Suri Cruise has hit the headlines many times before, often in fashion related articles, and has been the center of debates around her very adult style. However, the youngster is now at the center of media attention in a rather more serious story.
The seven-year-old's father, actor Tom Cruise, 51, is currently suing Life & Style and In Touch magazines in a $50 million lawsuit. This is due to the two publications featuring cover stories claiming that the actor had abandoned Suri after divorcing her actress mother, Katie Holmes, 34. These are claims that Tom vehemently denies.
Both magazines paint a picture of Suri Cruise as a child with a father who has made little since the divorce. While the cover of Life & Style claimed, 'Suri in Tears, Abandoned By Her Dad', the headline chosen by In Touch read, 'Abandoned By Daddy'. In response to these claims, Tom has said he is a constant presence in Suri's life and even when he doesn't see her he has regular contact via email and telephone. He also claims they have a wonderful relationship and that Suri is a very happy child.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married for six years before she filed for divorce and won primary custody of their daughter, Suri. Tom also has two adopted children, Connor, 18, and Bella, 21, with his ex-wife, actress Nicole Kidman.