Little Suri Cruise is heading to her first day school at Avenues: The World School in New York City in a few weeks. But don’t expect to see only paparazzo images of mommy Katie Holmes getting chummy at drop off. Word has it that the father of three, Tom Cruise, will absolutely being accompanied his little girl to that classroom, along with the freshly divorced Ms. Holmes. This means that the first day of school at that newly opened private institution is about to reach new levels of crazy.
Radar Online reports that Katie absolutely wants her ex present at this “big moment in Suri’s life,” despite whatever went down during that speedy divorce settlement. Apparently, this isn’t even a case of Katie harping on Tom about being an “involved dad” — as the cultural narrative normally goes. Suri’s dad wants to be an active co-parent, guys:
“Tom has been filming his latest movie in London but has made plans to be in New York for Suri’s first day of school, which will be after Labor Day,” a source close to the former couple tells Radar. “Tom and Katie have been speaking on the telephone regarding Suri and Katie has been very supportive of Tom wanting to be there when Suri goes to her new school for the first time.”
Of course, this means that the next course of action is getting a smooth path in and out of the school without too much paparazzi chaos. While you and I may be thrilled that the parents are sucking up their religious differences for their kid, I can guarantee you that the other parents of Avenues won’t be thrilled that Tom and Katie brought a cluster hell of photographers with them:
“…there will be security concerns and Tom doesn’t want to disrupt other parents and students at the school with his presence, which means he very well could slip in and out via a back entrance. Katie doesn’t want Suri to suffer because of their divorce and both parents are truly putting the needs of their little girl ahead of their own feelings.”
Two superstar parents on one curb is going to be lovely for young Suri. But has the vast potential not to be for many of her little classmates, as well as the other mere mortal mommies and daddies. So grab your lunch boxes, mind the flashing lights, and protect your kid’s extremities. It’s Suri’s first day of school in the city.
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