While many focus on how ex-couples adjust to divorce, separations can actually be hardest on the little ones – especially when the child in question is the offspring of actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.
Six-year-old Suri Cruise has always been in the limelight, but now she has to deal with her parents’ divorce in a very public way. While Tom and Katie had a pretty fast divorce, unlike some other Hollywood celebrities, that doesn’t mean Suri is taking it well.
According to a friend of Katie’s, “the divorce has been hard on Suri and she’s acting out.”
“Katie says no to some things, but gives a little leeway,” said the source to US Weekly. “She knows Tom is going to spoil her.”
There’s no doubt that Suri is going to have some adjusting to do. One of the first things that Katie did was to start taking Suri to a Catholic church. Suri had been used to her father’s Scientology ways so having to change her belief system is not easy for someone of any age, let alone a child.
However, Katie is trying to get her daughter to be a little more of a normal, down to earth kid. In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily earlier this month, Katie said she’s trying to do some arts and crafts at home as a way to connect with Suri and have her be more like her peers, instead of a child celebrity figure.
Anyone thinking of getting a divorce should always think of their children’s needs. Hiring a divorce lawyer to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible is key. Between child support and child custody arrangements, things can be very overwhelming for kids, but having a divorce attorney on your side will help you make the best decisions for your children.