Tom Cruise hits back at Katie Holmes

2012-07-02 09:01
Los Angeles - Tom Cruise will file for divorce from Katie Holmes in California.

The Rock of Ages actor was "deeply saddened" by Katie's decision to end their five-year marriage on Thursday when she filed official papers in New York but he will now hit back and ask for the proceedings to continue in Los Angeles as that is where the couple are normally based.

He will also ask for joint custody of the couple's six-year-old daughter Suri, despite former Dawson's Creek star Katie requesting she had sole custody of the little girl.

'Contentious custody battle'

A source told website RadarOnline: "Tom will file a response in New York, asking that the divorce proceedings be halted in the Big Apple because California is the proper venue for the matter to proceed. Team Cruise is going to assert that Katie doesn't meet the residency requirements to file in New York, and that both live full time in California, specifically Los Angeles.

"At the same time, Tom will file for divorce in California, and will most request joint custody of Suri. There is absolutely no way that he is going let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn, and this is going shape up to be a very contentious custody battle."

Katie - who has spent a the majority of her time over the past few months living in the couple's New York home with Suri - is thought to have filed the papers in New York because she had a better chance of gaining sole custody of Suri.

'Suffocating' behaviour

However, Tom - who also has two children, Isabella, 18, and 17-year-old Connor, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman - will claim Katie, 33, has no legal right to want the proceedings to happen in New York.

The source added: "Tom's lawyers will state in their response to Katie's divorce petition in New York that she didn't reside continuously in New York for a year, as the law states. Yes, they do have a home in New York, but Tom will argue that Los Angeles is where they live, period."

The couple married in Italy in November 2006 and despite the 49-year-old star recently claiming how happy they were, sources say Katie had been wanting to end the marriage for months.

They claimed she had grown tired of his "suffocating" behaviour and was worried about raising their daughter in the controversial religion of Scientology, which counts Tom as one of its biggest followers.


  • Citroes - 2012-07-02 10:22

    Tom Cruise is a total fruit loop.

      Preshen - 2012-07-02 13:26

      His more like All-Bran

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-02 14:40

      i personally his like CoCo Pops...

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-07-02 23:05

      Aren't Fruit Loops useful? Can't kids eat them for breakfast or something?

  • ettienne.pel - 2012-07-02 10:44

    Why is it that they can't separate as ADULTS? WHY must the children always have to suffer as a result of parents self centred ambitions? Neither of them have the right to put THEIR child at the centre of this. GROW UP BOTH OF YOU!

      shona.williams.739 - 2012-07-05 10:36

      Katie is wanting this to save her child from Scientology. If Tom didn't want to do the things he has planned for Suri then Katie wouldn't put Suri through all this

  • tshiamo.stevens - 2012-07-02 10:45

    Reconciliation would certainly be a Mission Impossible

  • alan.jerrold - 2012-07-02 11:02

    Seems like Scientology's finances are going to take a bit of a knock now, with Travolta and now Cruise....

  • francis.o.lai - 2012-07-02 11:28

    Maybe he needs to be closer to the aliens to tell him what to do!

  • zubeida.mahomed.1 - 2012-07-02 11:32

    Tsk Tsk. Tom, its time to beg Xenu for help lol

  • kevin.kannemeyer.39 - 2012-07-02 11:40

    Who the hell wrote this article?

  • carol.harvey.9406 - 2012-07-02 12:18

    Who gives a toss what Tom and Katie are doing or going through ... over-paid, over-rated! So what if they can act!

      maresa.fourie.5 - 2012-07-02 13:51

      Always have to laugh at these kinds of comments. The answer is quite obvious - clearly you care - or you would not have opened an article called "Tom Cruise hits back at Katie Holmes" and taken the time to comment if you didn't. Was the heading misleading? Did you think it might be about a cure for cancer and you ended up on the wrong page?Irony much?

      carol.harvey.9406 - 2012-07-02 15:06

      No Maresa, go and laugh, I am quite simply a little bored today and am browsing and commenting everywhere .... because I can. What made you think I'd be reading about a cure for cancer in the entertainment section? Duh! And what is Irony Much??? Seems you have little to say about the headline story and are more interested in what people say in their comments. Get a life !

      maresa.fourie.5 - 2012-07-02 15:55


  • Richard - 2012-07-02 12:33

    You go Katie. Kick his short Scientology little ass.

  • nicolene.kotze1 - 2012-07-02 13:18

    It's about time, I'd say!

  • johan.louw.399 - 2012-07-02 14:05

    He is a total nut case, control freak, and busy destroying her life what an idiot !!

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-07-02 14:32

    Well done Katie... Its about time... Now will somebody give her a Bells!!!

  • cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-07-02 14:43

    Good for you Katie. Go for it girl. Just because he's Tom Cruise, he thinks his word is law. Uuhgh, it makes me sick!!!

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-07-02 15:00

    One folk once said, "Black people pays lobola before they get married, whilst White people does when they got divorced". The lady will definitely lift a weight from his millions.

      Anthea - 2012-07-03 11:29

      Marry well, divorce better.

  • sandra.pereira.9634 - 2012-07-02 15:27

    Maybe Tom and John should move in with each other, and they can do all thier Scientology stuff together.

  • Ian - 2012-07-02 17:17

    crazy sciencraoplogy freak

  • francisco.dorosario - 2012-07-02 18:38

    @Merven, religion is not evil but more people have been killed in the name of religion than anything else.

  • sean.dorman.16 - 2012-07-02 18:47

    Well at least now he can start dating John Travolta...

  • tortart - 2012-07-02 19:23

    "...religion of Scientology, which counts Tom as one of its biggest followers." Surely he is the littlest Scientologist.

  • Andre - 2012-07-02 19:31

    Tom cruise, turn to God (JHWH) in stead of following a satanic cult such as scientology, where everyone is a god!

  • Jason - 2012-07-02 21:34

    What????????? He has 2 other children??????????? Where the hell have they been?

      amalie.fowlds - 2012-07-03 09:46

      They are the 2 he adopted with Nicole Kidman.

      Anthea - 2012-07-03 11:28

      Where have you been?

      Anthea - 2012-07-03 11:32

      In your defence Jason, Nicole Kidman has had to good sense to shield her kids from the paps and not parade them around like poor Suri has been.

  • macorby - 2012-07-03 01:05

    Travolta and Cruise can finally get the union they both deserve. They'll adopt and live on a remote island. Film at 11.

  • dombolo.dambele - 2012-07-03 06:06

    gold digging women..!

      christo.cilliers - 2012-07-03 06:28

      grow a pair dombolo...

  • ryan.eunson - 2012-07-03 06:40

    Another multi millionare with problems...not interested

  • damonsb - 2012-07-03 08:12

    these "actors" act stupid

  • geraldine.dekretser - 2012-07-03 08:32

    With all the love they had for each other and money they have they could'nt make it so there is no chance for the ordiary us

  • remyduplessis - 2012-07-03 09:27

    “The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own” ~ Frank Zappa

  • jomardl - 2012-07-03 10:11

    most read?

  • napolita.kio - 2012-07-03 10:53

    Read channel24 comments to see who cares enough to read the story and even write comment.

  • boltonbarry - 2012-07-03 21:05

    Narike I am deeply disturbed that you are allowed to make comments on a public forum

  • evan.connock - 2012-07-04 12:53

    As usual the battlegrounds will take the form of a custody battle for an innocent child, this I believe will be Tom's third failed marriage, surely scientology aside, he should be getting the general idea that he is the problem, either he has married three totally unsuitable ladies, or just maybe he's the problem!

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