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More Details on Tom And Katie’s Divorce Settlement!

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From TMZ:

TMZ has learned, the divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is extremely complicated, outlining things both Tom and Katie can and cannot do with Suri.

Here’s what we know.

— Katie will have what amounts to primary physical custody, but Tom has significant custodial time with his daughter.

— A report claiming that Suri must be in the presence of Katie’s bodyguard and nanny when she is around Tom is “absolutely, 100% false.”

— The custodial provisions of the agreement are extremely detailed, and religion is one of the topics.  We’re told there are restrictions on what Tom and Katie can discuss with Suri on the subject of religion, including Scientology, however, those restrictions are eased the older Suri gets.

In short, we’re told the agreement is extremely detailed and outlines a course of conduct for years to come.

People has an article about the settlement too: it’s the same story, but they add a couple of details like “Tom thinks she [Suri] should be with her mother,” and that Katie and Suri will remain in New York, and Suri will be enrolled in a private school this fall.

I really hope that this agreement is as awesome as it sounds, and I think it’s good that there are restrictions on discussing religion with Suri, though I hope the settlement goes into more detail than just discussing religion. I’ve been doing some research on Scientology’s beliefs on children, and yeah, I don’t blame Katie for one minute for wanting out. In particular, I’ve been browsing this forum for ex-Scientologists, and it sounds like the kids have it pretty rough. Scientologists believe that children are old souls in little bodies, like actual mature beings capable of taking care of themselves, just in miniature form. That’s why Tom and Katie used to take Suri out at all hours of the night and let her eat penis candy, because she can think for herself and she doesn’t need to be treated any differently just because she’s little. I think that’s a pretty well-known belief, but I didn’t know the extent of it. There are stories where kids never had to go to school if they didn’t want to, and they could eat whatever they wanted, all the time, and they didn’t have to bathe. Parents just leave their young children alone while they go to work or wherever because hey, they can take care of themselves. I’m sure these are some of the more extreme stories, but still, what a bunch of crazies.

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    • It’s really fascinating! I’m still looking though, because there’s a lot of information out there. It looks like there are quite a few forums for ex-Scientologists, probably because they need the support. ALSO if you leave, they send you a regular bill. It’s called a Freeloader’s Debt. Those wacky Scientologists, always with the crazy!

  • Something that I’ve frequently pondered: what’s the deal with Cruise’s other two children? The ones he adopted with Nicole Kidman? Who the fuck has custody of those kids? No one ever talks about them, and the first thing I’ve heard about them in a long time was that Katie Holmes doesn’t care for them (or the way they were raised). Can Evil Beet shed some light on these two kids?

    • Sure! Tom and Nicole’s kids, Isabella and Connor, are 19 and 17, and Tom has custody of them (or I guess had, since Isabella is 19 now). Apparently after the divorce, they chose to stay with Tom and continue their education in Scientology, and they don’t really have a relationship with Nicole anymore. When she got remarried in 2006, the kids went to her wedding, but they had to have a Scientologist chaperone.

      There was also an interview with Isabella a few months ago where she was asked about her mom. She said “I love mom. She’s my mom. She’s great. I see her sometimes and I speak to her,” which, you know, doesn’t sound too great. But Nicole has said in the past that they don’t even call her “mom” anymore, they just call her Nicole. She said that she’d love for them to live with her, but they want to stay with Tom.

      I hope that helps!