Tom Cruise leaving Scientology to be able to be with his daughter Suri has prompted a shock around the world. Tom Cruise, who has been a member of the Church of Scientology since 1990 when he got involved with Scientology through his first wife Mimi Rogers, reportedly decided to leave the church after a phone conversation with his daughter Suri.
As reported by Hollywood Life on July 3, “the shocking report that Tom might be moving on from Scientology for Suri’s sake surfaced in a Star Magazine report on July 1.” Unfortunately, following the source provided by Hollywood Life leads to another Hollywood Life article stating that “an insider explained to Star magazine how Tom’s recent phone call with Suri made him realize he needed to get out.”
Clicking on the Star Magazine link provided by the Hollywood Life writer as its source does not lead to any article about Tom Cruise or him leaving Scientology. The last article about Tom Cruise published by Star Magazine was written on June 5 and covers Tom having a crush on his 22-year-old assistant who looks “just” like Katie Holmes.
The “insider” who allegedly leaked the news that Tom Cruise was leaving Scientology mentions a recent phone call between Tom and daughter Suri:
“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.”
Quite likely, the alleged news report that Tom is leaving Scientology has no foundation in reality. What is reality is that Tom Cruise credits the Church of Scientology for helping him overcome his dyslexia, and that because of it, he has been an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. Rumors that Katie and Suri have been declared SPs in Scientology have been refuted by the Church. Rumors that Tom has not seen his daughter for over a year have been denied by Tom’s representative who stated that “the actor has seen his daughter plenty, but on the down low to shield her from cameras.”