Actor Tom Cruise, well known for his close relationship with Scientology, might be leaving the religion soon in order to repair his relationship with his daughter, Suri.
An insider told Star Magazine:
“Tom has been under tremendous pressure where Suri and Katie are concerned because the church doesn’t want him close to them. They can’t stand that their own poster boy isn’t raising his child in the church,” the source said. “If they label Suri a suppressive person (a Scientology term for an enemy of the church), as they’ve been known to do with dissenters, that would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He’s between a rock and a hard place, but he’s finally making a choice to put his daughter first.”
It was a phone call with Suri that helped change Cruise’s perspective.
“She was going on and on about her ballet class and how much she loves it. That’s when Tom realized he’s never seen her perform ballet and he started to tear up,” the insider claimed. “It hit him that she’s growing up before his eyes and he’s not there to witness most of it. They talk on the phone and video chat, but it’s not the same.”
The insider also claimed that as Suri grows older, she’s realizing more and more that Cruise is not present in her life, that person told Star Magazine.
“When she speaks to him on the phone, it’s becoming more and more like she’s talking to a stranger.”
Cruise has always been a devout follower of L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings, so departing from Scientology would certainly be a blow to the Church.