The Reason Suri Cruise Is Carried Everywhere?

The Reason Suri Cruise Is Carried Everywhere?

I have noticed for a long time now that Suri Cruise is, more often than not, being carried either by Tom Cruise or Katie Holmes.  The supposedly temperamental 6 year old is often photographed in her parent’s arms dragging either her blanket or elephant.  Most kids by the age of six are adamant about not being babied, but not Suri. Alex Kantif of AKM Images/GSI Media spent a week trailing Katie and Suri and puts this spin on things:

“I stayed in New York for a week, and the only time that the Katie didn’t carry Suri around was when they had to walk five to 10 blocks,” Kantif tells me. “But some of the photographers are being a little over-aggressive and jumping right in front of her with their flahes. So Suri gets a little annoyed, and that’s when she likes Katie to pick her up.

“I don’t think Suri is spoiled,” Kantif insists. “It’s just been overwhelming for her recently, with all the photographers.  It was crazy, sometimes 30—and I think we got to a time where we had about 50 paparazzi, plus TV channels. And some of them got really close.”

Okay, I can see now maybe it’s a protective thing and that makes sense.  But what about before Katie filed for divorce, even then Suri was carried like a small child.  Do you think it’s odd that this kid rarely walks?  What are your thoughts on Suri’s lack of schedule?  We often see her photographed out late at night when most six years olds would be in bed.  It’s rumored that Suri will start first grade this fall in NYC.  I wonder how she’ll react to a normal schedule and having rules to obey!  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. says

    I had a friend and her child lived by her schedule. Up all night, no discipline, etc. When she went into preschool, they expected her to be there at a certain time, do her work, etc. She’d throw a fit! Finally my friend pulled her out of school and “homeschools” her in the middle of the night!

        • raegan says

          I agree about not being so judgmental. Does any one think about the fact that this a poor innocent child who didn’t ask to be put in the spotlight. This child feels insecure, and wants her own personal space. I hope everything works out for her and her parents. It must be hard to see that the whole world has watched her everything fall apart around her. To see your parents split up, and to have it on display is devastating at any age.

      • Mary says

        Too judgmental. Most parents aren’t very affectionate with kids. They’d rather buy them something. I admire parents who aren’t afraid to hold their kids.

        • Lisa Doyle says

          Unless we have personally had a conversation with that family, we have absolutely no idea about anything going on or why. It is very unfair to make statements about right or wrong in this or any other situation. I don’t carry my child everywhere but from the outside looking in, my daughter follows my sleeping schedule. Instead she has severe ADHD and often does not sleep at night. I can choose to scream all night or I can choose to get things done for both of us, being productive or maybe sometimes having fun with a movie. I am following her schedule. How is that hurting anyone at all.

          • katina d-m says

            Regardless of the reason, Suri is developing maladsptive sovial skills and is putting unrealistic pressures on her parents for the future. As far as ur child structure and stability along with routine is the most proven effective management of ADHD with or withiut medication,

          • theirthere says

            It IS crucial that children with ADHD have a strict schedule and it must be followed every single day without fail! I learned this when a cousin’s child was diagnosed and another cousin (a pediatric nurse) and I began to research everything we could on the subject; strict schedules are the number one treatment!

            WHY was Suri carried everywhere? Because CRAZY Tom and CORRUPT Katie were trying to convince the world that Suri was REALLY born on April 18, 2006, instead of the fall in 2005. (Katie was pregnant by Chris Klein BEFORE she even met Tom Cruise, but Tom was convinced they could “pull this off” and convince the world that he was an actual bio-dad. )

            The “bare feet” and “blanket” and “carrying her” was to make her look SIX MONTHS YOUNGER than she actually was.

            You forgot to mention her bottle and binkie, which she was forced to carry to almost 3 years of age (past time she even used these items).

            Can you imagine what a mess your life would be if you were using the “wrong” date on your birth certificate; driver’s license; school entrance dates; social security, etc. Tom didn’t care; his “ego” wanted to sire a child. Which he still has not done. And, Katie wanted the fame and money that a marriage to Tom Cruise would bring her. SHAME on both of them!

          • LC says

            Doesn’t anyone have anything to do besides gossip about Suri? I happen to come across all this surfing Internet. I have to say, I see jelousy. Unless, you know that child personally, how dare make such mean comments. Ok, she’s privileged. But, you don’t know, her fears, or how she is socially. She may feel protected in her parents arms, any normal parent would want to protect their child from complete strangers, making comments at them, period. When she reacts to paparazzi she’s reacting to the way she was taught. She’s too young to be responsible for her actions. How would you know ? or the paparazzi may be she has panic attacks or shy, or her parents told her what to say. She’s only six, people!

        • Stacie says

          Another fragile little snowflake. We’ve raised a generation of entitled little monsters, and we’re starting to see the effects on our college campuses and all the whining about “safe spaces”. Can’t wait until THEY breed.

        • Dehliaa says

          Lisa as a parent you do what you need and have to do. It’s not hurting anyone. Many a parent has to do thing for their child that he/she cannot do. Forgive all of our insensitivity.

      • Christine Embrey says

        I am Grandmother and I raised 3 kids. A girl & 2 boys. All three have families of their own. As I sat back read all these comments with my coffee you all gave me great
        laugh after my hectic Christmas morning! You don’t know anything ABOUT what’s going on with that child’s life!! She has had cameras in her face since she was born! DON’T YOU THINK ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?? Leave her parents alone, they KNOW what they are doing to protect their child and trying to give her a normal childhood
        the best they can.

        • fay says

          Absolutely, u’r right I agree with u 100%.Shut them up , if Tom or Katie wants to carry their child its their business.

          • says

            I don’t see anything wrong with them carrying Suri. When my child was that age and i had to get from A to B quickly, i would scoop him up and go! Think about it, those people can never just casually walk anywhere with the poperazee all around them. Nothing is wrong with them scooping her up so she won’t get trampled over. Keep doing what you’re doing Katie and Tom, in the end, you are just trying to keep your child safe, just like the rest of us.

          • Elizabeth says

            With ALL the info. about whackadoodle Tom Cruise available for YRS., and despite being naive and ambitious, Katie Holmes is quite the stupid lady to have hooked up with space cadet in the first place!!!!! I feel sorry for suri so she should be safe and secure for some time. SO THERE!!!!

        • Laura says

          Everyone wants to put their two cents in… Imagine your kid having people screaming at u taking your picture. She DOES have friends and she does have GREAT parents parenting in an almost impossible set of surroundings! I have 4 kids 25,23,16and 10 their all different , all amazing individuals and wake up HUMAN beings people! Judge yourself!! You don’t feed,clothe,or LOVE THEIR child… Spend a day as God then judge or stfu… And I don’t even personally agree with some of Toms views on religion or his perfectionist attitude and I can say YOU JUDGING a’HOLES have NO , NONE get it NO idea of their REAL life as a family! Judge yourselves

        • penny gallant says

          I agree she is just a little girl growing up in the spotlight don’t judge what she should and shouldn’t be during let her be a child

        • ann says

          I am a little late to comment on this but you are right – and to the idiots who say no one is awake at night is WRONG! I work at night and have been a night owl my whole life. I dislike being awake before 10 am and thanks to my schedule I am asleep usually not long after the sun rises. So my real world is her dream world right? Idiots are so judgmental. Easier to judge than be judged!!

      • Joy says

        LOL Yep, People need licenses to get married. Dogs need licenses … period. Massage therapists, nail professionals, hair stylists … but to raise a child? Nope. Flip a coin, toss the dice … wtvr!

        • Sue says

          I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said something in that same direction. You get directions when you buy a toaster. When you bring home a child maybe if you choose, you can go to a parenting class. (optional) It’s really sad, if you think about it.

      • Anna says

        Unless you are a parent you have no idea what the value of a schedule is. First, kids are NOT adults. They need sleep, structure, discipline, manners, and responsability to grow into well-adjusted, responsible adults. Our job as parents is to teach them such things, and to mature them for when we are gone. A kid who is babied, allowed to run wild, act spoiled, defiant, and without any sense of what is expected at a particular age will grow up to be ONE GIANT PAIN IN THE !!@??x!! unrelianle, inmature adult. We don’t need one more of those people.

    • judy says

      What a shame that people bring children into this world and it is expected that the child adapt. Sounds like the parent is still a child. In the case of Suri Cruise– maybe all these idiots should get out of her face and let her be a little girl out for walk with her mom — or dad! News is news but we aren’t talking anything that anyone is interested in so leave her alone!

    • danielle says

      they are protecting their daughter i would do the same paparazzi,are getting out of control n yes they r doing their jobs but they should back the hell up when it comes to children!! who cares if shes spoiled we r supposed to spoil our children.

    • Cherdarlin says

      Just use common sense here, Suri is a 6-year-old child surrounded by a mob of paparazzi who tower over her. Do you really think a child could walk through them? It’s really a no brainer. What would you do?

    • says

      Wow and I thought my children were difficult, I think getting her home schooled would be the best thinkg for her, they do need to put upa schedule routine, which they stick to ridgidly, other our little Suri is going to get lost out there.

      • says

        Are u serious? Some normal life that is…hey kid pretend you’re not ours! We don’t want to be seen with you for your own good. Talk about getting a complex. How about these GROWN men back off the kid and stay out of their faces and just let them be kids.

        • Renee says

          They should be able to take their child out when they get good and ready too. They should not have to take them in no back door or leave them at home! People should respect others no matter who they are but the almighty dollar makes these idiots do this garbage. why can’t celebrities have some time out with their children? because people like you think they shouldn’t! They deserve a life too sweetheart!

          • Evan says

            Law(s) should be enacted to require paparazzi to stay away from celebs when they’re out w/their kids. Their kids didn’t choose to be born into fame & as such they should be protected.

    • says

      I don’t think Suri is a special needs child, just a child that is babied. Why is it these celebeels take their kids out all the time and expose them to the media. I’m sure they could hire someone to stay at home with them, or have someone else cart their kids to a resturant and bring them in the back door. If we didn’t know what they look like who would be the wiser.

      • Vanessa says

        Why do your kids (or you, if you don’t have children) go to places? Maybe they’re human and like to go places for their enjoyment? No, of course not, they’re just celebrities, meaning that it doesn’t matter what they want, right? (Please note my sarcasm). They’re just trying to enjoy life with their daughter. What if you were six years old and got bombarded with paparazzi, wouldn’t you be terrified of the men and women around you?

      • me says

        We r able to take our children anywhere without being hassled we dont have to leave our kids home when we go somewhere so why should they have to leave her home or have someone else take her out. They want to be out together as a family too. Why cant they? Because we have this absurd need to be in their faces all the time and k no ow what they are doing 24/7. Thats not fair. Let them be.

    • helloirene says

      Im sure the kid does not have to be out all hours of the nite , just because her parent might be -with their millions Im sure , she is well taken care of , and has a very well ran home ,, but -I have always wondered why they carried her everywhere they go .

    • princessd says

      I am truly offended by your comment!!!!! When my son was younger 5th grade age I worked full time plus in a partially 2nd/3rd shift job I ALWAYS had my son in late starting schools (school started after 9) but then my school district changed all schools start time to 7:30. We tried and tried but never arrived on time for more than one reason. Yes I had my son out past midnight oh yeah because I had to take the bus home from work. Yes, when I picked him up I let him stay up for a while; oh yeah because that is the only opportunity I would have to see him. I ended up pulling him out middle of the school year and home schooling ; how neglectful of me right. The next year we found a school that fit our lives schedule ; OMG my son was in advanced classes! He is high school age now and due to discontent with the high schools he has encountered that have not been a right fit I homeschool again. BTW any testing done by the school district or private tests to track his growth he places ADVANCED! Now stop judging people unless your in their shoes. On another note I know that my situation is not the same as theirs but I applaud them for having their child with them and not constantly stuffed up in the house with a nanny.

