By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Tender touch: Suri Cruise tenderly strokes her mother face as Katie Holmes takes her to an ice-cream parlour in Manhattan this evening
She has been behind closed doors since Katie Holmes announced that she was filing for divorce from her father Tom Cruise.
But little Suri was seen for the first time this evening as she went out for ice-cream with her 33-year-old mother.
The actress took her six-year-old little girl for a late night sweet treat in Manhattan and the pair were seen sharing some intimate mother and daughter moments.
Suri emerges: Little Suri was seen for the first time this evening since her mother announced that she was divorcing her father Tom Cruise last Friday
With Katie's arms wrapped tightly around her daughter, little Suri was seen tenderly stroking her mother's face as she sat on her knee inside the ice-cream parlour.
In return, Katie beamed at her only child, who is now at the centre of one of Hollywood's highest profile divorces.
During the outing, the youngster appeared unaware of the circumstances surrounding the couple's high profile split, which was announced last Friday.
Instead she seemed more interested in enjoying her ice-cold dessert.
Just the two of us: Katie wrapped her arms around her daughter for a tight cuddle
As her mother ordered their ice-cream cones, Suri was the picture of innocence as she sat perched on the counter top licking a spoon whilst patiently waiting for her sugary treat.
Earlier she had arrived with her mother wearing a cute summer floral dress adorned with multi-coloured poppies and some patent red leather flats.
With one arm reached out, the little girl held onto her mother's hand and had the other wrapped around a cuddly soft toy cow.
Meanwhile Katie stepped out in yet another sophisticated and polished outfit and pair of heels.
Unaware: The youngster appeared unaware of the circumstances surrounding the couple's high profile split, which was announced last Friday
Close by: Suri waits patiently on the counter alongside her mother
The former Dawson's Creek star smiled, looking glowing and great in a pair of white shorts and a bright red silky top.
On her feet were another pair of height-boosting stilettos, this time in a red floral fabric.
Again Katie was not wearing her wedding ring and appeared to have gotten a fresh manicure.
Inside, the actress also enjoyed an ice-cream as she held onto Suri's soft toy.
Stuck in the middle: Suri has now become the little girl in the middle of her parent's high-profile split
This evening Katie and Suri were once again surrounded by the burly bodyguards that the actress was flanked by yesterday.
After police were called in to investigate claims that Katie was being followed by 'heavily armed' men - it seemed the actress was taking no chances.
Making her first public appearance yesterday since she announced her divorce from husband Tom , the actress was flanked by several heavy-set bodyguards from company Blue Steel security.
Home time: Katie is flanked by security as she carries Suri out of the ice-cream parlour
Looking back to her sleek and glamorous self in a navy and black crepe dress, and high heels, Katie looked as if a weight had been lifted off her shoulders as she stepped out to film an appearance on show Project Runway: All-Stars.
According to reports, the actress' neighbours in New York became concerned after spotting the unidentified men, believed to be members of the controversial Scientology doctrine to which Cruise belongs, surrounding Katie's Chelsea apartment building on Friday.
Centre of attention: Onlookers snapped away as the mother and daughter headed home
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