Iove over, Santa! Itâ€™s Suri Cruiseâ€™s parents, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, whoâ€™ll be giving their adorable 9-year-old the gift she wants most this year a long-awaited family get-together. â€œItâ€™s the first time Suri will have seen Tom in months,â€ a friend of Katie reveals. â€œItâ€™s all she can talk about Sheâ€™s even made a special star for the top of the Christmas tree, and sheâ€™s been saving it for her dad to put in place.â€
The trio will spend the better part of two days celebrating the season at Katieâ€™s penthouse apartment in New Yorkâ€™s Chelsea neighborhood, the insider says, before the actress, 36, travels with Suri to see her family in Toledo. â€œSuri wants her dad to take her to the American Girl store and to go skating at Rockefeller Center,â€ says the source. Though the apartment has three bedrooms, Tom, 53, will be bunking at a hotel nearby. â€œKatie wasnâ€™t ready to have him sleep under the same roof,â€ the insider says. â€œBut
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
Sources say that some in Katieâ€™s circle including her lawyer dad, Martin, who helped mastermind her split from Tom in June 2012, which took the actor by surprise fear sheâ€™ll regret opening up her life to him again. â€œBut it was Katieâ€™s idea for them to spend time together over the holidays,â€ says the insider. â€œShe sees how other celebrities manage to stay friends after separating, and she thinks itâ€™s
sad that Suri so rarely sees her father.â€ For whatever reason his filming schedule, the coupleâ€™s disagreements over Scientology Tom has indeed gone for long periods without seeing Suri, even admitting at one point in 2013 that he hadnâ€™t visited her for more than three months. â€œThey swap text messages and speak on the phone,â€ says the source, â€œbut the older Suri gets, the more she wants her dad to be in her life.â€
And the more confident Katie is that she can handle the closeness. â€œWhen they separated, Katie was terrified that Tom was having people spy on her,â€ says the insider. â€œBut sheâ€™s in a good place now, and sheâ€™s not scared anymore. In fact, sheâ€™s been communicating with Tom quite a lot this year. Sheâ€™s even talking fondly about good times they had together.â€ Now sheâ€™s focused on creating warm memories for him and Suri. â€œTheyâ€™ll bake his favorite white chocolate chip cookies,â€ the source says, â€œand put gifts for him voider the tree. Suri is counting down the days!â€
What Heâ€™s Missed TOM’S LITTLEGIRL IS GROWING UP!
GET WELL SOON After breaking her arm in 2013, Suri sported a pink cast covered with well-wishes en route to school
COLD COMFORT She gobbled up soft-serve ice cream (with sprinkles, of course!) while out with friends in NYC in 2014.