    • Eliz Levine says

      I have one comment, based on a Quote I read from Tom Cruise BEFORE Suri was even born. He said that (plz correct this part re adopted child(ren) with Nicole) that the older adopted children –half sibs I would guess–“ARE GOING ToCARRY THIS NEW CHILD EVERYWHERE. HER FEET WILL NOT EVER EVEN HAVE TO TOUCH THE GROUND.” What ?!

    • DEBBI PICKENS says

      i think america has too much time on their hands to be worried about akid being carried vs walking on her own. do some bills, watch some tv but leave people alone to raise their kids. it’s hard enough without the world watching and making useless comments.

    • Dr.Therapist says

      Suri is completely enmeshed with both parents, a totally unhealthy developmental facet in child development. I predict when she is older she will seek out parental involvement to adjuticate minor and major problems. Scientology hasn’t helped this situation. Suri needs long-tern therapy to understand her nornal experienced in her early years is NOT normal.

  2. Frecklesme says

    I understand why they might want to carry her or protect her in the last month or so. However, it doesn’t explain the last 2-3 years when she should have walking. She is spoiled. Hopefully, living away from the Hollywood people will help her change into an actual productive adult. Oh come on people….it COULD happen.

    • Renee says

      O how I agree with you. I don’t know why Katie or Tom doesn’t smash a few cameras then maybe they would back off. Ior maybe ram some of those cametad where the sun don’t shine! If they want to take their daughter out for a walk they should be able to without a bunch of idiots running out in front of them. They shouldn’t have to leave their child at home with a nanny or baby sitter if if they don’t want to. I say smash a few camerasand heads and maybe some of these nut cases will back off!

      • WindDancer says

        What a great idea, break someone’s property and commit the crime of assault. That’s your suggestion? You need to grow up.

        • Terry says

          Wind dancer,you have kids?would ya want some stranger shoving a camera in your kids face and being scared?she could get hurt.ya come after my kid ,with a camera or anything,your he’d and your c
          American will be broken.protect your kids.all the nosy people,who the hell crest if he’s carried?he’s not your kid dumb asses.geez.

  3. joe says

    I think that there are so many photographers following this child around, that it’s easier to pick her up. she is usually hiding her face. i’ve seen about 40 people around her taking pictures. it’s the magazines and photographers that force this child to have to be carried so she can hide rather than give her a moment of normallity. shame shame..

    • Gin says

      Who said they’re men? Anyway, Katie Holmes chose this lifestyle by marrying Tom Cruise and getting pregnant right away. If she didn’t want the publicity she should move to a town where she and her kid can get some privacy.. Personally I could care less about Katie and Tom, but the kid didn’t ask for this. Hopefully she won’t grow up wanting to be in front of the cameras, but I doubt it – the next Paris Hilton.

      • Pauline Bonanno says

        Stop judging people. What they do with this child is their business. Stop throwing stones. Why should they have to move because people follow them around. Leave them alone. So many of you are so perfect and everyone is a psychologist because they go on facebook and the internet and make a comment. If you have nothing nice to say keep it to yourself. Worry about your own perfect life, or just get a new one.

        • jannie says

          Please people, let these people live! It’s their life no matter matter what their professional life maybe, just respect them, how they raise their child is their own decision. Respect that.

  4. Rb says

    Suri is too big to be carried anymore with her bare legs wrapped around her fathers waist. At least make her wear jeans or slacks. They carry the blanket to cover her butt from showing but it would be simpler and decent for her to wear long pants and cover those naked legs. She is no longer a baby. When will her parents realize this?

    • kh says

      you freak , who is thinking about her bare legs, she is a little girl…it is obvious she is carried because of the people this family every time they go outside. The reason we have seen pictures of this little girl every week of of her life is because there is always photogs.

      People are fascinated more with Suri Cruise than with her parents…they treat her like a circus animal…it is too much for a little girl…can you imagine since the day you were born never being going outside with out a swarm of photographers around you, taking your picture trying to talk to you…I would want my parents to carry me too and as a parent I would carry my child a lot also. Little kids don’t always move that fast and in the situation this family is in you have to get going fast to get out of the crowd.

      • frosty7530 says

        I respect Kate Holmes for having the courage to leave her powerful, controlling husband. Years ago, I was curious about the Scientology cult and did some reading on it; they do have some unorthodox views on child rearing; discipline for children is pretty minimal. Which is surprising since this sect is quite stifling with adult members.

        . Suri has gotten some negative publicity in re to her behavior. She has been observed being very demanding of attention in public places, with her parents making no attempt to quiet her, or calm her obnoxious behavior. I read about an incident in a Dept. Store Shoe dept., where Suri was allowed to meander around, messing up displays, and tossing shoes around willy-nilly. Many kids are hard to control as toddlers, but some are worse than others. Usually a parent will intervene and at least attempt to calm their child; or straighten out a mess their child makes in public. Not so with Suri’s parents, at least until now. Hopefully, being enrolled at a good school will help. I was almost sorry to see that Kate did not enroll her at Sacred Heart Acadamy, which was rumored to be Kate’s choice of school for Suri. It sounds like she needs a good dose of old fashioned discipline, the kind that the Catholic Sisters are renowned for.
        I am really concerned about is all the exposure this child gets. There are other A list celebs with kids; Gwyneth Paltrow has a beautiful daughter, J Lo has beautiful twins, the children of Brittney Spears do get lensed, but not as much as Suri. I grew up in 50’s & 60’s when Liz Taylor was biggest Star of all. NOBODY ever saw her kids, and her fans were all curious about what her only daughter, Liza Todd looked like. Liz Taylor is from ancient times, but be assured she attracted huge publicity & paparazzi wherever she went., as a young mother. One can’t help think that Tom Cruise at some level, is encouraging this response. Katie will probably work harder on this, now that she is more independent as a parent. She seems to be trying to normalize her child’s lifestyle. The road ahead for this newly single Mom will not be easy; and I just pray her courage stays with her, that her little girl can start be treated as a mere mortal, ie.e learn to be a decent human being, instead of the very indulged child she was. In terms of the little girl being carried around, it’s probably part of the cycle of public attn that Tom Cruise craves. He does nothing to discourage Suri’s exposure to the Paps, and thus, has a good excuse for protecting her, by carrying her. I hope that Kate is able to wean her child out of this habit, if for no other reason than that she is getting too heavy for Kate! It’s been alleged that when Brangelina tried to send one of their boys to school, it, sadly did not work out, due to discipline problems. It would be wonderful if Suri does not have to be home schooled, because I think those kids miss out on a lot.

        • WindDancer says

          Great comment Frosty7530. It was written with intelligence and made a whole lot of sense. Thanks for being a voice of reason!

      • rlw says

        I agree with kh, and furthermore if the paparazzi & the so-called “legitimate” press would stop hounding the child during every public outing maybe she’d have no desire to be carried by parents. As far as your comment on Suri’s “lack of schedule” she a child so the parents set the schedule….hmmm maybe she sleeps when she can because you fools are always chasing her for a photo op. I don’t care about what the uber rich are doing. I’m trying to keep my sick husband as well as possible while waiting for a new heart for him. I don’t care about celebrity child-rearing!

        • lucy says

          If you don’t care about celebrity child raising, reading an article on celebrity child rearing, and then taking further time to actually comment on the article on celebrity child rearing are completely incongruous actions, and you should seek mental health help to find out why you would spend time, action, and energy on things you don’t care about, seems to be a personality disorder!

    • Miss Lee says

      You are a realllllllll creep – a creep the likes of which I’ve never even seen before. With her “bare legs wrapped around her father’s waist”… What the F is WRONG WITH YOU??? You’re a complete lunatic and a truly sick person. I hope that you don’t present a danger to children – I’m just getting a really nasty vibe from your comment. I’ve truly never heard something like that and it disturbs me in a very profound way.

      Even if your comment didn’t contain the sick, demented, and perverse undertones that I think it contains… Let’s move onto the next huge problem with what you said… What is wrong with a 6 year old little girl wearing dresses MADE FOR LITTLE GIRLS?! Why on earth should she have to wear jeans or slacks like you say she should?! I’m just so confused and disturbed by your statement. I get the feeling that you should be on a ‘watch list’ of some sort… God help you, you’re not normal – and you’re obviously not alright.

      • hallie says

        Miss Lee…I felt the same as you regarding his disturbing comment. I also am wondering why she would even be wearing pants in the summer months. What she has on is not only perfectly age appropriate, but also it’s normal summer attire for any age person. I hope this poster doesn’t have kids or access to anyone else’s kids for that matter.

      • WindDancer says

        Miss Lee, my God are you ever judgmental and assuming! It’s people like you who are truly frightening. You make a blanket judgment about someone simply because you disagree with what they said, so I guess you must think you’re pretty special then. Wow, your arrogance is appalling! I think it’s YOU who need to get your mind out of the gutter and stop making such idiotic assumptions. Good Grief!

    • Jo says

      RB – This comment say a lot more about you than them. You are sick, and probably have some childhood sexuality issues yourself. “Naked legs wrapped around her Daddy’s waist.” My spidey sense is telling me that there was some weird stuff going on in your home.

      • Gin says

        I didn’t take his comment as vulgar at all. It maybe summer but there are pedophiles out there and being celebrity status her pictures will be in every tabloid magazine, so give he/she a break. I don’t think she/he made the comment to insinuate anything. At least I took it that way. If it’s summer, then why need a blanket?

    • Evan says

      Oh my, in the public eye — how will Suri survive it all! Gee, Shirley Temple seemed to survive it all, never became an addict, managed to stay married to the same man for a long time, sequed from the screen to being a U.S. Ambassador, overcame breast cancer & was never involved in any scandals. Her mom was a formidable stage mother & Yet somehow Shirley was quite well adjusted. Go figure!

    • Teacupmydear says

      I’m not a freak, but they are out there and she’s got to protect that baby. She needs some leggings or tights or else she’s got to learn to walk like a big girl. The parents are public figures so they could have her with them, under care of nanny and guard. I love the little girl and hope she has a happy childhood.

  5. Nicola says

    A reputed $3million dollar wardrobe – not only on a false rumor but certainly not reflected in the parent/child’s continually inappropriate choice of footwear. Flip flops, even in the rain. Come on,Katie – we know you are doing your best and have finally been rid of that Scientology nightmare – but do discipline this little darling and tell her she needs to put on a proper pair of shoes.

  6. anon says

    Even before the divorce filings this kid was one of the most followed and photographed celeb kids. Not much has really changed now.

  7. Alena says

    I had noticed this oddity and considered that Suri was being babied unmercifully. I couldn’t imagine their carrying her at 6yrs of age. Even though it must be very intimidating to Suri, what other celebrity children live like that? They are making her codependent instead of helping to build confidence in her. They need to coach her or take her to a therapist who can help them train her to deal wth this aspect of her life. She can’t hide forever. It’s unimaginable behavior for a 6yr old to be carried. The parents have lacked the wisdom to manage that area of their childs life. Shielding her from discomfort is not reality.

  8. Gia says

    I think she is their child and if they want to carry her every where that is their business. She is their baby and time goes so fast that before you know it they won’t be able to carry her any more.

