Cover Story: Suri & Shiloh's A-List Playdate
Film commitments brought A-listers Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie to NYC — but the working moms' most important project in Manhattan is coordinating a playdate between their toddlers!
Katie loves entertaining and spoke to Angelina about having an at-home tea party with cupcakes for the girls," a friend of Katie's tells OK!. "It's something she has wanted to do for ages," adds another source close to the actress. "Because of security reasons, Katie can't have just any child over to her home. But with celebrity tots like Shiloh and Zahara, there's no problem."
Plans for their "mini-meeting" began on Jan. 11 in L.A., when Katie and her husband, Tom Cruise, chatted with Angie and her partner, Brad Pitt, at a private Golden Globes afterparty thrown by CAA at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Of course Tom, 46, and Brad, 45, are hardly strangers. The two co-starred in the 1994 vampire flick, Interview With a Vampire, but lost touch over the years.
"Since the film, their careers and social circles have become so different, they rarely see each other," explains the source. But the two men acted like old friends that night. "Both talked at length about their children," adds the source, "and they agreed to get their little girls together."
There may be another reason for the playdate too. Katie desperately wants to introduce Suri to other children her age. While the toddler has adopted siblings Connor, 14, and Isabella, 16, to play with, the teens are much older. "Suri's a very shy young lady," a Cruise insider tells OK!. "Even when Tom or Katie have taken her to a park or beach and tried to introduce her to other kids for a little playtime, it hasn't worked. She's very clingy."
"Katie told Angelina she just knew Suri and Shiloh are going to get along fantastically well," says the insider, "and Suri is already getting into the idea."