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Tom Cruise ‘doesn’t exist’ to daughter Suri, 18, as she celebrates milestone birthday ‘without A-list dad’-Rishma Dosani-Entertainment – Metro

It’s a huge day for the teenager!

Tom Cruise ‘doesn’t exist’ to daughter Suri, 18, as she celebrates milestone birthday ‘without A-list dad’-Rishma Dosani-Entertainment – Metro

Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri Cruise, turned 18 years old today (Pictures: Backgrid / Getty)

In news that has made us all feel ancient, Suri Cruise is celebrating her 18th birthday today, and is officially an adult.

The teenager, only daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, wasn’t letting a bit of rain dampen her celebrations, and has been pictured spending her milestone big day running around New York with a pal.

The Dawson’s Creek actress, 45, welcomed her first child with the Top Gun star, 61, in 2006, shortly before they tied the knot.

Katie famously filed for divorce in a bombshell move at the end of June, 2012, with the former couple signing a settlement a few weeks later – details relating to their split are still shrouded in secrecy, but she was reportedly granted full custody of their child.

While Suri has always shared a close bond with her mom, there have been questions raised about her relationship with her dad – who is currently filming for a new project in London.

Although neither have spoken publicly about this, an insider has now claimed that there is a rift between the Hollywood star and his youngest child.

Suri spent her milestone birthday enjoying a rainy day in New York (Picture: Backgrid)

The pair are not thought to have a close relationship (Picture: WireImage)

‘Tom does not exist to her,’ a source told ‘Suri will not have any contact with her father, despite being 18, and even if he called, she would not answer.

‘He does not exist to Katie or Suri, and his daughter does not want to rely on him for anything. 

‘She feels that she has one parent and that is her mother.’

According to the outlet, Tom will no longer be required to pay child support to his ex-wife now that Suri has reached the age of 18, which may sever one of their last remaining ties.

Tom welcomed his youngest daughter in 2006 (Picture: Getty)

He has not yet spoken out over the claims (Picture: WireImage)

The youngster was unveiled to the world as a newborn baby on the cover of Vanity Fair in 2006, but her mom has since taken steps to shield her from the spotlight as much as possible.

‘What has been really important for me with my daughter, because she was so visible at a young age, is I really like to protect her,’ she told the outlet.

‘I’m very grateful to be a parent, to be her parent. She’s an incredible person.’

Despite this, she has allowed Suri the opportunity to follow in her footsteps in the industry over the years – and invited her to sing on her recent projects, Rare Objects and Alone Together.

Katie revealed she wanted to ‘protect’ her daughter (Picture: GC Images)

‘I hope she always does something on my films. I always ask her. But both of those experiences came out of the same sense of what I love about our industry, which is, you have these projects and you become a family with people,’ she continued.

‘And it’s this safe, beautiful, creative space. So it comes out of love for me to include someone who I love dearly. That’s how I like to work. I like to have that kind of feeling. It was very meaningful to me to have her there, because she’s my heart.

‘It’s wild to have a daughter who’s almost the same age as I was when I began all this.’ has contacted Tom’s reps for a comment.

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