  9. says

    Suri Cruise is six years old now she is way to big to be carried everywhere! She is not a baby anymore!!! Most six year olds walk instead of being carried like a BABY!!! Tom and Katie wake up and smell the roses!!! Tom and Katie shouldn’t being holding Suri all the time because Suri will never be able to walk on her own when she’s older. So they better start making Suri walk like other six year olds. Michelle Williams’s six year old daughter Matilda Ledger walks, Gwen Stefani’s six year old son Kingston walks. Suri is no different. Apart of the problem is Suri’s parents spoil her way too much.

    • terrible parents says

      Oh please Gwen and Gavin Stefani Rossdale are terrible parents as well. Kingston and zuma and always being carried around. Heck Kingston had a pacifier until he was 5 years old at least. Tired of everyone trying to act like Gwen is such a great mom. We will just see how great a mom she is in a few years.

  10. says

    Suri is scared of all those cameras flashing in her face. I don’t blame the six year old. I would have been scared if photographers were following me around all day taking pictures 24/7

    Suri can walk and put a mask over her face then they wouldn’t know who she is.

    I do have to agree she is a little old to be carried like an infant.

  11. PinkE says

    The (non)issue will sort itself out when Suri starts school. The playground is a jungle, and those babyish ways won’t survive. She’ll want to act like a big girl.

  12. Laura Wojtowicz says

    I would have to say is ditch the stuffed animals and blanket and stop carrying her around. I am surprised that Tom is carrying her around when HIS religion dictates to treat your children like adults. Very insecure child and Katie is doing what is right..and Tom should do what is the best interest of his child and NOT the best interest of TOM. Its about Suri NOT TOM. This child is not going to know who she is…..only knows what she is around her father and her mother. Its a shame that Tom can’t be an adult and do what is correct.

  13. oleschool says

    just give the child a parasol and let her use it as a shield. shouldn’t have to do it but at least it would help a little. papz would soon get tired of taking photos of a parasol

  14. C. says

    I would say Suri might have problems obeying the school rules; since she’s use to having what she wants.

    I think Suri is getting spoiled, by getting clothing that cost millions etc. I wish I was that spoiled, but then again, I’m happy I not.

    When Suri gets older; I think her parents need to speak to her and tell her that “there is nothing to be afraid of, if mommy and daddy can get use to the paparazzi, then so can you, and this is the life of a Celebrity and their kids, nothing but photos being taken”

  15. Love says

    Stalkerazzi are one of the major reasons why she had to be carried around, besides her being babied undeniably. As a result of her not being able to walk and run outside, she was enrolled in a toddler gym. So there, psychomotor development challenge solved in the artificial environment of a kiddie GYM.

  16. TB says

    I don’t think it’s a big deal. I don’t have to protect my children from photograghers and like to carry them and sometimes it’s more practical when I’m in a hurry. My teenager (that I carried when she wanted to be) is independant and social and happy. It is shameful that in this time in our country when children are largly ignored (not by choice) by thier parents, people have the nerve to have a negative opinion about hands-on parenting. I would imagine that Suri does a lot of walking on her own the other 18hrs a day when she is not being photograghed. Your children are only little for a while, why not pick them up while you can. Just for a minute, close your eyes and imagine what it would feel like to be picked up off the ground and comforted or carried. Do I want to provide that for my children? Yes.

      • Sandra says

        I couldn’t have said it better!! It isn’t about “protecting” her…if it WAS, they would never even HAVE her in those public places to be “harassed”. Beyonce never has her baby out like that. Neither does Halle Berry… There are a ton of famous celebs, whose children don’t have to be carried around. Suri is a BRAT, and her parents have made her that way…period!! What she needs is a swat on the butt once in a while, and for someone to let her know that there are RULES, and that there will be consequences when those rules are broken. The only people who think that she ISN’T a brat, are people whose children are just LIKE Suri…

        • Angela says

          There is a very very thin line between protecting and spoiling a child. If parents cannot see this it’s going to be spoiled brat children raising dysfunctional parents. Contrary to what is said IT IS OKAY to spank your child. How else are they going to learn, time outs?

        • marz says

          A little swat Sandra. Code for “whoop” your child. Do oyu know how many fatherless men were “whooped”. Hows that working out?

  17. Tess says

    I’m sure like most celebs TomKat call the paps as soon as they leave the house. I doubt the Paps hung around outside 24/7 since Suri was born. TomKat haven’t minded Suri being photographed and apparently still don’t. Toms other kids didn’t get this much attention from the paps, it was more low key. So it’s being purposefully done. To think otherwise is naive. If they really wanted Suri to have a normal childhood they could move to the country or somewhere a long way away from the Paps.
    But of course, that won’t happen because TomKat thrive on the reflected attention from their golden child.

    • Gin says

      Who said they’re men? Anyway, Katie Holmes chose this lifestyle by marrying Tom Cruise and getting pregnant right away. If she didn’t want the publicity she should move to a town where she and her kid can get some privacy.. Personally I could care less about Katie and Tom, but the kid didn’t ask for this. Hopefully she won’t grow up wanting to be in front of the cameras, but I doubt it – the next Paris Hilton.

    • Jean says

      One of the things I have always thought is that when either Katie or Tom !eave their residence they call the photographers first so they’ll be there to take pictures as neither of them garner much interest anymore they use Suri to get pictures of the “harassed” parents, i e: Tom or Katie protecting their child. Would sincerely doubt if the photographers would hang around 24/7 to take a picture of a child of parents who are not that popular anymore. Suri makes good publicity for both Tom and Katie.

  18. Betty says

    I think she likes to be carried even if there are no cameras around. I also read that she still drinks from a baby bottle also. At six years old, I think there are bigger problems here.

  19. Sarah says

    Special needs child. I have been in the field a long time. I know it when I see it. ASD, Also uses the same doctor as Jenny mcCarthy’s child and he has ASD as well.

    • Sarah says

      I agree, Suri appears to be a special needs child. Even her face and demeanor suggest such.
      That is why she is carried everywhere and has a blanket and stuffed animal with her. Perhaps some type of autism is to blame. This would explain her fear of the cameras and having to have items for security.
      She is not very independent–if at all. Thank goodness that Katie had the courage to keep her out of Scientology.

    • Colleen says

      My daughter carried her “blankie” everywhere with her until Kindergarten. There is nothing wrong with Suri carrying her blanket or elephant with her at 6 years old! My daughter is 16 now, and still has her favorite stuffed dog from when she was 4, sleeps with it everynight. My daughter also has social anxiety, and she was never relentlessly followed by the paparazzi! If Suri needs her security blankets, who are we to judge? She is a 6 year old little girl. Who care if she is carried in public. She is surrounded by people screaming at her and her mother/father with bright flashbulbs going off in her face everytime she is in public. Children are not usually very steady on their feet, and Suri’s footwear does not help the situation. It is safer for her to be picked up, rather than be trampled on a public sidewalk, or god forbid, accidentlly knocked into traffic by aggressive photographers trying to sell their pictures to the tabloids. Being born into the life that she has, Suri could very well be developing severe Social Anxiety. She also doesn’t particularly “look” like a child on the Autism spectrum. My husband and stepdaughter are ASD. I have never seen Suri display typical ASD traits, aside from being afraid of the paparazzi, which is a normal response to being half the height of the people screaming at her while making bright, disorienting lights go off in her face. If Tom or Katie, or their staff, are calling the paps before they leave their house, then shame on them. It is their job to protect little Suri at all costs. But, if they are not, they are just trying to ensure the safety of their little girl.

  20. Ashley says

    Stop acting like the paps, being inordinately interested in their lives. Suri is clearly loved. So what if her parents want to carry her everywhere? Is it any of our business? She’s only going to be young once, please let her be. Someone mentioned earlier her bare legs around her father’s waist, there is nothing abnormal about this so stop acting like a freak & thinking these thoughts. As for her clothing., I’m glad she wears simple dresses and slippers rather than the skimpy outfits and ridiculous shoes kids as young as two are wearing. Glad to see a normal little girl like Suri,, who is under so much unwanted attention & pressure from the media & the general public clinging to her parents for support. There’s nothing spoilt or wrong about this, she’s only six years old!!

    • tssasa54 says

      They are the ones who put the spoiled brat into this situation. All these celebrities crying and complaining about the camera’s makes me sick to my stomach. If you don’t want your child “harassed”, hire another fricken nanny to watch them. Parent’s of the year for some of these people I don’t think so. It did not bother these people to leave their child when they had to go out of the country to make a film. These so called stars make me sick. Overpaid and for what. Back to Suri, she needs to act like she is 6 and not 2. Grow up and stop acting like your “Dad”

  21. Bemtruch says

    Suri and her parents need to be left alone.
    They need ti be free of photographers.
    They are rich people tha can’t enjoy life. They deserve to be respected.
    Many people like them, but more people envid them.
    if her parents want to carry Suri everywhere, is not our problem.
    They love her so much and want to protect her..

  22. Sheila M. Woods says

    If I were the cruises, i”d probably be doing the same thing. It would be much harder to snatch a child from daddys arms then one who is walking beside or behind a parent. What ever it takes to keep her safe is the way to go. Besides her having to put up with all of those infantile camera people “MORONS’ who have no respect for life and whose job it is to destroy especially this small child of God’s . Bless you Tom and Katy. You’v been trusted with this special little girl. You keep her safe and the rest of us will abide by your good wishes and thank God she has the two of you who seem to have more sense than the airheads who haunt your every move. And just who made all of you friendly folks the right to pass judgment and make snide hurtful remarks just to get the score even between you and the parents. You all need to hang your heads in shame and go clean up your parenting skills, lest your own children become a mimi me or you.

  23. guest says

    i’ve always found this very strange. my daughter is a week and a half older than suri, and i cannot even recall the last time i lifted her for more than a moment or to play. frankly she’s too big. my arms hurt just looking at these pictures.

  24. Erin says

    It is not surprising to me that the child of two actors woufd be highly sensitive. A good actor would need to be highly aware and being highly sensitive would be a great benifit when acting. Sensitive children (including my own) require additional emotional support frequently from those who love them until they find a way to manage all the stimulation around them. Her being held serves two purposes: 1. It limits the amount of stimulation she has to deal with 2. Reassures Suri’s that she is safe and loved. About her seemingly lack of friends: at this age children are still learning what a friend is ( SHE IS SIX!). It also seems to me that Suri’s temperament is similar to that of a bright opinionated child. It is common for very bright children to have many sensitivities
    Although, she will likely pause in her emotional development for the next three years because of the divorce (as happens to all children following the loss of time with a significant loving adult- particularly a parent).. After three years she will have been given the time necessary to recover and will use her struggles to her advantage.

  25. Jeff says

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!, My goodness, who cares what Tom n Katie do with their child, this website is pathetic for even asking. People are so obsessed with Celeb’s life it’s quite funny how much time they waste of their lives just to ‘Write’ about someone elses. seriously. They live to tell another’s, PATHETIC!!!!

  26. Alexandra says

    who cares! thank God no one was spying on my every movement with my children. leave the alone and get on with your own lives. You guys are vultures who will stop at nothing including causing loss of life ( princess Diana) for a story

    • Yikes says

      Amen sista!! I was just thinking thank god no one watches me nonstop judging everything I do or do not do with my child! People are so judgemental. It amazes me
      Parents don’t have all the answers or know exactly the “right” thing to so, we just do what we feel is the best thing and love them. We have no idea what’s going on in their house. We get limited info that everyone jumps to over analyze. Of course they picked her up when a crazy crowd of wackos were in their face trying to get a damn picture. Hello she’s 6 and there are tons of people in her face and it’s hard for even an adult to walk through! And guess what we only see pictures taken during her being terrified as any child would be. So what a kid has a pacifier too long?!? Are you such a perfect parent that there is nothing you have done that wasn’t “correct” to bring your child comfort?? Ahh…poor kid! She was already screwed having ignorant Tom Cruise as a father and Scientology to deal with!!

