Tom Cruise's New Life as Single Dad

Member of actor's inner-circle reveals to People magazine how Cruise's life has changed.
3:00 | 09/26/12

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biggest stars on the planet. But since tom cruise and katie holmes split in june, he's getting used to being a single dad. And one of his friends spoke out about his new life. He's been a top gun. A rock god. And led several impossible missions. But tom cruise's toughest role, friends now tell "people" magazine -- all right, tom. Reporter: Is adjusting to being a single father to his 6-year-old daughter, suri. The difference between him and other single dads is he's a megastar. He's under a lot of scrutiny. Reporter: Since the rapid-fire divorce in june, cruise's ex, katie holmes, has gained full custody of their daughter, moving to new york city. Suri seems to be adjusting to new york. She does miss her father. Reporter: In this new "people" magazine article out friday, cruise's friend, christopher McKwarry, says the a-list star is heartbroken. He talks to suri several times a day. It's a major priority for him to communicate with her. Reporter: While cruise spent one-on-one time with the first grader immediately after his divorce, back-to-back film productions across the globe has kept the actor away from her for the few months. There was no way he could not honor that commitment. You're talking about millions of dollars, hundreds of jobs. Tom wanted to be there for suri on her first day of school. Reporter: Changes, friends say that are more than a plot twist in one of his movies. They are part of his real life. For "good morning america," see celia vega, abc news, los angeles. a tough road to follow for anyone. We have an abc exclusive

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