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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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sparced    

It took her 5 years to figure this out?

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R    

I totally believe that something in his brain snapped long ago. Or else something in his brain implanted by the aliens was turned on at the predetermined time as set forth by The One.

813 days ago
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Annechantal    

Wrong.

813 days ago
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sparced    

practically everyone else in the country knew about scientology and was talking about it when she started dating that crackpot.

813 days ago
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Melinda    

Katie KNEW Tom was into Scientology and still had a kid with him knowing that her child would be exposed to that belief system...and now she wants out? Didn't she see this coming? *Sigh....

813 days ago
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FoxyKnoxy    

It didn't take her 5 years - it was part of the prenup - she had to stay with him for 5 years to get the benefits in the prenup. Just like Nicole. She did her 5 years and is getting out. I got this from an inside source.

813 days ago
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knizzox    

Don't Blame her one bit... that's some wacky stuff

813 days ago
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sparced    

The word "naive" comes to mind. Guess she hadn't heard of Google back then.... lol

813 days ago
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Tonia    

You are surely right about it. Scientology brining up is what did it! He is cult and screwball! Hit the road jack, Tom!!!

813 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...who knows the truth..but not buying that...she knew all about his religion...fishy...at any rate..I DO hope Suri gets saved from the cult...

813 days ago
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FallenAngel    

I think her breaking point was his psychotic/controlling behavior. Find me one picture since they've been married and she looked happy...?

813 days ago
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Googie    

Katie should have known better. Didn't pay attention to what Nicole went through. Didn't she see how brainwashing Tom & Nicole's adopted kids are. But Katie choose to marry the "big super star" & ignored what a nutcase he is.

813 days ago
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charlei harper    

what a wack-o...

813 days ago
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StarryStarryNight    

this isn't about money.

this is about his crazy controlling scientology gay azz.

813 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

.......... GITTY UP HORSEE .......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMtYEhKVBEg&feature=related

813 days ago
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