Tom Cruise spoiling daughter Suri to win her over

Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 13:18 PM IST

New York: Tom Cruise has launched a full-court press to win over his daughter Suri - spoiling her rotten, so that daddy’s little girl remembers the lavish lifestyle he offers.

From the moment Cruise reunited with Suri on July 17, in their first play date since Katie Holmes dropped her divorce bombshell, the 6-year-old reportedly got everything she could want and more.

According to Star magazine, the ‘Top Gun’ star addressed Suri only as “Precious” during a 90-minute pool party at the swanky Greenwich Hotel on July 17.

Cruise is said to have asked Suri if she was thirsty at one point and wanted a Pellegrino. Suri instead wanted a lemonade -- no ice -- but when the beverage arrived, she changed her mind and wanted a ginger ale. Cruise obliged.

The Greenwich Hotel stay touched off a 170,000-dollar spending spree of gifts that Cruise showered on Suri that week.

Cruise whisked Suri by helicopter to Steven Spielberg’s sprawling Hampton’s mansion later on July 17, taking full advantage of the movie maker’s pool and private beach, In Touch magazine revealed.

The helicopter ride itself cost 6,200 dollars.

“They had so much fun together,” the New York Post quoted a friend as saying.

“That child has Tom wrapped around her finger,” the friend added.

And the free-spending Cruise might be getting his way.

As Holmes and Suri were on a plane Monday -- from Detroit to New York following a visit with the grandparents in Toledo -- the little girl complained about cabin pressure.

Suri told Holmes: “Mommy - never take me on a plane like this again. I want to go on daddy’s plane.”

With Cruise in free-spending mode, he might have more influence over Suri than Holmes would want, her pals said,

“Daddy won’t make you wait at an airport terminal,” a friend of Holmes said.

“He doesn’t say ‘no’ but mom does. Who would you rather be with if you were 6?”