The megastar recently made the shock admission to his long-time pal Maryanna Carter when he reached out to her to discuss a Facebook page she runs in his honour. Fed up with his fans posting pictures of his 11-year-old Suri on the page, Tom asked Maryannn to delete all photos of her, saying: ‘She is no longer part of my life.’
Having stayed in touch on-and-off since Tom dated her best friend Diane Cox in high-school, Maryann was only too happy to oblige – promptly informing the page’s 3300 followers that Suri is now off-limits.
‘I am going to ask that no-one post anything with Suri in the future,’ she posted. ‘She is no longer part of my life!! If you do, I will erase it!! If you continue, I will have to remove you!! Thanks!’
When asked by one member if the ban includes old photos of Tom and Suri, Maryann curtly replied: ‘No photos!! His request.’
While the post has since been deleted, Maryann has confirmed Tom made the bold request, telling journalist and Scientology whistle-blower Tony Ortega that Tom was concered about what Suri could find online about herself.
According to Maryann, he cares for Suri and he’ll do what he can protect her.
‘I do know for a fact he said he couldn’t stop it, but he would prefer that nothing of Suri be on his group,’ she says.
Suri has lived with mum Katie Holmes, 38, in New York since their June 2012 split, and the actor has not been photographed with his daughter since August 2012 – where he was snapped frolicking with the then six-year-old Suri at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park in Florida.
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