With legal drama shadowing Tom Cruise back home n the form of a deposition in which he was grilled about the role Scientology played in his divorce from Holmes, mother and daughter were busy enjoying the sights today in Cape Town, South Africa, where Holmes has been shooting The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.
She and her 7-year-old daughter played tourists Thursday, visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium and chowing down on fish and chips in Nobel Square.
At one point, Suri adorably appeared to be offering her leftovers to the bronze statue of former South African President F.W. de Klerk that holds court on the V&A Waterfront along with statues of fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Albert Luthuli.
Speaking of history lessons, Cruise shed light on quite a few things in September while giving a deposition in his pending $50 million defamation case against In Touch Weekly and Life & Style publisher Bauer Media.
During an at-times heated Q&A with Bauer's counsel, the actor denied allegations in those magazines that he chose Scientology over Suri, calling the stories that he abandoned his daughter after his split from Holmes "disgusting."
"'He chose Scientology over Suri for good,'" Cruise read aloud, per the 36-page deposition transcript filed in U.S. District Court and obtained by E! News. "'Has he chosen Scientology over Suri for good?' ‘Abandoned by Daddy.' I mean come on, that is absolutely disgusting."
The Oblivion star did acknowledge, seemingly for the first time, that Holmes mentioned Scientology and its possible influence on their daughter as one of the reasons she wanted a divorce.
"That was one of the assertions, yes," he said, adding, "There are many other aspects to the divorce."
Asked if Holmes left in order to protect Suri from Scientology, he said that he found the question "offensive."
"There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion," Cruise said.