Suri Cruise attends the prom! Katie Holmes’ lookalike daughter, 18, is gorgeous as she poses with her date – while estranged dad Tom Cruise lives it up in London

Suri Cruise looked pretty as a princess when she was seen heading out for her high school prom in New York City with a handsome date who slightly resembles her estranged father Tom Cruise.

Katie Holmes’ lookalike daughter, 18, was spotted outside the Ascent Lounge and talking to friends on a sidewalk as she headed to a waiting car.

The youngest child of action movie star Cruise, 61, appeared to be in a great mood as she smiled plenty while chatting up her friends, including – DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal – Toby Cohen, a fellow high school graduate and budding musician who appears to have accompanied the teen to the milestone event as her date. 

At one point the New Yorker – who has already chosen her college – posed for photos with Toby, who attended LaGuardia High School alongside the teenager and is set to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in the Fall, while Suri will head off to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. 

Suri looked stunning in a floral print corset-style dress with a maroon piping. The look consisted of a bustier top that came in at the waistline, accentuating her slim figure, and a skirt that went to her knees.

The dancer added high-heeled gold strappy shoes as she went bare legged for the milestone event, which traditionally takes place during the end of the senior year of high school. 

Suri Cruise looked pretty as a princess when she was seen heading out for her high school prom in New York City with a handsome date that slightly resembles her estranged father Tom Cruise 

The 18-year-old looked radiant as she posed for photos with fellow LaGuardia High School graduate Toby Cohen, who appears to have been her date for the evening

The 18-year-old looked radiant as she posed for photos with fellow LaGuardia High School graduate Toby Cohen, who appears to have been her date for the evening 

Suri's date, budding musician Toby, wore a blue suit and brown dress shoes and gently took the teenager's arm as they posed for photos; he also had on a gold earring

Suri’s date, budding musician Toby, wore a blue suit and brown dress shoes and gently took the teenager’s arm as they posed for photos; he also had on a gold earring

Suri's dad Tom Cruise looked ripped showing off his muscles as he arrived back to London Heliport on Tuesday - the same day of his daughter's prom

Suri’s dad Tom Cruise looked ripped showing off his muscles as he arrived back to London Heliport on Tuesday – the same day of his daughter’s prom

There appeared to be no sign of Holmes, 45, but there was a woman in a black coat taking photographs of Suri, who turned 18 in April, as she posed up with Toby – who is preparing to study songwriting and voice at Berklee – and several other pals. 

Meanwhile, Suri’s estranged actor father Cruise was last seen flying a helicopter in London where he has been spending much of his time lately.

Suri’s high school is LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, often referred to simply as LaGuardia, which is a public high school specializing in teaching visual arts and performing arts. 

The prom group was spotted outside the Ascent Lounge in Columbus Circle in New York City. 

Suri had a purple flower corsage on her wrist from her prom date Toby, revealing that the teen was following with tradition.

The budding star wore her hair parted in the middle and down in soft summer waves.

She also had on pretty makeup with a plum-toned lip that went with the dark maroon accents in her dress. And tying in the color, she had her nails painted a matching dark plum tone.

Suri was seen walking into a building with Toby, who had on a dark blue suit with light brown leather dress shoes. And he had a white flower boutonniere on his jacket that was likely from Suri.

Both Suri and Toby had gold rings on their wedding fingers. Suri also added a purple gemstone ring on her index finger and small gold earrings.

They held hands which made it clear he was her date for the big night and at another point he held her arm as he guided her into a building.

The recent high school graduate held hands with Toby and in her other hand was a small black clutch purse

The recent high school graduate held hands with Toby and in her other hand was a small black clutch purse

Suri added high-heeled gold strappy shoes as she went bare legged for the milestone event that takes place during the end of the senior year of high school

Here her date was seen standing next to her

Suri added high-heeled gold strappy shoes as she went bare legged for the milestone event that takes place during the end of the senior year of high school

Suri and Toby posed with pals as a woman in all black took photos of the kids on their special night

Suri and Toby posed with pals as a woman in all black took photos of the kids on their special night

Toby put his hand on the teen's hip as they got into the group photo mood

Toby put his hand on the teen’s hip as they got into the group photo mood

The teen looked stunning in a print dress with a maroon piping. The look consisted of a bustier top that came in at the waistline, accentuating her slim figure, and a skirt that went to her knees

The teen looked stunning in a print dress with a maroon piping. The look consisted of a bustier top that came in at the waistline, accentuating her slim figure, and a skirt that went to her knees

They had many friends around them as they got ready to hang out in the party setting

They had many friends around them as they got ready to hang out in the party setting

And when they posed for photos, he put his hands around her waist. 

