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Can someone please wake me when all the Cruise dramady is over? I have loved Tom Cruise since the days of Risky Business. Who doesn't love a boy dancing around the house in his skivvies while running a brothel out of his parents house? I fell in love with him even harder when he played Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. And I won’t lie; I have wanted to hug poor little Katie Holmes since she played Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek. Suri Cruise has more chutzpah and panache than any grown up I know, plus she’s got a burn book named after her. This is celebrity royalty, people. This is why we are all so obsessed. This family was built for commercialism. But now, it’s all fallen apart and it’s getting nasty in the news.
In the latest chapter, Daddy Tom is looking to get custody of little Suri from mom Katie. Do you blame the poor guy? He needs a girl who is not going to leave him. Why does everyone keep leaving this guy? Sure he’s a little small on stature and a bit on the fanatic side of his L. Ron Hubbard addiction, but come on, ladies, you knew this going into the relationship. He’s never pretended to be tall or sane. He publicizes his faith in Scientology like the Octomom publicizes her faith in fertility doctors. Does that make him a bad person? He is Suri’s dad, after all, and he deserves to spend time with his little girl.
If you ask me, Katie did him a little dirty with her shock and awe, sneak off surprise divorce. I mean the poor guy must have been shocked by the divorce and awed by the fact that she would have the balls to file on his 50th birthday. I see where Suri gets her chutzpah.
Unfortunately, Tom is planning on waiting until he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is as worthy as Katie to be Suri’s primary caregiver. He’s waiting until his work schedule is a little less hectic. I’m not sure that is the best idea. Kids and custody are not like that last 10 pounds you want to lose; you can’t just get around to it when you feel like it. You have to just go for it. I’m pretty sure that waiting to build up enough evidence to prove that he is a great father until his work schedule has thinned out will look like Tom is prioritizing work over his relationship with his daughter.
My advice, Tom: go for custody now. Put projects on hold, stop the world, do what you have to, but if custody is what you want then you need to make Suri the biggest priority in your life.
Do you think Tom should go for custody now or wait until he has more time to spend with Suri?
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