Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise Give Birth To Suri

April 18th, 2006 // 44 Comments

In a stunning slap to face of Brooke Shields, Tom Cruise has stolen the spotlight once again. He apparently was not willing to let Brooke bask in the afterglow of birth, and told Katie to get the ball rolling.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise gave birth to little baby Suri. The child weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. No word if the child as an alien qualities, since no photo was available.

Ms. Holmes was overheard saying that, finally she’ll be able to put that basketball to some proper use, and hit the courts.

The couple “joyously welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Suri, today,” the actor’s rep said in a statement after PEOPLE first broke the news exclusively.The name Suri has its origins in Hebrew meaning “princess,” or in Persian meaning “red rose,” the rep added.

In late October, barely six months into their romance, an ecstatic Cruise and Holmes revealed that they were expectant parents.

Friends of the Toledo, Ohio-bred Holmes called her perfectly suited to her upcoming role. “She almost seems born for motherhood,” said Oliver Hudson, actress Kate Hudson’s brother and an old pal who costarred with Holmes in Dawson’s Creek. “She’s a nurturer. She’s got mother qualities a lot of girls her age don’t have.”

Cruise, meanwhile, is “a great dad already,” according to his pal, actress Leah Remini. He has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman: Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, whom Cruise and Kidman adopted as infants. Remini told PEOPLE that both kids are “so cool…You can sit and talk to them about life.”

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise Have a Girl! [People]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. petergabrielfan

    I live in Toledo (where Katie Holmes is from) and they just came on the TV with breaking news. Barf. Is this really news? No, but it IS that the most self-indulgent, publicity-seeking celebs have spawned. I pity this child. It’s like being born to the Children of the Corn. Rumor has it around town that her parents are embarrassed and not happy about all of this.

  2. Jackson

    Suri has the same letters as Cruise without the beginning and ending letters……..

  3. erica

    Please, please, please ignore them and this baby! Don’t let them win!

  4. tia

    YaY !!! Im so happy for them !!! I bet that baby is soo cute. Yea thats right I said its cute. Go tomkat !! Yea thats right I said go tomakt !!!

  5. KittyLiterati

    I actually like the name they chose, but I still don’t condone them being completely batshit.
    And is it just happenstance that Tom and Brooke’s babies were born on the same day?

  6. petergabrielfan

    You’re right Kitty:

    It’s not a bad name at all. Too bad the baby’s parents are nutty freaks.

  7. supernova

    Suri is too much like Sorry. Hate it. I don’t give a shit what it means in whatever goddamned language.

    Speaking of which, I feel Suri for this kid. If not for the money, it would be 100% fucked.

  8. emily

    LOL@Supernoca, your right in a way.

  9. KT

    Brooke Shields just had a baby girl named Grier!

  10. gOssiP

    she’s hereeeeee

    so odd, i had so imagined him making sure it was a boy
    i hear you can control a turkey baster like that

    still not buying their b.s.

  11. Rumor

    Best wishes to the couple. Lord knows parents need all the blessings they can get these days. I don’t care who or what Tom Cruise is. He’s not my favorite movie actor of all time (Clint Eastwood owns that spot). If Cruise is a closeted gay man who doesn’t want to lead that lifestyle and instead wants to have a wife a family, more power to him. As long as he is a good person and doesn’t deliberately hurt people in the process.

    I think Suri is going to be cute.

  12. blankjen

    I love the name! I knew a girl named Siri once, which was Scandinavian, and I loved her name. Very interesting and elegant.

    I’m afraid to say this, but I am so fascinated by Tom and Katie. They are just soooo out there. I don’t go seeking out info on them, but boy I can’t wait till the next time they show up in the celebrity gossip blogs! I love the weirdness!

    Glad they finally had the babe…

  13. KT

    Awww a mini TomKat! Katie needs to stop letting Tom control her every move. Now Katie needs to tell T.C. to be quiet for once. Oh wait MI3 is getting ready to rumble. Suri Cruise is going to be a big star I bet.

  14. tonya

    yay! another weird hollywood name. i wish just one of these weirdo’s would give their kid a name that wouldn’t get it teased in school.

  15. Jessie Williams

    I think the way to better understand his alien highness (Cruise) is to look at his Scientology.

    Interesting read:


    Penthouse Interview with L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. (Founder of Scientologyy’s Son)
    Penthouse/June 1983

    Some highlights:

    Penthouse: Why do you think it’s so risky?

