Statistics say that Hollywood marriages have a higher divorce rate than the general population, but this is one celebrity couple we thought would take heed to the phrase “until death do us part”. It seems like it was just yesterday Tom Cruise was on Oprah’s couch professing his love for Katie to the world, a love we all thought could possibly beat statistics.Unfortunately, Katie Holmes caught love struck Tom cruise off guard filing for divorce claiming irreconcilable differences, and is also seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri.
At this time Katie’s reasoning is unclear, but it’s reported that Katie acted on fear of losing her daughter to a Scientology Group known as Sea Organization. Sea Organization is where the highest levels of Scientology are taught and kids as young as 5 can be sent there unaccompanied by their parents. Cruise is a supporter of the program and is known for his commitment to the California-based religion. The couple have been arguing over their daughter’s indoctrination into the religion, and this was the last straw for Holmes. In addition to sole custody, Holmes is also asking for division of property and a suitable amount of child support.
Cruise hired Bert Fields, the lawyer he used during his divorce from actress Nicole Kidman and, will try to move the case from New York (where it’s considered easier for one parent to gain sole custody) to California. He will request joint custody of their daughter. Cruise has yet to comment on the situation, but his publicist released the following statement;
Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out. -Amanda Lundberg, Cruise’s Publicist