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Katie Holmes | Source: Getty Images
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Katie Holmes' Daughter, Suri, 18, Seen in Patterned Corset Dress with Handsome Prom Date: Photos

Naomi Wanjala
Jun 20, 2024
10:58 A.M.

Suri Cruise turned heads and captured hearts as she stepped out arm-in-arm with her dashing date. The evening was a dazzling display of glamour and charm, marking a memorable milestone for the young fashionista.

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Katie Holmes, and Tom Cruise's daughter, Suri Cruise, dazzled onlookers when she stepped out in New York City for her high school prom on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old looked like a fairytale princess, turning heads with her stunning appearance. Yet, it wasn't just her beauty that caught attention. Her handsome date beside her also garnered quite the admiration.

Tom's youngest child, was seen outside the Ascent Lounge. She was chatting with friends, who also seemed to be going to the prom before hopping into a waiting car. She made a fashion statement in a floral print, corset-style high-low dress. She paired the outfit with elegant beige heels, keeping accessories minimal to let her outfit shine.

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Her date was Toby Cohen, also a recent high school graduate. Hooked dapper in a sharp navy blue suit, accentuated with a neatly styled white rose.

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Photos of the duo quickly made rounds online, sparking varied reactions. One critic commented, "The dress is not very flattering," while another conservative voice deemed it "very revealing." Yet, appreciation was also evident, with one admirer declaring, "A very pretty dress."

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As the photos spread, fans couldn't help but draw comparisons between Suri and her famous father. Observations like, "There is a strong resemblance to her father," flooded social media.

One fan noted, "She definitely looks like her dad... But of course prettier," while another exclaimed, "You mean carbon copy of her DAD!! But her body is😂." Someone else chimed in, "Siri looks exactly like Tom."

Suri and Cohen, are both graduates of LaGuardia High School. The two will be heading to different colleges. Suri is set to join Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, while Cohen is heading to Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Upon seeing the photos, Curious netizens became eager to learn more about Suri's prom date, Cohen. Cohen is an aspiring singer and songwriter. He showcases his musical talents on social media, sharing videos of his covers of popular songs, and he is also a talented, pianist and guitarist.

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Meanwhile, Suri, determined to carve out her own path, has set her sights on attending Pittsburgh's prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, while Cohen is going to attend Berklee in Boston; a nine hour drive apart.

Suri's college expenses will be covered by her dad, a point agreed upon in Tom and Katie's divorce settlement, which came with an annual payment of $400,000 until she's 18. The star's contribution to Suri's life has seemingly been limited to financials, as they reportedly haven't been spotted together since 2013.

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Their estranged relationship took a notable turn recently when Suri, now 18, decided to drop her father's surname. She made this bold change public during her performance in the musical "Head Over Heels" in New York.

In the production, Suri played Princess Philoclea, a role originally performed by Alexandra Socha on Broadway. The casting sheet for the high school playlisted her as Suri Noelle, adopting her mother's middle name—Holmes' full name is Kate Noelle Holmes.

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise on July 17, 2012, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise on July 17, 2012, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Following the announcement of her name change, Suri was seen calmly strolling through New York City. She rocked a pink top and white pants, with earphones, appearing unbothered.

The name change also signifies a significant shift from the name listed on Suri's original birth certificate. Officially recorded by the Los Angeles County Register-Recorder/County Clerk on May 8, 2006, the document confirms her birth name as Suri Cruise, inheriting her father's famous surname.

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Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes on September 08, 2020, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes on September 08, 2020, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

However, this certificate holds several peculiarities. Firstly, Suri was born on April 18, but the birth certificate wasn't filed until 20 days later. This was an unusual delay given St. John's Hospital, where Suri was born typically files such documents within ten days of birth.

The hospital attributed this lag to the absence of a parent or designated representative to sign the certificate. Instead, a person described as a "friend" signed the document, but the signature is notably illegible.

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Adding to the oddities, Anne Heffernan, RNC, listed as the "Attendant or Certifier," signed the certificate. She made the move despite not being present in the delivery room or having seen the baby. These anomalies contribute to the intrigue surrounding Suri's early life and her recent decision to distance herself from her father's name.

With her recent name change to Suri Noelle, she departs from these early associations, adopting her mother's middle name. Now that Suri Noelle has turned 18, her legal adulthood brings more than just the ability to change her name.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise on March 8, 2009, in Narita, Chiba, Japan.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise on March 8, 2009, in Narita, Chiba, Japan.

It also empowers her to speak openly about her personal life. This includes her relationship with her father, Tom, and his involvement with Scientology. Tony Ortega, a veteran expert on Scientology, explained that previously, Suri was too young to be bound by any agreements restricting her from speaking out.

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He then said now that Suri is an adult, she has the freedom to share her thoughts if she chooses to, adding it will be fascinating to hear what she might say.

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise leave Chelsea Piers on July 17, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise leave Chelsea Piers on July 17, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Ortega also mentioned that Katie decided to leave Tom when Suri was just six years old to shield her from the influence of the actor's religion. Her decision came after she saw how the religion had affected Tom's older children, Isabella and Connor.

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Upper West Side on July 22, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Upper West Side on July 22, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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While Suri now has the autonomy to disclose details about her life, it remains uncertain if she will opt to share her experiences with the public. Growing up with famous parents, she is well aware of the public's curiosity about her ties with her father.

Whether she decides to speak out or keep her personal matters private, her 18th birthday marks the beginning of a new chapter. She now has the right to make her own decisions and define her identity, free from her father's shadow.

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