    Hubbard: My father drilled into all of us: Don’t go to court thinking to win a lawsuit. You go to court to harass, to delay, to exhaust the enemy financially, physically, mentally. You file every motion you can think of and you just lock them up in court. The courts, for my father, were never used to seek justice or redress, put to destroy the people he thought were enemies, to prevent negative stories from appearing. He just wanted complete control of the press –and got it.

    Penthouse: What exactly is Scientology?

    Hubbard: Scientology is a power-and-money-and-intelligence-gathering game. To use common, everyday English, Scientology says that you and I and everybody else willed ourselves into being hundreds of trillions of years ago –just by deciding to be. We willed ourselves into being ourselves. Through wild space games, interaction, fights, and wars in the grand science-fiction tradition, we created this universe –all the matter, energy, space, and time of this universe. And so through these trillions of years, we have become the effect of our own cause and we now find ourselves trapped in bodies. So the idea of Scientology “auditing” or ‘counseling” or “processing” is to free yourself from your body and to return you to the original godlike state or, in Scientology jargon, an operating Thetan –O.T. We are all fallen gods, according to Scientology, and the goal is to be returned to that state.

    Penthouse: And what is the Church of Scientology?

    Hubbard: It’s one of my father’s many organizations. It was formed in 1953, basically to avoid the harassment of my father by the medical profession and the IRS. The idea of Scientology didn’t really exist before that point as a religion, but my father hit upon turning it into a church after he started feeling pressured.

    Penthouse: Didn’t your father have any interest in helping people?

    Hubbard: No.

    Penthouse: Never?

    Hubbard: My father started out as a broke science-fiction writer. He was always broke in the late 1940s. He told me and a lot of other people that the way to make a million was to start a religion. Then he wrote the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health while he was in Bayhead, New Jersey. When we later visited Bayhead, in about 1953, we were walking around and reminiscing –he told me that he had written the book in one month.

    Penthouse: There was no church when he wrote the book?

    Hubbard: Oh, no, no. You see, his goal was basically to write the book, take the money and run. But in 1950, this was the first major book of do-it-yourself psychotherapy, and it became a runaway best-seller. He kept getting, literally, mail trucks full of mail. And so he and some other people, including J. W. Campbell, the editor of Astounding Science Fiction, started the Dianetics Research Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey. And the post office kept backing up and just dumping mail sacks into the building. The foundation had a staff that just ran through the envelopes and threw away anything that didn’t have any money in it.

    Penthouse: People sent money?

    Hubbard: Yeah, they wanted training and further Dianetic auditing, Dianetic processing. It was just an incredible avalanche.

    Penthouse: Did he write the book off the top of his head? Did he do any real research?

    Hubbard: No research at all.

    Penthouse: Did your father do this just for money?

    Hubbard: Yes. The more he made, the more he wanted. He became greedy. He was really just interested in the use of money and power, wherever it was or whosoever’s it was. Morality and politics made no difference to him at all.

    Penthouse: Where did all this money come from? How much did it cost to be audited, in Scientology parlance?

    Hubbard: It cost as much as a person had. He had to stay in the organization, getting audited higher and higher, until he paid us as much as he had. People would sell their house, their car, convert their stocks and securities into cash, and turn it all over to Scientology.

    Penthouse: What did you promise them for this price?

    Hubbard: We promised them the moon and then demonstrated a way to get there. They would sell their soul for that. We were telling someone that they could have the power of a god –that’s what we were telling them.

    Penthouse: What kind of people were tempted by this promise?

    Hubbard: A whole range of people. People who wanted to raise their IQ, to feel better, to solve their problems. You also got people who wished to lord it over other people in the use of power. Remember, it’s a power game, a matter of climbing a pyramidal hierarchy to the top, and it’s who you can step on to get more power that counts. It appeals a great deal to neurotics. And to people who are greedy. It appeals a great deal to Americans, I think, because they tend to believe in instant everything, from instant coffee to instant nirvana. By just saying a few magic words or by doing a few assignments, one can become a god. People believe this. You see, Scientology doesn’t really address the soul; it addresses the ego. What happens in Scientology is that a person’s ego gets pumped up by this science-fiction fantasy helium into universe-sized proportions. And this is very appealing. It is especially appealing to the intelligentsia of this country, who are made to feel that they are the most highly intelligent people, when in actual fact, from an emotional standpoint, they are completely stupid. Fine professors, doctors, scientists, people involved in the arts and sciences, would fall into Scientology like you wouldn’t believe. It appealed to their intellectual level and buttressed their emotional weaknesses. You show me a professor and I revert back to the fifties: I just kick him in the head, eat him for breakfast.

