While some fans used to fawn over Suri Cruise's cute kitten heels, even hard core shoe addicts have to be shocked by the revelation that the five-year-old's shoe collection is worth a whopping $150,000. Born with designer genes, the doted-on daughter of Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes insists on wearing shoes by such top footwear fashionistas as Christian Louboutin and Marc Jacobs, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
A source told the London newspaper, "The older she (Suri) gets, the less she wants to wear anything but little heels. Even when she's going to play dates or walking on the beach, she cries if Katie reaches for anything but a little pair of sandals with some sort of heel."
Suri's shoe collection may be over the top for average Americans. But in Hollywood, where children's birthday parties can run $60,000, is it possible to raise a child who doesn't expect artisan spring water to flow out of the faucet?
Though it is difficult for any parent to say no to a child, not all celebrity parents succumb to their tots' tears. They want what is best for their children -- which doesn't always mean what costs the most.
Some celebs, like comedian Adam Sandler, even spend time worrying about their children turning into spoiled brats. "I go to sleep thinking about it and I wake up thinking about it. I'm trying to do the right thing," he said. "With the amount of money I have it's difficult raising children the way that I was raised."
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who resides with husband Michael Douglas and their two children in Bermuda, also resists raising materialistic monsters. "We believe in good manners," said the Welsh actress. "There's nothing worse than spoiled rich kids."
Meanwhile, the Material Girl insists she does not spoil her children, yet Madonna indulges her teenage daughter Lourdes with weekly manicures, pedicures, and facials.
Still, in a world where just one pair of a celebrity's kindergarten aged child's shoes costs what a school teacher earns in a month, Lourdes Leon may be a poor little rich girl compared to some of her more pampered peers.
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