Tom Cruise Says He Wants Suri’s Life To Be ‘As Normal As Possible’
Despite her being involved in 2 car accidents, a high speed paparazzi chase, and hasty relocating process all within the last month, newly single dad Tom Cruise is determined to avoid deadbeat dad syndrome and says he wants his daughter’s life to be normal.
Since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, their daughter Suri’s world has changed.
But her father, who will get generous visitation with Suri who will live primarily with Holmes, is determined to minimize the disruption to the 6-year-old’s life.
“He’s going to try, despite all the attention, to have things be as normal as possible,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Cruise, who had been filming the movie Oblivion in California, arrived in New York City on Tuesday. He was photographed carrying Suri into a Manhattan hotel and later taking her to a gymnastics lesson. The father-daughter pair were then seen taking off in a helicopter together on Wednesday.
Says the source: “It’s going to be challenging” for Cruise who is suddenly a single dad.
“But he’s going to have a meaningful relationship with her, as he always has,” the source continues. “[Suri will] visit him on movie sets when she’s not in school. He’ll call her all the time.”
If Tom is shooting for the whole normalcy thing, he might also want to tell his Scientology goons to lay off babymamma Katie while she’s cruisin around town with Suri.
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