Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Divorce: Scientology Fears Prompted Her to File, Blindside Actor

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Katie Holmes surprised many of us by filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, but the apparent reason behind her decision would likely be anyone's first guess.

Scientology.

Sources say the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce is happening for precisely that reason, specifically her concern that Suri will be introduced to it.

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Their daughter is now six, the age where Scientology will begin to be a major part of her life, and Katie fears Suri will be dragged in too deep.

Holmes has never fully committed to Scientology, TMZ reports, despite her ties with the church and more than five years of marriage to Tom.

Many observers felt their marriage would never work for this reason; Katie respected Tom's beliefs, but raising their child his way a different story.

As she's grown, the couple had been arguing over Suri with greater frequency, and Katie eventually filed for divorce to protect the little girl.

A key detail in the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce filing was the location in which it was filed: The 33-year-old actress made if official in New York.

She does not want Tom, 49, to control decisions relating to Suri's religion, and feels N.Y. is far more likely to grant her request for sole custody.

Holmes reportedly is not after money - she had plenty before they got married and there's a prenup in place anyway - just little Suri Cruise.

Tom deeded their NYC apartment to Katie last year, reportedly for tax purposes; she's using it to establish residence, and file for divorce, in the city.

What is Scientology and is Katie right to be running scared? You will surely have plenty to say about it in the comments, but we leave you with this:

Here's Cruise describing Scientology and what the faith means to him in a video leaked in 2008. Clearly, the man takes it very seriously ...

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Read about this and other shocking revelations in my new book, "The Big Book of Duh," possibly coming to a store near you if I were to ever actually write the thing. Another non-shocker in the Big Book of Duh: Anderson Cooper is gay. Duh. Anyone with perception greater than that of your average turtle has pretty much already figured these things out, especially when photos of Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend have been published in many publications.

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Now that he has told us all about Scientology, we can decide for ourselves if we like it. It sounds very controlling to me. Tom sounds like a Pompous Ass when discussing it. Everyone has their own beliefs, so what makes him think he is SO right? I personally don't want to come off as an Arrogant SOB, that thinks I'm far Superior to everyone else. I like my own beliefs, Thank You. He either needs to be deprogramed or just accept the fact that he can't convince everyone to become a Scientologist. I would probably faint when I found out how much money they wanted me to "Contribute." Poor Suri, and Katie. They have to bail because Tom is so stubborn. Was it worth it Tom? Someone told me it was Karma for what you did to Nicole.

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I had to stop watching after three minutes. What a jerk. I don't think he has a clue about reality and for the record, if I passed an accident, I would help. Glad Katie is getting out and taking her precious little one with her. The guy is looney!

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Does anyone remember when they first got together and Tom tried to get everyone to start calling her Kate instead of Katie. The age difference seemed to bother him @ first therefore he was trying to make her sound older by refering to her as Kate. Didnt work...thank goodness....and neither did this marriage. If Katie is smart she will stay far away from Tom. Look @ Nicole. She resides in Australia to be far away from him. And when shes in the usa she usually goes to Nashville. Somethi ng is really wrong with him and its deeper than scientology

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I never forgave him for making "Mr. Phelps" a bad guy in the first Mission Impossible movie.

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Tom always thinks he is right. Remember what he did to Brook Shields. As far as making a change in the world, he is right about that. Scientology has changed and distorted the true meaning of Religion by men who think they are God.

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And this is a surprise, why? Can't stand this guy. Katie was too pretty, young and good for him. He is a loser...him and that nose of his....

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Tom wants control and he somehow gets it.. Why do you think his kids with Nicole Kidman are with him most of the time, again its the control factor that he demands. Katie is smart to get out now, when Suri is old enough, then she can choose her path. Seem to remember that while making "Top Gun", he was pretty demanding even though he was on a military base.. Actor with the little man's syndrome, big ego.

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Each spouse has the right to their own religious beliefs, just as a child has the "right to choose" when they are grown. Raising a child in a home with unconditional love is what counts, not forcing your religious beliefs, whether Catholic or Scientology, on them.

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KATIE, RUN WHILE YOU CAN AND PLEASE TAKE SURIE WITH YOU!!

Tom Cruise Biography

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Tom Cruise Quotes

I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

Tom Cruise [on Matt Lauer interview]

I can't even articulate it, to be honest. That feeling, that connection. Just who she is and what she means to me.

Tom Cruise [on feelings for Katie Holmes]