I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still totally reeling over this Katie Homes-finally-cut-the-cord thing, how about you?
So! This is what we now know:
—Katie filed for divorce in New York City, where the judicial system is more apt to consider emotional abuse in family cases (interesting) and wants to break ties with the Church of Scientology
—Katie’s fighting for sole physical custody of the couple’s daughter, Suri
—Tom Cruise claims he’s “deeply saddened” by Katie’s decision to divorce
And now here’s the new stuff, which I’m just floored by. Sources “close” to Katie claim that the main driving forces in her decision to file included her general disposition deterioration (the source says, “After five years of this, Katie really felt like she was going crazy and that she was actually turning into the robot that the press had always made her out to be. Katie has actually got a great personality and she used to be spunky and feisty. She changed so much when she was with Tom, she became downtrodden and insipid. In the end it just got too much, she was sick of it and decided she had to do something. Basically, she grew up and lost the starstruck goggles she had been wearing”).
According to Radar Online, Katie was concerned that Suri’s “coming of age” was going to be corrupted by Tom and his warped view of Scientology. From Radar:
“Katie did not want Tom making all the decisions in Suri’s life, and that’s what was going on. She decided it was high time she started deciding on what was best for her daughter, or at least having an equal say, and she knew that would be impossible if she remained Mrs. Tom Cruise.”
And remember this magazine cover for Tom’s ‘Rock of Ages’?:
Apparently the shoot put a really, really bad taste in Katie’s mouth. Sources said that Katie was “speechless” with disgust. And man. I could not agree more. It’s high time that Katie got up and out of this sham of a marriage and moved on with her life—as a semi-talented woman with a big heart and a knack for being a present and in-the-moment mother.