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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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106.

Shell-shocked    

Gasp! I'm just too shocked for words! I never, ever saw it coming...

757 days ago
107.

Cujeaux    

Oh, I figured it was because he's gay. I doubt he's been an active member of the church anyway.
If he's looking for another beard, there are several top shelf celeb scientologists who are no doubt available -
Juliette Lewis, Kirstie Ally, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Peaches Geldof.... Take your pick Tom!

757 days ago
108.

Areader    

It's a amazing how someone as talented as Tom Cruise is can be so easily brainwashed. I'll say a prayer to Jesus for him!

757 days ago
109.

river rat    

Scientology is not a religion. It is a cult, plain and simple!

757 days ago
110.

foxymegan    

Religion is kinda one of those things you want to figure out BEFORE kids & marriage. She knew what he was all about when she became pregnant & married him. Suddenly now she is trying to protect Suri from Scientology?! I definitely feet Katie appeared to be in some kind of trance-like state throughout this relationship. Tom is just creepy now.

757 days ago
111.

John    

She's a gold digging whore. She knew Tom was a Scientology obsessed freak when she married him, everyone knew that. But being his beard paid well, even with the pre-nup. Plus she got a lot of publicity out of it for her career, even if she can't act her way out of a wet paper sack.

757 days ago
112.

Pw121982    

Please! What women wants to be married to a gay man! I mean He gets to bang dudes while she honors a marriage! I wish all these closet cases involved in scientology would be exposed! It's like a cult for gay men and women who beard for them!

757 days ago
113.

chichifrogslegs    

good for katie. i hope it's not too late for suri.

757 days ago
114.

trishica    

This does not surprise me

757 days ago
115.

CA Girl    

If this truly is about Scientology, then she chose to believe Cruise when he told her, "Hey, you can be Catholic AND be a Scientologist!" (You CAN'T, not if you're a practicing Catholic). I hope the soon-to-be former Mrs. Cruise goes back to her parents for counsel and wisdom in handling this situation. Then, I hope she takes her daughter to church and reacquaints herself with the faith she was brought up in and I hope NEXT time she makes a much better choice in a husband and father.

757 days ago
116.

Babydoll0630    

BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

757 days ago
117.

happyday    

What kind of world is this where a guy can write a bad sci fi book and come up with a wacky plan to tell everyone it's a religion....and oh yeah, they have to give him a lot of their money....... And people DO IT! Ha! Ha! That is really messed up.

757 days ago
118.

USArmy    

I guess it really is a "Mission Impossible" for him to stay married.

757 days ago
119.

Tj    

I hate hearing about that leap on the couch. They acted like Tom is the first guy to do something stupid over a girl. He has entertained for years and damn when he opened up to the world he got blasted. We can let alot slide in this country but God forbid you be into Scientology, unforgivable. No, I don't believe in it either, I just hate all the bashing he gets over it after all this time. Chris Brown beat up Rhianna not too long ago but he's back on top of the world.

757 days ago
120.

Cheryl    

Okay. So either this is some artful editing or the guy is just bat**** crazy. If they are the experts on "the mind"- then get the boy some antipsychotics! Seriously.

757 days ago
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