Tom Cruise is one of the most prominent members of Scientology, and has become almost synonymous with the religion.
He has been vocal in the past about his relationship with the Church since joining in 1990 but – if reports are to be believed – the relationship could be coming to an end.
The film star is allegedly leaving the Church in order to mend the relationship with his daughter Suri Cruise, according to Star magazine, as reported by meaww.com.
The source told Star:
He has reached the breaking point, and something has to give. If he wants her back, he’ll have to walk away from the church, which has been a huge part of his life, to say the least.
Leaving Scientology would be the toughest decision he’ll ever have to make! If Scientology declared open season on Tom, they could bury hum, since they’ve probably got all sorts of dirt on him from his audit sessions.
It’s an unspoken threat, but Tom has to be aware that the church would do everything in its power to keep him from leaving.
However, the source allegedly believes that Tom might try to ‘cut a deal’ with the church by promising not to speak out against Scientology in return for his departure from the organisation.
Some outlets have reported that Tom hasn’t had any contact with his daughter since he split with Katie Holmes in 2012.
Holmes herself doesn’t have ‘high hopes’ that Tom will leave the church to spend time with his daughter, according to Celebrity Insider.
An insider told them:
Katie would be thrilled to see Tom leave Scientology, she would love to have him build a healthy relationship with Suri.
It’d be a dream come true actually, but she is not expecting it. She has zero hope Tom will leave Scientology for Suri – he has made it clear many times that he is in it for life…
People change, and they leave, so it is possible Tom will walk away, but it is very slim, and she knows it. It breaks Katie’s heart Suri does not have a relationship with Tom, there is a hole in her life because of it – he’s missed.
Katie is such a daddy’s girl herself; she cannot imagine a life without a close relationship with her father. But unfortunately, that is the reality for Suri.
The Daily Mail reported at the time, Holmes’ and Cruise’s split was largely down to Holmes’ fear she would ‘lose’ her daughter to Scientology, like Nicole Kidman.
The tipping point was apparently the moment Scientology members moved into the family home so they could ‘cater to Cruise’s every whim’.
This caused Holmes to fear that Suri could lose contact with her as a result of Scientology’s track record of disconnection, according to Ron Miscavige – the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige.
The reports are, as yet, unconfirmed, and it is unlikely we will get an official confirmation due to the secretive nature of the organisation and Cruise himself.
Only time will tell.