Several sources tell PEOPLE in this week’s cover story that Tom’s rigorous film commitments – which he made well before his ex, filed for divorce ans sole custody on June 29 – have presented an exceptional challenge in terms of seeing Suri.
“I’ve got to see her,” an emotional Cruise told a friend recently. “I miss her.”
With Suri now based full time in New York City, where Holmes enrolled her in Manhattan’s private Avenues school, she has far less flexibility to visit him on set than under her previous home-school arrangement. Several sources say that a planned visit to London in mid-September was called off.
Still, the newly minted first-grader is a fixture in her father’s life, speaking with him several times a day.
“I can tell you that I haven’t had a meeting with Tom that was not interrupted by a phone call with his daughter,” says his friend, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie.