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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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256.

Aussie    

Who's jumping up and down on the couch now ?

664 days ago
257.

PV    

I've met Tom once. A few things stood out:

1. He has charisma, and enjoys the attention.
2. He is a LOT shorter than you would have imagined, even with his high heel shoes / boots.
3. His nose, he has a big odd nose.

664 days ago
258.

ray    

I am not surprised, too many entities in that relationship, her, tom, and tom's ego. She could not compete with his obsession with himself. In addition, the insanity that is stupidology probably had some effect. she strikes me as having too much common sense to fall for that ponzi scam. RLH didn't even write good SF, his religion is poorly thoughtout and written FICTION.

664 days ago
259.

David Rodriguez    

what the hells a matter with you Mrs Holmes open your eyes! ****!!! ****!! ****!!

664 days ago
260.

john johnson    

i guess katie FINALLY found out who satan really is: not a red-faced man with horns and a tail, but a 5 foot nutjob who looks like a ken doll. what put her over the edge wasn't the sciencetology, it was the missing dresses, pumps, and makeup

664 days ago
261.

TruthRevealed    

Well done Katie for having integrity! I personally witnessed how Tom Cruise in 2004 mentally and physically abused people around him. Tom and his best friend David Miscavige (the leader of the cult) deserve to be behind bars(jail). Tick Tock, tick tock, your time of "power" has ended little Tom.

664 days ago
262.

Paul B    

Does that mean she can go back Holmes....

664 days ago
263.

Shell-shocked    

Gasp!!!!!!...... Shock... Horror... I'm just stunned... The only shame is another child whose family is broken apart....

664 days ago
264.

Gena    

Aww.... I thought this was one sham celebrity marriage that would go the distance...

663 days ago
265.

katie10    

Idiot morons in the TMZ room, throwing all your opinions about this as FACT! It's the law to file the way Katie did in New York ('sole custody'), as stated by the NYC attorney who just told you TMZ nutballs this. How the heck do any of you know it's due to 'scientology'.

Tom has been deeply involved in scientology nearly his entire adult life and certain when they met, married, etc... Oh, what...Katie just realizes this..give me a break. AND, NO the scientology church does not try to sway or bring kids in at a certain age, give me a frickn' break. you people there at TMZ don't ever know what the heck you're even talking about, you must make up lies and post crap..it's hilarious!

We haven't a clue as to why they're divorcing, it's their business. You TMZ have no clue either.

And, Tom Cruise is not gay so STFU...idiots!

663 days ago
266.

katie10    

TMZ..you're so full of BS. A NY based attorney just stated the frickin New York Divorce LAW to you...that's how one files for divorce in that state..as sole custody, you morons! How the heck would TMZ know it's because of religion or anything else? stop reporting on crap that you know nothing about, stating them as facts.

Tom Cruise, who is not gay, was deeply into scientology the day Katie met him and has been for most of his adult life. I doubt she all of a sudden realized this. And, the scientology church doesn't try to sway or bring in kids at a particular age...morons!

Dont' post crap about your TMZ opinions, you're incorrect on nearly EVERY story you people post!

Katie, apparently filed this way, 'sole custody' because that's what the law demands in New York...duh!

663 days ago
267.

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663 days ago
268.

majorcynic    

Of course they are getting a divorce! Katie's 5-year contract with Tom Cruise, Inc. is up - the one with the big payoff for her if she agrees to stay married to him for 5 years in order to demonstrate to the public that he's not gay. She's done that as well as bear his biological child, so now he's free to be as gay and carefree as he likes! Worked out PERFECTLY!

663 days ago
269.

itsme    

"Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children"
Two of those children, Bella and Conor, he kept from their mother, Nicole Kidman. Will he do that with Suri too if he can get away with it?
And didn't he give have his sister (who is a Scientologist) raise Bella and Conor? Katie can refer to Tom's act of parental alienation against Nicole Kidman, in her fight to gain full legal custody of Suri. He has shown his pattern and the case could be made that he will do it again.

663 days ago
270.

Sincerity    

I don't believe Tom Cruise was "BLIND SIDED" nor is this going to be an "UGLY" DIVORCE!!! There's an "IRONCLAD" PRENUP IN PLACE and KATIE HOLMES STILL WANTS TO BE AN "A-LIST" ACTRESS!!! I'm quite sure the "PRENUP" they signed contained some pretty "INFLEXIBLE" CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSES RESULTING IN "CRUSHING" FINANCIAL PENALITIES, IF THEY ARE VIOLATED!!! Publicly "HUMILIATING" Tom Cruise is only going to make him "MUCH MORE DIFFICULT" to "NEGOTIATE" WITH and I seriously doubt if she wants to "NEEDLESSLY DRAG" these legal proceedings out ANY LONGER THAN NECESSARY!!! Katie Holmes has been looking "UNHAPPY" for quite awhile and wants "HER" FREEDOM BACK!!! Going "TOE TO TOE" with someone having Tom Cruise's resources CAN BE "EXHAUSTING" especially if "VOIDING" an "IRON CLAD" PRENUP IS NECESSARY and she may have SOME SECRETS that she WOULD PREFER TO REMAIN HIDDEN!!! HAVING THE "FREEDOM" TO CHART YOUR "OWN" COURSE IN LIFE IS "PRICELESS"!!!

663 days ago
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