August 23rd, 2012 by faye
Hollywood celebrity couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have already finalized their divorce.
According to reports, a New York judge signed off the legal docs on Monday — less than two months after Katie Holmes filed for divorce from “Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise.
After just five years of being married, former “Dawson’s Creek” star Katie Holmes filed the divorce papers on June 29, seeking sole custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri Cruise — a decision which reportedly blindsided Tom. In the divorce documents, Katie said that her marriage to Tom was “irretrievably broken” for at least six months before she decided to file the papers. back In July, the couple reached a quick settlement, which granted actress Katie the primary custody and gave the actor generous visitation rights.
Even before the power couple got married, the relationship of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been the center of a lot of media attention, after the “Rock of Ages” star famously declared his love for the actress while jumping on a couch on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
This was the first marriage for 33-year-old Katie Holmes, and the third one for Tom Cruise. The actor was previously married to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990, and to Nicole Kidman, from 1990 to 2001. Tom has two adopted children with Kidman — Isabella, 19, and Connor, 17.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tied the knot in an Italian castle back in November 2006 after dating for just one year.
In light of their finalized divorce, the former couple released a joint statement, saying, “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”
July 12th, 2012 by faye
Suri Cruise is said to be the peacemaker who triggered the divorce settlement between her parents, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.
According to sources familiar with the situation between the former celebrity couple, Thursday last week, after Katie Holmes filed for divorce papers, the hostility between her and Tom Cruise was apparent and Suri Cruise even became a weapon. Sources said that Katie wanted to have Tom stripped of all the decision-making power when it comes to their daughter. On the other hand, the actor responded by unleashing massive legal guns around to fight his soon-to-be-ex-wife.
TMZ reports that what turned the legal battle around was a series of conversations that Suri Cruise might be damaged irreparably by the parental warfare of Tom and Katie. This apparently registered big time with the former couple, which allowed their lawyers to strike a deal in what could be called a record time for this type of divorce.
July 9th, 2012 by faye
Former celebrity couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have already cut off all contact with each other, and it is reported that Katie’s people are making it difficult for the “Mission Impossible” actor to have contact with his daughter.
According to sources who are familiar with the situation of Tom and Katie, the actor’s people are trying to negotiate with Katie over when and how Tom Cruise can talk to Suri. TMZ sources said that Tom speaks with his daughter over the phone at least once a day, but sources close to the actor say it hasn’t been easy. Sources added that when Tom talks to Suri on the phone, there is only one topic he has not yet discussed … the breakup of his marriage with Suri’s mother, Katie Holmes.
As for when Tom Cruise will attempt to see his daughter, Suri, sources claim that it’s not going to happen for awhile. He was in Los Angeles on the fourth of July, but will be leaving before the weekend to shoot his new movie in the Rockies.
TMZ sources added that things are “really bitter now” between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. He feels betrayed by the actress and thinks she is using Suri as a weapon against him.
July 3rd, 2012 by faye
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were reportedly both in New York City during the weeks leading up to Katie filing for divorce. However, the soon-to-be former couple did not stay under one roof.
According to TMZ sources, the 49-year-old Mission Impossible actor was in town for a few days around the 10th of June to film an upcoming movie. However, Tom Cruise did not stay in his and Katie’s apartment in NYC — rather he stayed at The Greenwich Hotel. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes was going back and forth the apartment she and Tom shared, and a new apartment that she recently rented, added the TMZ sources.
The sources also said that Katie brought Suri to visit his dad at the hotel where the actor stayed, but it was only for a few hours and that those visits were unplanned. The security of Tom Cruise did not even know that the two were coming.
According to the people who shares the same building with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, they cannot remember the last time they had seen the actor. TMZ sources said that while the couple was having issues, Tom did not have any idea that a divorce was on the way and that his entire team was caught flat-footed by Katie’s filing.