  27. Terri says

    Agree that the child should have more of a schedule/routine. This benefits the child immesurably in that he/she knows what to expect next, and what is expected of them! Lessons such as this will serve her well later on in life. I’ve interviewed one too many who were raised like her (minus the unlimited designer wardrobe account, of course!)…but even at that, too many kids today are focused on labels, designers, etc. How about teaching them to focus on those kids who don’t even HAVE shoes? So far as carrying her is concerned…if I were being followed by the photogs everwhere with my young child, I’d scoop her up too. So far as her “wanting” to be carried…that will end once her classmates tease it out of her, sad to say. I’m sure Katie’s family values will prevail now that she’s away from “Mr Svengali”. I wish both mother & daughter a happy, calm & fulfilling life.

  28. Jenna says

    So many jealous nasty comments from those who want to take the Cruise family down a notch, for being more blessed than they. It’s sad to see. Good for Tom and Katie for protecting their daughter. Nothing wrong with hands on parenting. It goes so fast and all too soon Suri will be a teenage fashionista, far from Mommy and Daddy’s protective embrace. Let her be a child as long as she can. John Mellencamp said it perfectly:
    “Hold on to sixteen as long as you can…Changes come around real soon .. Make us women and men…”
    In your case, Suri, hold onto six as long as you can…

  29. chitown1 says

    What does it matter? I think people are just looking to criticize. Please this is a 6 year old in the spot light constantly.

  30. Jamm says

    Are you people serious, feeling sorry for this kid!? Come ON she has it great and would laugh at your pitying her for being in the spotlight, wanting for nothing. I wonder how long this little diva will last in school having to obey rules and not being the center of the universe for a few hrs a day. Ridiculous..

  31. Guest says

    I can’t believe some of the comments I’m actually reading. I’m not rich or famous, thank God, I’m a mom of 3, my children are grown now, but I think Suri Cruise will be just fine….Katie comes from a good family and I believe she will pass that on to her much loved child. I wouldn’t just be worried and protective of the photographers, which must be scary for a 6 yr old, I would also be afraid of some lunatic grabbing my child!!! I agree with some good points made here, yes, they could move, but do u really think nobody will find them? Yes, alot of famous ppl have children, but let’s remember 1 thing, Katie is probably still adjusting to life away from being so controlled and making her own choices and not having to answer to her husband, as far as school, I’m more then sure she has prepared Suri for that just like the rest of us. And PLENTY of kids, rich or not, throw tantrums and every parent handles that situation differently. I hear so many ppl say, “If that was my child, I’d bust her butt!” OK, thanks to the public, no matter how we try to stop the tantrum in public, and cover our own embarrassment, someone will always pass judgement on us. Plus, ya almost have to be afraid to discipline your own child cause ya might just end up with police or children’s services banging on your door cuz some idiot blew the incident out of proportion, which is sad for the children that are abused! Let’s face it, society is a mess, and we all need to worry about OUR families and leave everyone else’s alone….it’s bad enough we pretty much have to take away some of the innocence of childhood by having to teach our young children about “good” and “bad” touches, it makes carrying a 6 yr old to make her feel safe like no big deal at all. Which is exactly what it really is, in the blink of an eye she will NOT want to be carried, and I think that day is not very far away. Like someone stated about kids teasing it out of her… grandson had the worst tantrums I ever seen a child have, he is in school now, and a model student he’s also very smart, he is also 6 yrs old.

    • Guest says

      model student is the teacher’s word, not ours…wanted to clarify that. For some reason it’s missing from my comment?

  32. Em says

    . Does this article make anyone else feel rubbish? A very young child is intimidated daily by packs of photographers so that we can feed our desire for trash gossip. I feel ashamed.

    • Yikes says

      Totally! I’m not even sure why I would read this. I too feel guilty! We suck but at least we realize it I guess…ha!

  33. Kiboko says

    I wouldn’t carry a 6 year old unless I had to as they are heavy. On the odd occasion that I have, it’s been as a piggy back. I’ve never had to deal with paparazzi, so I had a look at celebrities with children (I’m not particularly interested in celebrity, I’m interested in child development). The Beckhams, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham have children of similar ages or younger. Their children all walk. Suri Cruise is also out at ridiculous hours, often wearing inappropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. I don’t know why she is babied to this degree, but they’re not doing her or themselves any favours.

  34. lwood says

    Put that kid DOWN. She has been spoiled for the last 3 year’s. She can walk and should not be catered to. The parents are not doing her any favors by giving in to her. She should be told NO MORE. They will be carrying her when she’s 20 years old because they can’t say no. It’s shameful & wrong to raise such a child. The parents should know its wrong to carry to carry her.

    • Miss Lee says

      Amen!!! Couldn’t have said it better. They are DESTROYING this child by setting absolutely no boundaries and by having exactly ZERO expectations when it comes to her behavior. She does not have to show any respect to her parents (or to any other person for that matter). Someone in an earlier post asked why this little girl has no friends… And I would imagine that it has a great deal to do with her attitude and her behavior. Children are just like most adults in the sense that they don’t like to be around little jerks either. Take a well behaved, developmentally normal, emotionally stable, well rounded child around one like Suri Cruise and I can promise you that they’ll be miserable around the kid. Most average 6 year olds are already highly developed, and know VERY WELL what behavior is acceptable in each of many environments (ex., home, school, the store, church, a friend’s home, etc.).

      I’ve seen several others post things like, “she’s only 6!”… At 6 years old, this child’s personality is actually pretty complete. She is already who she will stay for the rest of her life – unless there are some SERIOUS changes made by her mother (I would say “by her parents”, but it seems pretty obvious these days that she is being raised by one person only). She is spoiled, entitled, and an insufferable BRAT – all because her parents MADE her this way. I shudder when I think of what she must be like to deal with now (for the small army of people responsible for raising her = all the nannies, bodyguards, tutors, and the rest of the poor, poor, poor staff… I feel so bad for them!) and cannot even begin to comprehend how terrible she will be in the future!

  35. mm says

    People just shut the hell up! She ain’t your kid so don’t worry about whether she’s spoiled or not! Get a life and stop criticizing others! None of you judgemental idiots are perfect so get over yourselves!!

    • Miss Lee says

      Dear mm,

      Why on earth are you so angry and trashy?! This is simply a gossip site – and this particular site asks for (and encourages) visitors to share their opinions. So far, yours is the only post I can find that uses foul language and aggression to express their point/opinion. To me, this just shows an extreme lack of emotional control and stability… Why read things like this if they make you SO upset? Your comment really makes you sound like an uneducated lunatic = you should REALLY work on that sweetheart!!!

      “People just shut the hell up! She ain’t your kid so don’t worry about whether she’s spoiled or not! Get a life and stop criticizing others! None of you judgemental idiots are perfect so get over yourselves!!” -quote from mm… These words are absolutely dripping with CLASS, INTELLIGENCE, and STABILITY!!!


    • Old School says

      You seriously need professional help. Who are you? Who’s the judgemental idiot? I’d bet YOU don’t know a soul on here. Having said that, why don’t you take your own advice and “get over YOURSELF”? You obviously were a spoiled brat and not taught any manners and personally, I know I’m not perfect, but I know for a fact that I have more going for me than you do. I hope Suri grows up and shows more class than you do right now.

  36. Arlene says

    Suri’s parents are not smart enough to live in this world and neither is their offspring. Their world is going to the dogs!

  37. Anissa roberts says

    I am just astounded that so many people would even give a rat’s A$$ about this at all. Who cares? So what – she’s carried. Would you even think twice if this weren’t about a celebrity’s kid? Grow up, get a grip and move on!! I read the story because I was curious but I could care less that she’s carried because she’s spoiled or because they want to shield her or she’s wearing flip-flops or she has a blanket or any of the bizarre and assinine things you people are even bring in into this.

  38. FK says

    Yeah the celebrities tend to tote their children way past the norm. When the kids legs are so long that you trip over them when you walk, maybe it is time to cut the cord. But then again….it does make a nice photo op doesn’t it. Wink, Wink.

  39. guest says

    the parents are going to have a broken back later on from carrying at. the carrying should have stopped when she was four. im starting to wonder that when she play with the other kids her age she probably wont be able to catch up.

  40. kim says

    I just read all this, And now I can see why this child is always carried.. some of you ppl are even scaring me.Leave this child alone !!!!

  41. Kestrel says

    She is an obnoxious brat being held to a baby state by parents who love the attention and want to bleed it for all it’s worth. Tom had kids, remember? No? Yeah, that’s because the paps weren’t called every time they left the house.
    SURI STILL HAS A BOTTLE! I don’t see why people say it is because they are afraid or she is afraid when all the photographers are there. Yes, that’s the time to be protective but we don’t carry each other when we are scared. See Hugh Hackman’s girl – she sticks her tongue out at them and laughs. THAT is healthy not this “they’re afraid” or “she is just bright and sensitive”. My child is gifted in mathematics and is waayyyyy beyond the adults (especially me!) intellectually. And we don’t carry him. He doesn’t have a bottle (never did, he was nursed. Connection with high IQ? Hmm) We love him but don’t worship him. That’s New American thinking and it is terrible to everyone involved.
    Kids aren’t miracles. They came from the same place from the same event. Even if you were 40 and just had one, it doesn’t make them awe inspiring miracles. Even suri.

    • Jerri Springer says

      I agree with your comment whole-heartedly. I did actually have one question though, (and I am NOT being sarcastic in any way) is it true that your son NEVER had a bottle at any point in his infancy? I do not have a child yet, just two nephews and lots of friends w/ babies & toddlers… I have been around plenty of babies who have been nursed, but most of the mothers still used bottles. How were you able to work around this (especially if/when you had to be away from your son for any length of time – even for a few hours)? I was just super-curious after reading your comment. Thanks in advance if you see this reply and should happen to actually answer it. I really hope that you don’t take any offense, I had a legitimate question, and was absolutely not trying to be rude or sarcastic. Again, I completely agree with your comment and think that everything you said was totally on point. *I do, however, view childbirth as a miracle. Especially for people who may have had an especially difficult time conceiving, etc…* Again, thank you in advance if you should decide to respond to this.

      • Hope says

        Jerri Springer,
        Yes is it possible to only breast feed an infant. That does mean for the first 4 months of life the mom is with the child most of the time. I did it with 3 children and really did not think anything about it until I read your comment. At about 4 months they started taking cereal and water/diluted apple juice out of a sippy cup. None ever took a bottle. With the first 2 I really tried to get them to take a bottle but they refused. We tried every kind of bottle on the market. Other people tried to get him to take the bottle, my husband, mother, and day care providers, my first born would simply just cry and wait my return and then nurse. With the 2nd he would not take a bottle either. So I delayed my return to work until after he began solid food. And with the 3rd I did not even bother to offer a bottle. Hope this helps.

      • robin says

        I can answer that(if i’m not butting in_) my 1st daughter I nursed for two months but she just wasn’t “latching” right so we switched to bottle and she liked the pacifier science birth (she is 16 now) and then I had my second child (who’s 8 now)she nursed 7 months and went straight to a cup she would not take a bottle or pacifier…every child is different hope this was helpful:-)

      • D. Weatherly says

        Yes, it is possible (and even preferable with some) to wean children without using a bottle. None of my seven children ever used or even wanted a bottle. Only one would ever take a pacifier and then only for a short time. Every child is so different. It wasn’t a parenting theory or even a designed way of weaning, they just didn’t take it. And there are plenty of times I wish they would have. Having said that, and in hindsight, it was much easier to wean them without have to use the bottle as a “middle” step. As another commented above, the change to solid foods and different liquids were introduced in variation, supplemented with breast feeding. It may not be the “best” way, but it was my/our way and we have 7 good happily adjusted children from ages 22 to 9. I believe what works for you and your child works. Having said that, I do have difficulty with a SIX year old being carried around and using a bottle. Kids may not be the miracle, just wait until they are teens! but childbirth definitely is.

