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Tom and Katie

Joint Statement --

We're TRYING to Play Nice

7/9/2012 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes have released a joint statement about their split ... insisting they are committed to working together to do what's best for Suri.

The statement  reads, "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests."

"We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."

The statement reinforces what we already told you ... Tom and Katie have called a temporary truce while their lawyers try hammering out a settlement and end this thing as soon as possible.

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31.

hmmmmmm    

Check out Village Voice article on Scientology and how "Katie Holmes Will Get Custody, But Tom Cruise Will Save Face For Scientology: Using Marty Rathbun and L. Ron Hubbard as Guides". Looks like they're moving in that direction. Slowly......

836 days ago
32.

cogboy    

no, the statement reinforces that when harvey spent the past week declaring that this was going to get ugly, he was dead wrong. nice try, tmz...

836 days ago
33.

fran    

This is sooo weird...It's like a business transaction....

836 days ago
34.

Louanne    

TMZ, you told so many lies and spread so many rumors recently, what do you mean by "we already told you"? Which rare grain of truth in the Cruise/Holmes reporting am I supposed to look at?

836 days ago
35.

jak    

She must have had something that he wants to keep quiet for him to give up custody. I never see a movie with him in it. There is something about him that repulses me.

836 days ago
36.

ticky    

This is honorable for both parents, and certainly in the best interest of the child. Way to go!!!

836 days ago
37.

TMZ_Admin    

Anonymous masseuses watching the outcome very closely.

836 days ago
38.

The Gorn    

I wonder how long it will be before Tom remarries. I suspect less than a year. He just needs to find the right up and coming starlet. He seems to have no love (or hatred) for any of his exes. Pretty weird.

836 days ago
39.

Ashlyn    

He looks like a horse in this picture.

836 days ago
40.

peoplearesilly    

Cruise had no choice. Too bad it's too late. The COS is already all over the news and people are catching on to the CULT.

Katie is smarter than he is, and she played it well. I bet that bugs the **** out of the ego maniac who truly believes he is smarter than the rest of the world. Too funny.

836 days ago
41.

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

836 days ago
42.

Mazor    

The child's best interest is to have a f*cking family.

They are looking out for their own best interests. That's how parents end up being divorced, they are selfish.

836 days ago
43.

Sandra     

The only thing Tom respects is the cult of Scientology in which he is a big player!! Luckily Katie has leverage in the tales she could tell!! She should write the tales down and put in a safe place!! This would be back up in case Tom tries to indoctrinate Suri because he will try!!

836 days ago
44.

Surprise!    

seriously... this is all to quick and easy. I say they both want out of Scientology. Stories of having to get permission from the church to have a second child, permission to get divorced, etc. may have worn BOTH of them out.This has all been too clean and tidy. Maybe it's a plan for Tom to get Kate & Suri safe first... before he jumps ship too. Would he really give up another marriage and kids to the church again?

836 days ago
45.

Mz Apple Pie    

Both parents have a huge job ahead of them, protecting Sure from the sensationalism media and the outlandish public desire for "dirt." I feel for both Katie and Tom, neither of whom will likely be granted the privacy they apparently seek. Both these stars have delighted millions of people on screen, and will hopefully continue to do so and could use some support in getting through what must be a difficult time. Oh, but that's just me being compassionate.

836 days ago
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