    (My mother was lying on the bed and my father was sitting on her, facing her feet. He had a coat hanger in his hand. There was blood all over the place.)

    Penthouse: Did it attract young people as much as cults today?

    Hubbard: Yes. We attracted quite a few hippies but we tried to stay a way from them, because they didn’t have any money.

    Penthouse: A poor man can’t be a Scientologist?

    Hubbard: No, oh no.

    Penthouse: What do you think of the great popularity of cults in this country?

    Hubbard: I think they’re very dangerous and destructive. I don’t think that anyone should think for you. And that’s exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, “I am your mind, I am your brain. I’ve done all the work for you, I’ve laid the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and walk down the path I have created.” Well, I have learned that there’s great strength in diversity, that a clamorous discussion or debate is very healthy and should be encouraged. That’s why I like our political setup in the United States: simply because you can fight and argue and jump up and down and shout and scream and have all kinds of viewpoints, regardless of how wrongheaded or ridiculous they might be. People here don’t have to give up their right to perceive things the way they believe. Scientology and all the other cults are one-dimensional, and we live in a three-dimensional world. Cults are as dangerous as drugs. They commit the highest crime: the rape of the soul.

    Penthouse: Do you mean killed?

    Hubbard: Well, he didn’t really want people killed, because how could you really destroy them if you just killed them? What he wanted to do was to destroy their lives, their families, their reputations, their jobs, their money, everything. My father was the type of person who, when it came to destruction, wanted to keep you alive for as long as possible, to torture you, punish you. If he chose to destroy you, he would love to see you lying in the gutter, strung out on booze and drugs, rolling in your own vomit, with your wife and children gone forever: no job, no money. He’d enjoy walking by and kicking you and saying to other people, “Look what I did to this man!” He’s the kind of man who would pull the wings off flies and watch them stumble around. You see, this fits in with his Scientology beliefs, also. He felt that if you just died, your spirit would go out and get another body to live in. By destroying an enemy that way, you’d be doing him a favor. You were letting him out from under the thumb of L. Ron. Hubbard, you see?

  16. jared

    Katie, I’ll start with you.
    Tom, now you.
    Come out, or get out. Wait, just get out. And stop making movies for goodness sake.
    To the real mother of the Child:
    Run. And thake the baby; you’ll never see it again if you dont.

  17. susiegrl

    Is that interview in Penthouse authentic?
    Is this s**t for real?! If so, Tom Cruise is 100% OUT OF HIS EVER_LOVIN’ MIND!!!!!! All kidding aside!!

  18. Does this mean Katie won’t be out shopping tomorrow?
    I noticed that the name Suri has the same letters (second, third, fourth and fifth letters) as the name, Cruise.

  19. Does this mean Katie won’t be out shopping tomorrow?
    I noticed that the name SURI has the same letters (second, third, fourth, fifth letters) as the name CRUISE. Must have been another Tom idea.

  20. KittyLiterati

    Tom Cruise is dyslexic. Perhaps in his vitamin-induced furor, he inked in the wrong space on the birth certificate and thought he was writing his last name. His publicist caught it at the last minute, so they scrambled to see if “Suri” had an actual meaning.

    I’m going with my version.

  21. las

    Poor kid will probably toddle off a cliff as soon as she’s old enough. Assuming the mothership doesn’t show up to whisk her away to the Homeworld.

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  23. Elizabeth

    Just to let everyone know; the above interview sounds totally credible because my daughter had to do research into cults in her 3rd year at university and she chose to research Scientology and it was shocking and all true …..everything above is all true…and more, seems L.ron.hubbard had a very bad life prescientology and couldnt make it anywhere and had terrible selfesteem issues and was a short man with Napolean complex, like tommy boy…anyways, L.Ron’s wife tried to leave the cult and was dragged off to one of ‘their’ hospitals and never seen or heard of again…no autopsy or investigation……..none…….katie holmes, grab your new baby and runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn….or at least check these facts and LEARN the realities of what you have gotten yourself and now an innocent child into.
    As for the name, a lot of people have this name in a country they call Israel in a far far away land …for all the stupid people out there …it is a real name…just cause tommy uses it doesnt mean it isnt real.

