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Tom Cruise

There's NO Settlement Without Suri

7/9/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tom Cruise has made one thing VERY clear -- Suri is the deal-maker and the deal-breaker in his divorce with Katie Holmes ... this according to sources very familiar with the situation.

As we first reported, lawyers for both sides are trying to pound out a settlement. We're told Tom has insisted that the settlement provide "meaningful, significant contact with his daughter." As one source put it, "She is the primary concern in his life."

Sources connected with Katie tell us they have made it clear that Tom will be able to spend time with his daughter when he finishes his movie shoot in the Rockies.

Lawyers for both sides have been meeting for hours a day. Sources say they even met for a full business day on Saturday. And, we're told, they are not just trying to hash out a temporary truce -- these are settlement negotiations for the entire divorce.

Sources say both sides are negotiating custody, visitation, support and property settlement.

One caution -- we're told the negotiations are still "in flux" and it's possible things could fall apart.  But for now, no one is rushing to court.

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31.

oink    

Lets hope Katie is in a high rise appartment building and Tom is brainwashed over all the Mission Impossiable films and tries some stunt climbing the building to kidnap Suri and he slips and falls. bye Tom

732 days ago
32.

Truth    

THAT PIC IS OLD... LOOK HOW SMALL SURI IS. PIC IS AT LEAST 2 YRS AGO AND HER HAIR IS CHOPPED OFF UNLIKE RECENT PICS WHERE IT'S LIKE 3 FT LONG. #TRUTH!!

732 days ago
33.

Traveller    

Let's be real...obviously the cult wants Suri because as she grows older she is going to be the one with the money...they are not stupid...follow the money...or should I say "where's the money"...

732 days ago
34.

pattycake    

There Is NO WAY Tom is going to back down EVER..that kid is going straight to that cult and that is the way it is going to play out. Katie will NEVER win this battle..EVER EVEREVER

732 days ago
35.

suspenders    

Actually, I tend to think that unless the miracle of de-programming TC takes place, he probably has willed (or shall) leave much of his estate to $cientology.

732 days ago
36.

JiLL1    

How pathetic that Tom Cruise is whining that Katie "blindsided" him by filing for divorce. He blindsided his previous wife, Nicole Kidman with divorce just weeks after they exchanged vows for the second time & he let his attorney break the news. Plus she was pregnant at the time & ended up losing the baby. Hey Tom, ever hear of Karma

732 days ago
37.

Truth    

LOOK, THE KID CAN JOIN THE CULT AT ANY AGE... WHAT'S KATIE GONNA DO WHEN SURI GETS BRAINWASHED AT 18 AND OLDER? LOOK AT KATIE, TRAVOLTA, CRUISE, MIMI ROGERS, ANNE ARCHER, KIRSTIE ALLEY, ETC., ETC.?? THEY ALL IN THEIR 20'S TO 40'S BEFORE THEY GOT BRAIN WASHED... WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS BRING DOWN MISCAVIGE AND HIS PUPPET MASTER XENU. #TRUTH!!

732 days ago
38.

IceGypsy    

Visitation is one thing, and I'm sure she has no issue with that. Her main concern is that she have soul decision over Suri. Hopefully she gets it.

732 days ago
39.

tgrfan42069    

she is his primary concern even though he didnt try to spend time with her he was more worried about getting to a movie set

732 days ago
40.

STFUP    

I think Katie will be fine w/ Tom having signinficant contact with Suri - so long as that 'contact' does NOT involve any type of Scientology schooling or brainwashing.
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That's her #1 concern - and I don't blame her one single bit.

732 days ago
41.

bb    

This is a bit OT but does anyone else think that Isabella looks like she might be David Miscavaige's biological child?

732 days ago
42.

igotfleasfromtmz    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHb0BZyF5Ok
Jason Beghe

732 days ago
43.

CleverBucktooth    

so tired of tom cruise stories.

732 days ago
44.

Meanie    

Of course this megalomaniac wants to keep his tentacles into Suri. Indoctrination takes contact.

732 days ago
45.

marymac    

Wow, sounds like extortion coming from the martian worshipper. The girls don't want his money, just want creepy tom cruise to go away. Just remember, tom cruise, you'll be a dead-beat dad if you don't support your daughter.

732 days ago
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