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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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91.

Marilynpests    

Maybe now that all is final Miss Suri will be allowed to wear shorts or pants....just saying

650 days ago
92.

thehoch    

I can't take all the lies about Cruise and Holmes relationship. Here's the truth, if you can handle it.

I have a relative who works in Hollywood and she is connected. She told me about 6-7 years ago that Cruise had been caught in bed with Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 by Rob's wife. Rob's wife went nuts and was about to go to the media, but instead she was "hushed up" and that's when Cruise started looking for a wife in order to put any rumors about his sexuality again to an end. He was supposedly making offers to actresses like Jessica Alba and others to be date him. Supposedly he found his "beard" in Katie Holmes. My relative said at the time that the marriage to Holmes was "fixed" and Holmes entered a contract for a minimum of five years and every year after she would get more money. Guess what? My relative was dead on. Five years later and Katie is gone. Everything you are seeing, like the discord between them is FAKE! The reason the divorce settlement went so quickly is because it already had been hammered out a long time ago. When else have you ever, ever, ever seen a divorce settlement done so quickly, literally in days? Never! And for good reason. Anyway, Travolta's relationship with his wife is fake too, meaning, she is a beard also. This is what I have heard and I think it more probable than what you are reading and hearing in the media. So there you go...

650 days ago
93.

There's a problem here    

She is a lovely looking child but something tells me she is such an undisciplined brat you'd have to grit your teeth and remove yourself from wherever she was before you laid into her parents or handlers.

650 days ago
94.

caribulou    

This is an example of what good parents do. They take care of their child and put their bitterness behind them for the benefit of their child. Good job.

650 days ago
95.

Amy    

9 times out of 10, that poor little girl looks terribly sad. You hardly ever seen Tom with her, it must be nice for her and Katie now to be able to do normal things like go grocery shopping etc.

650 days ago
96.

michael    

What an ugly little brat!!

650 days ago
97.

wondering    

Would this story draw so much attention if Suri wasn't so carn cute.

650 days ago
98.

Alex    

Now that Tom Cruise has got rid of his own Heather Mills (Katie Holmes) - gold-digging, star climbing no bodies. He can concentrate what he is great as a father & actor. While Holmes shops on his millions in Jack Reader he will be sure to be Oscar nominated. Holmes will go back the oblivion where he found her. Plus $10M a year for each year they were married. Should make the Hooker Hall of Fame with that payday. The Katie Holmes/Heather Mills of this world know the ticket to the pot of gold is to produce a kid.Find a famous , loving man and than screw him . . . Tom the best to you and for all the amazing entertainment you have always given to us. Forget that street walker her days in Hollywood ran out.

650 days ago
99.

lwil    

Beautifully said SPIFFY...that's exactly what we all think....the TRUTH set Katie free!!

650 days ago
100.

Del    

Can u just call this post bull**** like it is. Perhaps the two people involved are adults and don't need to hurt each other to move on. Meaning they don't need media drama unlike kris humphries who needs it badly.

650 days ago
101.

Barbara    

I agree with SPIFFY....TMZ is on Tom's payroll, and NO ONE knows what really went on. Go to ROL folks, they are not afraid of Tom and COS.

650 days ago
102.

Yup    

Suri is just the cutest looking little girl. I hope both her parents take it easy on the personal attacks, so she can grow up with a halfway normal childhood.

650 days ago
103.

Liz    

I'm guessing there was no problem with Tom giving primary custody of Suri to Katie since he's hardly ever home. I mean, seriously.

650 days ago
104.

fran    

I was wondering, after reading about how if your family is not into scientology, that a person has to disconnect from them..does that mean that Tom has to disconnect from Suri and Katie now...does anyone know this? I hate cults, the governments should put a stop to all of them, especially this Scientology..

650 days ago
105.

TheRedPill    

I have to agree with the comments concerned about the reality of that settlement.


The point here is that the "church," to which Tom is presently committed, has a policy of cutting off family members who defect.


Let Katie (and EVERYONE) never forget the heinous thing Tom did to Nicole, cutting her off from Conner and Isabella.


Cults, like politics, uses simple mind control techniques such as inventing their own language, thereby controlling the narratives, and the labels people use.


It's very pervasive, but once you realize what the methods are, it's easy to see through the lies.


The danger here is that Tom will slowly chip away at Suri over the years, against Katie, and for the church.


It's dangerous because she is so young. Hell, it isn't that hard to brainwash an adult, let alone someone who will remain impressionable until well into her 20s.


The other thing that bothers me is that Suri does seem a little lonely and introverted. Seems like the best thing that could happen to her (ultimately) is to have brothers and sisters in a NORMAL marriage. That would be a good influence.

650 days ago
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