Tom – isn’t being in your daughter’s life as a devoted father figure more important to you than your devotion to Scientology?
Tom Cruise – do you love Scientology more than your 6-year-old daughter Suri? That is the question you may be forced to decide in your increasingly bitter divorce and custody battle with estranged wife Katie Holmes.
Katie has filed to get sole custody of Suri in NYC and if many reports are to be believed she is determined to keep Suri out of Scientology school, where she would be indoctrinated into your religion.
She reportedly feels so strongly about this, that she filed to divorce you. And she’s been playing hardball with you by blindsiding you with divorce papers and then filing an “emergent application” to have both of you appear before a matrimonial judge in NYC on July 17 to rule on child custody and support issues.
You, of course, are shocked, hurt and furious.
You have been in control of your relationship with Katie since the moment you began to woo her in April 2005. And up until now, you no doubt planned to raise Suri as a Scientologist just like your two older children, Isabella, 19, and Connor, 17.
But now Katie has drawn a line in the sand and she may already have the legal upper hand since she filed for custody first in New York – a state which more frequently awards sole custody to one parent, than does California.
So even if you file for joint custody or sole custody in California – you may not win. For all your A-list movie star stature and multi-millions, you may not be able to control what the judge rules in this case.
You may have to compromise on Suri’s Scientology education in order to obtain joint custody of your daughter. That very well may be Katie’s uncompromising demand and the judge may side with her.In other words – you may have to agree NOT to raise her as a Scientologist in order tohave a closer relationship with your daughter.
Would you do that? Could you do that?
Would you allow Suri NOT to be raised as a Scientologist if it meant you could end up with joint custody? Or that Katie would agree to move back to California so Suri was closer?
Tom – this is a decision you may be forced to make. You may very well have to decide which you love more? Which are you committed to more? Suri or Scientology?
I sure hope it’s Suri! What do you think Hollywoodlifers? Which do you think Tom would choose if he was forced to make that choice? Tell me now.
More Tom and Katie Custody Battle
- Tom Cruise Wants To File For Visitation Rights & Sole Custody Of Suri — Report
- Tom Cruise Fires Back At Katie: You’re Using Suri As A Weapon
- Katie Holmes’ Emergency Filing: To Keep Suri Safe From Tom Cruise — Top Attorney