There was a time when the name Tom Cruise conjured images of a megawatt smile and a stack of phone books to make him appear less Hobbit-like in stature.
These days, of course, when we think of Cruise, we’re more likely to imagine the Sea Org members chained up in his basement or the ultra-luxurious spaceship that they’re scrambling to finish building in time for the second coming of L. Ron Hubbard.
Yes, at this point, Cruise is less “bankable movie star” and more of “prophet of the Spacelord Xenu.”
His role as the face of Scientology takes up a lot of his time, and we’re sure it’s demanding work.
Take one hard look at the husk of a man that is Sean Spicer, and you can see the toll that’s exacted by constantly trying to sell total BS to an increasingly skeptical population.
But hey, Cruise can do what Cruise wants to do with his time.
If he wants to spend his days having his thetans read and avoiding Suppressive Persons, that’s his deal.
Unfortunately, it seems one of the SP’s that Tom’s been dodging is none other than his youngest daughter, Suri Cruise.
As you’re probably aware, Tom’s divorce from Katie Holmes was a profoundly ugly one, as the actress sought not only to escape her marriage, but also the Scientology community, which tends to hold its adherents’ lives in a Mafia-like vise grip.
She succeeded, but only because Cruise agreed to an arrangement in which he and Holmes would completely cut ties.
Unfortunately, it seems that also means Cruise has cut ties with Suri.
Last year, In Touch reported that Tom hadn’t seen Suri in 1,000 days.
Now, the tabloid is reporting that that number has reached 1,346 days and counting.
Cruise is currently traveling the globe to promote The Mummy, and his promotional tour recently brought him to within just 23 miles of Suri, who was in Calabasas when Tom was in LA.
Sadly, the actor reportedly made no effort to see his daughter, instead hopping a plane to Australia to continue promoting the film.
“Tom could have easily made the trip to see Suri. It only takes about 30 minutes without traffic. It would’ve only added a few hours to his busy schedule,” a source tells the magazine.
The same insider notes that Tom has not been photographer with Suri since September of 2013.