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Tom Cruise Divorce

KATIE FILED Wants SOLE Custody

6/29/2012 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes is the one who filed for divorce and Tom Cruise was "blindsided" by Katie's legal move ... TMZ has learned.

We know Katie filed the divorce docs in New York on June 28, citing "irreconcilable differences."  She is asking for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

We also know Katie is asking for a "suitable amount" of child support .. this according to the divorce docs.

Katie also asks for a division of property in her divorce docs, although we know there was a significant prenup that is based on California law.  Katie makes no mention of the prenup in her filing.

We're told Tom is "very sad" and "did not see this coming." He was spotted wearing his wedding ring just this week while filming in Iceland. Interestingly, Katie also wore her ring this week.

0629_splash_tom_cruise_juneWe're also told there is some "nastiness" here, evidenced by Katie's move to get sole legal custody.

Tom's rep has released a statement saying, "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.  Please allow them their privacy to work this out."

Katie's divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.

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151.

Hefe    

Looks like the brainwashing didn't stick.

Good for Katie.

Hope she starts working again.

657 days ago
152.

patgalca    

Blindsided? What goes around comes around. He blindsided Nicole, now he's getting it back at him.

I can't help but think about Tom's recent comment about not wanting anymore kids. If Katie didn't like that I could see her blindsiding him because she could want more children.

657 days ago
153.

STFUP    

She has to divorce Tom to escape the ridiculous cult of Scientology - and she's trying to rescue Suri from them too by getting her out now.

657 days ago
154.

Brat    

I had a guess something was up when she didn't show up for his premiere. Those two never seem to miss a photo op to show they're a loving couple.
I guess she's not going to back down and roll over as Kidman seemed to do.

657 days ago
155.

LI_Mom    

Didn't they sign a new marriage contract a couple of years ago? I guess Katie has finally realized that no amount of money is worth putting up with that craziness.

She gave up her career to marry this nut. She & her daughter will probably need a lot of psychological counseling to deal with trying to reestablish a halfway NORMAL life.

Her parents must be very happy & I hope they'll be there to pick up the broken pieces now that Katie & Suri are free again.

657 days ago
156.

John    

This is one badass f*cking comment I'm writing.

657 days ago
157.

TIFFANY    

He cheated.

657 days ago
158.

1luv    

Uggh...looking at the timeline and remembering when you would refer to them as Tomkat...gag me with tha spoon!!!

Anyway, Katie knows she needs to keep her child away from that cult they call a religion. This relationship has been done since the silent birth (months before they married). She didn't seem that thrilled and to me just made a plan for no more children and to get out when she had her life together. Now that everything looks good, it was time to put that plan into action. Best of luck Katie!!

657 days ago
159.

ME of course!!!    

She only married him cause she was 2 months pregnant! No surprise here!

657 days ago
160.

gloria    

I never see pictures of them together, so I assumed they were already divorced. this is sad, but not suprising. And, this is definitely not really newsworthy.

657 days ago
161.

Grace    

She has looked sad for years. We all saw this coming. Tom seems like a nasty man.

657 days ago
162.

Simone    

BLINDSIDED ? ? ?

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Don't think so. I'll bet that CREEP cruise had KH followed everywhere, house & phone bugged and GPS on all vehicles.

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Plus you know all bills, like her cell phone bill, went to his office so he could track her.

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It will be interesting to see if KH can get away from the cult.

657 days ago
163.

paigehop    

Tom "blindsided"?! Um, no. They're actors, people. Don't be stupid. All the "gushing" he did recently...acting. So there. It's done and I'm very surprised it didn't last at least a few more years.

657 days ago
164.

Kelly     

Maybe Chris Klein really is the dad and that's why sole custody for Katie would seem easy from a legal standpoint.

657 days ago
165.

paigehop    

OH, NO! Maybe she found out about Travolta?! [gasp!] hahah You gays are hilarious, with all your hoping and surmising and wishing! :-D

657 days ago
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