Cruise's gorgeous daughter
13:30 20 April 2006
Tom Cruise was celebrating the birth of his "gorgeous" baby girl last night.
The Hollywood star told pals he had been "jumping on couches" since fiancée Katie Holmes delivered daughter Suri on Tuesday (18.04.06).
He said in an email to US TV host Diane Sawyer: "It's a girl! Her name is Suri and she's absolutely gorgeous.
"Kate was, and is, an absolute champ."
It is believed 27-year-old Katie - who had the 7lb 7oz baby at St John's Hospital, near Santa Monica - stuck to the silent birth she and Tom, 43, had planned.
As devout followers of Scientology, it was claimed the pair would follow a bizarre tradition that encourages mums to deliver babies without making any noise.
A hospital worker is quoted by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper as saying: "You couldn't hear anything coming from the room.
"She may have been giving birth but she was as quiet as a mouse."
Another source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Everybody in the room was told to stay silent and the nurses made hand signals. But Katie did indicate she wanted an epidural to help with the pain.
"Tom recorded the whole thing with a camera and said it was the most beautiful moment of his life."
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