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Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Reach Divorce Settlement

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Reach Divorce Settlement

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a settlement in their divorce less than two weeks after the couple announced their separation.

“The 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,” Katie‘s lawyer Jonathan Wolfe told People in a statement.

“We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution,” he added.

Earlier today, Katie and Tom released a joint statement regarding their 6-year-old daughter Suri.

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  • lou

    whew! that was fast!! katie must have really had a lot of nasty stuff on him and scientology.

  • http://www.asplendidassemblage.com Din

    Already? Damn I bought way too much popcorn :/

  • dobbi

    hahahaha. Go Katie!

  • boo!

    Damn, that was quick! Nice clean cut. I like it!

  • Maggie

    @lou:

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall to see that ego of his deflated. The little prick. There is something dark and forboding about him. He gives me the creeps!

  • wonder

    Who has Suri’s custody? Is it shared? I hope it is. She needs to relax from paparazzi from time to time.

  • Waaaaaa

    They didn’t give any details. so don’t pat Katie on the back until you know some details which it doesn’t look like they will be releasing. sounds like both of their religions must be respected/accepted by the other.

  • KC

    Hopefully things will calm down and their daughter will have some peace in her life.

  • Liz

    @wonder: Whether its shared or not she will be followed by paps for the rest of her life.

  • nudeshop

    @Liz: I don’t think so. It’s a matter of trends

  • blah

    someone is hiding something!

  • Carrie

    She has some serious DIRT if it got resolved that quickly…

  • Mission Impossible

    Someone has serious dirt alright … and trust it is not Tom Cruise. If Tom was soooooo terrible — there would be little to no budging. Katie thinks she is sleek, but she is quite see-through. Do not be fooled about her talk about being “from Ohio, a small town.. blah, blah, blah.” These soft spoken types are the worst and most vindictive.

  • ethel

    good now we can focus on johnny and vanessa again

  • CF98

    Sure it isn’t its the CO$ that wants this to go away if Katie had real dirt on her it includes Tom too

  • miri

    So she is not a scieno anymore? i remember when he was interviewed by Diane Sawyer short after Katie getting pregnant, he told “We’re just scientologists”, he was saying that you could “combine” your beliefs with his cult.
    Guess Katie got fed up. I do not blame her. Fanatics are the worst types.

  • theresa

    to lou

    yes, Katie has lots of stuff on Scientology but i would bet that Tom’s lawyers found equally as damning stuff on Katie. it’s the only thing that makes sense.

  • theresa

    i doubt this settlement would have happened so fast if Katie had not backed down on her demand for sole legal custody. and, of course, agreeing to allow Tom to see Suri whenever he wants.

  • CF98

    I find that hard to believe because a control freak like Tom doesn’t concede to this so easily

  • Pat

    @Go figure:

    Are you glib? Tom dictated Katie’s every move and how many children they will have, or she will have other cult members for him.

  • You got it

    @theresa: Precisely, Theresa. A mom will always be a mom first. If Tom was so awful, Katie would not have conceded. In fact, in the court of public opinion, Katie had an advantage because of the Scientology fume surrounding Tom. Clearly, Katie backed down. If people used their reasoning or critical thinking skills — they would arrive at this logical end.

    A mom who is concerned for her child’s well being would stay the course and fight it out. Katie’s safety was never an issue to begin with. It’s just that simple. Katie has some clouds in her backyard. These soft spoken, seemingly gentle types are indeed the worst types because they attack sans warning.

  • CF98

    Maybe she didn’t contest the prenup in exchange for Suri

  • Kate

    TomKat’s story should be awarded the best script ever because it’s very realistic. I mean com’on this marriage was nothing but a contract from the very beginning and now is the time to end it. Tom signed Katie to be his wife to display a public image of a loving family man. Katie, on the other hand, accepted the offer to further her career. This divorce is exactly the way they’ve planned from the very beginning. The divorce was well-though of and well-planned to put Katie in a positive light. I mean look at the sympathy that Katie gets from the public now, it will help her get more work because people will no longer be critical of her. True enough, she’s got 2 movies lining up and a fashion show. Work is finally starting coming in and the public will now be more accommodating to her because she is now known as the woman who fought scientology and succeed at protecting her child from the cult. How strong and inspiring? And as for Tom, well he is back in the game and is named this year’s highest paid actor. Well done! And no need to worry about Tom Cruise after this divorce, he always finds a way to restore his image and career. The only victim here really is Suri because she is just a child who knows nothing about her parents’ selfish agenda. Let’s just hope once their so-called divorce is final, the media will lose interest of these 2 famewhores so that they will both fade to oblivion.

