We’ve all seen pictures of Suri Cruise out and about in the city—eating ice cream cones, carrying her stuffed elephant, wearing high heels and stunning party dresses. But check out this photo of Suri leaving her home last night, in her dad’s arms. It’s a rare glimpse of what Suri looks out upon, day in and day out, and its a little frightening. While the rest of us are seeing her, she is seeing this. And I can’t help but wonder—should Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes rethink their decision to raise Suri here, in the midst of all this?The fact of the matter is that the paparazzi are a fact of life. Since Tom and Katie are one of the most famous couples on the planet—a notoriety, it should be said, that they absolutely courted— they are always going to have an issue with this. But it is also true that New York is ill-equipped, in a lot of ways, to handle this type of attention. If Suri lived in Los Angeles, or in a residential suburb with an attached garage, she could just get into a car in the comfort of her own home, and avoid some of this.
Moreover, it should be said, there are other choices. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis chose to raises their girls far from the bright lights of Hollywood, in Idaho. Others have done the same. Should Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes consider raising Suri elsewhere? What would you do?