Tom Cruise steps out of the Greenwich Hotel holding daughter Suri in New York City on July 18, 2012. Credit: Splash News

After several extremely eventful weeks apart, Tom Cruise and his daughter Suri have been soaking up quality time in the Big Apple this week -- with the suddenly single 50-year-old star and his 6-year-old tyke with ex Katie Holmes last seen soaring above the city in a helicopter Wednesday afternoon.

Sources have confirmed that Holmes, 33, got primary custody of their little girl and has been at her daughter's side in NYC during her highly publicized split from Cruise.

But on Wednesday, Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, slammed speculation that his client's distance from his youngest child was anything but logistical.

"Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day," said Fields to Page Six of Cruise, who has indeed been filming Oblivion in Iceland and, more recently, June Lake, Calif. "Tom dearly loves Suri, and the last thing he would ever do is abandon her."

An insider tells Us Cruise is relieved that the highly publicized battle with Holmes is over. "His entire life was under attack!" the source tells the new Us Weekly, out now.