With actress and former member Leah Remini’s Scientology tell-all book due to be released this week, details have emerged about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ parenting towards a then baby Suri.
In the book, Leah reveals that Tom and Katie left daughter Suri crying on a bathroom floor during the rehearsal dinner for their wedding. She claims that 7-month-old Suri could be heard crying through the dinner.
She recounts how she finally convinced Tom’s sister and an assistant, who were standing in the bathroom over Suri, to pick her up and give her a bottle of warm milk.
She also writes about Bella and Connor Cruise’s strained relationship with Nicole Kidman. Sharing a ride to the airport with the then-teenagers after Tom and Katie’s wedding, she asked the two if they’d seen their mother.
“Not if I have a choice,” said Bella, according to the book. “Our mom is a f***ing SP.” Within Scientology, SP is reportedly a Suppressed Person and designated enemy.
Leah says that Tom and Katie’s lavish nuptials at Odescalchi Castle in Italy was the beginning of the end of her involvement in Scientology. Prior to the 2006 ceremony, Leah — whose mother and stepfather were Scientologists — spent 30 years in the controversial religion and donated US$2.5 million ($3.5 million).