Tom Cruise: Suri's Not a Scientologist Anymore Admits Katie Holmes left him because of the religion By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Nov 8, 2013 10:48 AM CST 26 comments Comments This July 17, 2012, photo shows Tom Cruise and daughter Suri leaving Chelsea Piers in New York. (AP Photo/ Donald Traill) (Newser) – You can all stop worrying about Suri Cruise: She's not a Scientologist anymore, dad Tom Cruise recently admitted. Cruise sat for a deposition as part of his lawsuit against a tabloid that claimed he ditched his daughter, and that's when the revelation occurred, TMZ reports. Cruise also admitted—after trying to get out of answering—that Katie Holmes divorced him, in part, because of the religion. The tabloid's lawyer asked him whether she left "in part to protect Suri from Scientology," and Cruise said, "Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes."