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Suri Cruise

Triggered Divorce Settlement

7/10/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise went from zero to nuclear war in an instant when she filed divorce papers, but it was little Suri who became the peacemaker ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Our sources say ... a week ago Thursday, after Katie filed, the hostility between the two was palpable and Suri became a weapon. Katie wanted to strip Tom of all decision-making power in Suri's life, and Tom responded by unleashing the biggest legal guns around to fight her.

We're told what turned everything around was a series of conversations that Suri would be irreparably damaged by parental warfare. It registered big time with both Tom and Katie, and it allowed their lawyers to strike a deal in what could be record time for this type of divorce.

Fact is ... it generally takes celebs in these high-profile divorces a lot longer to realize how bitterness affects small kids, so credit to both.

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just my opinion    

neither are heroes. they did what good parents should do. save each side extreme public scrutiny and embarassment. should we throw a party?

781 days ago
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Spiffy    

Oh B.S. How much did Tom's team pay you to post this commercial. Sorry, Tom, but it's way too late to repair your image. We now know that, not only do you support a dangerous and evil cult, but you're a lying, cheating homosexual as well. You settled quickly for one reason and one reason only. To keep the ugly truth from being revealed. You're done.

781 days ago
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Stiletto    

That is because Suri is the reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard (won't he be pissed when he realizes he no longer has a pecker) and used a Jedi mind trick on both of them...and as soon as she recharges her secret powers...she is going for that damn pony finally.

781 days ago
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LOL    

One day Suri is going to get online to find out why her parents divorced. She will stumble across this article, read the title and say, "my parents and therapist lied...it was my fault"...lol jk

781 days ago
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KenB    

Nobody believes this story. Holmes had the dirt on Cruise and was going to go nuclear. Why else would Cruise fold and allow the deal?

781 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

YOU GO GIRL!!!
CULTS ARE SILLY!


Daddy just thinks he's the evil lord Xenu.

781 days ago
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bearforce1    

I got to ask is TMZ being paid by scientology for this piece.

Tom lost. Katie won. Katie got exactly what she wanted keeping suri away form the evil cult of scientology.

Remember Tom had a prenup that gave katie nothing. Why would Tom give Katie anything if he didn't have to. Katie forced tom to do what she wanted because Tom and scientology are scared of exposure through the courts.They already had a non disclosure agreement.

She got everything because she could get around the non disclosure agreement by giving evidence in court.

Tom lost hard and has given her whatever she asked for.

781 days ago
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EMP BITE ME    

A plane is on its way to toronto , when a blonde in economy class gets up, and moves to the first class section and sits down. The flight attendant watches her do this, and asks to see her ticket. She then tells the blonde that she paid for economy class, and that she will have to sit in the back. The blonde replies, "i'm blonde, i'm beautiful, i'm going to toronto and i'm staying right here." the flight attendant goes into the ****pit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a blonde bimbo sitting in first class, that belongs in economy, and won't move back to her seat. The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for economy she will have to leave and return to her seat. The blonde replies, "i'm blonde, i'm beautiful, i'm going to toronto and i'm staying right here." the co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest this blonde woman who won't listen to reason. The pilot says, "you say she is a blonde? I'll handle this, i'm married to a blonde. I speak blonde." he goes back to the blonde and whispers in her ear, and she says, "oh, i'm sorry." and gets up and goes back to her seat in economy.. The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and asked him what he said to make her move without any fuss. "i told her, "first class isn't going to toronto ".

781 days ago
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CN    

Awwww... bless her heart!


Look at the expression in that photo. Would you want to be the fighting, bitter, vindictive parents that caused those sad eyes (or in this case, the pap)?


I, for one, believe their love for their child could absolutely be their motivation to do the right thing.

781 days ago
10.

Carla628    

Katie was very smart about the divorce. Tom is a wise man. Everyone Wins!

781 days ago
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marymac    

Tom settled because his creepy martian-worshipping would've been exposed even more lol

781 days ago
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omegabeta    

I spy a Scientology spin!

781 days ago
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bobbycarrot    

More Scientology spin brought to you by tmz. Aww, "and when little Suri smiled sweetly everyone in the lawyers office joined hands, singing 'We Are the World.'"

781 days ago
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Bruno    

I love the spin the Co$ tries to put on it. Of course it was not the bad press that the cult had. Of course it was not the dirty secrets could have revealed about a. the cult's bizarre business tricks or b. Cruise's closeted sexuality.

But whatever... Oprah's better get a new couch ready cause Tommiboy is gonna be jumping all over it before year's end.

781 days ago
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Gigi    

I don't buy this for a second. I think Katie did the right thing by probably signing a confidentiality agreement if that's what it took to protect Suri......but man I was really hoping to hear some juicy tidbits about Tom and his Scientology...lol. I'm not proud of it....but I was.

781 days ago
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