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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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46.

Tammy    

I think it's best if one parent has sole legal custody. It means that if Suri needs a surgery, and Tom's religion doesn't believe in it, there won't be a need for a court order to perform the surgery. It's like how Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in blood transfusions: if you were married to such a person and had joint legal custody, you'd have to go to court for a n order to get your child a blood transfusion. There's no problem if both parents agree, but if they don't....

757 days ago
47.

Majestik    

Tin Foil Hat theory time. I don't doubt for a minute that Katie is mum to that little girl, she looks exactly like her, what if it's true Tom is NOT the DNA donor. Can you imagine if it came out publicly that he's not the biological dad? The gay rumour mill would be working overtime. Now, Katie just has to hope that the "CULT" doesn't throw around massive dollars to DNA experts to have the FUDGE the results. I'm bored, what can I say!!!

757 days ago
48.

O    

ha ha

757 days ago
49.

LittleBIt    

Serve the pr*ck right after what he did to Nicole! Hes always been an idiot, a**hole to me - I could never see the attraction. Go cry on your Scientology buddies shoulders you wack job.

757 days ago
50.

LittleBIt    

WOW!!! So glad Katie is leaving this strange, strange dude. Didnt think it would take her this long. Best of luck Katie. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!

757 days ago
51.

coomason    

Wonder who the next victim of the control freak will be?

757 days ago
52.

Jreal    

I knew she couldn't fake that scientology crap

757 days ago
53.

alex    

senora kate, molto bene!

757 days ago
54.

Tee    

She was fed up with having to wear the strap-on, lol

757 days ago
55.

mimi    

what took her so long?

757 days ago
56.

girl unimpressed    

hopefully the rumours that the child isn't biologically Tom's will help her win sole custody. regardless of what anyone thinks of Katie, it's better the child not grow up in the "church" of scientology. otherwise he and the "church" will steal Suri from her the way they stole the adopted children from Nicole.

757 days ago
57.

Rocko    

You go girl.

757 days ago
58.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

She finally realized what a freak show the Cruiscreepster is and that she's hot enough to do much, much better.

757 days ago
59.

STFUP    

Now Tom & John Travolta can get a place together!

757 days ago
60.

Marguerite    

'bout damn time. i am amazed it lasted this long, i guess she got tired of the crazy cult telling her how to live her life and raise her child

757 days ago
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