Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce Settlement: Suri Banned From Scientology, Supervised Visits

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Katie Holmes has reportedly won her one wish — primary custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri.

After much speculation about a potentially contentious court battle, Tom Cruise and his estranged wife quietly came to a settlement behind closed doors.

Read on to find out what role Cruise will play in his youngest child's life as determined in their private pact.

Holmes will continue to live in New York City with Suri, according to RadarOnline.com.

L.A.-based Cruise — who has not seen his daughter since the blockbuster breakup — has been granted generous visitation rights, though.

But even when with her cross-country father, Suri will be accompanied by Holmes' hired nanny and bodyguards.

"Katie insisted that Suri's nanny and bodyguards always accompany her when she visits Tom ... to ensure a smooth and easy transition for Suri when she is with Tom," a source said.

The insider added that Cruise, 50, "only has Scientologists that work for him and Katie insisted that her staff will always be with their daughter."

"Under terms of the settlement, Suri isn't permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology related and this includes going to any Scientology churches or parties," the source added.

"Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement."

Just before announcing their divorce settlement, the former couple released a joint statement stressing their focus on protecting their only child.

"We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests," reps for Holmes and Cruise told Celebuzz in a joint statement.

"We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents," they explained, as first reported by PEOPLE.

In a statement late Monday, Holmes’ attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, sought to deny some media reports he said were inaccurate, without citing them by name.

“There are numerous inaccuracies in the reports regarding the purported contents of the agreement reached between the parties,” he said.

“The agreement is confidential and its terms will not be disclosed.”

Holmes and Suri recently moved into a 3-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, where the pair have been spotted out since the 33-year-old filed for divorce on June 28.

After wrapping filming on his upcoming sci-fi flick Oblivion in Iceland, Cruise, 50, has been laying low in his L.A. home with his teenage children, Connor, 17, and Bella, 19.

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  • Ezinne Nzewi
    Ezinne Nzewi

    the only reason why i said what i said is because everyone is making it out like katie is a saint when she is the one that was using media to get what she wants otherwise it probably would have been a nasty divorce and poor suri would be stuck in the middle of it which would be unfair

  • Ezinne Nzewi
    Ezinne Nzewi

    maybe now at least katie has learned her lesson,don't marry someone without learning everything about them and their beliefs.plus tom is probably going to pay for everything in relation to suri cos katie does not earn very much

  • Bigger Picture
    Bigger Picture

    The speed of this settlement indicates that Scientology was very, very keen to make sure the 'bad PR' was cut off at the knees. This way it appears that they took the moral high ground - but it is much more likely that they were in ultra damage control. When it comes to Scientology achieving it's aims - the end justifies the means....... and that will, unfortunately mean that Suri and Katie will be PR managed from here on out. Katie has been able to be wise off the back of Nicole Kidman's sad experience - and has had the benefit of a very clued up set of parents. Lets just hope there is enough parental love there - enough to make this little girl more important than a bunch of religious dogma..... She deserves to grow up feeling supported and respected.

  • Bigger Picture
    Bigger Picture

    The speed of this settlement indicates that Scientology was very, very keen to make sure the 'bad PR' was cut off at the knees. This way it appears that they took the moral high ground - but it is much more likely that they were in ultra damage control. When it comes to Scientology achieving it's aims - the end justifies the means....... and that will, unfortunately mean that Suri and Katie will be PR managed from here on out. Katie has been able to be wise off the back of Nicole Kidman's sad experience - and has had the benefit of a very clued up set of parents. Lets just hope there is enough love on both sides for this little girl to grow up feeling supported and respected - with our without religious prejudice!

  • DoorMatt
    DoorMatt

    There are plenty of other churches that do similar but Scientology is only for the rich- cost 1K just for the first clearing & then more for each after that. I think they are looney to be frank and somewhere down deep inside Tom is a very insecure person & patriarchal at that. We do not know his past and the things he has done to people but he obviously has something to hide or else he would not be so tied-up with Scientology.... Good on Katie- she is a lovely girl and glad she has come to her senses but it is funny to see that all his wives had a Catholic background (including his girlfriend Penelope), which is the most dominate religion of the world so Scientology was just another step closer! Tom really needs to get un-fundamental but he has been too brainwashed & provides too much money to the church.

  • Poppy
    Poppy

    Retribution!! So now Tom will be cutt off from non sciencetology Suri?? Not likely........different rules for Scientology celebrity and Scientology common.........

  • Rita E Meaden
    Rita E Meaden

    YOU GO KATIE HOLMES !!! My respect for you has just leaped into the next orbit. You will need to remain diligent and vigilant in the coming years to keep Tom and his cult of wierdos from influencing your daughter -- mark my words, this settlement was too easy and Tom will find a way to push the scientology crap into Suri's life one way or another. He will orchestrate it so that everyone Suri knows starts shunning her including his other children because she is not a scientologist and she is just a child who is going to be incredibly hurt by her father's actions in the coming years. Right now he is playing nice for the publicity -- but this wil get ugly behind closed doors and just know Ms. