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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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46.

Carl    

This isn't a shocking revelation TMZ, so don't act like it is. Everyone knows Tom is a Scientology nut (and may actually be the second highest officer in the organization) and everyone could see that Katie got brainwashed and indoctrinated by them soon after she and Tom got together. The only thing that is newsworthy at all is that she finally came to her senses in time to save Suri.

Isn't this exactly the same reason Tom and Nichole Kidman split?

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47.

rhbjorn    

She left him because he's insane who whudda thunk

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48.

ZeekOsbourne    

Show the TOMMY DAVIS the spokesperson for THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY and his RANTS over anyone that speaks about the inner dealings of "HIS" church! TOMMY DAVIS you can go and PHuuuck YOURSELF!

790 days ago
49.

American Patriot    

As a true American Patriot....I'd join Scientology too for a couple of million.... ;)

790 days ago
50.

Simone    

THIS MARRIAGE WAS A SHAM FROM THE BEGINNING! STOP PRETENDING THERE'S A 'REASON' FOR THE BREAKUP OTHER THAN KATIE'S CONTRACT WAS UP!!!!!

790 days ago
51.

FreeWill    

Well She have a lot of respect from me for stand for her daughter right to get a unbiased education, is that religion or cult is so good they can wait until she is 18 to decide if she join or not. Apparently it was mission imposibru!

790 days ago
52.

helen    

I think what she has done isn't great either. whatever you say about Cruise and scientology he pretty much kept his kids out of the limelight until they were of age. She has Paraded that kid in front of the cameras from day one. Her and Katie in NY constantly!!!!!! I mean I'm sick of the kid and I don't even hate kids............

790 days ago
53.

jennifer    

They're going to have to do an exorcism on Tom if he ever wants to see his daughter again.

790 days ago
54.

Carol    

I'm glad she finally figured out that Suri growing up in a cult is not good.

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55.

john johnson    

i guess katie FINALLY found out who satan really is: not a red-faced man with horns and a tail, but a 5 foot nutjob who looks like a ken doll. what put her over the edge wasn't the sciencetology, it was the missing dresses, pumps, and makeup

790 days ago
56.

KittyKat    

Maybe this is Octomoms chance to hook up with Tom and grasp some of the fame that has been eluding her for so long. It would be a win-win for everyone and I mean EVERYONE. California gets her off the welfare system, Octo gets the big house and fame and Tom gets an instant cult!

790 days ago
57.

GGG    

Wow dude means business :/ That video was scary.

790 days ago
58.

FLO    

maybe katie holmes taking on tommy cruise backed by Co$ will finally bring out into the open the argument that it is not a religion but a cult. Was it Germany that took away their Church classification and with it all tax breaks.

790 days ago
59.

Kelly    

Re: the video. This man is crazier than a nest of loons.

790 days ago
60.

gill    

Just in June, Media Take Out.com posted pics of Tom and his new movie costar holding hands without the cameras on. I think he's having an affair.

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