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Tom Cruise Played the Long Game, Ex-Wife Katie Holmes Got No Money in Spousal Support Due to Prenup

The lavish Italian castle wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ultimately ended in a highly publicized divorce settlement back in 2012. The two first crossed paths in April 2005. After that, their relationship grew rapidly, with Cruise proposing to the love of his life, Holmes in the month of June of that same year, very publically declaring his love for her on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The couple soon after that tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony at a 15th-century Italian castle in November 2006.

However In June 2012, Holmes made headlines by filing for divorce, stunning both fans and the media. The news became a hot topic of discussion and still remains one of the topics of interest among the public. Soon after the news got leaked, the news of their divorce settlement followed. While the exact details of the agreement remain undisclosed, it was reported that Holmes did not receive any money from the settlement.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

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Inside Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce settlement

The actress Katie Holmes had to agree to some bizarre rules to get out of her marriage with Tom Cruise at any cost. According to reports, Cruise initially agreed to pay her $400,000 annually in alimony but bound her to a condition that would prevent her from dating anyone in public till after five years after the divorce. Reports then confirmed that the money was Holmes’ least priority in the situation. It claimed,

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“Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms – and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself.”

Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise

But in the end, the report affirms that Holmes will be deprived of the $5 million, which is not in related context to the annual aforementioned alimony payment. The couple shares a daughter named Suri, and the actress wanted the best for her daughter and thus wanted an out from the marriage. Allegedly she wanted to keep her daughter away from Scientology. TMZ reported,

 “[Holmes was]fearing that Tom would drag Suri deep into the church.We’re told the couple had been arguing over Suri – that she’s now of the age where Scientology becomes a significant part of her life,”

Tom Cruise has paid out a substantial amount of money for his daughter, Suri, in child support, totaling more than $10 million.

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Why did Katie Holmes divorce Tom Cruise?

Although reports suggested that Katie Holmes sought to protect their daughter, Suri, from what she believed to be the negative influence of Scientology, was that the only reason? It was revealed that married life became very monotonous and suffocating for the actress. Sources revealed to Daily Express,

“Katie felt she was going crazy and was actually turning into the robot that the press always made her out to be. She has a great personality but changed so much when she was with Tom. She became downtrodden and insipid,”

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Katie Holmes

Thus, it was also to rediscover herself and rebuild her career again from scratch. Although the Scientology factor did play a vital role, according to the Sun reports,

“Suri faced an inquisition of 99 sinister questions at a Scientology boot camp. The chilling prospect helped to convince Katie Holmes to divorce the movie superstar,”

This gave the actress a free ‘get out of jail free card’ to end the marriage that was taking a toll on her. Since then, their daughter, Suri, has remained primarily under Holmes’ care, with limited public appearances alongside her father.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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