As news of Tom and Katie’s divorce settlement broke, an ex-Scientologist revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY Tom’s real motivation to settle quick: Scientology’s image! Can YOU believe it?
When news broke Monday morning that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had reached a settlement in their surprising divorce, we were shocked at how quickly it was reached. But sources say that with Tom’s image, and the image of the Church of Scientology, on the line, a quick settlement was his only option.
An ex-Scientologist spoke with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, saying, “It’s not surprising at all that Tom settled with Katie so quickly. He desperately wants out of the public spotlight and is still terrified that all this divorce drama is going to open up a messy can of worms for Scientology. It’s vital for him to protect his self image and to protect the image of Scientology.”
But what about the custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri?
“I am pretty sure Katie was awarded sole custody of Suri,” our source says. “She can’t risk Suri somehow getting manipulated by Scientology. There is no middle ground for [them]. You are either part of them or disconnected.”
And of the joint statement the two released, our source says, “I am sure Tom wanted Katie to make a statement saying Scientology had nothing to do with the divorce. Instead, they came out with a joint statement basically saying that they respected each others beliefs.”
Our source summed it up plainly: “Tom had to put out the fire and the only way he could was to settle.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are YOU surprised by Tom’s motivation for the quick settlement?
Reporting by Susan McDonald, Written by Billy Nilles
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