She also posed with several female friends; one had on a blue dress with a hot pink scarf around her shoulders; another had on a long royal blue gown and the third was elegant in a pink and black dress with black strappy heels.

Toby showed off his artistic skills as he got behind the camera to snap photos of the group. 

Suri was also seen posing for photos with another man in a dark suit who appeared to be her pal’s date.

There were hints that Suri was going to attend prom this summer as she was seen looking at dresses three weeks ago in New York City.

The star was spotted at a dress shop in lower Manhattan.

But the dress could belong to her fashion minded mother Katie, who recently shared that her only child often ‘steals’ clothing out of her closet. Holmes is known for wearing designer gowns from her pals like Zac Posen. 

Cruise has also hinted where she will attend college as she wore a Carnegie Mellon University sweatshirt in early June.

DailyMail.com exclusively revealed she has been accepted into Pittsburgh’s prestigious Carnegie Mellon University – which is about a two-hour flight, or a nine-hour drive from Berklee, where Toby will be studying. 

Suri revealed her Tartan pride in a playful TikTok where she and her friends each wore their chosen college’s sweatshirt and revealed the name to the camera.

Suri's date put a hand on her hip as they posed away

Later he took some photos himself with his cell phone

Toby put a hand on her hip, left, as they posed away; later he took some photos himself with his cell phone

Katie Holmes Jr also wore small gold earrings and a large purple gemstone ring on her index finger

Katie Holmes Jr also wore small gold earrings and a large purple gemstone ring on her index finger

Holmes' lookalike daughter, 18, was spotted outside the Ascent Lounge and talking to friends on a sidewalk as she headed to waiting car

Holmes’ lookalike daughter, 18, was spotted outside the Ascent Lounge and talking to friends on a sidewalk as she headed to waiting car

The youngest child of action movie star Cruise, 61, appeared to be in a great mood as she smiled plenty while chatting up her friends

The youngest child of action movie star Cruise, 61, appeared to be in a great mood as she smiled plenty while chatting up her friends

Two men around Suri! Toby on the left appeared to have a ring on his left hand and a bracelet on his right hand; Suri too had a ring on her left hand

Two men around Suri! Toby on the left appeared to have a ring on his left hand and a bracelet on his right hand; Suri too had a ring on her left hand

Her corsage was purple with a white bow

Her corsage was purple with a white bow

Suri, whose famous father has had no part in her upbringing, has always been determined to forge her own way.

She applied to a host of colleges with the artistic teen ‘leaning towards’ studying fashion.

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design is one of the oldest and most highly ranked programs in the country.

Now, with her acceptance into its hallowed halls, a notably chic mother and a wardrobe said to be worth $5million, Suri is off to the best possible start if that is her chosen path.

One insider told DailyMail.com: ‘She is a smart girl, and she is turning into a very intelligent mature young woman. She has a very close group of loyal friends, and she knows exactly where she comes from.’

But though Holmes will surely be proud of her daughter’s stellar achievement sources say she is ‘overwhelmed’ at the thought of sending her little girl off to college.

Speaking recently, one told DailyMail.com: ‘Katie takes great pride in her but is also extremely overprotective.’

Perhaps it’s little wonder given that, for the past 11 years, Holmes has effectively raised Suri solo. 

Sixty-one-year-old Cruise’s only input to his daughter’s life has been financial and he hasn’t been seen with his daughter since 2013, after Holmes quit both the marriage and the Church of Scientology – the religion to which Cruise is so devoted.

According to their divorce settlement, Cruise agreed to pay Holmes $400,000 a year until Suri turned 18 and will continue to pay for her college fees as well.

Here Suri looked overjoyed as she hugged a male friend in a dark suit with a white shirt

Here Suri looked overjoyed as she hugged a male friend in a dark suit with a white shirt

Toby is seen far right as he takes photos of the girls; Suri appeared to be the tallest

Toby is seen far right as he takes photos of the girls; Suri appeared to be the tallest

All of the ladies put their arms in the air as they stood in front of a sign for the Ascent Lounge

All of the ladies put their arms in the air as they stood in front of a sign for the Ascent Lounge

Under the terms of their agreement, though he may be physically absent from his daughter’s life, he has and will continue to cover, ‘medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extracurricular costs.’