  42. edward whalley says

    If Katie really loved her child, she’d a) stop being an actress, b) move somewhere else, and c) stop using her as a prop to further her career.

  43. Deb says

    has anyone ever thought that maybe Suri does walk but when the paparazzi show up that Suri is picked up to keep her safe & out of harms way. Does anyone remember that when Tom was married to Nicole that it was being told that both couldn’t conceive and we didn’t see Suri for the 1st 9 months or so of her life, if she really is adopted or only Kate’s bab w/sperm donor that this is another fear of Kate’s that the biological father/mother may show up. Just a thought.

    • Jerri Springer says

      You are a complete nut-bag. If Kate DID use a sperm donor to get pregnant (which could be true if Tom Cruise is in fact incapable of reproducing) I personally believe that it is his child (I think she resembles him). However, I think it’s possible that they may have used artificial insemination as I suspect he is a permanently-in-the-closet gay and uninterested in participating in the natural act necessary to conceive a child… LOL.

      BUT – even if they DID use a sperm donor – either he was chosen at random from a sperm bank, or he was carefully selected, vetted, checked out, and PAID HANDSOMELY for his “donation”. He is NOT going to show up in broad daylight to snatch Suri Cruise from the busy streets of New York City while she and her mother are SURROUNDED by armed bodyguards (not to mention 25 to 50 paparazzi with camera equipment)… So I really doubt there is any need for “protection” from a crazy sperm donor running the streets planning to kidnap her.

      I also don’t see the need to HOLD HER ALL THE TIME to “protect her” or to “keep her out of harm’s way”… She has @ LEAST 2 round the clock, armed bodyguards to protect both she and her mother… And the paparazzi aren’t necessarily posing a physical threat to her. I know that people will scream, “BUT WHAT ABOUT PRINCESS DI?!?!?!?” Princess Di was in a car with a man speeding like a lunatic… Suri Cruise is walking down the street w/ her mother & bodyguards. I doubt seriously that a photographer is going to walk up and slap her while she’s wandering around being the little brat that she is.

  44. jen says

    this Suri Cruise is a product of werid parents tom and katie she is carried because they handle her like a 6yr old baby the child is spoiled and needs to grow up

  45. kate & jeff says

    we have a 6yr old havent carried her since she was 2yrs old ….problem is not the kid its the parents look at crazy tom cruise and confused katie holmes

  46. Trish says

    People stop demonizing a child. She cannot be in control of her parents, she has no say in how they do things. It is spiteful and nasty of grown people to call her a brat and other negative things. Stop banging on about how she is handled. She is not being abused, or deprived, she is not being badly treated at all. Some of you sound so resentful, many children get ignored most of the time, let the sun shine and enjoy watching a child being looked after. They look like they are enjoying her as much as they can before they get busy again filming or what ever. She is better off out and about with her parents than being stuck in doors like a lot of children. How many times do you see a dad spend that sort of time with is child or children? Lighten up, she has two parents who love her, she will be fine.

  47. shirley says

    the only hope that I have is that Katie came from a good home, Of course that did not stop her from hooking up with Tom Cruise.

  48. Crystal says

    Seriously? So what if she’s carried, so what if her parents are hands on? So many kids fall through the cracks and are shoved off on nannies rather than loved and cared for by their parents. Good for them not caring what is considered socially acceptable and taking care of their child.

  49. Rebecca says

    Holding your child and caring for them is one thing, but carrying them everywhere at her age is either because you want to keep them a baby, or they have developmental issues. One or the other.

  50. Texmom says

    If, every time you walked out your back door to go to work in the morning, there were 30 photographers with bright flashing in your eyes so you can’t walk straight, and they are all three feet taller than you are and they are shouting… If every time you drive anywhere, there are men riding up next to the car flashing you and motorcycles weaving in and out and making the driver hit the brakes chaotically, and then screaming at you when you get out of the car, shouting, harassing you so you never get to go the park, the zoo, out for ice cream, to a kids’ movie, trying on an Easter dress, without big, rude strangers shouting at you and flashing equipment in your face —–
    Give the kid a break.

  51. says

    I’ll just bet you this little girl will not go to public school. I can’t say I blame the parents. They are RICH and rich people’s children are treated differently. That doesn’t make them bad it just means the want and can afford the better things in life. And carrying Seri isn’t bad either. She is scared to death of these photographers jumping out at her and her parents are afraid someone would kidnap the child. After all she is Tom Cruse’s only biological child.

  52. says

    Because Paparazzi and kidnappers are a constant danger to her it probably makes her parents feel less afraid. Makes sense to me.

    • Kari says

      I just now read your comment regarding Suri Cruise. It may be very possible that Suri falls under the Autism spectrum. My first and only child has Aspergers Syndrome. He has many of the characteristics that you described. He was a tippy toe walker and very difficult for him to walk. His father and I tried every option available to help him to walk normally. Nothing worked. Surgery was the last resort. In February of 2015 both legs and ankles were operated on and we was in casts then leg braves for months. He is still in physical therapy.
      People are so critical. I feel sorry for Suri and her parents for having people criticize their parenting skills and Suri’s milestones.
      Thank you for bringing up the fact that Suri may possibly have some sort of special needs.
      Her parents love her and that is what matters most.

  53. Becky Carr says

    Special Needs Child. I’m SO surprised that only 2 people here recognize these issues. She is likely on the Autistic Spectrum. I notice becanse I am raising a child 6 years old also on the spectrum. He is very smart, but has sensory issues and doesn’t do well with chaos, crowds, noise, too many people….all of which are around the Cruise’s all the time. To help calm himself in these situations (which happen a lot in real people’s lives too), he carries his pillow and puppy everywhere in the car and to outings/ play events, etc. Sometimes, he will leave them in the car if he’s comfortable about where he is going, but other times, he is adamant that he needs them. In addition, when he is anxious or stressed due to an environment that is over-stimulating, he likes to rock back and forth while holding his pillow. None of this is terrible or worthy of criticism. These kids do have meltdowns…there are MANY books on this topic. They often need smaller classes in school and more individualized attention, but they can be very smart and very successful with the right intervention early in life and the biggest need of all…UNDERSTANDING from everyone. If Suri is in the shoe department and is getting upset, she might very well throw shoes and appear to be spoiled and undisciplined. This happens with these children. They are becoming upset in an environment that is too busy, noisy, stimulating, chaotic, for them at that moment and they are acting out, trying to tell the parents that they are upset and need to leave. They sometimes don’t talk much or at all. In our case, our child is very talkative…but it’s not interactively commucative. He talks about what interests him to other people….such as repeating Disney movie dialogue or telling people about Thomas the Tank Engine. But he might not answer questions from people in the expected way and he might run around in circles, flap his hands, rock back and forth, sing, or act out in other ways because it’s his way of saying he is upset with what is going on at that moment.

    It very much sounds like Suri might be on the Autistic Spectrum and if so, they might be carrying her to help her anxiety or even to keep her from running away or acting out in inappropriate or risky situations. Autism has many and varied forms and occurs much more often than thought years ago so it’s reasonable to assume that some children of celebrities will also be on the Spectrum just like all other children. Autism knows no social, economic, or racial boundaries. It can affect anyone.

    I’m sure that celebrities don’t want the public to know about their children’s struggles. We all want to protect our children. But, like anything we try to hide…it eventually becomes known and often this knowledge can help others who are trying to cope with such situations. Celebrities can shine a light on a difficult childhood situation and can bring worldwide attention to it that can help raise money for research, treatment, and even prevention.

    I urge all celebrities who are related to or have themselves a child (or other family member) with ASD to please come out and speak about it and lets work on helping these children with their issues and bring understanding and knowledge to others who aren’t aware and who only think they are watching a “spoiled child” acting out in a store. Help others with their ignorance who think that all the child needs is “some discipline”. Be assured that “discipline” will not solve this problem. This is a real medical condition that must be understood and recognized without judgmental attitudes. These children are often gifted in ways not always identified; they have special talents not always recognized, and they are a gift from God and the most wonderful blessing that parents could ever experience. Open your hearts to understanding on this very important issuse.

    • Cher says

      Well said! I completely agree with you and also have children on the spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is nothing to be ashamed of. It is possible that Suri has not been diagnosed. Girls can have such mild symptoms that physicians do not realize their diagnosis, especially with Asperger’s (high functioning autism). The higher heels were probably to compensate for (or hide?) the toe walking. I hope they seek help for her obvious sensory processing disorder issues. if nothing else. Occupational therapy can do so much to help the child.

  54. MissTiss says

    Maybe she is just spoiled, maybe having cameras in her face since birth bothers her, or maybe there’s something going on that’s none of our business. My son has Tourettes, OCD & Sensory Integration spSyndrome. He was carried until I couldn’t anymore, he was up all night lying in bed with me beside him. If he had even a quarter of the people in his face that Suri does, he would freak out, making ignorant people think he’s just a spoiled brat. Not saying she isn’t, but just because they’re famous does not give us the right to judge them when we have NO clue who they really are.

  55. Cher says

    I suspect Suri has autism spectrum disorder with the sensory issues she obviously experiences with wearing appropriate shoes, the being carried to (possibly) keep her from darting off, the public meltdowns and the baby blanket/toys. As a mom with children on the spectrum, I have a feeling this may be the case with Suri.

  56. Nessi Nester says

    All I want to say to everyone here…How ridiculous all the comments are when people listen to the outrageous media and believe everything they read or hear. No one knows what their reasons for doing things are, or why they keep certain hours, or even if they do keep her up all night. Its called Noneyo!! None yo business. Get a life of your own to mind and get off the rag news. Its all B.S. Crying out loud. So ridiculous.

  57. mike says

    my 6 year old loves to be carried, I don’t mind, especially if she’s tired or feeling under the weather, 6 is still very young, and it comforts her and she feels cared for, its the least I can do, we love each other.

  58. astrid says

    Wow people, so judgmental, none of you know anything about how Tom and Katie raise Suri. All you see are photos which mean nothing
    Oh and RB you are one sick dude. you should be on a pedophile watch list! What a nasty, dirty mind you have

  59. CHER BLANCO says


    • Joette says

      First of all, Tom Cruise would NEVER take his child to a psychologist. As a Scientologist, he does not believe in counseling at all! Tom is inflexible and seems to be the primary spoiler. She is their child but they better be careful before they ruin Suri

  60. charlie says

    its great to see parents who are close enough to there child to hold them and secure enough in themselves not to worry about what other clowns think . shows to me a possible special bond but hey im not a part of there lives we can pretend we are or our thoughts and belief’s are fact but we don’t really know all that’s going on . discipline perhaps the people who came up with that idea need to follow there own belief’s and be disciplined themselves for poking there nose into something they clearly don’t know.

  61. Lori S. says

    WOW I have never seen so many get so nasty over a celebrity or their kid!
    This is ridiculous. The kid is a tiny, little, baby still and the GD paparazzi obviously terrorize her. OF COURSE she would want to be in her mother or her father’s arms IF at all possible.
    More importantly, after reading through all the comments….What’s wrong with you people? There are more comments and passion and angry comments flying on here than on any political story or story that has world impact. All I can say is WOW no wonder the paparazzi can get away with harassing people. With some of the crazy comments on here, I can see why they do……they are fan driven and there is no doubt about it that I would do the very same thing with my children if I was a celeb. Being a celebrity doesn’t mean that you lose your basic human rights and young babies do not understand any of it they just want to feel safe in their mother or father’s arms. Can’t say that I blame them at all.

