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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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121.

John dowser    

Ever wonder why all the major religions have Jesus in their Holy Books. They all hold him high, even in the Quran. There is more proof that Jesus lived than Napoleon. He is the only who was crucified on a wooden cross to be the literal bridge from us to God, The last sacrifice. The Bible say's Christ provides complete salvation to every person who comes to God through him (Hebrew's 5:9, 9:12. 10:14 and 13:20-21).

These false man - made religions are spoken about throughout the bible.

Good for you Katie !!! People have been praying for you.

Jesus said in John 14:6 " I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me".
Everyone do yourself a HUGE favor and read the book "More than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell, and also "Letters From a Skeptic", I promise you, you will thank me. Paul says in Hebrews Christians are to be patient, caring and loving. Pray for Tom, get the heck out of that cult, I love watching the dude in movies...

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122.

DizzKid    

She not exactly that smart, if that truly the reason behind the divorce. You knew what he was all about when you both got together, and had a kid, and now it's too much for her now? This is age old thing that some women can't get through their narrow minded heads, and that is, you can't change a man. And I'm pretty sure she one of them that thought she could.

790 days ago
123.

wynsar    

I understand why she planned to file for divorce without Tom's prior knowledge....If you check out a book recently published SCIENTOLOGY.....it clearly outlines how dangerous and organization it is...and Cruise contributes lots of $$$$...he is treated like an emperor...Nicole Kidman never said a word about her divorce....I speculate she was afraid....I admire Katie's courage....it will take determination and fearlessness to come up against Scientology....and unlike Tom's older children let us hope Suri is not brainwashed by them

790 days ago
124.

aurora    

I now hear that Tom wants to go on oprah winfrey and take an ax to that couch.

790 days ago
125.

home0    

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

790 days ago
126.

Josh A    

After watching Tom speak about Scientology it makes total sense why Katie wants out.

790 days ago
127.

Andresa Aparecida Rodrigues    

Without a script Tom doesn't know how to talk.
Save Suri Katie.

790 days ago
128.

Barbarascy    

I guess this is a little late but I feel the need to state it just the same. Tom Cruise has been an active, vocal, honest member of the Church of Scientology for YEARS. This is not news. Katie Holmes had to have known this when she married him. She really had to have known this when she got pregnant with him and had a child. She can't just try to take this child away from her father unless great harm is involved. As long as he is reasonalble about things she is out of her mind thinking she is going to take Suri completely away from him. Even though some may find his beliefs wacky or whatever they are no more wacky than any other relgious person. If he is a good father then he should be allowed to see and help care for his daughter.

790 days ago
129.

MICHAEL HOLLOWAY    

He said absolutely nothing for ten minutes!! You know!!! thats all I heard. I really liked his movies...but when he jumped on the couch...I figured it was a mid life crisis. I think "its a little more than that".

790 days ago
130.

PeaRidge    

Great Grandmaw's drawers! He's nuttier 'n a Christmas fruitcake!

790 days ago
131.

yerppi3    

Good for her for getting her child away from that horrible cult.

FACT- when you sign up to the church of Scientology, they make you sign a contract saying you'll be devoted to them for A BILLION YEARS (aka selling your soul to the devil)

FACT- If you break your contract you have to pay them a sh** load of money. One woman left the church and has to pay 40 grand to them for breaking her agreement of staying with them for a billion years.

This cult is creepy as hell and I'm glad Katie finally got over her school girl teen idol crush and sees him for what he is - a creepy brainwashed cult member

790 days ago
132.

huhu    

upps, she's clear

790 days ago
133.

KLM    

Good thing they have a prenup. I remember right before they got married....Katie's feelings were hurt & was insulted because Tom initiated a prenup. Back then she was young, naive & in love and didn't think they would ever break up. Well good thing they had one.

790 days ago
134.

DaveT    

Tom's prenup with Katie:
- For every 3 years Katie is married to Tom...he gives her $3,000,000 per after divorce
- Up to 11 years, $33,000,000
- If they make it past 11 years, that prenup ends...and Tom gives her HALF OF HIS ENTIRE FORTUNE to her
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Pretty lame for people to try and Tom look like the bad guy and Katie the good person :D
The man set up a prenup for Katie to take care of her the *rest of her life*, even up to half of everything he owns.
He didn't love her, you say?
He only married her to hide that he was gay, you say?
Yes because gay men who only get married to hide their gayness...go around agreeing to give the women $33,000,000 or *half of their entire fortune* upon divorce...right? :D
That's not even all of it..she gets houses too, along with other provisions.
Her thank you to Tom? She's trying to take his kid away from him.
Selfish. Cruel. Controlling..

790 days ago
135.

Lin    

WOW! Space Cadet City. This guy definately lives there!

790 days ago
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