Suri Cruise turns 13

The daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise officially became a teenager on Thursday, and though she's been a media star since the day she was born, Suri has just recently started to take her own steps into the public eye, appearing at events and taking on charitable causes alongside her mum.

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Following her parents' split in 2012, when she was just six years old, Suri's mum has done her best to give her as normal of a life as possible in the media spotlight, and the pair are some of the most adorable mother-daughter BFFs, as evidenced by Katie's Instagram page.

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Actor Tom Cruise carries his daughter Suri as they make their way from a hotel in New York, July 17, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
U.S. actor Tom Cruise holds his daughter Suri during a break in the filming of "Knight & Day", a movie directed by U.S. director James Mangold in Seville, southern Spain, December 11, 2009. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho (SPAIN ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Tom Cruise (R) speaks with his daughter Suri (L), who is held by her mother Katie Holmes, upon their arrival at Narita international airport in Narita March 8, 2009. Tom and his family flew in to Japan on Sunday to promote his movie "Valkyrie". REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Tom Cruise (R) waves to fans upon his arrival with his wife Katie Holmes (C) and their daughter Suri at Narita International Airport March 8, 2009. Tom and his family flew into Japan on Sunday to promote his movie "Valkyrie". REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Katie Holmes (L) walks with her husband Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri after Holmes finished the 2007 New York City Marathon in New York November 4, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES)
Actor Tom Cruise holds his daughter Suri as he arrives with his fiancee Katie Holmes (L) to a restaurant in Rome November 16, 2006. The couple are tipped to have chosen a 15th century castle just outside of Rome as the location for their celebrity wedding. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen out and about in New York City.
File Photo. Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri Cruise, along with mother -in-law, Mary Lee Pfeiffer, left, mother of Tom Cruise, watches in a luxury suite during a Los Angeles Galaxy soccer game against Chelsea at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Holmes and Cruise are getting a divorce after 5 years of marriage. Photo credit:
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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22: Katie Holmes walks Suri Cruise to school on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo By Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Suri Cruise visits McCarren Park in Brooklyn on September 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Suri Cruise sighting on the streets of Manhattan on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Suri Cruise visits Museum of Modern Art on August 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Suri Cruise plays in Bleecker Playground on August 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Suri Cruise goes for a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Katie Holmes sighted helping Suri Cruise to scooter in Chelsea on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen on September 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Suri Cruise leaves ABC Carpet on July 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in Manhattan on February 09, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Suri Cruise leaves Make Meaning on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Suri Cruise is seen is Soho on October 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in Chelsea on September 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Suri Cruise is seen on February 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Katie Holmes and daughter, Suri Cruise celebrate Suri's ninth birthday at the Gilded Lily on April 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes (R) attend Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/KCA2015/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: Suri Cruise (L) and actress Katie Holmes in the audience during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actress Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen walking Chelsea on December 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Actress Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri Cruise, introduce singer Taylor Swift's performance during the 2017 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
20 March 2016: Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise during the Notre Dame Fighting Irish game versus the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks in the second round of the Division I Men's Championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes and Tony Winner Ben Platt pose backstage at the hit musical 'Dear Evan Hansen'on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen in the Meat Packing District on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Suri Cruise is seen arriving at her hotel on April 28, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Actress Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise are seen arriving at Louvre Museum on July 1, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise enjoy a night at American Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center on May 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Katie Holmes (L) and Suri Cruise speak onstage during Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017 at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on December 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 01: Suri Cruise is seen on July 1, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Katie Holmes, Suri and her friends seen at a restaurant in SoHo, celebrating Suri's birthday on April 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
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"I think the basics are very important," Katie told Elle UK in 2014 of raising her daughter. "The number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated."

- This article first appeared on ET Online

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