The ongoing divorce between Tom and Katie has come to an end — a settlement has been reached!
In a joint statement released to HollywoodLife.com, Tom, 50, and Katie, 33, say: “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.”
Tom’s rep confirms to HollywoodLife.com that the settlement is “is reached and done.”
Katie’s attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, also confirms to HollywoodLife.com the following: “This case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. This result could not have been achieved without the hard work of my partner Gary Skoloff and our co-counsel Allan Mayefsky, Michael Mosberg and Larry Trachtenberg of Aronson Mayefsky and Sloan and Peter Walzer and Chris Melcher of Walzer & Melcher in California. We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”
And Tom’s attorney, Bert Fields, told TMZ that Tom is very “pleased” on how the settlement panned out. “The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes case has been settled with a signed agreement. Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I,” he says.
According to a new report, the settlement agreement will ensure that Suri won’t be exposed to anything Scientology related and Tom will get supervised visitation with his 6-year-old daughter.
As we previously reported, Katie, 33, has been diligently meeting with her divorce lawyers in NYC to allegedly hammer out this settlement!
New York divorce attorney, Vikki Ziegler, tells us EXCLUSIVELY it sounds like from the statement that Katie got sole custody of Suri.
“Katie got what she wanted. She wanted to live in New York with her daughter Suri, and it looks like Tom is going to defer decision making to Katie on Suri’s day to day. It sounds like Katie got sole custody and Tom has liberal visitation. If it was joint the statement would have said ‘sharing’ custody,” Vikki tells us.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy Tom and Katie reached a settlement?
– Reporting by Nicole Karlis, William Earl and Chloe Melas written by Christopher Rogers
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