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Katie Holmes Used Throwaway Phones to Keep Her Divorce Plans Secret

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From People:

The actress, 33, was increasingly unhappy in her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise as she realized “she no longer had the life she wanted, in terms of her career, her way of life, everything,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

So she took action – quickly.

“Once she decided to go, she was done,” says the source.

With help from her unflinching attorney father Martin, she orchestrated a secretive exit strategy that included moving into a new downtown Manhattan apartment, switching cell phones and keeping her megastar husband in the dark – until a bombshell phone call in which she broke the news to him.

“She knew she had to have everything locked down before she pulled the trigger,” says the source, “because there could be no wiggle room if she didn’t want this to turn into a long, drawn-out battle.”

The strategy worked, and on July 9 – just 11 days after Holmes revealed her divorce filing – lawyers on both sides announced they had reached a lightning-fast settlement that sources say gives Holmes what she wanted most: primary custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri.

Cruise, 50, will have generous visitation rights.

The still-stunned actor “was a happy man and thought he had a happy life,” says another source. “He keeps asking, ‘What’s happening?’ ”

Thing is, too, that I have absolutely every confidence that this story is true. Because come on. It’s People, for crying out loud. They outed Johnny Depp’s split with Vanessa Paradis months before it was even officially confirmed. My thoughts on People’s validity has only been reinforced by recent developments in celebrity breakups, and I’m going to take almost everything they say from now on as creed.

Moving forward, Katie allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement prohibiting her from discussing anything Tom-related with the public for probably, like, the rest of her life. But that doesn’t mean she can’t leak information to “sources” who can do the talking for her, you know? That’s definitely something that’s going to happen (I’m hoping), and that’s another reason why I think this story is also absolutely true.

Also, no doubt on the “other” source being a plant by Tom, because that pathetic “What’s happening, what’s happening” thing legitimately makes me want to vomit. In his face. Please. It’s like, do try to be less obnoxious, Tom. Let’s not pretend you didn’t have this coming or that your world was just so completely rocked by the news that you were willing to give up shared custody of your daughter because you were so fearful of what kind of news might break about the REAL you.

F-cking putz.

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  • Katie was a nitwit to buy Tom’s bullshit to begin with. To have a kid with him? Even more moronic.

    I hope she got nothing more in the way of money than was promised in the prenup. Although, when it comes to Suri, she definitely needs to be in control of her.

  • Her actions show the fear in what she had to do. Like the Illuminati, Tom Cruise’s power and this Scientology ish is real. You broads who marry because of money or to hide someone’s true sexuality, take note and don’t hate the technique.

  • Wow, she did everything short of going into the witness protection program. That dad of hers sounds like he works for the CIA. What gives me the creeps is that she is a sane person who felt that she actually needed these covert maneuvers to get away. It makes me wonder about the fervor of Scientologists. It wouldn’t surprise me that somewhere in the divorce files, she has an order for certain items to be released to the press in the event of her having an “accident.” or death by “suspicious means.”

  • Yes, good for her for moving on. However,just remember, her father is a divorce lawyer. So, you can bet Daddy was guiding the way. Not many women have the luxury of having your own father as a divorce attorney. Most of us leave with very little money, resources, good paying jobs, etc. Now THAT is real courage!!!

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