  24. Elizabeth

    Brooke is at least normal and educated ….tom is not on her level…….she had the courage to be honest publically about postpartem depression and that its real and needs attention and women who suffer need to be heard and helped…fine. Good work Brooke, so after this effort she gets skewered by a uneducated cult following fool who know squat about women and pregnancy and postpartem depression….lets hope kate doesnt get it ….cause she will get taken to ‘their’ scientology hospital/retreat, where people disappear.
    On a personal note…my daughter is an april baby …aries and they are a handful and noncomformist……Im laughing now cause tommy boy has no idea what hes in for with an aries child….they dont follow..enuff said lmao.

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  26. elizabeth

    Congrat to Tom and katie!

    Suri is gonna be stunning for sure! I love the name!

    WTF shields???? Grier? LOL shame! how can she do that to her baby???

    here nobody cares about shields,not a single report! only Tom Cruise! the King! of course!

  27. Audacte

    First, I wish the family all the best and I like the name. It beats the hell out of Apple and Moses. Now, to the much more interesting topic: religion. It is certainly safe to say that based on the Penthouse interview it all started as an IRS scam. Can’t fault the guy for beating the system. It is also probably safe to say that no matter how insane the nucleus of the concept; inspiring people to use mind of matter/body is nothing new. Theories abound that we only use less than 8% of our brain, so, if Scientology gets people to use more or even believe that they are using more: more power to them too. Unfortunately, as crazy as Tom was on that Today show interview about psychiatric drugs and the profession as a whole; he was sadly right. The first step should be diet, vitamins and exercise. They have known since the 50′s that many mental perspective problems (including depression) are based on deficiencies. I am NOT saying all; I am saying “some”. There is nothing wrong with first attempting to let the body heal itself before drugging oneself into a stupor and adding to the pharmaceutical companies’s coffers. Finally, and here is where I will probably piss off everyone.. there is not a single religion on this planet that does not have hideous pasts that include death, torture, persecution and every other sin known to man. And, if you think Scientology is unique in scamming – - try getting your hands on the real estate inventories of the Episcopalian or Catholic religions. Trust me… they are all about acquiring wealth too. I am pretty sure Christ did not say “Thou shall acquire real estate in Manhattan.” Religion, every religion, is a man-made establishment. I am not debating the merit of the messages – - all the prophets have valid messages – - but, none of them intended to be the catalysts for the massive religious establishments that now exist. So, if Tom and Kate are happy in their religion, what do you care?

  28. megs

    so i have to wonder…after reading the article on people.com. First, it says that the baby was born in an L.A. area hospital. What happened to that hospital Tom built at home??? Second it says the baby was born on Tuesday, then it says the mother, father, and baby are already home. I know when I had my son I got to stay more than a couple of hours. I wonder if t.c. whisked them out of there, which is horrible…idk just putting that out there.

    other than that, cute name

  29. this is what happens when PR goes too far.
    first of all this is to creepy to begin with!
    Poor Katie…
    Did Tom eat the baby when he finished the placenta??
    this is insane that they covered it on CNN.
    ridiculous. I bet he ripped the baby out of Katie so that it can arrive just when Brook’s baby does.
    this is all too crazy. they should close themselves off in some scientology castle far far away and never come back. poor baby though…

  30. Mariah

    OMG Too Funny… I just read the above referenced article about Scientology… Only TC would be so obsessed with a religion that claims it’s followers/believers are “fallen gods”… Classic, Narcissistic thinking…

    Katie- Run, Run, Run!! I cannot FATHOM how a girl raised in a CATHOLIC household can stomach this NONSENSE… If I were her parents’ I would be freaking out!! I am NOT BUYING TC’s comments to Diane Sawyer that they are all one big HAPPY family- Not in this lifetime!… that’s just more of his PR spin- sick, sick, sick!!

  31. Draya

    Tom is not going to marry Katie Holmes now, because he wanted a BOY so he could name it “Thomas Cruise Mapother IV”, to carry the Psycho-Torch. They’ll be “engaged” for the next 2 or 3 years, and he’ll dump Katie.

  32. Hmm, i am still highly sceptical. She was not pregnant, or if she was, she had the baby ages ago and has been faking ever since. I bet that at her next public appearance she will look thin and have no baby weight at all
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  33. Girly Girl

    I think Katie is brainwashed. Did you all read the Parade piece? She sits there, smiling blankly, while he talks about being abused by his father as a child??? She’s about 2 Scientology lectures away from ‘drinking the Kool Aide’….

    Katie comes from good stock, good people. She was brought up in a hard working, honest, Catholic family. Maybe she bought into this whole BS scam for $. I don’t know. But I DO believe her mom and dad are going to do everything they can to DEprogram her. I think she’ll never get to keep Suri (anyone read the Kidman quote where she says Cruise doesn’t let her see Connor and Isabella much at all because they are ‘too busy studying Scientology’????)