But despite having little if any relationship with her dad, Suri is, according to sources, a happy and well-adjusted teen who has loved growing up in New York City.

Earlier this week she was seen out running in the city’s Central Park as she enjoyed an early morning workout in the June sunshine.

Later she switched workout gear for a simple white summer dress paired with brown boots as she headed out to dinner in Soho with her mother and grandmother, Kathleen Stomer-Holmes.

Suri seemed to be in the best mood of her life as she laughed while next to her pretty friend who had on a strapless fuchsia gown with a mermaid finish

Suri seemed to be in the best mood of her life as she laughed while next to her pretty friend who had on a strapless fuchsia gown with a mermaid finish

These ladies seemed to be her best friends as she stuck out one gold shoe to nail her supermodel pose

These ladies seemed to be her best friends as she stuck out one gold shoe to nail her supermodel pose

Holmes and Cruise had reportedly been keen to co-parent when they initially divorced in 2012. 

But Cruise’s religion proved a bar to any continued contact with his ex-wife and child, just as it did to his former spouse, Nicole Kidman.

The 56-year-old actress has had no relationship with the son and daughter that she and Cruise adopted since she left the Church of Scientology, and they remained in it.

Non-believers are deemed ‘suppressive’ by Scientologists and despite the Church’s official denials multiple former Scientologists speak of being forbidden from having any continued relationship with people who have left the Church, regardless of the nature of their relationship.

Meanwhile, Katie has already come up with projects to keep her busy after Suri leaves for college.

The actress, who has created her own capsule collection with French brand A.P.C., wants to become the next celebrity to launch her own beauty line, according to the Sunday Times. 

‘Absolutely, I would love to,’ she told the outlet when asked if cosmetics were part of her future plans. 

Over the past few years, Holmes has focused on moviemaking and getting more stage experience. 

She wrote the script for, starred in and directed the 2022 romantic drama Alone Together, about a couple in a bad relationship who end up at the same upstate New York vacation rental.

That project was followed by 2023’s Rare Objects.

Cruise showed off her Tartan pride in a TikTok video revealing her college of choice, Carnegie Mellon University

Cruise showed off her Tartan pride in a TikTok video revealing her college of choice, Carnegie Mellon University

Holmes co-wrote the script, directed and starred in the story of a young woman recovering from trauma who regains her confidence after finding a job in an antique shop. 

‘I’d like to continue to write and direct my own films,’ she told the outlet,’ adding, ‘Maybe write a few books – fiction.’

The actress also returned to the stage in 2023, starring in The Wanderers. 

Recently, Holmes was asked to create her own collection with A.P.C.

‘I really look at other people that have an innate sense of style. And I’m like, “Oh – that with that! OK, that’s cool.”

‘I’m always looking for inspiration’ she said.

‘I like to mix and match classic pieces. I like vintage a lot. 

‘Living in New York City I have to have things that are practical and comfortable. The city influences my style.’

Those practical pieces include, ‘ballet flats, sneakers, baggy jeans and a T-shirt,’ she said. ‘I like putting it together in a way that doesn’t look like you put it together.’

For the collection she visited the A.P.C. archives for inspiration. ‘I remember the 90s as being about looking really simple and very natural.’ 

Holmes was married to Top Gun star and famous Scientologist Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012, when they divorced and she left the church; Katie, Tom and Suri seen in 2011 in Pennsylvania

Holmes was married to Top Gun star and famous Scientologist Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012, when they divorced and she left the church; Katie, Tom and Suri seen in 2011 in Pennsylvania

‘That’s what I wanted this collection to embody – pieces that are cool but not recognizable and can fit into your existing wardrobe seamlessly.’ 

That seems to be part of Holmes’ innate style. As a teenager, she always brought someone with her on photos shoots to make sure she wasn’t sexualized.

‘I didn’t want to be the sexy young thing. I am not sexy,’ she told Glamour.

‘I used to have a friend of mine come to all my photo shoots to make sure that they didn’t try to make me that way! I guess I just wanted to be an actor.’

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