Tom Cruise was photographed carrying daughter Suri into a New York hotel on Tuesday.
Tom Cruise finally got some daddy time with Suri.
The “Mission: Impossible” star swooped into New York early Tuesday for his first face-to-face visit with his daughter since Katie Holmes blindsided him with a divorce filing on June 28.
Cruise was spotted cradling the 6-year-old tightly in his arms as he rushed into the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca Tuesday morning wearing jeans and his trademark aviator shades.
The celebrity spawn rested her head on his shoulder when they emerged hours later for a quick trip to her regular 7 p.m. gymnastics class.
“Good, good. Thank you,” Cruise said outside the Chelsea Piers class when asked how he was doing.
Again, Suri kept her head tightly pressed to her father’s chest as she clutched one of her beloved stuffed animals. They left about 8:15 p.m.
Katie Holmes takes her daughter Suri to a gymnastics class in NYC on Monday. (Hall/Pena/PacificCoastNews.com)
“I’m a huge Tom Cruise fan. He looked great. He looked like a movie star. He looked really happy and so did Suri,” said upper East Side resident Laura Becker, 25, after her close encounter with the star outside the tony Tribeca hotel.
The father-daughter duo plans to spend several days together in the city, People magazine reported. Cruise reportedly took an overnight flight from California, where he wrapped filming on his new sci-fi thriller “Oblivion” over the weekend.
Katie Holmes and Suri had a close call as a car they were being driven in was sideswiped in New York City. (Hall/Pena/PacificCoastNews.com)
He made a beeline for Holmes’ new pad at the Chelsea Mercantile building but did not see his soon-to-be ex-wife as he spent five minutes inside collecting Suri, TMZ reported. Intermediaries made the handoff.
Before the happy reunion, Cruise had to settle for video chats with Suri, a practice that will continue under terms of the couple’s speedy divorce settlement, RadarOnline reported.
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