  • CF98

    Tom would never agree to looking this bad. Otherwise you might have had a point.

  • good

    Good they spared us all the drama. Now we have to deal with the reality show called “Find a Wife for Tom Cruise”. Sort of like The Bachelor.

  • deb

    All of you man-haters can just chill. There is NO drama between Tom and Katie.

  • cic

    Katies goal all the time get married to tom cruise and get famous and then get divorce…

  • sillyme

    Both Katie and Tom got something out of this “marriage.” They used each other. Only question now is which young Hollywood actress will Tom buy to be his next wife. He usually goes for someone relatively hot (I guess Katie was hot back in the day). I’m sure there are many young Hollywood actresses, mid 20′s, who’d be willing to give up 5-10 years to be Mrs. Tom Cruise, and then move on.

  • Marjorie

    Congrats to them !!! It surely shows that they really put their daughter first and they are civilized people …. Good example for the world! :-)

  • essie

    in the end tom still has a lot of ties in hollywood, he can still totally ruin katie’s career by having no one send her any movie offers.. i think katie won’t be in the spotlight for awhile

  • CF98

    Well of course they both benefitted but Katie also realized that Tom was really nuts and wanted to get away from him nobody performs an Escape from Alcatraz from their marriage if it was fine.

    Publically they’ll say Tom will get to see her be a part of her life but beyond pre approved photo ops Tom won’t be in Suri’s life he’s not her father.

  • me

    TomKat’s story should be awarded the best script ever because it’s very realistic. I mean com’on this marriage was nothing but a contract from the very beginning and now is the time to end it. Tom signed Katie to be his wife to display a public image of a loving family man. Katie, on the other hand, accepted the offer to further her career. This divorce is exactly the way they’ve planned from the very beginning. The divorce was well-though of and well-planned to put Katie in a positive light. I mean look at the sympathy that Katie gets from the public now, it will help her get more work because people will no longer be critical of her. True enough, she’s got 2 movies lining up and a fashion show. Work is finally starting coming in and the public will now be more accommodating to her because she is now known as the woman who fought scientology and succeed at protecting her child from the cult. How strong and inspiring? And as for Tom, well he is back in the game and is named this year’s highest paid actor. Well done! And no need to worry about Tom Cruise after this divorce, he always finds a way to restore his image and career. The only victim here really is Suri because she is just a child who knows nothing about her parents’ selfish agenda. Let’s just hope once their so-called divorce is final, the media will lose interest of these 2 famewhores so that they will both fade to oblivion.
    But what will happen is that he will date another young woman to hang on to his youth….the media will run with it and his career will be re-energized. They are only interested in being famous.

  • Waaaaaa

    Now, Tom’s lawyer is saying Tom is pleased and Katie’s lawyer has already said she’s pleased. What the heck is going on. This whole divorce is shady. They put out a joint statement. Suri will be on the spaceship within 4 years since Tom is without a doubt still a big part of her life.

  • Kane

    I agree that all of this was planned years ago. Otherwise an agreement wouldn’t have been reached so quickly. Probably the lawyers were fighting to get Katie more than was agreed to in the pre-nup. She had the upper hand because the press and public brought Scientology into the mix and suggested that she wanted to save Suri from the cult. ( She made no such statement.) The focus on Scientology and its practices made things awkward for Tom, so it served his purposes to end this quickly. You can be sure he’ll have contact with Suri, hopefully, not enough to turn her against her mother the way he turned his older children against Nicole.

  • Ah Kate from 1:57pm

    Ah Kate.. contractual marriages do not end with..
    1) the lesser star making the bigger star who contracted the marriage look bad,
    2)nor do they happen right after larger star had a big fat flop,
    3)or only a few days before bigger star turns 50,
    4)or with someone rushing to file when the bigger star is filming out of the country,
    5)and never with smaller star asking for sole custody which makes bigger star look like an unfit father or member of freakish scary cult
    6)and never when said cult is already suffering bad PR due to angry masseuses all over the world
    7)and NEVER when a movie is coming out that makes fun of said cult.
    8) and not after bigger star just spent weeks gushing about how magical his relationship was with smaller star to then get dumped.