    I kinda feel like watching this whole spectacle makes me feel dirty. We are all just watching this poor kid (Katie is only 22 or something) be emotionally and geographically seperated from everyone she knows, uber-controlled by her male partner, made physically vulnerable and financially dependent, and if this isn’t the classic domestic violence set-up then I don’t know what it is…

    I wish Katie would grab Suri and run to Namibia to hide in the jungle with Brangelina.

  34. libby

    #28–i think she had it in the hospital because katie needed a c-section. herpes will do that.
    (google it: herpes causes birth defects if a baby is born vaginally.)
    i think tom built the hospital because he was in denial about the katie’s needing a c-section.
    the reason they are home already (and why tom wanted it at home) IS BECAUSE THEY ARE NUT-JOBS WHO THINK THAT IF THE BABY “HEARS” SOMETHING NEGATIVE–SHE’LL NEVER NEVER GET OVER IT. it’s the same reason katie’s “not allowed” to have contact w/ the child for like a week.(AND the reason she hardly ever spoke while pregnant.)
    i think tom is trying the ULTIMATE scientology experiment–maybe he thinks if he has complete control over the baby, that somehow she won’t end up with any psych problems, and l.ron will be proved RIGHT about his child-rearing advice.
    totally abusive gay awful. that poor child’s resume already includes:
    -conceived for PUBLICITY, to prove dad’s not gay (which he IS)
    -born into a bat-shit crazy cult, used as an ‘experiment.’

    PEOPLE will have exclusive 1st photos, when katie’s ‘allowed’ contact w/ her baby, JUST IN TIME for MI3. what a fuckin’ coincidence.


  35. libby

    (don’t ask me how a fetus and/or newborn understands english)(scientology says they do, and not only that, they have enough command of language that the fetus/baby can ‘misunderstand’ what has been said and turn it into a negative statement about themselves.)
    (maybe cruise’s mama stroked her belly a lot and said “you’re okay,” and poor tommy fetus thought she was telling him he was gay.) (it’s definitely mama maypother’s fault that TOM LOVES COCK!)
    btw, BOYCOTT MI3.

  36. countrybabe

    Libby you are right on. Girly Girl I think Katie is 27. I feel sorry for her I don’t think she’ll get away from him. He is looks like he could flip into an anger rage in a minute. I thinks it’s sad how they love publicity. I heard a guy on The Today Show say they manipulated the media and got home already. That’s because nobody is chasing them. TC released the statement. I know Katie’s mom regrets she took her to New York and intorduced her to modeling. I think Katie’s in it for the money. Those two look alike. I know we’ll never know if who the dad is.
    I think it’s an awful name. I never thought I’d see the day where white people would give their kids ethnic names.

  37. Gwenyth

    It is sooooo obvious:

    Tom is in the middle of PR for Misson impossible 3

    this baby was TIMED for more press and attention for his movie!

    THAT is why she has been “pregant” for what seems like forever!!

  38. las

    Audacte, please shaddup.

    As for poor Suri, too bad someone can’t hand her off to Brangelina. Unfortunately the poor kid is going to be mired in Daddy’s massive neuroses and Mommy’s creepy Stepford behavior for years to come, until Daddy is committed.

  39. Girly Girl


    Two words for you: HEAVEN’S GATE



  40. Babybing

    Katie flew to Los Angeles for a meeting with Cruise about a role in “Mission: Impossible 3.” The meeting took place after April 11. April 27 is when she appeared in public as Cruise’s girlfriend and “love of his life,” his appearance on Oprah was on May 23rd, they announced the pregnancy on October 5, at that time saying she was 3 months along (although she looked about 5 months along)
    Not only is the baby not HIS, she was conceived BEFORE they ever met.

  41. elle

    As someone mentioned in a previous post-Im worried that if Katie doesn’t always fall in line and do what TOm wants, she’ll be left without access to the kid. I DO beleive that Nicole is being restricted from seeing them, and that the reason they split was that she wasnt totally on-board with the scientology. She sounds pretty sad about it.
    I think he is controlling and selfish. I hope Katie can either mellow him, or get out someday saftely.

  42. Rumor

    Oh this is funny. Girly Girl I loved the last sentence of your post!

  43. Rumor

    Girly Girl, I meant the last sentence of your #33 post. Funny. I can picture it.

  44. Schunke1

    Is it coincidence that Katie Holmes gave birth to “her” daughter at almost the same time of the release of Mission Impossible 3?

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