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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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61.

Robert Schiele    

Sounds specious to me. I can see Katie's having had serious reservations about the Co$, but she's far from being stupid, and it isn't like Cruise wasn't a leading proponent of the cult long before she ever even met him. My guess is either the earlier rumors concerning the marriage having been a time-limited contractual arrangement to begin with were true, or that other rumors (that Katie was essentially functioning as Cruise's "beard") were true, or that she simply became fed up with him for other reasons altogether.

754 days ago
62.

Slomoshun    

Ok..I believe that he's trying to ram Scienlaughaology down his daughters throat but I don't believe a word of "I don't want his money"...
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Then why you asking for so much of it biatch?

754 days ago
63.

su    

mr cruise, john travolta is on line 2...

754 days ago
64.

Dave the Wave    

See here I thought it was because the five yaer professional serivces contract to be Tom's beard was up- she is using the same escape clause Nichole did- memo to Tom come up with a more beliveable exit clause for the next contract...

754 days ago
65.

dale12    

I knew it! This is the same reason why Tom & Nicole Kiddman broke-up...Tom's Religion

754 days ago
66.

Sally    

Scientology is a very strange and scary religion - they are deeply imbedded in the greater Tampa Bay, FL area and non-belivers of the sect are very upset. Agree with Sparced - what took her so long to figure this out?

754 days ago
67.

Nina    

Good Lord, why did she wait so long? I hope she gets that poor child away from that crazy old midget and his whacked out "church". I'm so sick of Scientologists insisting that everyone take them seriously. They're freakin' nutjobs, it's a cult, and no one is laughing harder than L.Ron Hubbard himself, from the grave.

754 days ago
68.

tamara    

Katie's getting Suri out of the cult just in time. Don't they believe that kids should do whatever they want? That explains being carried at 6 yrs old while still holding a blanket and stuffed animals, wearing heels and makeup.
Katie run away from this nutjob!

754 days ago
69.

RMac    

Extremely creepy!

754 days ago
70.

Kate    

Wow. That was 9 minutes of Tom Cruise saying a lot without saying much of anything. Scientologists seem to believe they're on par with God.

754 days ago
71.

robert    

All religions are crazy and wrong. It's just that the newer ones are easier to scrutinize and prove false. And yes if you are religious, your religion is crazy also. its just what you were brainwashed into. We are all born Athiest, and your welcome.

754 days ago
72.

WhoCares    

After watching that video the only conclusion one can come to is that he is a delusional nut. Who has Scientology every helped? Iffthey have the power he ascribes to them then whyhaven't they cured cancer. Why haven't they solved the energy crisis and world hunger. Why haven't they solved the mental illness issue and drug problem. The only thifngScientology h

754 days ago
73.

helen    

One more thing then I'll stop for a bit- whats with Isabella moving to Skid row?????? I know she's with that guy but is it a bad area or is that all hype? You guys know you live there.

754 days ago
74.

Kari    

I pray Katie can successfully get this little girl away from Scientology. I know after the divorce from Nicole Kidman, Tom was very forceful about their children being in Scientology. Katie probably wants legal custody to make sure that doesn't happen to Suri. Praying you can stay strong, Katie, and that you and Suri have a wonderful life.

754 days ago
75.

Kelly    

is it me or does this douche try to sound like he knows what he's talking about but really doesn't have a clue? i think his daughter should be given the choice to be apart of this. NOT FORCED!!!

754 days ago
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