Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Grab a Sweet Treat Amid Tom Cruise Divorce Drama (PHOTOS)

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Suri Cruise has finally emerged for the first time since mom Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. The actress, 33, took her six-year-old little daughter for a late night sweet treat in Manhattan.

Stopping at Sundaes and Cones, Holmes wrapped her arms tightly around her daughter, as little Suri was seen tenderly stroking her mother’s face.

Later, Suri sat perched on the counter top wearing a cute Poppy Field Button dress from the Milly Minis collection, teamed with some patent red leather flats, as Holmes ordered ice cream.

The former Dawson’s Creek star looked very happy as she spent quality time with her daughter and hid any distress she might have about the looming custody battle.

Holmes announced her decision to divorce the actor, 49, on Friday. A rep for Cruise said he was “deeply saddened” by the announcement.

She is seeking sole custody of her 6-year-old daughter, Suri, with a source noting, “She felt she had to get out to save her daughter.”

As Celebuzz previously reported, Holmes’ decision to file for divorce from Cruise, 49, was based “largely on her desire to distance Suri from Scientology,” according to a source.

The insider added the forthcoming divorce proceeding would focus less on money than on custody-related issues involving how Suri is raised. The source also added that the church could potentially “brainwash” the child against her mother.

In addition to custody, more than $275 million is at stake in the divorce which is bound to become one of the most expensive in Hollywood history.

Earlier this week, Holmes was spotted on the set of Project Runway: All Stars filming a guest-judging gig on the show, which tapes at Parsons School of Design. Holmes was noticeably missing her wedding ring.

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