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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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271.

joannax13    

It's always sad to see a nice family break up.

846 days ago
272.

flanoggin    

She finally chewed through the restraints....

846 days ago
273.

rsmik    

He never sees it coming because it's always from behind

846 days ago
274.

LuvLeeRita    

Glad Katie has come to her senses. Why did it take so long, didn't she see he's nuts.

846 days ago
275.

Genial     

I'm surprised that she could take his arrogance and kooky religion for that long.

846 days ago
276.

Priss    

If all this is true about having a five year cotract etc. Katie Holmes should receive some type trophy/award, she has done a fabulous job acting!!! She to me, is the most beautiful ladies on earth!!! There are no winners when it comes to divorce when children are involved.

846 days ago
277.

deejay    

Blindsided? Ask Nicole Kidman how it feels, chump

846 days ago
278.

peaches    

Huummm....maybe now he can be free to marry John Travolta...

846 days ago
279.

Bill Murphy    

Perfect timing for Tom........it's Gay Pride Weekend.

846 days ago
280.

sandy    

Is it just me, or does Suri have a mild form of autism? I know Scientologists don't think that autism is real, and even John Travolta's son died because it went untreated, and is what caused his stroke. Maybe she is ready to take care of her child, and get away from Tom who is not doing much for his sweet daughter.

Sandy

846 days ago
281.

ladydi    

Wow, finally, I am surprised it lasted this long. Never liked this guy. The whole Scientology thing is CREEPY!!

846 days ago
282.

KellyinCA    

First, my understanding is that the prenup was hammered out with Katie's father at the negotiating table, so it must be at least equitable, if not favorable, to Katie's camp.

Second, the tactics used by the Church of Scientology are so well-known to the public that anything revealed about Katie's auditing sessions will either be ignored completely, vilify the Church even further or create more sympathy for Katie for having to go through the auditing in the first place. Dead-agenting won't work because we know not to believe the source. Katie is in a very, _very_ strong position right now and is seen as incapable of any wrongdoing. The Church and Tom Cruise will need to tread very carefully to prevent a PR disaster, but they won't.

846 days ago
283.

Sarah    

I don't think this has anything to do with his 'supposed' gay relationships - I think this is about her not feeling that Scientology is a healthy religion and culture for her children to be raised in... If you remember, before she married Tom, Nicole Kidman had a meeting with her and it was thought it was to warn her of his loopy behaviour regarding Scientology so that she new what she was getting into. Surely it was merely a matter of time...

846 days ago
284.

jerri patterson    

If all of the wedding money could have been directed to a starving country, many poor children would have had something to eat and a place to live. These Hollywood marriages are a joke

846 days ago
285.

JoLynn    

Katie's proud of you ! because Tom's never use wedding his ring before until now June he wear his wedding ring. LoL Tom really very SELLFISH all the time. Katie really wonderful MoM and very busy focus her daughter than movie star!

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