Check out the 7 most cringeworthy moments in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards here!

Namaqua festival shut down due to fears of racial tension at Steve Hofmeyr’s proposed performance

Katie signed confidentiality agreement

2012-07-11 11:04
 
Los Angeles - Katie Holmes signed a confidentiality agreement as part of her divorce settlement with Tom Cruise.

The former couple - who split last month after five years of marriage - agreed conditions to end their union on Monday, with the terms said to include the actress agreeing not to speak about her estranged spouse's personal life or his religion, Scientology.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Confidentiality was the key. If Katie hadn't signed up to remain silent it could have become a very messy legal battle."

'Palpable hostility'

Representatives with both stars have insisted the details of their settlement will be kept under wraps, though it is believed Katie will get primary custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri, with Tom allowed visitation rights.

The welfare of the little girl was key to the pair resolving their split amicably and privately following initial speculation there would be a public court battle.

However, sources told website TMZ.com that despite "palpable hostility" between Tom and Katie, a series of conversations concerning fears Suri could be "irreparably damaged" by their separation meant they agreed to come to a quick resolution.

- BangShowBiz

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

Homeland has transformed the Grand Parade in Cape Town into a smoky Islamabad. Read More »

Katie Holmes has bought a new mansion in Los Angeles in the hope of boosting her Hollywood career and improving her daughter's upbringing. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.