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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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241.

cokeandpilates    

I'm willing to bet that Tom was under pressure from COS to settle and make it go away. Tom probably realized settling early and fast was to his benefit. I can only guess what kind of dirt Katie had on him, but she played this out brilliantly!!

744 days ago
242.

jen    

i guess TC and his cult are hoping someone really famous dies in the next couple of days to take the spot light off them....maybe now his other kids will open their eyes and get the heck out......to bad KH will never be able to tell us what really went on, but i think we all know...he's gay, in a cult, and she had to have a child, and always hold his hand and smile when cameras/public where around..

744 days ago
243.

Erika    

The fast aggreement just shows that they BOTH agreed to getting divorce and decided to do it so she could file while he was out of the country filming...it was all very mutual and neither one of them made a statement to the press....so of course that left the media to run with whatever they wanted to run with so they ran with the the scientology angle and it worked...it had nothing to do with the media saying crap like "scientology might grab sushi" ( or whatever miss spoiled kids name is....who names their kid sushi? Let's go have some sushi, sushi ...

So now those of you who were hoping for juicing details can now just go back to your everyday boring life....suckers believing everything rag media feeds to you....

744 days ago
244.

Sherron    

I still wouldn't trust him!

744 days ago
245.

stargazer    

All along I said it would be handled quickly, that everything the "gossip" sites said was complete BS. According to my very reliable source, there are a lot of things Tom & his religion don't want to be made public, so Tom pretty much gave Katie everything she wanted. Neither of them will speak a word about the terms, the divorce itself, or each other.

744 days ago
246.

Moonbeam    

I suspect neither Tom nor the people funding his recent movies, which are about to be released, could afford any further "control freak" rumors about Tom, and I don't think Tom or Scientology wanted any more bad publicity about his religion, either. Whatever the reason, I'm glad they settled so quickly.

744 days ago
247.

jo    

My guess is is Tom's team is working on setting up a well timed/ located interview. I wonder who they will choose to be complicit in his carefully scripted Q&A while he delivers his lines with practiced intensity, facial expressions etc. Also interesting that as more people are realizing Suri doesn't look like Tom (but DOES look like Tommy Davis of Scientology) she is covering her face more. I'm sure it's a coincidence.

744 days ago
248.

moonshake    

read the articles on Scientology by Tony Ortega‎ in the Village Voice including the latest stuff on Katie & Tom. According to Scientology insiders the latest 'press release' is to save face for Mr. Cruise. Katie has FULL custody of Suri and Tom only has visitation.

744 days ago
249.

alex    

Just a comment for those who seem to have a difficult time separating TC the actor from TC the individual. I have zero knowledge (nope, not like Regina) as to what a consummate professional mr cruise may be but there is a world of difference in that and his capacity as a husband and father. His whacko "religion" is not one bit related to his ability to hit a mark and know his lines. This isn't a hard concept.... personal and professional are worlds apart so go see his films if you want, just don't confuse that professional actor with that human being.

744 days ago
250.

Karkitty Vantas    

Gotta love the cult-minded comments of @SMOOTHIE and @CURIOUS GEORGE. How much longer before Co$ comes in and reports the comments against them for "abuse"? What exactly does Scientology have against spell check and basic grammar rules?

744 days ago
251.

janet    

Holmes has a great family, good friends and a ton of support. Whatever Holmes has she seemed to have had Cruise and Scientology by the short hairs.


So there may be a very good chance that Scientology will have nothing to do with Suri and Tom can't even bring up Scientology to her. If that was not the case I think Holmes would have faught tooth and nail and this would not have been settled faster than the speed of light.


Scientology wants this to fade away and the rotten spotlight off of them. Good luck with that. Cruise is in full damage mode to fix his image. Good luck with that.


Of course Cruise is going to come out and say how pleased he is over the settlement. He's trying to look like the good guy not the Scientology control freak he really is. This has nothing to do with him being mature. NO. Want to bet it was Scientology telling him to settle this now.

744 days ago
252.

willie    

Who got what? Quit screwing around TMZ. Find out and tell us the facts!

744 days ago
253.

Scotty    

Smoothie-
What flavor are you? Fruitcake or bananas?

744 days ago
254.

TheBear    

Good for Katie. I hope the significant and meaningful contact Tom gets to have with Suri doesn't allow for the tactics used with Conner and Isabella against Nicole Kidman.

Maybe Tom is gay and wants to hide it. He comes across as asexual to me. As a young man, He reportedly wanted to join the priesthood and Mimi Rogers implied a lack of interest in sex on Tom's during their marriage. However, that part of his life is his personal business.

He is a really good example of someone who created a persona and is now shackled with it because that persona is a money maker and certain institutions are unwilling to allow him to make life decisions that negatively impacts his mega-watt money making image.

Can you imagine the pressure to "be" Tom Cruise every minute of everyday. I can't. Especially with his inability to be honest about how he really feel, lest that information cause sec checking, auditing and ultimately a possible shunning of all the people he knows. All of that is possible just for having human doubts or wanting to experience life differently.

He is caught between COS, personal ego, maintaining a lifestyle and the shifting sands of consumer opionion (as he vies for their hard earned dollar in the form of a ticket sale).

I wish him happiness and freedom. The same to Katie (very well played IMO) and Suri. I am glad Katie and Suri are now free to experience life based on freedom to make their own chices without fear of institutional reprisals, or as Lisa and possibly Shelly might say something much, much worse.

744 days ago
255.

Deanna    

Who cares about the money, the church, the control, the quick settlement, etc. The fact is they both did the right thing for their child and for each other. Ended it quickly and with class. The press can't speculate anymore or throw out their bogus opinions on this. It's over . Let Tom continue to make his movies and Katie continue to live her dreams. I applaud them.

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