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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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91.

parlayer    

she didn't want to drink the coolaid. like "Heavens Gate: I ant t be with solja boy!!

743 days ago
92.

DaveT    

P.S. - Katie won't win full custody, Tom's fatherly personality in addition to the fact that the man set up a prenup...to take care of Katie after divorce...will guarantee him rights to his own child, and should ;)

743 days ago
93.

Doby    

Did he actually say anything of any significance? Wow, this guy is out there and brainwashed.....and I am sure the Scientology Church loves his donations......therefore keep feeding him whatever drug necessary to perpetuate the funds from him and all the other addictive personalities that fall for such things.....shame really, when they could actually do a welth of good with the RIGHT focus......but what do i know?

743 days ago
94.

sunburNvegas    

Good for Katie! New respect for her --

743 days ago
95.

RikiNiki60    

Okay, just watched that video for the first time, and its basically 5 minuets of him saying.........NOTHING. It makes no sense what-so-ever. If he didn't throw in the word "Scientoloty" here and there...you would have no idea what the wack-a-doodle was getting at.......

743 days ago
96.

Norah    

Seems to me Scientology is ruining Tom Cruise's life. At some point religion is supposed to enhance -your life and show you the path to fulfillment, not wreak havoc on your life and make you live as an outcast to society. Doubt he will learn, seems to get a ego rush from the church.

743 days ago
97.

Jan    

Tom's WIVES quit smiling after being married to him. Nicole smiles and is so happy now. Tom stole their 2 adopted kids that had already been brainwashed into Scientology. I hope she saves Suri. She was young and dumb when she married him.

743 days ago
98.

Cheetara    

Maybe she can go back to looking normal & healthy again. After she married him, she started looking like a vagrant.

743 days ago
99.

MarkByrn    

In the past five years, Scientology has suffered even more defections and exposure of damning information. Perhaps Holmes had hoped she could lead Cruise out of the cult or at least temper his abject zealotry for Scientology but that's not going to happen, and so he had to leave Cruise to save her kid from the cult.

743 days ago
100.

beachy    

Good LORD-she has had to listen to that crap for their entire marriage??? No wonder she wants sole custody. He really is certfiably crazy. Run Katie RUN!!!

743 days ago
101.

DaveT    

Tom wasn't the controlling personality, Katie was...and is.
Demanding full custody is proof.
And after the man set up a prenup...that will take care of her after divorce...her attitude is to try and take his kid away from him?
Not only is she controlling, she's selfish and cruel ;)

743 days ago
102.

Tammy    

You know, I'm not sure she's fit to raise a child because the WHOL freaking world knew Tom was a scientology nut more than 20 tears ago, but she somehow missed it. Mothers need to see and foresee, but she can't. Suri is screwed with either of them.

743 days ago
103.

Angie    

to me she always looked unhappy! every picture was a forced smile Big switch when Tom was jumping on the couch, and she couldnt get enough of him. Im glad she finally realized what a whack job he really is!

743 days ago
104.

Brad G.    

Headline: "Beard shaves itself off!".

743 days ago
105.

karlew    

Somewhere Nicole Kidman is thinking "Karma you dwarf man bitch"

743 days ago
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