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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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76.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

Biggest NON-shocker ever.

813 days ago
77.

DaveT    

Never trusted Katie much, can see now what she's about, trying to take Tom's kid away from him completely.
Tom is trustworthy, speaks his mind, doesn't play the Hollywood-puppet game, so the media and public threw hissy fits when Tom argued with interviewers instead of bowing his head and agreeing to things he didn't agree with.
Media and public tried to manipulate, claiming Tom was controlling and poor little Katie was controlled...as if she's a little girl :D
Was pretty obvious from Katie's personality...that she's the controlling one.
Now we see that controlling attitude to the full as she tried to take full custody and child support.

813 days ago
78.

GLaDOS    

Good. I hope she and her kid stay away from that crazy cult. I'm not sure what the f*** took her five years to realize that though. Still, better late then never, I guess. Plus, she has a lifetime meal ticket since she has Tom's child.. so I guess that's a win.

813 days ago
79.

carmen    

I think that was one of the reasons. The other is there is only so long a straight woman can pretend to be happy with a gay man. That was the final straw.

813 days ago
80.

coomason    

She knew of his ties to the church before she married him. It's their right to privacy as to why she filed, but her 'reason' doesn't fly with me. Sorry.

813 days ago
81.

DaveT    

And Scientology has nothing to do with her divorce, that's just blowing smoke to get the public to take her side.
And the fickle public being what they are, will gladly take her side and going on and on about Scientology :D

813 days ago
82.

FLO    

If Katie Holmes takes on Tommy over
Suri,maybe Co$ could lose their tax exempt status in the US like they did in Germany many years ago. Germany courts saw Co$ it as a moneymaking cult not a religion and took away its tax exemption.

http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/germany/germany21.html

813 days ago
83.

rsmik    

Katie found out that Tom is John's new masseuse

813 days ago
84.

vixis    

Tom Cruise is a follower, not a leader. He's like all the other lemmings in this crazy "alien" religion, Tom needs to grow a pair and distance himself from this cult.

813 days ago
85.

gibbsysgirl    

Whack job! Religious zealot. Take your daughter and run. That child never looks happy to me. Maybe now she will have a chance at a normal life.

813 days ago
86.

tgrfan42069    

while i dont blame her...but unless she was living under a rock she should have known.heck most of the country has known about him and john travolta's heavy ties to this cult

813 days ago
87.

kronenburg    

Yes, Scientology was a huge factor in Katie's decision. Oh, and the fact that her husband is gay.

813 days ago
88.

elm    

Wow, she's really reacting badly to Rock of Ages flopping.

813 days ago
89.

andrew    

For anyone to say Katie should have "known" after what happened with nicole... is absolutely ridiculous. when people fall in love, as i imagine these two did, a women doesnt look back at his past and say " i need to tread lightly, look what he did to her" she figured they were in love and he would always have her back and would never hurt her in anyway.. As all married and loved ones do.. Clearly once they got married things went terribly wrong, and for the sake of suri, she tried to keep the family together.. as most women who are married try to do... Katie must have just realized that he isnt going to change, and that her suri are better of without him.. and i commend her for that!! Suri is still young enough to where she wont understand fully what is going on, and the media frenzy that will ensue.. I commend her for knowing its not going to work now, and not waiting another 10 years, as many women do.

813 days ago
90.

Missy    

I knew this would happen from the very beginning, an odd match. Any women who is with Tom, will eventually be standing in his shadow. Nicole Kidman looks much more confident and happier than when she was with him. Katie will be fine, if not better without him. He's a great actor but something tells me he's not an easy person to live with. Good luck to both of them !

813 days ago
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