  62. iaminnocent says

    If her parents continue to baby and carry her around, she will become a real problem when she gets older. I’ve seen pictures of her with her fingers in her mouth.

  63. coonie says

    Who cares!!!! Tom and Katie are looking after their child the way they see fit. Who r any of us to judge? Bet Suri will grow up to be a pleasant young woman.

  64. Old School says

    wow. Normally I don’t read celeb stuff very often but I was bored and needed to take a break and was reading something else when this headline caught my eye. I never thought much about the “why” really but thoughts started running through my head when I saw the title and thought maybe she had some kind of medical condition. Personally I think Tom Cruise is an idiot and Katie is still child-like herself but is learning [good for her!]. I searched photos of Suri and there are tons of them where she IS walking. Most of these photos are taken with a telephoto lens. I didn’t really see all that many of her being carried. There could be many reasons why she is carried in some photos but who cares. That part doesn’t concern me. What DOES concern me [in an abstract way because, hey, she is NOT my kid and I don’t have to deal with her nor does she or her parents influence my life in any way], is all the things I’ve seen about her pitching fits and acting like a spoiled brat. All you people defending her behavior are just plain nuts! You are the same people that bitch about other kids that behave the same way that Suri does. What? Is Suri excused from behaving properly because of who she is or who her parents are? That’s just BS. Pitch a fit in my house and you’re going to get your fanny spanked [OMG! call the authorities right now she is actually threatening to SPANK a child!!]. That’s right. Children are no longer given any guidance on how to act. Being a child is no excuse for public displays of brattiness. Once when I was very young [about 3], I misbehaved in a restaurant. Just being loud, peevish and an annoying P.I.T.A. My father [bless him!] warned me to settle down and act right. Hey, I was 3. I did it again. Well, he picked me up, took me outside, paddled my butt, returned me to the restaurant seat and I behaved like a perfect little lady from then on in any public place. My younger sister did the same years later and the same remedy worked quite effectively. Neither of us ever disturbed other diners anywhere or disturbed anyone else in public again. Problem simply solved. [BTW, I do not remember the incident at all]. If I misbehaved, Daddy took care of the problem. I got plenty of “whoopings”. I deserved them all and probably should have gotten a few more for things he never found out about. NEVER once did I then, or now, consider this child abuse. Yeah. It might have stung for a bit but mostly it was my feeling that were hurt. I’m just happy he had enough love and fortitude [because it really is harder on the parent than the child to administer discipline and I didn’t realize this until I was grown with children of my own], to care enough about me to make sure I grew up properly and be welcome wherever we went. My sister and I were ALWAYS invited wherever my parents went [unlike some of my cousins that weren’t raised quite the same way and interrupt adults, run around like heathens in small apartments and were just be totally annoying – and they were OLDER and should have known better]. Raising children IS difficult. Think of the song, “Daddy’s Hands”. That is true parental love. Anyone who thinks it’s easy is not doing it properly. I see a whole bunch of kids that I would NEVER, under ANY circumstances, invite into my home. ANOTHER THING. For all you who think RB’s comment is disturbing… YOU ALL are the sick ones. I don’t know RB, I don’t know if RB is male or female, but I will tell you this: Read the comment again. RB does state that they [TC&KH] do cover her butt with a blanket but it could be exposed AND RB is “old school” as well. Little girls did not wrap their bare legs around their fathers at 5 or 6 years of age. Once a little girl goes to school, she is no longer considered a “toddler” and that type of behavior was not done. Period. My husband wouldn’t even do that with my daughter [and we were still young] but there are certain behaviors that we grew up with that were not accepted but now it seems like ANYTHING is okay. Anyone thinking RB is some kind of perv or is disturbed is themselves disturbed to even think in that direction. Some of you really need to get your thought process realigned.

  65. kimberley says

    Reading this I take it you are all American ? complete nut jobs , all of you and for the so called Celebes yuk all fake with to much money and NO class

  66. Jessica says

    she is too old to be carried! give me a BREAK! even north west is walking on her own! This will be her reality for a while, so her parents need to sit her down and get her prepared for the rest of her life

  67. MsMarcyD says

    So many of these comments are blowing. my. mind.


    Because here’s a new’s flash, FOLKS:

    Suri Cruise?

    Unless you’re Tom or Katie?? In fact, ain’t your kid.

    So if she (I mean, YOU?) has issues due to her “spoiled’ness” … her bedtime … her being carried everywhere … and the RIDICULOUS comments above about the clothing she’s wearing? It matters NOTHING to you — or your life.

    Living a life of fame, these celebs often understand and CHOOSE to be so … for the money, the notoriety, whatever … but their kids? Don’t *HAVE* that choice. None of these celebrity spawns have consciously made the decision(s) that their parents have to live under the microscope 24/7 — and for that reason? It’s awfully unfair what they endure.

    Though they may live a life of “luxury” — not knowing what life is like NOT having a pool to swim in on a 100-degree hot summer’s day … or not knowing the taste of ramen noodles because their parents can’t afford much more certain weeks …. ? They also don’t know the ‘simple pleasures’ WE all take for granted, i.e. swinging on swings at the local park without strangers snapping cell phone pics … eating a McDonald’s Happy Meal without the self-righteous American society judging their parents for letting them do so (nuggets, fries, soda, and all!) … or going out IN PUBLIC as a NORMAL PERSON without seeing some of the RIDICULOUS comments on websites such as this.

    NO parent is “perfect,” and no child is either. How dare ANYONE criticize anyone else because their kid has a binky “for too long” or is carried by his/her parents longer than what some (most) of you deem acceptable?

    I mean … for gosh sakes, you don’t know that some of these parents — celebs or not (STILL parents!) — wouldn’t agree with you and appreciate constructive, supportive, and positive advice??? Just because they are “in movies” or on TV doesn’t make them any less insecure than a lot of us parents out there, ya know?

    Support and love each other, guys. Regardless of our professions, bank-rolls, backgrounds, status, or reputation … when push comes to shove? We’re all in this boat-of-life-together. Quit being so damn critical. Worry about your OWN lives, eh? Not a 6-year old’s fear of the pap, her need to be carried, her parents coddling, her clothes, or an
    anything else! You’re wasting your time if you do … since parents — famous or not — will indeed raise their children how THEY see fit.

    Just as they should.

  68. lisa says

    spoilt brat comes to mind in all the photos i have seen of this child she never walks is always carried when my children could walk independately i stopped carrying them and they stopped using a pram at 2/3 years of age

  69. guest jean says

    I just wonder who call the paper every time she sticks her nose out the door. AND why she is so much more important than other celebs kids that she gets hounded so much. Sorry, but it sounds like an “inside” job to Mr.

  70. S allen says

    If anyone that has posted on this issue what would do if people that you did not know commented on your parenting? I’m sure we all as parents were told by relatives what we were doing a bad job one way or another parenting our kids and I’m sure you were not happy about it. My ex-father in law used to tell me to put my daughter down or she will never learn to walk. I did not listen to his advice. She was only young once and I have no regrets holding her for the first year of her life no baby seat for her. I loved holding her. And she can walk just like every other one year old did. Don’t give parenting advice. No parent wants to hear your advice. I love that they love their daughter and don’t leave her with a nanny all day.

  71. Suz says

    Specious thesis. I looked up pics of Suri for 2015. There are DOZENS of pics of the kid walking. All different outfits so it’s not all pics of the same day. Let’s all step back and take a look at reality. Yes, she’s probably spoiled. She probably doesn’t follow a schedule. She’s going to have issues when she does have to conform. She’s a special snowflake. But by god, the kid isn’t toted everywhere!

  72. cher says

    I think most of you are mad, poor, alone. You notice you are not loving parents. This is nuts! Do any of you have jobs,a life??

  73. says

    Wow this child has got it going on. When she gets old enough to understand she’ll milk it. Right now Tom and Katie are protecting their child as I would also. I’d say carrying her around is another way of getting from point A to point B and keeping Suri safe from possible harm.

  74. lois says

    I think suri has a wonderful mother and father. I wish I could have been so great to my 5 kids who I raised by myself. Quit being so mean and judgemental

  75. DocofTruth says

    You guys keep saying “parents”. Do not be fooled. Tom is a sick man. He is a functioning paranoid schizophrenic. I know you guys have bought into the whole PC frenzy where “everybody wins” and judging is a cardinal sin…yeah, whatever. It’s nothing to laugh at what danger Tom is to this child and anyone else he has influence on. He lives in a distorted reality that he’ll never be free from. He needs to take his wealth and find a mountain cottage with David Miscavidge and just slip away into full psychosis and leave this world alone.

  76. Joy says

    Whatever happened to leave the children alone? I think you can coddle & be affectionate with a child until the end of time and that’s nobody’s business. But when it comes to protecting the child against papparazzi? That just shouldn’t even be happening. Everybody wants to talk about that child adjusting to her parents life & schedule, and yet sites like this, people like us (not all of us) keep demanding to see that kid in the limelight. THAT’S what’s NOT normal. Give the kid the freedom to be a kid and the parents to parent. Shame on people getting in their face, taunting a child. I’ve seen that on the news. Photographers shouting at her, screaming her name. Don’t be surprised when she gets angry and acts out then. As for becoming parents …. it’s NOT just second nature to everyone. Some parents to be REALLY DO NEED guidance. I’ve seen a lot of oddball stuff & wonder if we shouldn’t be taking a few classes before we’re thinking of having a baby or few! (I know, I know … don’t take it so literally. Ya’ll know what I’m saying)

  77. Deb wertz says

    Why don’t celebs think twice before having children? It’s so unfair these cannot live a natural childhood

  78. Jane says

    Whoever wrote this article: you suck as a journalist! As for comments from the nobody: that’s what you are: a NOBODY! Leave that little innocent girl who doesn’t like paparazzis! Alone!!!

  79. marie says

    Have you seen those Fundamental Scientology people & what they do to you if you leave and discuss what goes on in the compound.I think that was the reason why she hung on & continues to hang on that beautiful child so tight.

  80. WindDancer says

    I just wonder if any celebrity children can have a normal life. The certainly don’t know what it is to struggle or to have to work hard for what they have. They don’t even know what it is to go without since their every want and need is easily taken care of. They grow up rich, and that alone means they’re going to have a different upbringing from the rest of the world’s children. Now as for the constant attention of the media, I can definitely see how that could be a problem for a child. My gosh, the media needs to leave these children alone! To be followed constantly and to have people always trying to get in her face has got to be a nightmare! I guess just don’t know what to think about Suri. If she’s being carried to keep her away from all the photographers, then I can understand that. But if she’s being carried because she is still craving that kind of attention, that’s another story. I guess we’ll never know the real truth!

  81. chloemum says

    Despite the notion that a child might have an increased potential to end up a bit “stunted” in basically every aspect (socially, emotionally, physically, etc.) after being hauled around like a sack of ‘taters throughout her formative years, if being carried around so much that the child comes to rely on it or decide it’s easier on the tiny toesies, or when her mum’s trying to hurry down the street or whatnot, if THIS is the worst that happens to this otherwise beautiful (and hopefully smart) little girl, she’ll probably be okay.

