After Tom’s divorce from Katie, 40, in 2012, he was last seen in public with his daughter back in 2013.
There were talks of Suri reuniting with Tom, 56, in Orlando last year, while Katie and Jamie were holidaying in Miami, but Katie’s rep denied the reports of Suri seeing her father at that time.
Reports have surfaced over the years that although he is allowed to see Suri up to 10 days a month, Tom has chosen not to as she’s not a Scientologist and her mum is considered a “suppressive person”.
“Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to,” a source told Us Weekly. “He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist.”
But, according to our insider, Suri decided enough is enough and took it upon herself to go and see him regardless.
“In the end she just packed her bags and told her mum that she wasn’t taking no for an answer and demanded to see her dad,” the source spills.
The decision comes after rumours surfaced that Katie prefers her daughter to not speak to Tom, for fears that Suri could be “brainwashed” by the Scientology community.
“It’s not surprising that Suri is confused by the lack of communication between her parents,” a source revealed to Star magazine.
“She’s growing up, asking more questions and it’s becoming harder to shield her from the whispers. She wants to speak to her dad.”
Whispers also surfaced that Tom has been making secret phone calls to Suri.
“He’s contacted Suri through a third party, who he trusts implicitly, to check in and make sure she’s OK,” an insider told OK! magazine.
“He wants her to know that he’s thought of her all this time and got all of her messages. In fact, he read and listened to each and every word.
“Tom’s paving the way to come back to Suri’s life permanently,” the source said.
Another source told the publication that Tom couldn’t reach out because “Katie fled the religion”.
“Tom wields a lot of power in the church and sees himself as an important person. He believes he can bypass the rigid rule,” added the insider.
And now Suri’s going to see him in person, she can finally get to know him one on one.
According to our insider, Suri has very mixed memories of her dad from when she was little and she wants to fill in the blanks.
And while she knows things didn’t work out with her parents, it hasn’t stopped her wanting a relationship with her dad.
“Now she’s older, she feels like she can stand up for herself and make it happen,” the source says.
Tom’s luxurious penthouse in Clearwater, Florida, is also complete, so has plenty of space for Suri to stay.
According to reports, Tom lives there with his adopted son Connor, 24, who’s also a devout Scientologist.
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