Tom Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes is divorcing the star to save daughter Suri from Scientology. Katie (33), is fighting for sole custody of Suri (6), so she — and not Cruise, a follower of the cult faith — controls the child’s religion and education. A pal said she was “terrified” Suri would soon have to begin Scientology schooling.
Katie reached breaking point with hubby Cruise because she felt “suffocated” living with his mum and sister. The constant presence of the Hollywood superstar’s family triggered rows between the celebrity couple.
And it is one of the main reasons behind Katie’s decision to divorce Top Gun idol Cruise. The actress is desperate to save Suri from the Scientology religion followed by her three times-wed husband.
Katie, raised as a Catholic, is said to have been secretly plotting the split for weeks.While Cruise was away filming, she whisked Suri to New York from their Beverly Hills home and rented an apartment in the Big Apple for her and the little girl to move into.
Citing “irreconcilable differences,” she hired a hot-shot lawyer to end the five-year marriage — and is seeking sole custody of her daughter.
However, a source said, “There is absolutely no way Tom Cruise is going to let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn and this is going to shape up as a very contentious custody battle.”
A close confidant of Kate said, “The fact that Katie has gone aggressively for sole custody is to save Suri from Scientology. She knows if Tom has his way, the girl will be home-schooled by the cult.”
Holmes’ parents happy
Katie Holmes’ parents are reportedly relieved to have their daughter back after her split from husband Tom Cruise. They did not want their youngest child to marry the actor but are relieved they have parted ways after five years.