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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Well, a person's beliefs are just that, his or her beliefs. Since we are free Americans, that is everyone's rights. What Tom doesn't get is that no one wants to hear it. In a way, I feel for him because it seemed he truly loved Katie. It seemed he would do anything for her. However, I feel she jumped on board with him because she got caught up in the moment of dating him and then became pregnant. A little hard to break free by then. When her career didn't explode like Nicole Kidman's she got mad...seeing him still making movies and her career was circling the drain. But, if she didn't want to be a wife and a mom, she shouldn't have gotten married. The final thing for her, I bet, was seeing Tom pose with almost naked womean and she couldn't even have a sultry role in a movie because of him. Oh well...life goes on.

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Wow!! Amazing!! If anyone doubts if Karma exists they need doubt no more. Blindsided is what Nicole felt when he left her so suddenly and now its his turn. Penelope Cruz did not continue in their relationship for the same reason, Scientology. He needs to start basing his choosing a wife on compatability not looks or age. Tom find yourself a Scientologist wife and problem solved...

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Well, a person's beliefs are just that, his or her beliefs. Since we are free Americans, that is everyone's rights. What Tom doesn't get is that no one wants to hear it. In a way, I feel for him because it seemed he truly loved Katie.

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Scientology is a cult. A very controling cult that is hard to make a break with. If you leave they persue you because you know too much. His first wife did not get out with the kids. I only hope that she will be the first. Most people suspect that Tom C. is gay, so this marriage, was probably, a farse that was arranged by the cult just like John Travolta's. These people feed the media a bunch of fairy tales.

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Well, first I can't believe I sat through that whole video of his babbling..2nd oh my gosh, no wonder Katie is running as far away as she can with her child..! He said nothing, he sounded haughty like he & only the ones' that act and think like him should even be existing on earth..and he looked and sounded like a true nut case..I havnt been a fan of him for many years, but never realized what point he had gotten to in the scheme of things..Good luck Katie, you are going to need it..!!

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I have no clue about Scientology..but Tom have live his life out of trouble ,not on drug so are his childrens..they seem to be bought up well.never in trouble like some rich kids..so tom must had been doing something right rising his kids..before we judge our peoples religion we should understand the religion first..I admit he should like the child chose when she is older..
I wish them the best

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Wow! It's a matter of time when he'll be taken away in a straight jacket. To gain full custody of Suri all Katie Holmes has to do is show this video to the courts. And the kid is all hers.

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Oh-kay. Either way, she does realize that he still IS the girl's father therefore it's inevitable that little Suri will get some level of exposure whether Katie and Tom are together or not.

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Considering his "Leader" wrote science fiction books...that should tell you something! "Nut Case".

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Way to go katie for getting your daughter away from these nuts. Maybe he was chasing aliens when he was jumping in couches.

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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]