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20th Apr 2021

Katie Holmes shares rare photo of daughter Suri to mark her 15th birthday

Sarah McKenna Barry

We can’t believe Suri is a teenager now!

Actress Katie Homes has shared a photo of her daughter Suri to celebrate her 15th birthday.

Suri is the only child Katie had with actor Tom Cruise. The couple got divorced in 2012.

Holmes took to Instagram to share a selection of black and white photos of Suri.

In the caption she wrote: “Happy 15th birthday sweetheart! I love you!!!!! I can’t believe you’re already 15!”

Us neither.

In the post, Katie shared three pictures with her 2.2 million followers on Instagram. Two of them are shots of the mother and daughter together, and the final photo shows the duo rocking matching plaid shirts.


Several A-listers, including Viola Davis and Bailee Madison, popped by the comments to join Katie in celebrating Suri’s special day.

Suri was born in April 2006, and according to Tom Cruise, her name derives from the Persian word for ‘red rose’ and the Hebrew word for ‘princess’.

After five and half years of marriage, the celebrity couple filed for divorce.

A 2012 article by The New York Post reported on allegations that Katie faced intimidation from members of the Church of Scientology.

A source told the paper that Katie feared Suri may be kidnapped in the wake of their separation.

Holmes received primary custody of Suri, who was six years old at the time of their divorce.

While Homes tends to be very private about Suri, she spoke to The Daily Telegraph about their time together over the past year.

“I like to keep her out of my interviews,” Suri told the publication. “But I will say that this time of quarantine has been such a lesson. Just really looking at everything you have and celebrating the simplicity of making dinner and spending that time together.”

Holmes is currently dating Emilio Vitolo Jr. The couple became Instagram official on Katie’s birthday in 2020.