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Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes

Divorce NOT

Over Scientology

7/5/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katie Holmes
may say her decision to divorce Tom Cruise is over Scientology, but it's NOT ... so say sources directly connected to Tom.

Our sources tell us ... they believe Katie and her team are leaking false stories to the media by maintaining she was trying to save Suri from the grips of Scientology, and that's why she left Tom.

As one well-connected Tom source put it, "She [Katie] was totally committed to Scientology. She had enthusiasm for it and would voluntarily and gladly participate in it when Tom was off shooting movies."

The source adds, "This is not a fight over religion. It's being used as a way to hurt Tom."

And on the subject of hurting Tom, as we first reported, sources connected with the actor tell us Katie's people have made it difficult for him to speak with Suri by phone, but he's talked to her every day. He has no immediate plans to see his daughter because he's leaving today or tomorrow to shoot his new movie in the Rockies.

Tom's lawyers have not filed any docs in court -- yet -- to establish his custodial rights. If that happens, we're told they will file in New York, although it's pretty clear they will ask to have the case sent to California.

And, as for what Tom's people say the divorce is really about ... they won't say yet, but tell us it's coming.


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808 days ago


I am sure Scientology is a big part of it , and also the fact that he seems really controlling , and short, and a know it all . I was surprised she married him in the first place.

808 days ago

Renee Godschall    

I need to change my e-mail address, how do I do that?

808 days ago


To Tom and "His sources" get real. Scientology has everything to do with this. Sad but true it is one little man who has become your BFF that is to blame.

808 days ago


If the divorce is NOT about Scientology, what is it about? I feel badly for Tom because Katie surprise-attacked him and he seems like a very nice man and husband, but then again, we have no idea what it's like behind closed doors at the Cruise home. I hope that they can reconcile. Little Suri Cruise is the one who will suffer the most.

808 days ago

el polacko    

cruise's 'beard' contracts have five-year and ten-year opt-out clauses. nicole made it to ten...katie's bailing at five. end of story.
with the contracts' strict non-disclosure, we won't be getting much 'dirt' on tom (or scientology for that matter) unless katie wants to forfeit her pay-off. notice that we've never heard a peep from nicole.

808 days ago

Better late than never    

She accepted and played along with scientology until she saw up close the things they hid from the general public. She was dumb and starstruck to overlook the warning signs, but its better late than never. Tom took Nicoles kids and made sure they saw and cared little about her, because she disagreed with the cult. She wouldn't speak out about it, so that she wouldn't get cut off totally.
Make no mistake-they an have their "beliefs" about aliens or whatever-that is harmless. But the stalking, harassment, interrogations with machines, those are cult practices. google "Sea org and forced labor." or Sea org and coerced abortions." "auditing and sec checking interrogations."
and they have alot of money and power in places like LA to influence media like Harvey, or judges even. Planted stories and commenters.
Check out the BBC do***entaries on Youtube

808 days ago


The simply fact is Tom is a control freak with a limited education. He never graduated high school and he thinks he's smarter than Matt Lauer and everyone else. He thinks he can bully everything his way with his money and Scientology attorneys! Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology are Bullies!!!!!
Bryan Adams is so much better looking and talented than Tom!!!

808 days ago

anna ureka    

As I said from the beginning. Katie wants a career and she assumed marrying Cruise would give her more than the one hit movie she had before him (Batman). Unfortunately, she still didn't have her career. As I also said, it was her people leaking out the Scientology crap because the fools like the ones on this site would lap it up. You people are so stupid. And it shows.

808 days ago


Maybe the real reason Katie is divorcing Tom....she found out that Tom had a picture of a naked man attached to their headboard when they were having was a picture of John Travolta!! ha-ha-ha!!

808 days ago

CJ, Oz    

I have always enjoyed Tom's films but:

1. The sofa thing was just off
2. The PDA's with Katie were off
3. The way in which Jett Travolta sadly died was way off
4. Cruise's reaction to Matt on TV - scary control freak
5. Cruise's reaction to be sprayed with water, don't get me wrong any person would be annoyed but he zoned in on the person in a really scary way
6. The way in which the head of this church's wife is missing is just frightening
7. For Murdoch to publicly condemn this church is a huge deal
8. For Kidman to lose custody & also clearly have her own children turned against her is vile
9. Travolta is clearly gay - and I don't mind one bit
10. Cruise is clearly bisexual or gay & using beards
11. I find this whole situation incredibly threatening & am relieved for Ms Holmes that the press are following her every move for her own safety
6. I've watched Cruise's movies for years but on the basis of everything that is coming out right now (except for him) I want nothing to do with his work again he has some major & very dark forces around him.

Finally good luck to his soon to be ex wife, she has nothing but my support & sympathy.

808 days ago


Tom is blindsided because he did not have katie's move all planned for her. This poor woman has not looked happy at all for months.
Cruise comes across as "The man with THE ONLY plan" and god help you if you dont follow his plan. As an aussie I am right in Katie's corner. I watched Nicole being alienated from her children to a point were she is not allowed to be photographed with them. Katie watched that also and (decided a long time ago i bet) that was never going to be her in that position.
If cruise takes this child off her Mother.... Then he will loose most female fans (if there are any left)

808 days ago

Phil Nix    

Scientology is just another stipid con...

Science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, who told me he was at the birth of Scientology. At a meeting in New York City of a sci-fi writers’ group called the Hydra Club, Hubbard was complaining to L. Sprague de Camp and the others about writing for a penny a word. “Lester del Rey then said half-jokingly, ‘What you really ought to do is create a religion because it will be tax-free,’ and at that point everyone in the room started chiming in with ideas for this new religion. So the idea was a Gestalt that Ron caught on to and assimilated the details. He then wrote it up as ‘Dianetics: A New Science of the Mind’ and sold it to John W. Campbell, Jr., who published it in Astounding Science Fiction in 1950.”

Low self-esteem and celebrity egos are easy targets for Scientology.

808 days ago


they won't say yet meaning they have not made it up yet.

I am sure it will be some amazing story that makes him look great like how he rescues people from standed boats and stops a mugger, and the rest of the stories that seem to just happen right before one of his new movies is about to be released. Tom Cruise wouldn't know reality if someone scripted it for him.

808 days ago


Sources close to Cruise and Katie last night said their romance was doomed from the start because of the Hollywood hero’s intense friendship with Miscavige.

The pair are so close that Miscavige, 52, is mocked as Scientologist Cruise’s “manwife”.

An insider said: “Miscavige and Tom are joined at the hip. Tom runs every important decision in his life by him.

“Tom really values his opinion and Katie often felt like she came in second place. When it became clear how much influence he had over her husband she knew she had to get away.”

“Nicole was really sour on Scientology and kept pressing Tom to stay away.

“She spotted Miscavige and didn’t like what she saw. Her big issue was that Tom was becoming like Miscavige. Nicole didn’t like the relationship that was developing between them.”

808 days ago
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