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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

DIVORCE SETTLED!

7/9/2012 9:51 AM PDT UPDATED: 7/9/2012 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:44 AM PST: 
Tom's longtime lawyer, Bert Fields, just told TMZ, "The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes case has been settled with a signed agreement. Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I."

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Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes have SETTLED their divorce ... this according to Katie's lawyer.

Jonathan Wolfe tells TMZ, "This case has been settled and the agreement has been signed.  We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life."

TMZ reported in the last few days lawyers for both sides were in a marathon negotiation -- trying to end what began as a divorce war.

As we reported, one condition Tom had for settling was "meaningful, significant" contact with Suri.

Wolfe added, "We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution."

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226.

GuessWhoIAm    

Holmes being a celeb and married to famous celeb involved in a powerful and creepy cult, was very smart to stay well in view of the public. This action on her part was necessary to show the Scientology goons she was not, nor will ever be initimiated by them, and she was a momma grizzly ready to take them and Cruise on in a dirty battle if they forced her hand.

Two good outcomes about all of this:

1. The American public will now be scrutinizing any/all other celebrities' membership in this cult, so I"m pretty sure Travolta's career is already over. I have no problems with ANYONE being gay/lesbian. What I DO have a problem with is celebs trying to lie or cover it up. This is a SLAP in the face to celebs who are honest about their choice of gender for companionship and love. Add to that Travolta has been a very vocal spokesperson about Scientology. Travolta's career is over. Any celeb Scientologist who is vocal about their membership in this cult now will also risk ending their careers as well. Best they ALL keep their mouths shut about this cult, and not publicly defend it.

2. More good news is that Holmes hired the 'better' legal team, which was very savvy in knowledge of how the media could be used to bring about a quick ending to all of this.

Holmes and her legal team pwn'd Cruise's legal team!! Public favor was overwhelmingly in their favor. It's the public, people like you, me and millions of others who stood behind Holmes that ultimately put Cruise and Scientology in a NO WIN situation.

Way to go American public, YOU have more POWER than you realize, and smarter than the media gives you credit for!

744 days ago
227.

beef    

Oh please take me back Kate! I swear I will renounce this horrible culst if you will just take me back. I swear not to control every aspect of your life and let you be a stronger part of the relationship. I was so wrong to put religion before our relationship. I really want to pucnh by BFF David Miscavige in the face right now for causing all of this. Please Kate...I mean Katie.

Tom

744 days ago
228.

beef    

I love how the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) is in here clicking the Hate arrow on all the posts. Screw you OSA. You are WEAK. David MuffCabbage is going DOWN!

744 days ago
229.

wolf    

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

744 days ago
230.

Pimpcessa    

You know, Katies home free now. She probably doesn't have a thing to worry about anymore. I know everyone thinks that Tom and the goonies will still come after her, but I think differently. The church has so much of the spotlight on them now, and lord knows if Suri or even Katie come up missing, it would be way too easy to to make Tom and The Scientologists lives a living hell.


I'm not entirely sure that the Church will ever recover just from this. And, it's possible that some new investigations on them could be sprouting up. But, rest assured, that Church made Tom settle quickly because they couldn't deal with the backlash this has created. Especially since these old members are coming out with their tales of horror.


I doubt the Church will ever recover from this.

744 days ago
231.

carbin    

At least we know Suri won't be a tribute in the Scientology Games!

744 days ago
232.

ME of course!!!    

Is this the fastest divorce or what??

744 days ago
233.

Asta    

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

744 days ago
234.

jo    

The COS I'm sure believes no deed by 'runners' go unpunished. They will find a way to make her atone in their eyes...they will be chillingly patient for the right way and time.

744 days ago
235.

mon    

No surprise here. a contract is a contract. katie knew what she had signed up for and apparently kept to the terms of that contract.

744 days ago
236.

Bella    

it began as a "divorce war" because the press turned it into one. Must be so disappointing for so many who revel in other peoples pain. Score one for sanity.

744 days ago
237.

Lilly    

WOW....She has something "HUGE" on him!!!! Whatever she has on Tom it had to be HUGE, HUGE, HUGE for that idiot to just give in!!!

744 days ago
238.

Best Mom    

I'd love to hear what the other celebrities like Priscilla Presley, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, think about all this Scientology bad-mouthing and their take on Katie's supposed anti-Scientology feelings. Would be very interesting to hear from them....but will we?

744 days ago
239.

Susan    

I don't trust this. He wants to be able to see Suri, meaning: Influence her and maybe even take her away from Katie for good aka make her disappear.

744 days ago
240.

NYJ    

Is there any doubt at all this happened so fast because the 'Church' couldn't afford to have all those details become public?

744 days ago
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