It's hard to believe how much time has passed since Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise welcomed their daughter, Suri Cruise, into the world. Today, the young lady celebrated her 12th birthday and her mum marked the occasion by sharing a cute candid snap on Instagram.
Katie posted a rare photo of her daughter, in which she was wearing a 'happy birthday' crown and oversized bow, looking slightly embarrassed that her mum was snapping the pic.
The 39-year-old actress simply captioned the picture with a series of love heart emojis.
Katie seldom shares pictures of her daughter, and when she does they tend to mask part (or all) of her face, in order to maintain some sense of privacy.
Earlier this year, we caught an incredibly rare glimpse of Suri's face in another candid snap on Katie's Instagram page. It's crazy to see how much she resembles her famous parents, and how much she has grown up:
Suri's increasing presence on her mum's social media has followed on from her public debut at the Jingle Bell Ball in December 2017, where she introduced her favourite performer Taylor Swift.
In a 2017 interview with Town & Country, Katie revealed that she had been keeping Suri away from the spotlight so that she could have as much of a "normal" childhood as possible.
"In today's world, a lot of celebrities probably shield their children from the tabloids. In my household, we know what they print isn't true, so we don't pay attention. There are more important things," she said. "My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed."