Well, not the divorce itself, of course. No, I’m sure she’s still having regular dance parties in her new apartment to celebrate her emancipation from crazy ol’ Tom Cruise. What I mean is that she’s so sorry about that wonderful element of surprise she had in her divorce filing. Because, once again, Tom Cruise is fishing for some sympathy.
From In Touch via Celebitchy:
Giving her powerful husband fair warning that she was leaving him would probably have hobbled Katie Holmes’ attempt to make a quick, clean break. But while Katie’s swift action — which left manipulative megastar Tom Cruise shell-shocked — may have led to a divorce that was reached in record time, a source close to Tom, 50, claims that Katie regrets humiliating him so profoundly and publicly. Says the source, “Katie has apologized to him.”
The thought of Katie falling under Tom’s spell again is chilling, but the 33-year-old actress may have good reasons for appearing to back down. Because they share custody of Suri, 6, the former couple still speak often, which, a friend of Katie’s tells In Touch, can be pretty awkward.
“Tom rarely misses a chance to bring up their relationship,” says the friend, “or say something catty.” Furthermore, Katie can’t ignore — or compete with — the transparent, full-scale campaign Tom’s been waging to win his daughter’s heart. “He’s not parenting her; he’s entertaining her,” a source close to the couple snipes.
Katie is fully aware that Tom’s older children — Isabella, 19, and Connor, 17 — turned away from their mother, Nicole Kidman, after the pair’s split. Despite the fact that she spends far more time with Suri than Tom does, she must be concerned that their vulnerable daughter will prefer the exciting lifestyle he provides. Smoothing things over with him puts her on safer ground.
The source close to Tom reports that Katie told him that “She feels bad about the way everything unfolded, and she’s sorry that she embarrassed him.” That may be salve to Tom’s wounded ego, but Katie’s apology won’t lead to a real reconciliation. “I doubt they’ll ever be friends,” the source says.
If this was any other couple, I’d probably think that the whole surprise divorce move was pretty cold. But, as we all know, this isn’t any other couple. For all the giggles and ridiculousness this whole thing has brought us, this is essentially a woman escaping a cult for the sake of her child. This is a real life Lifetime movie, and drastic times call for drastic measures.
Oh, and of course Tom Cruise is being catty. Not mean or cruel or vicious, but catty. And while we haven’t been reporting every Tom and Katie story – there are only so many hours in the day, you know – Tom certainly has been trying to win Suri’s heart. He’s taken her to Disney World, on helicopter rides, and basically anywhere else a six-year-old girl would want to go. He’s buying a house in Connecticut to be closer to Suri and Katie in New York, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he finds a house with a barn just so he can buy her a dozen ponies.
Whatever happens, I just really, really hope that Katie doesn’t break. It’s usually good for a kid to have at least one sane, stable parent, and one of hers has been out of the running for a very long time.