Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce: 5 New Developments From The Split

By: Gabrielle Chung / July 8, 2012

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Though Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reportedly allowed their lawyers to hash out a mutual settlement, their troubles are far from over.

As the question of 6-year-old daughter Suri’s custody remains in play, Cruise, 50, and Holmes, 33, are still looking at a lengthy divorce proceeding.

Read on for new developments into their shocking split.

1.) The settlement is currently done behind closed doors because Cruise doesn’t “want his family dragged through the mud.”

“They both love their daughter,” a source close to the couple told People. Though the lawyers have not been set on a custody arrangement, the insider said Cruise will fight hard for his child, adding, “There’s no world where Tom won’t be seeing Suri.”

2.) Cruise is still overseeing most of the divorce proceedings.

“He is on the phone with his lawyers 24/7,” another source said to Us Weekly, confirming that the Rock of Ages star “is trying to hash this out” without going to court.

3.) Likewise, Holmes is constantly in touch with her lawyers.

The Jack & Jill actress visited her lawyer’s offices in New York City on Saturday.

4.) Holmes and her daughter are still very close.

The mother/daughter duo were spotted grabbing snacks at Whole Foods in New York City on Sunday. Suri was seen burying her face in her mother’s neck as Holmes carried the tiny tot back to their rented Manhattan apartment.

5.) Scientologists are well-aware that the TomKat split is causing them bad press.

In an email leaked online, Scientologist Daniele Lattanzi wrote to “well-known OSA operative” Ray McKay about how the split has caused the media to scrutinize the religion, saying:

“I am not a big fan of media, but you may have glanced the news of the split between TC and Holmes and all the speculations around. While this is a personal matter, when people start to bring our religion into the middle and a bunch of uninformed people start to spread false datum, rumors and defame our religion it became a matter that does affect my Dynamics and I believe that affects yours as well.

Well, I am not somebody that I am going to simply stand and watch a bunch of uninformed people putting my religion under the carpet. So here is a simple hatting on how you can causative fight back and at the same time stand up and defend our religion on the internet.”

However, the Church of Scientology claims they have nothing to do with the email in question. A rep for the church replied:

An email from a Scientologist is no more from the Church of Scientology than an email from a Catholic is from the Vatican. This did not come from the Church or anyone associated with the Church, nor is it a Church plan.

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