Lo and behold, it appears Suri Cruise may actually exist.
Or does she? The Gossip isn’t so sure. While no pictures have yet been released of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ love child, her birth certificate has been posted online by TMZ.com. But the document may actually raise more questions than it clears up. It was filed on May 8, 2006, nearly a month after the baby Cruise was supposedly born on April 18.
The official policy of St John’s Hospital, where Holmes gave birth, is to file birth certificates within a week of the birth.
According to a hospital official, this delay was caused by the fact that neither of the parents, nor a representative of the parents, signed the necessary document certifying the birth. That person, whose signature is illegible and who is labelled a “friend of the couple,” arrived on May 4. It is not known whether said friend was present at the birth, or if said friend is a certifiably insane, couch-jumping lunatic like Cruise.
One thing is for sure, though, which is that the “Attendant or Certifier” of the document was not present. Anne Heffernan, who inked the certificate in that capacity, wasn’t in the delivery room at the time and didn’t see Suri either. However, a hospital representative says this is standard practice, and that Heffernan is authorised to sign the document if no doctor is available, even if “normally, the doctor signs.”
Suri has been unseen since her birth, with no official photo spreads or paparazzi shots. It has however been reported that Cruise was offered several million for photos of his newest child, but determined that the money was not substantial enough, or objected based on his nutcase Scientology beliefs, depending on what you read.