think of some other celebuspawn who need an education as well, pot meet kettle.

  32. gg says:

    To pass on the crazy, more like.

  33. scotchy says:

    look i am not a fan of Xenu, but i looked at some other photo’s from the game and it looks like maybe Xenu and Holmes do like each other. they are probably tired. regarding his passing my gene’s etc,
    well what else could you expect the man is totally insane.

  34. girl says:

    The “getting pregnant must be Katie’s decision” (when did he stop calling her Kate like no one else did?) stuff sounds odd to me. Like he was ticking off a talking point his PR people told him to say.

    It seems to me like a committed couple deciding to have a child should be a mutual decision, you know? It makes it sounds like his PR people are currently in negotiations with KH.

  35. Cheyenne says:

    @Other Laura: It is absolute nonsense that every first time parent wants a boy. Some do, some don’t. Many prefer girls, and I am not just talking about mothers.

    @embertine: There is nothing wrong with wanting both natural and adopted children. You can love one as much as the other. The late Robert Considine, a TV news columnist, said it better than anyone else: “I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.”

  36. daisyfly says:

    So he wants to curse a male child with his height, nose, and laugh?


  37. Sumodo1 says:

    Mitocondrial DNA is passed down through the mother.

  38. CeeCee12 says:

    Jeffrey Katzenberg looks like the Grim Reaper.

  39. TG says:

    There is technology to select for a boy or a girl. I do not understand it, but it is very expensive, and I do not think or know if it is 100% guranteed, but if you have the money it is out there. Just ask Charlie Sheen and Brook Mueller.

    And I think it is natural for many people to want a biological child even if they adopt first or later. Brad Pitt wanted some and he loves the others just the same.

  40. TG says:

    Can I just say, I can’t stand when families get a boy and they treat him like a king. Girls are just as important as boys. My in-laws do that with their kids and I refuse to participate and I let the girls know all the time that they are just as important. I will not attend my nephews soccer games because they refuse to let their daughter play sports.

  41. Mairead says:

    @Sumodo1 – thanks, now I can heap scorn on the ragmag and it’s “sources” with the appropriate venom 😆

    I thought Scientology was pretending to base itself in science, how come XenuFan No2 doesn’t know that bit of information? Audited out of his teeeeeny liddle mind apparently 😆

  42. CB Rawks says:

    “Suri is of Tom’s “gene pool” right?”

    Hehehehehh! Okay…

  43. Anastasia says:

    I don’t get it. Is Suri not of his gene pool? Did he not give any DNA to her? I mean, maybe he didn’t–I’ve long thought it was crazy that he apparently couldn’t have kids with Mimi Rogers, then couldn’t have kids with Nicole Kidman, but suddenly conceived one with Katie Holmes.

    Anyway, if this is even halfway true, AND Suri is his, someone needs to school Tom in basic biology.

  44. westender says:

    I sometimes wonder if Tom Cruise plants stories like this in the tabloids to keep him in the public eye? He has not had a film out in awhile and his next one with Cameron Diaz will not be out until later this year. I love how it is always a “unnamed source” or a “close friend”. If any close friend went and blabbed to the tabloids about my personel matters they would not be a close friend for long! As much as I do not really like Tom Cruise that much, from what I have heard he does seem to be a very good father

  45. MJ says:

    If passing on genes is his concern, a son isn’t going to be able to do that any more than Suri can. Any children Suri has will have the exact same amount of “Tom Cruise genes” as any children a potential son may have. So I don’t see how that even makes sense. Unless instead of passing on the “gene” pool, he really means passing on the name “Cruise.” Either way, he already has a son to pass on his name. And he has a biological child to pass on his genes.

  46. Kim says:

    He already has a son so I hope for his sons sake he isnt really saying this. Yes I know his son is adopted but its still his son! Its as if Tom is saying he is second fiddle and not really his son since cant pass on gene pool =(

  47. Kim says:

    Suri has no idea what its like to play w/ kids her own age??? Seriously? Are there no other small children on the planet?! I guess not on planet Xenu =(
    Doesnt she hangout w the Beckhams kids?

  48. Misty G says:

    I still think that Connor is Tom’s bio child. There are pictures where I can see similarities in their fetures. I could be really really wrong, but even Nicole Kidman hinted that there were things about the adoptions that she could not talk about… yet.

