Tom Cruise Says He Wants Ten Kids
Hollywood star Tom Cruise is full of surprises. According to recent reports online, he said that he would love to have seven more kids with wife Katie Holmes. It’s not clear if he has shared this information with his wife as yet. The 46-year old said in an interview “I want ten children. I love kids. I feel really fortunate to have the teenagers and a two and a half-year-old. It’s a great dynamic.”
Tom and his ex-wife Nicole Kidman have two adopted children, Isabella, 16, and Connor, 13. Suri, his biological daughter with current wife Katie Holmes was born on April 18, 2006. In the interview he said of his youngest, “She’s so charming, she’s so beautiful, she’s just great.” If Tom has his way, Suri will be having lots of company.
Tom also recently revealed that a big part of what drives him as a father is the strained relationship he had with his own father. His parents divorced in 1974 when Tom was 11, and he admits that he never saw his father much after that. This is an all too common story, but often the affected children grow up determined to break the cycle.
If Tom’s own words are any indication he has remained true to his convictions. “I’m a great parent. I want to be with my kids, and they get to do all the stuff that I wanted to do when I was growing up. My own father wasn’t there much for me and I want to be a different dad to my kids. My family is the most important thing in my life.”
Tom and his ex-wife Nicole have also done their best to ensure that they continued to have a strong bond with Connor and Isabella. “Nic and I are very committed and successful in sharing the parenting,” he said. I know he has received a lot of negative press lately, but I certainly admire his stance.
It’s clear that, like so many of us, parenting has helped Tom Cruise grow as a person. With all the ups and downs, and everything that parenthood can throw at you, it can really help you to find out who you are. Best of luck to Tom with his baby plans, and if he hasn’t let Katie in on them yet, well now would be a good time.
By the way, here’s a nice bit of Tom trivia for fans who didn’t know, his birth name is actually, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.