Suriname Cruise, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, made her singing debut in his new film Alone Together. Suri apparently played the cover of Blue Moon playing during the opening credits of the film. Alone Together is a love drama written and directed by Holmes, who also co-stars in the film with Jim Sturgess. In response to her daughter’s musical debut, Holmes told Yahoo! Entertainment that Suri is extremely talented and that she enjoys guiding brilliant people:
“I am constantly looking for the best talent.” So I asked. She’s really gifted. She said she would, so she did, and I let her do her thing. That’s how I generally direct. “This is what I think we all want – go do your thing,” it reads.
Holmes also told the paper that her daughter’s musical performance isn’t her only one, as she has also volunteered her voice to sing for the upcoming film Rare Objects, which was shot last year:
“She did sing in the movie ‘Rare Objects,’ which we completed last fall.” Other than that, she’s a 16-year-old girl in high school.”
Director and star Katie Holmes chose a surprise up and coming singer for the opening track of her new movie “Alone Together:” Her Daughter Suri Cruise. pic.twitter.com/3g5tBjs3dk
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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise married in 2006 and had their daughter Suri the following year. The couple divorced in 2012 and Holmes gained custody of their child. According to reports, despite having visitation rights during the divorce, Cruise doesn’t see his daughter very often.
Tom Cruise’s connection to his daughter Suric
Suri, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, was born on April 18, 2006, the same year the couple married. Prior to her birth, Mission Impossible actor Barbara Walters announced that he had bought an ultrasound machine at home so he could see his daughter every day. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine issued a statement at the time against the idea, as buying an ultrasound machine at home without a prescription was illegal in the early 1920s. The hospital apparently received the equipment after Suri was delivered.
After Suri’s birth, Cruise told 20/20’s Deborah Roberts that his daughter’s birth was “spiritual”:
“It was everything we hoped it would be… It was spiritual in nature. It was quite effective. It was more than words. What words are available to you? It is something that I constantly analyze and experience.”
When Holmes and Cruise divorced in 2012, the former gained custody of their child. That year, the Jack Reacher actor was also photographed with his daughter at Disneyland, which was their last public appearance together. Tom Cruise launched a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media in 2013 after publications allegedly suggested he abandoned his daughter. The actor was even more outraged when asked if Holmes was seeking divorce “in part to protect Suri from Scientology,” a controversial religious practice. He claimed:
“I don’t have to protect my daughter from my faith.”
When the lawyers asked if Holmes had left Cruise because of his involvement with Scientology, he reportedly said:
“Did she really say that?” Yes, that was one of the claims.”
According to TMZ, Cruise would have approached Holmes and Suri because they did not follow his faith at the time. If this is correct, his daughter is “oppressive,” a phrase often used to describe individuals who leave the Church of Scientology and are “cut off” from their close relatives who continue to practice Scientology.
When Cruise and Holmes divorced, the former was given visitation rights to see his daughter 10 days a month. He was also ordered by the court to pay Suri’s education and medical expenses, as well as $400,000 in child support each year until she turns 18. According to many stories, the star subsequently became estranged from his daughter.