    You can bet I’d be clinching my little girl for as long as I could carry her when there are paparazzi getting aggressive. IF they are getting aggressive. Personally, I’d prefer it for like, most times that we have to leave our house, that there be a hundred cameras all up in my face as well as that of my kids. It’d be like your personal CCTV system (well, kinda) to guarantee that if someone seriously tries to mess with my beautiful, famous self (or my daughter) they will most assuredly be spotted.

    Otherwise, yeah, all the above pretty much.

    The girl is adorable and either way, if it is because of her giving her mum a bit of attitude or if it’s a “over-pampered” thing or fear of the actual photographers, give her a break.

    Then get her in therapy. Yesterday.

  82. Bettye rembert says

    Couldn’t care less. Not my child. Wasn’t even worth printing. Strangers should leave that child alone. I would be scare also, and I am an adult. I wish her well.

  83. Lola says

    It really doesn’t matter what is printed about children of celebrities…. Somebody is going to find a reason to be hateful. The kid is loved by both of her parents and they aren’t dragging her through and putting her in the middle of a messy divorce WHAT DAMN DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE TO YOU!?!?!?! SHES NOT YOUR KID! I am an adult and I would get pissed off too if cameras were always following me around, in my face. Never any privacy! She was born into a family with famous parents, she DID T ASK TO BE THERE! I am glad that her parents are attempting to shield her as much as they can!

  84. Gg says

    Paparazzi should not be making a little girl so uncomfortable. The adults can handle it it is part of their job. But not the little kids. Kids are so naturally friendly. Usask permission make it matter who their parents are, they are just kids interested in fun. Treat them respectfully and you will get it back.

  85. Lnice says

    Soooo many comments over such a stupid article.these celebs don’t give a rats ass about your opinions,whether you approve or disapprove of their parenting,you just making them relevant when they haven’t done anything worth talking about (acting wise) in a long time.
    The energy and passion you wasting praising or defending or bashing these people is energy and time wasted.They don’t care about your opinion

  86. Jaded_gal05 says

    Ughhh, I thought all of these people had disappeared into obscurity or something? No? Well, damn…that’s what I get for hoping…

    As for Suri not walking, she’s 6 & her silly little ass NEEDS to walk on her own. Paparazzi? So? Her mom or dad needs to hold her hand & let her walk on her own. It’s ridiculous that she’s still being carried.

    Will they carry her when she’s 10, 11, 12?

    Probably, her parents both being idiots. Tom Cruise needs to hit the gym hard, he’s a tiny dude & once Suri passes age 15, carrying her will require muscle. Same for her mother, that weird looking chick with the crazy side mouth talk thing she does…bulk up!

    Suri will eventually grow up & carrying her will be hard, you need to change the standards you have set & make her use her own feet & legs. If you don’t, you’ll be carrying her for as long as your able & beyond. That she is 6 years old & still carried like a baby is kind of pathetic.

    It’s called INDEPENDENCE, you want your daughter to have some of that? Hmmmmmm?

  87. Lyne says

    I think this little girl is manipulative & will try to get her way all through life. So sad that she has no equilibrium & her parents are so dumb founded.

  88. Sophie says

    Suri dies have play dates just like any other kids. There isn’t anything wrong with here parents carrying her. She feels safe when she’s held or carried because she’s always been followed around by paparazzi & the poor child is scared. Who are you to judge whether she’s been carried or not. I myself have a daughter who just turned 7. She comes up to us & asks to be held or carried & there’s nothing wrong about that. For me it’s safety and binding when a child is this close to you. It’s none of anyone’s business to be even discussing about Duru cruise. She’s just like any other child but is picked on because she’s Tom & Katey’s child

  89. Michaelangelica says

    If being wealthy celebrities being swarmed by paparazzi in any way contribute to or cause situations resulting in extreme (?)protective ways of carrying a child in a somewhat babyish manner that some may consider detrimental mentally to the child at any point- I say IF, there’s an easy cure for the whole thing.

    The parents easily have enough $ to last a lifetime. They do NOT have to remain celebrities. I live on social security, live as simple as it gets, shop at Save a Lot & get my clothes at the Salvation Army. No one in their right mind wants a picture of me or my family. We almost don’t exist. So if they have probs with too much money, celebrity, or paparazzi, that’s a fix.

    Other than that, any other probs they might have, they fix or get professional help.

    Or maybe they’re just fine & folks just like to yak about them.

  90. nikki says

    Some people have the cash to pay people to watch and come on now 5 6 kids never really have to see and holdind 27\7gets old people and there not even a family anymore and Wonder why the tab and magazine s talk you give them something to talk about

  91. Sam says

    I have to admit that reading the posts on this page is eye opening. I can’t say that I agree with the carrying of Miss Suri, but on the other hand it is none of my business or yours for that matter. Miss Suri’s parents care for her as they see fit. Unless you see gross negligence or abuse in the raising of the child (i.e. bruises, lack of nutrition, etc.) you should keep your thoughts to yourself.

    Further it would be really fantastic to see most of you go back to elementary school to learn how to spell and communicate properly. It is really frustrating to see adults that cannot spell properly. If you cannot spell properly yourself, you shouldn’t be spouting advice to anyone else about their child parenting or anything else for that matter.

  92. Dawn Tague says

    Wow… Came across this accidentally… As I don’t like Tom OR Katie as actors… But got sucked in by ignorant comments! Suri didn’t ask to be brought into her parents fish bowl or you judgemental commenters world. Lay off the kid and worry about yours!

  93. Reality says

    This child is on the Autism Spectrum
    She needs more space than the average child

    She is 9 years old, by the way,
    A normal 9 yr old would NEVER want to be carried.

  94. says

    Well if everybody would worry bout their own family and stop trying to live like the stars they would b happy and as far as all the cameras go if they wouldn’t there they would not b stars u would never hear of the they would just be one of us

  95. Dana says

    for one, don’t use the R word again, that’s just not appreciated at all, they are trying to be people like us who have struggling problems,. don’t judge anyone until your in there shoes, if that’s the way tom and kate want to do things, let them, its not for us to decide, no I don’t agree, but I don’t have the camera flashing in my kids face all the time, and there just protecting there child.. that’s what parents do

  96. says

    I think you should all mind your own business. How she is raised is only her mother’s business. She is not your child and you have not walked a day in her shoes or her mother’s and until you do, mind your own business.


    With so much going on in the world I truly can’t believe this is a real conversation, REALLY! Lmao!

  98. linz says

    I cant believe some of the horrid comments about this SIX year old girl….first any six year old would be bothered by masses of strangers with flashing cameras. She is too young to understand what celebrities are and what other people live with…she only knows her own world! You guys are talking as if she’s an adult but she’s just a chip who didn’t choose to be in the limelight! Its not spoiled for her to be uncomfortable with lots of strangers surrounding her and it I natural that she would seek comfort in the arms of her mommy and daddy!

  99. Lynn says

    Unless you are personally, physically involved in these people’s lives you know nothing about their daughter, any issues she may or may not have, or how they are raising her. Having a career in the public eye does not give the public the right to their private lives. No one wants others judging them. You would be enraged if someone talked about your child or parenting the way that has been done by people here. There are times children act out, it doesn’t mean they are “spoiled brats”. There have been special times and circumstances when raising my children that they were out abnormally late and wasn’t the best choice for them or me, nor was it indicative of their routine schedules, but it happened and we survived. My children were raised with structure, routine, and discipline. People not personally involved in our lives may not have judged that to be the case. For a long time, because of her behavior and choices, people judged her as “wild” and would never be anything but a mess and a failure. She is a responsible mother of two, now raising them on her own, working and going to school full time, and maintaining a 4.0 grade average. She is strong, but sweet, kind, loving, and goes out of her way to help others.
    After having 4 biological children, I adopted a sibling group of 3. Two of them are on the autism spectrum. There was also abuse and neglect. They have been with me for 11 years and it has been a struggle. They have behaviors and quirks that can be very difficult to understand and live with, especially when they are higher functioning and don’t “look like there’s anything wrong with them”. Others might perceive them as being rude, disrespectful, or acting like a smart aleck. Those that really know the situation, or actually spend any time around them, praise them for how far they’ve come, and for being sweet, friendly, respectful, helpful, and polite.
    Bottomline I guess is we shouldn’t judge what we don’t know. Of course, if you suspect abuse in a situation you are aware of then you have a responsibility to report it. Otherwise, it’s none if our business. Gossiping and criticizing aren’t helpful.
    A smart woman said, “If you don’t have a responsibility there, then you don’t need to have an opinion.” Makes sense to me.

  100. smicki says

    The fact that in order for you to get a photo of the girl being carried, there are generally several reporters taking pictures. None of us have any idea hpw many times Suri ended up scared as a baby and child while cameras were flashing. None of you, including the author of this horrible fluff piece know enough facts to make any type of diagnosis, including spoilt, about this girl.
    On another this is the type of crap that degradizes society. Tom Cruiz daughter must be spoilt she takes comfort from her parents too long.You should not write if this is your idea of a good story.

  101. smicki says

    The word retarded is not the issue, people’s perception of slow is the problem. The word retarded literally means slowed or impeded progress… social reaction to the word is what encourages it to be ill concieved. Our children pick up on this, and utilize it accordingly. Expectations of political correctness have retarded critical thinking within society. There is nothing wrong with a person being retarded, crippled, Autistic, etc. There is nothing but the facts of these words, the damage comes from the minds and hearts of humans and how they use and percieve them. Have any of you ever wondered what gives you the right to be offended by others? If it didn’t hit a nerve it wouldn’t bother you, so why not spend the energy asking yourself why that is, rather than fighting the other person. I always wonder why we have so many opinions on people we don’t even know but spend so little time considering why we think, feel, act, and react exactly as we do, because it’s seldom the reason we initially think it to be.

  102. Debra Cruces says

    Babie her for years she’s been sucking on a pacifier grow up.she look stupid with that thing in her mouth

  103. Jenn says

    I say leave her be and let her parents deal with her. Their parenting decisions are not up for debate by strangers that have no impact in their personal lives.

  104. Rachel de Bouillon says

    How is this anyones business. Every family is different. Why should our opinions matter in this case?

  105. Laurie says

    Wow….check you guys out. It took 5 minutes to scroll too the bottom of all these mean rude ass comments going from one topic too another (out there). So do any of you mean ass people have anything better to do but slam a 6 year old little girl and her parents that you know nothing about except what you see in a picture or the rude ass shut you read that some dumbass had to post because their mean…jealous…and envyous of others

  106. Tracker says

    My grandson was carried up until he is was going on 5; he did not like to walk more than 2 blocks sometimes one.
    We are not a rich family but he was not ready to walk though he was perfectly capable. Even his older brother would pick him up carry him when their parents were not around. He has grown up to playing all kinds of sports and run track and is now in college. Go figure!

  107. Tracker says

    My grandson was carried up ’til near 5; he just did not want to walk more than 2 blocks; sometimes 1. Even when his parents weren’t around his older brother would carry him. In school however, he played all sports, even ran track. Now in college and a normal developed young man. He loved the feel and closeness of being touched– we figured. Nothing wrong w/that. Not everyone is the same GO figure!

  108. Nancy says

    My grandson did not want to walk up until nearly 5; there was nothing physically or mentally wrong. Even when parents were not around his older brother would accommodate him (they are 3 years apart). In school he played all sports, including ran track. Now in college and a normal good looking kid. Go Figure!

  109. Nancy says

    My grandson did not want to walk up until nearly 5; there was nothing physically wrong or mentally. Even when parents were not around his older brother would accommodate him (they were 3 years apart). In school he played all sports, including track. Now in college and a normal good looking kid. Go Figure!

