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Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes Divorce

SCIENTOLOGY

Was Her Breaking Point

6/29/2012 1:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
filed for divorce primarily over Tom Cruise's fierce ties to Scientology, fearing that Tom would drag Suri deep into the church ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

Our sources say ... Katie has never been fully committed to Scientology, even though she has had ties with the church.  We're told the couple had been arguing over Suri -- that she's now of the age where Scientology becomes a significant part of her life.

Sources familiar with the split tell us Katie is filing for sole legal custody -- as we first reported -- specifically because she does not want Tom to control decisions relating to religion.

Sources have told us that the divorce is NOT about money -- we're told Katie doesn't need Tom's money ... because she has plenty of it ... and will be well taken care of under the terms of the prenup. 

To give you an idea of how fierce Tom's ties to the Church are -- a video featuring the actor discussing what Scientology means to him leaked onto YouTube in 2008. You gotta watch the whole thing.

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16.

harleyharlett    

oh no mike walters is wrong - tom will fight to the death and put scientology on trial - that is part of their believes is you never give up and do what ever you have to do to win - no matter what the cost

764 days ago
17.

ANIA    

She finally gets to wear heels again.

764 days ago
18.

jennifer    

Good for her. Very scary situation for a mom.

764 days ago
19.

nichi    

Scientology BRAINWASH people!

764 days ago
20.

Faye    

No surprise here. Tom Cruise is a whack job. His leaping on the sofa on Oprah should have been enough to keep Katie from ever marrying him but I think she was just too young and too infatuated.

764 days ago
21.

Stiletto    

An author makes up an entire ficticious religon, admits to it, laughs his butt off everyday on the way to the bank...and a bunch of pathetic nutcases continue the con to fill their own pockets off of even bigger losers, once the author is dead. For myself, I'm all for suckers being fleeced as hard and as often as possible.

764 days ago
22.

sidithers    

Scientologist are complete brain washed wackos
I wouldnt marry one

764 days ago
23.

LindaJay    

Good move, Katie, save yourself and your daughter!! Whoo-hoo!! Free, at last. Bravo!!

764 days ago
24.

Faye    

Wow. I watched the video. When he drives past an accident he knows he's the only one who can help???? Are you serious? He's a doctor now too?

764 days ago
25.

Jay W.     

L. Ron Hubbard has been dead since 1986. I think even he would be disappointed where Scientology has gone these days.

764 days ago
26.

jules    

Wow! What was he on and on what planet

764 days ago
27.

jules    

Wow! What was he on and on what planet!

764 days ago
28.

Jay W.     

Hubbard was simply a self help author.

764 days ago
29.

melany    

WTF is he talking about?

764 days ago
30.

p51d007    

Cool beans, now, all we need is Travolta to get divorced and he and Cruise can get married since both are about as homo as a 3 dollar bill.

764 days ago
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