    These are EXACTLY the things a contract marriage prevent from happening.

  • WICKED WENCH
  • WICKED WENCH

    @Marjorie: I agree – this shows they both love their daughter more than themselves.

  • dani

    I think Katie’s primary goal was to get Suri out of the clutches of the cult and everything else was a smokescreen. She saw how Tom edged Nicole out of Bella’s and Connor’s lives. To the point where she became a suppressive. She learned from that and I think her sole legal and residential custody strike was to keep Suri from being enrolled in the schools, doing the work detail, and keeping her out of SEA Org. Katie is not as rich as Cruise, but she isn’t hurting for money. She appears to have written and will be producing and starring in a film called Molly about a single mother with a child. Should be interesting. She has bombed in everything she has done since marrying Cruise…..will she bomb now that she has kicked him to the curb?

  • Gossipgirl

    Good for them. Now all the haters and smut peddlers will have to move on to another victim. Good luck to them both as they go their separate ways.

  • Elizabeth

    I agree it was quick but its good for both sides especially for Suri.
    whether it’s true…….I admire Katie to fight for her child. not like the second wife she probably did not even bother.

  • dani

    @Elizabeth:

    Actually Elizabeth, Nicole did bother. She told Liz Smith, a gossip columnist and friend, that her biggest fear was that Tom would take her kids. Marty Rathbun, Tom’s woo woo auditor in the cult, who left Xenu years ago, said there was a systematic process to exclude Nicole from the kid’s lives.

    Katie listened and learned. Tom is scum for allowing this to happen.

    Here are quotes from ex-xenu members–you can find this in several reputable outlets.

    Karen De La Carriere, ex-wife of former Scientology president Heber Jentzsch, tells the Hollywood Reporter: “By filing for sole custody of Suri, [Holmes is] making it very clear she’s not going to let what happened with Nicole Kidman happen to her.” De La Carriere goes on to claim that members of the church deliberately turned Bella and Connor against their mom during and after the 45-year-old actress’ 2001 split from Cruise, 50.

    Former Scientologist leader Marty Rathbun adds to THR that members of the organization, including staffers who worked in the family’s L.A. home, campaigned against Kidman in front of the kids. In fact, Rathbun claims he observed Tommy Davis, who heads the church’s Celebrity Centre, feeding “false information” to young Bella and Connor. “Tommy told them over and over again their mother was a sociopath, and after a while they believed him,” Rathbun claims. “They had daily sessions with Tommy. I was there. I saw it.”

  • Guy

    Regardless of the outcome of Tom & Katie marriage, Tom will always be #1 in my book, the dude is very HOT and a good actor.

  • Cookie_Monster

    TOMKAT settled their divorce faster than Kim Kiardashian & Kris Humphries?!

  • fan forever

    katie so strong willed you go girl always a support forever and ever since ice storm days. congrats on everything.

  • Suri wants mommy home

    There was no religion he could care less about Suri! That signed the
    Deal. Why he gave her full custody so that she can go off and make
    A movie! Produce and write it we know how long that takes!
    Away from the family! So who is taking care of Suri a Nanny of course!
    So all you comment people the minute the divorce is signed she brings out this movie

  • Bama Belle

    Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it Tom?

  • Love The Shoes

    Weird! He didn’t even try and keep her! Such a strange pair together and apart. I don’t think Tom is any less strange than his soon to be ex wife or kid. Just strange!

  • Love The Shoes

    @Waaaaaa: Thank you! It’s just assumed that Katie is little miss innocent here. All this tells me so far is that she’s a bit more clever and deft and the rope-a-dope. Katie is not as sweet and SHEroic as some are given her credit for.

  • Laura

    @Kate: omg! soooo true! This was a contract “marriage” from the beginning. All of it FAKE. Bet you Katie gets sole custody of Suri because she is not Tom’s daughter.

  • http://justjared.com Darren

    @Maggie:

    People like you gives other people the willies. You totally creep us out with your absurd comments. You don’t even know Tom Cruise and you’re quick to judge.

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