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Suri Cruise

Triggered Divorce Settlement

7/10/2012 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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750 days ago
182.

Gucci    

This version smells a lot like BS. I don't believe it for a second.

750 days ago
183.

E    

Bull. She's got something on him, otherwise we'd hear about her suddenly changing her mind and we'd never hear from her again, or suffering from malnutrition and dehydration or something.

750 days ago
184.

misfit    

Divorce settlements aren't triggered, what kind of ridiculous headline is this?

750 days ago
185.

lwil    

http://blindgossip.com/?p=45523

MYSTERY SOLVED....read "Why she got everything she wanted"...
my guess...Beckham, Smith, Thomas

750 days ago
186.

lwil    

Poor little girl...she really looks like a very unhappy child. Hopefully Katie's family can help her connect with the real world

750 days ago
187.

Mishilka    

she should have researched Scientology before getting with Tom. mimislifelessons.blogspot.com

750 days ago
188.

joe gillis    

GNIKCUF BS - tommy ot8 was getting his yggaf ssa kicked by manwife miscarriage due to plummetting e-meter and cult of $atanology course sales the whole divorce saga was creating - micarriage held a gun to tommy ot8's head and told him to back the kcuf down or else it was vacation time in lisa mcphersons old dungeon uhm sorry i mean apartment at the fort harrison hotel

750 days ago
189.

janet    

C'mon, even with all of Cruises movie money most of which is made over seas goes to Scientology gets laundered just don't tell anyone.


Katie and Suri are just fine.

Scientology Tom Cruise, they go hand in hand. Cruise is 3rd ranked member of the cult. Cruise can go for a 4th wife maybe this go around she will already be a cult member.

Cruise /Scientology can't come close to spinning it against Katie and Suri. Tom Cruise trying to play the good guy, not even close.


Tom

750 days ago
190.

shar    

If this is true, more parents could learn a lesson from this rather than using their children as bargining tools. There is nothing more disgusting than parents using their children. Good for you Tom & Katie, you show you are truly caring parents and are putting the whole family above your needs. There are two others children in this as well, Katie may not be their Mom but Tom is their Dad and they don't want to see his name dragged thru the mud.

750 days ago
191.

fromwayacrosstheoceanami    

Good on them for being sensible about the impact it would have on Suri. The best of luck to Katie, I bet she stays single for a while, Tom would be enough to put me off for life!!

750 days ago
192.

Melba Cantu    

Does this child even walk on her own? She is always being carried. Her face reminds me of an older person. A person who has seen too much and knows more than her years....sad.

750 days ago
193.

In Suri's Shoes    

Dating, baby born, prenup and mom has a father who is an attorney, prenup negotiations and prenup signed with advice of counsel, and then huge wedding, bling, jet set life, and humongous exposure mom could only dream of. File divorce, move child out of joint residence, prohibit child from dad's 50th birthday and Fourth of July family gathering, and parade child like an accessory or a trophy in NYC that same week oblivious that your daughter has her face buried in her blanket in 100 degree weather -- 6 years old - envision being in her shoes - all of those changes all in one week. Presume she can hear, see, and read. As children grow, they see what is fair and not fair. As they say, truth from the mouths of babes.

750 days ago
194.

John Green    

I wouldn't be surprised if Tommy took a long hot shower after quirting into Katie to make Suri, then never touched Katie again. He should just come out and get it over with. John Travolta too.

750 days ago
195.

Smoothie    

L Ron Hubbard looks like an interesting guy. I would like to have met him and had a chance to talk with him to find out where he learned whatever he learned that had him turn out to be the person I saw in those You Tube interviews. I do not understand the vilification of him. I do not feel because he may have foibles, made mistakes and done or said stupid things that he is that different from anyone else alive.


Definitely not an interesting dude! Though i have 100% no interest in the so called "religion" he is associated with,

OMG I MUST BE A SCIENTLOGIST WHO JUST CREATED THEIR ACCOUNT 43 MINUTES AGO AND I AM JUSTA SCIENTOLOGY RENT BOY, BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Apparently everyone, including TMZ who does not join your agreement party is a scientology rent boy. No that is not irrational rediculous, not at all.

750 days ago
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