  49. Emily says:

    “When first time couples are asked which sex they would “prefer”, boys are always the preferred. It is the way it is.”
    I’m sorry, are you Henry VIII? It is most definitely NOT the way it is. Not all the time. It might shock you, but some couples might want girls, and some *gasp* might not care either way, as long as the kid’s healthy!

    Also, it really pisses me off how Connor and Isabella are always either specified as adopted, or just ignored entirely. This doesn’t happen that much with other kids, like the Jolie-Pitts. Why such a disctinction?

  50. cindy says:

    Look at the color of her hands. She is still doing the heavy dosages of vitamins.

  51. Ruffian9 says:

    Emily:March 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm – You just said it better than I was going to.

  52. Ana says:

    I think the reason that so many writers refer to adopted children as adopted is because many readers are nit-picky. Plus they feel the need to explain the situation to the readers that may not have known.

    I have met one woman that felt the need to explain that her husband wasn’t the “real” father of her child in front of everyone. I didn’t even ask. I had just assumed and she corrected me. I don’t see why she felt the need to and it made me feel embarrassed. I think a parent should be defined more by their actions than by blood.

  53. Michelle says:

    Why would he want to pass on his uber short hyperactive control-freak genes? I’m betting one of the reasons Katie “auditioned” for his wife and won is because of her height (he’s hoping for a tall son). Either way, it’s really cruel to poor Suri, like girls don’t matter! I’ve seen the “spoilt rotten only son” complex happen waaaaaayyyyyyyyy too often in the asian community and more often than not, the sons end up in IT/computer science/graphic design and the daughters become lawyers, doctors, dentists etc. So tired of the inequality, it’s 2010 people!!!

  54. imo says:

    LOL this is BS. Why are u taking these gossip rags as gospel? You’re acting like you actually heard these asinine words come out of Tom Cruises mouth? They have a son already. Regardless of what anyone may believe, Connor is their son. If they want another then so be it, I don’t see the issue.

  55. emma says:

    as for couples wanting boys, it is definitely not the case. lots of people want girls. for instance, remember way back when brad was still with jen and how he always talked about wanting kids – well i remember he said he wanted a girl, because they just kill him or something to that extent.

    anyways, i hate it when people treat boys and girls differently. ugh. it annoys me to no end. and i especially hate it when someone (especially on my asian side of the family) says that i can’t do something because i’m a girl. argh!

  56. yae says:

    “1. Tom, you already have a son. His name is Connor, and just because he’s adopted, doesn’t make him a second-class child. And he carries the “Cruise” name, so the “Cruise” name will be extended.”

    Indeed Kaiser, indeed.

  57. Jazz says:

    “Also, it really pisses me off how Connor and Isabella are always either specified as adopted, or just ignored entirely. This doesn’t happen that much with other kids, like the Jolie-Pitts. Why such a distinction?”

    I think it’s because it’s the biological kid – Suri – that gets pimped out more than the adopted ones. You don’t see Isabella & Conner as much as Suri.
    I also hate it when they refer to Seal and Heidi Klum’s eldest daughter as “Seal’s adopted daughter”. She is his daughter, he is the only father she’s ever known.

  58. RHONYC says:

    geez…i’ve never seen a woman so consistently depressed-looking in a supposedly ‘happy marriage’

    it’s a super b-a-d sign when a woman stops paying attention to her looks and isn’t interested in taking care of herself, but only gives,gives,gives to her child/husband

    sign post up ahead:

    ‘bad shit a-comin’


  59. Becky says:

    The adoption agency may have put a restriction on the amount of publicity the Cruise’s are allowed to expose their adopted children to. I know sometimes it’s in the contract to keep from using children like accessories, prevent abuse, etc…

    Notice Nicole Kidman isn’t being flayed here, when she is just as guilty as Tom for the things you’re throwing him into the fire for… but SHE is their mother… and Sunday Rose sure sees a lot more time in front of the cameras than her siblings!

    I honestly think this has to do with an agreement in the adoption contract that has been SEALED to the public. It’s really none of your business if the adoption agency doesn’t want you stalking and harrassing these poor kids.

