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Tom Cruise

There's NO Settlement Without Suri

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

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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@SMOOTHIE set up a TMZ account a day ago. SMOOTHIE is a scientologist or a scientology rent boy.SMOOTHIE is a scientologist or a scientology rent boy.

836 days ago


Great Tom Cruise parody

836 days ago


lol This media coverage is hilarious, they know nothing about computers. This DNS cache poison was just put out by, someone anonymous, according to me reliable source. I like the part where they are saying it's been there since 2008... That makes you all feel safe doesn't it. Oh and make sure you run your virus scanners... lol Scanners can't stop these folks... It can stop wee bits. Really it's just a false sense of security. All your bots are belong to us. muahahaha

836 days ago


Anyone feeling too sorry for Tom should remember how he completely turned their two children against Nicole.

Scientology is an unhealthy cult which destroys families via their "Disconnection" policy, cutting off any defectors from their families, permanently.

As a mother trying to free herself and her child from this despotism, I would think that is a terrifying prospect.

It seems a lot of people here think this is the right time to shine some light on the disturbing secrets about this very powerful and corrupt organization.

836 days ago


836 days ago


Katie request primary custody and joint custody. Then let the attorneys hammer out the rest of the alimony and stuff like that. But be firm and demand Primary Custody, and Joint Custody.

836 days ago


"As one source put it, "She is the primary concern in his life."" I wonder how this makes his other two kids feel.....

836 days ago


Men have alot of damn nerve! What makes you think you can just TAKE a baby from a mother? Especially when the mother is responsible and can take care of the baby too and IS NOT denying you the right to see the baby! WOMEN naturally do all the work when it comes to babies and therefore should have sole custody in my opinion...

836 days ago


What is it Tom Cruise cant do?He sings beatiful in Rock of Ages and acts brilliant.He will get an oscar for that role im sure!Im not a sientolog but I dont care what other people believe in.Team Cruise,
Sorry for Katie to loose such a guy!!!!She had to leave because he lost that loving feeling towards her!thats the truce.Katie was very into sientology according to sources

836 days ago


It's over. They settled on an agreement.

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836 days ago


Is scientology only concerned with children that are genetically related?! Tom and Nicole have 2 other children being raised by other family members. I guess the adopted kids are disposible and easily forgotten!

835 days ago


Dumb ass, bipolar, pompous and ridiculous controll freak-of-a -man who killed Kates happy spirit and joi de vivir for a while there. Bahaha!! Hey dirtbag: For trying to control what was not your right and over stepping human boundaries...Ya got freakin dumped Tomass! Guess this clowns Scientolo**** religion he payed buku buks to rise to the top of, couldnt even predict this one comin that slapped him right in the face. Mr. Self -Assured -Know- It- All didnt even see it comin! There you go A-hole. Thats exactly what you had coming to your self centered egotistical ass! Its Katies time to flourish now!

832 days ago


Yeah, to those that say perhaps his cousin is the real biological father; although LEGALLY that would not make a difference at ALL - he IS the dad, he's on the birth certificate, he raised her, and they were married at the time she gave birth - even if he didn't WANT to support that kid he would be required to by law.

HOW-EVER it does raise an interesting question, as in HE KNOWS if he messed with her too much she might just LEAK that information and humiliate him and/or his manhood. Obviously, if it was his cousin then she got pregnant by IVF, so it would be easy to prove !!

Katie is a good girl, and from a nice family, that's what I like about her...she is more than likely an excellent mother and has a great family network and support system. GOOD FOR HER, good for you Ms. Katie, and god bless you, you got years of crap ahead.

831 days ago
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