  110. unknown says

    What I’d like to.know is who is the REAL father to Suri Tom couldn’t have kids w Mimi Rogers or Nicole Kidman WOW is it NOW a miracle he could w Katie Holmes

  111. says

    What I’d like to know is WHO is the REAL father to Suri Tom couldn’t have kids w Mimi Rogers or Nicole Kidman WOW is it NOW a miracle he could w Katie Holmes

  112. you guys need therapists says



  113. Jean says

    Why do you all care? Do they affect your life? Does Suri’s across affect your works in any way? Why do you waste even a moment of your time thinking, taking and texting about her and her parents. Let the jealousy go.

  114. says

    I am disappointed in the role of Ciara I think they could find a better actress they need someone like the ex Sami Brady Alison Sweeney is a very talented actress the young actress Vivian I’m sure she’s very sweet but the role just does not suit her they really need to find somebody with a little more finesse and talent I’m sorry I have been watching days for many many years and I think the people that hire the actor and actresses I think they could do better when it comes to the role that I’m speaking of

  115. Carlin says

    Every single comment on here is so laughable. Came across this by accident. Maybe she is a PuppyMonkeyBaby, and we just don’t know it! Look who Sired her. 2 Freaks! LOL☺

  116. Gayle says

    Really, she is a spoiled little brat that gets her way. Before you talk , make sure you are correct. Go to California, seen it with my own eyes. Throwing a tantrum because she wasn’t getting her way. But than, have money, will throw a fit. Why should anyone feel sorry for her if she is special needs. There is thousands of people in this world with special needs. Do you see all of them being cotteled. Please, just because her parents are stars, everyone should kiss her butt. I DON’T THINK SO

  117. Jessica says

    This child is a spoiled child. She needs a strict Nanny. She will walk. And teach her some rules about dealing with photographers.

  118. says

    It is possible that Suri has some foot pain or developmental problem that keeps her requesting to be carried. I did the same thing until my parents told the pediatrician and referred them to a specialist. I had “flat feet”. As an adult it is plantar fasciitis, I needed orthopedic shoes because my feet always hurt. Special shoes helped me. Another possibility is a disorder such as PDD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The child could simply fear the paparazzi. It’s just speculation at this time.

  119. says

    I’m glad people carry their children,if they like to.the way I feel about this is she’s their child and they will raise her as they see fit.I’m sure she has a very good life.I wish I still had my daughter to carry,but she’s gone.I can never carry her again.don’t worry about such crazy matters,we have greater things to worry about in this world.Suriwill be just fine,worry about yourself and your families.

  120. Nauseause says

    HAVE YOU EVER seenn Suri playing with other kids?? Cause I haven´t. Why?? she is old enough to have own friends, she never play or make a contact to other children on the playground……

  121. Marl says

    My grandson has a form of autism – and was still carried at the same ages as Suri.

    I’ve never seen Suri with animated smiles or facial movements – another sign of autism.

  122. says

    That’s not really, just about a month or so Suri had a friend over and some reporter kept getting in her face, and she said “get out of my way, and leave use alone ” I laughed so hard see even as she was getting in the vehicle, they are aweful their always in my way lol. At this the reporter called he a spoiled b….h, that was uncalled for. She was, with her mom, trying to talk one of her friends him,
    So with her not having any friends. WRONG.

  123. Lyne says

    Being consistently violated in their privacy. …did you think only once how many dangerous situations they might be exposed to.
    Having such popularity isn’t easy for a person, for a parent who cares for his/her child, or for a child who can’t trust anyone else except those that she was allowed to.
    Her life is not normal according to the standards of a normal person. ..but for them…this is a normal way to live because they have to find a way to cope with all kinds of challenges.
    I’m not really sure to want such life, are you?.

  124. Dehliaa says

    Yes, for years. The sad part about this is her parents will not be with her on this earth forever. This child has no social skills and could easily go over the edge not being able to handle any incident she finds odd. Spoiled, quite frankly yes. The girl can walk, she IS NOT retarded or an in an infant. When either parents gers into a more solid relationship, having to carry a big girl around will be hard.

  125. jean says

    I generally don’t see any movie star children playing with kids…. usually they are just photographed walking to and from

  126. kim says

    first of all r u retarded because most every one knows the correct term is cognitively challenged referring to someone with the r word is as bad as the N word get a clue or shut up

  127. Amy says

    The R word? Cmon! I’m soo very Sick of hving to b p.c when I talk or text it mks me sick! I’m handicapped, cnt walk, but I dnt say I’m physically challenged, I say I can’t walk! That’s it! It’s gettin to the point where no matter what we say, it’s wrong & our thoughts r always scrutinized! Cmon ppl dnt b so ready to pounce when others speak!!

  128. Journonyc says

    You are too stupid. Using the word retarded in a paragraph in which you say the word retarded is equivalent to the n-word? Go to college, already

  129. LC says

    Doesn’t anyone have anything to do besides gossip about Suri? I happen to come across all this surfing Internet. I have to say, I see jelousy. Unless, you know know that child personally, how dare make such mean comments. Ok, she’s privileged. But, you don’t know, her fears, or how she is socially. She may feel protected in her parents arms, any normal parent would want to protect their child from complete strangers, making comments at them, period. When she reacts to paparazzi she’s reacting to the way she was taught. She’s too young to be responsible for her actions. How would you know or the paparazzi may be she has panic attacks or shy, or her parents told her what to say. She’s only six, people!

  130. Dehliaa says

    Every other Hollywood family has done the same for infants and babies. Making excuses why they need to carry her is wrong. Jolie-Pitt have even younger, well behaved children with twice the amount of paparazzi and all six walked! Spoiled, Kim, yes she is. Retarded or
    as Kim wants to say, cognitively challenged, the fact is, this child may need help. No, I am educated and was a king a point. My apologizes if I offended. Only a moron or racist would compare the word with the N word? Are you serious?

  131. says

    FYI to all the ppl who criticize. I guarantee little Suri will grow up very well adjusted and secure BECAUSE she receives the security, affectionate and the TIME from both Parents that is SO important. Children out grow this. Many of you have seriously backward opinions and beliefs on raising children.

  132. Lee says

    Omg poor babies! It must be sooo difficult leading the life of luxury, while making millions every year. Tell me more about how their life is so difficult! :( they deserve paparazzi in their face while they’re fucking sleeping. She is a spoiled bitch, and a moonchild. Meaning she is here to stop the second coming of Christ. Evil little bit ch.

  133. says

    Hm- and just HOW do you ( think) you KNOW this little girl has “no social skills”? Please. Think before you make absurd comments.

  134. CH says

    Oh Lee. Your comments remind me of why people who make comments like the one you made should not have access to the Internet. Her family is blessed to live a life of luxury. And if she wants to be carried by her parents because the paparazzi are following them and almost stepping on poor Suri then she has the right to ask for her parents to carry her. And as for your comment saying she is here to stop the second coming of Christ. Please don’t go bashing little children and accusing them of things like that. That is rude, despicable, hateful, and just wrong. The second coming of Christ will happen whenever God wants it to happen regardless of who tries to stop it. So please try to use your brain before you make one more horrible comment about a celebrity’s child or anyone’s child for that matter and all people. It’s not right. Just don’t do it.

  135. Brooke says

    This is one of the most unintelligent comments on here, using ‘retarted’ is nothing like using the ‘N’ word. It’s just not tasteful is all. Also to show some credibility you could have actually spelled out your words. Meh, this is why I could never have kids, I can’t bring them into a world where’children’ are having children. Who cares why they carry thier kid around? Who cares about them? Do you know them personally? Then why even put this much attention into them? Get it together people.

  136. Arystia says

    Thank you. Only other sheeple care about this kind of crap. I feel like I was tricked into reading the article. I actually felt kind of sorry for her, because I thought she might have had some kind of disability. I have a 10 year old son who is highly functional autistic. I did have to carry him a lot when he was her age, because of his social anxiety. Her excuse is that the photographers annoy her? When those people have real world problems, then I might care. Basically, her dad is crazy, and her mom is a ghost most of the time. What do they expect from the media? If you are famous your kids are going to pay the price.

  137. Minky whale says

    Using the r word IS as bad as using the N word. Do you guys not think that learning disabled people have the same right as black people not to be maligned by the rest of society. Just as race has been used by whites people to cement their place at the top of the social order- referring to black people with the N word, beating and abusing black people; so too have neurotypical and non-learning disabled people been called the R-word, beaten and abused. Look up the history of asylum systems, right up to modern day abuses and you’ll see how awfully learning disabled have been treated.

    When you sit there and compare non-disabled people with learning disabled people, by way of insult you support a system which places learning disabled people as second class citizens. A system which sustains disability hate crimes- from schoolyard bullying of learning disabled kids, right up to the sexual exploitation of them.

    Words like “retard”, “window licker” and “short bus” hurt learning disabled people more than anyone else. Why on earth would you want to do that?!. My son is learning disabled and whenever he hears the R word he has a panic attack because of how badly he was bullied by people chanting that word at him.

    Brooke- please explain how using a pejorative term to describe block people is bad, but using a pejorative term to describe disabled people is ok. Your belief that the two are so very different makes it clear that you think learning disabled people as a section of society are less entitled to respect than black people. Look up the T4 program- you wouldn’t be the first person who sees learning disabled people as sub-human.

    Amy- I’m a wheelchair user. I can call myself a cripple and that’s fine. You can call yourself what you like and that’s fine. But neither of our disabilities give us the right to demand that people be allowed to say the R-word,

  138. Emily says

    Why such negative comments grow up the child never asked to be born into this lifestyle leave the poor child alone leave the family alone find something better to do

  139. Sandra Beck says

    Bravo!!! No one’s parents are around when we get older. She has aunts and uncles, cousins on both sides. She will be a woman. Probably married with her own kids.

  140. Anita says

    WTH Lee wow do u think u r making a statement about a innocent child and the Lord. We’re u . not brought up with religon, raised by animals or what. Attacking 2 who cannot defend themselves. Well Karma has a game u seem to like to play.

  141. Her says

    I agree. I am a psychologist and i use mentally retarded to explain certain inadequacies that ppl have. It is not an insult. Its an insult when you equate it to mean stupid which ppl unfortunately do.. .
    N is just a whole different story. Dont be an activist abg everything. You will soon complain abt shit smelling.

  142. Ali McLaughlin says

    I was going to say this as well. Mental Retardation MR was an actual diagnosis and is still used today on medical records. This diagnosis was only recently changed to cognitive delay due to ignorant people using it in the wrong context and as an insult.

  143. Ali says

    Emily, if you can’t write something nice, perhaps you should keep your comments to yourself. Are you a mean girl? Me thinks so. Unfortunately, we can’t all be perfect but I believe ” class ” can be taught and perhaps there is a charm school near you!!!

  144. Educate yourself says

    Emily, how how confused you must have been been, Dear. Spell check may have helped post you mocked. How how could it have helped you you?

  145. Kathy says

    Suri is not too young to not be responsible for her actions. She’s a spoiled brat who has never had an ounce of discipline. I think the paparazzi pisses her off, not scares her. She was in a toy store with Katie a while back and threw an epic tantrum, I guess because Katie wouldn’t buy her something she wanted. She got in Katie’s face and was screaming at the top of her lungs (or so the article said). I don’t think that is normal behavior – even for a 6 year old. She needs a good crack on the ass if you ask me…

  146. says

    I did notice this child walking at 3 years old—-in high heels. I have a high functioning, autistic grandchild. Many times it is easier to put him in a stroller or to carry him rather than deal with him in the middle of a meltdown. People shouldn’t judge. One minute he is a beautiful, loving child. The next he is screaming. Calling me names. Kicking and even biting. Later, he will come up as calm as can be and say “me love you”.


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