    I’m in no way defending this sleeze ball. He’s a Jerk. Plain and simple. Any other guy who says that is an egotistical a$$hole too. Just because other people say it doesn’t make it right. It just makes him a lemming who’s jumping off the same idiot cliff as everybody else.

    And for Laura: NO. Not everyone wants a boy for their first child. I ACHED for a girl, but we had a boy. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want him, or I felt cheated, and like I should have another baby to get what I want… I love him more than anything in the world because he IS my child. My husband and I had decided we only wanted one child, so that was my chance. I’ll never have a girl. SO SHUT THE F*** UP UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT! Quit defending this “person”.

    You can barely even classify him as that anymore because he practically lives in outerspace with his alien diety… or at least you’d think so with the ridiculous judgments and expectations he places on OTHERS’ lives because of HIS beliefs… do I ask him to attend my father’s church, just because my dad happens to be a minister? hmm… nope! So don’t do it to me! If I want to take a Tylenol, I’m going to… do you feel my pain? didn’t think so.

    If Tom doesn’t want to be attacked, he needs to take a chill pill and cool it with passing judgments himself. His ego has now outgrown the atmosphere, because he thinks he is God and can choose what is right and wrong for everyone. (ie: Brooke Shields can’t take anti-depressants because they’re not right for her… since when is Tom Fing Cruise a DOCTOR!? PSYCHOLOGIST!? ANYTHING to qualify him to make this kind of judgment?!?! oh, that’s right. This judgment came out of his @ss along with every other intelligent-sounding thing he’s ever said. Pure Bull-S***.)

  60. RHONYC says:

    @ Jazz:

    “Also, it really pisses me off how Connor and Isabella are always either specified as adopted, or just ignored entirely. This doesn’t happen that much with other kids, like the Jolie-Pitts. Why such a distinction?”

    DITTO on that, Jazz!

    i betcha what… the reason Madonna, Angie & Seal’s ‘step/adopted’ kids aren’t referred to as such is because they’d sue-the-shit out ANYONE who did it! these are their children. period. and they want the world to know that there is no distinction between their birth children & their found children!

    and with his pull, MR. ‘PUBLIC IMAGE’ CRUISE could’ve put a stop to this AGES ago. i think that he never did as a part of some sick, twisted scientology head-trip to keep those kids in check.

    2 SUPER-A LIST STARS with non-caucasian/black adopted kids:


    and they refer to them as their children. period.

    shame on tom cruise…he will always have douche-points for this

  61. Mel says:

    Okay, I just stumbled upon this page and with this being the first article I read I must say the author of this is a genius! A complete PHENOM! Thanks for “sticking it to him”! Xenu–LOL- Good laughs–I love it.

  62. bellaluna says:

    @ RHONYC – Don’t forget about Hugh Jackman and his wife. One of their children is non-caucasian, one is, and I have never, ever heard Hugh refer to either one of them as “adopted.”

  63. Patrice says:

    Ok. A couple of things:

    1. They do realize that the “gene pool” was passed on to Suri right??? (Assuming that she is his kid, which I don’t, but I do believe that his cousin William Mapother is her real Dad, so I digress…same bloodlines)

    2. “Tom feels Suri has no idea what it’s like to play with kids her own age.”

    Uhhhh, could that maybe be because Tom and Katie are both total weidos who refer to Suri as a “woman” and have kept her completely isolated from other children her whole life?!!

    God these people need help.

  64. Emily says:

    @Becky, I didn’t mention Kidman when talking about Isabelle and Connor because she doesn’t get to see them much, from what I can tell. If she only sees them once a month or whatever, then of course people aren’t going to mention their names when talking about her, as much as they do when talking about their primary parent.

  65. Divorcee says:

    And this is coming from OK mag, isn’t that a British tabloid mag,and what possible exclusive can they have it’s not like Tommy and the Stepford Wife is posing in front of the cover telling the world their trying to have another baby. If Kate’s the happiest person in the world I wonder what a miserable person look like. There are many women out their who get knocked up to trap and keep their men I guess poor Tommy choose the wrong golddigger it’s hard to find good help these days. I bet Kate’s counting the days, mths, mintues, and yrs until her contract is up. Because I don’t see this marriage lasting forever.