Katie and Tom spent Christmas together this year. Katie Holmes invited her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, to her house for the sake of their daughter Suri. After three years of time apart, Katie is still putting their daughter first, and she wanted their eight-year-old daughter to have her father with her on Christmas. On Dec. 27, Web Pro News reported that Katie and Tom did spend the Christmas holiday together. He managed to take some time off from production of Mission Impossible 5 to spend time with his daughter and ex-wife at their new home in Los Angeles.
However, new reports surfaced in the tabloids about the former couple just before the Christmas holiday. In Touch Weekly reported that the couple was fighting over custody of Suri once again. Katie Holmes has full custody of their daughter, but Tom does have very liberal visitation rights. Katie has not blocked Tom from seeing his daughter. However, she is raising her daughter away from Scientology. Since her divorce from Tom, Katie has returned to her Catholic faith. She was raised practicing the Catholic religion.
The new report stated the following about the rumored custody battle between Katie and Tom, according to The Spread It:
“[A] source revealed that Katie is panicking over a looming custody fight with Tom, who is now back in America, after spending almost a year abroad filming Mission: Impossible 5. The spy claimed that Tom Cruise and his big-time lawyers have refused to back down because he wants to raise his daughter. Tom wants to give Suri the finest things in life such as expensive wardrobe, the best private school, and fancy trips in his personal jet. The actor even wants her to get back into Scientology.”
Is this new report by In Touch Weekly even true? A representative for Katie Holmes denied the report from the tabloid soon after its release:
“The story has no merit. The magazine is obviously desperate.”
Katie has been quite vocal in recent weeks. Her career began on the series “Dawson’s Creek.” Since the end of that series, her career has been in some kind of limbo. In an interview with Elle Canada, Katie revealed that she has never moved past the series:
“I don’t know if I have moved past it, but I don’t really care. I had a ball doing it, and it’s really nice to be a part of something that did affect people.”
Katie has also revealed that she wants to be known for her work as an actress and not for her marriage to Tom Cruise. She spoke candidly about her career and her daughter, and she said the following, according to The National Ledger:
“I don’t want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am. I don’t want that to be what I’m known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now. I don’t have any fear now, I don’t have a lot of rules for myself, and I don’t take myself that seriously. [Suri] means everything to me. I’m learning every day, and I have been since the minute I became a mom. My patience has grown, but between 4 and 6 pm … I mean, wow. Between tickle fights and glitter art, I try to throw in some manners along the way.”
It does seem like Katie Holmes has her priorities in life straight. Suri is her number one priority, and she realizes that Tom is an important part of her life. Her inviting Tom to spend Christmas with her and Suri is a sign of that. Some reports state that Tom spending Christmas with his ex-wife and daughter might land him in hot water with Scientology, but he visited his daughter anyway. The reports of the drama surrounding them are false.
What do you think of Katie and Tom’s relationship? Is it nice to see the couple putting their differences aside to spend Christmas together for the sake of Suri?