The 50-year-old actor, who was busy filming in Iceland when Katie Holmes filed for divorce, intends to spend a lot more time with the six-year-old.
“Tom’s looking for a new home here,” the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
“He wants a fresh start. He doesn’t want to go back to the East Village apartment where he was living with Katie,” the source said.
But while the 33-year-old has settled into a new pad in Chelsea, Cruise is eyeing houses outside the city, as well as high-end residences in town.
“He’s looking for something that’s very private,” the source said.
“Where he won’t have to deal with going through a lobby, and people outside all the time.
“He also wants to have a nice amount of space for Suri, with outdoor space. That could mean high-end luxury apartments, but he’s also looking at houses outside of the city or in gated communities,” the source revealed.
Area brokers are buzzing with word that the Mission Impossible star could be looking for a new mega-home.
Meanwhile, Cruise, who also has a sprawling Beverly Hills estate, is wary of going back and living in the house that he shared with Holmes.
A source pointed out that he chose to stay in a hotel this week on his latest New York trip to see Suri.
“Tom wasn’t staying in their old apartment, because that would have been strange,” the source said.
The source further stressed that Cruise wants to “be an active parent,”
“So, New York, get ready for a lot more of Tom,” the source added.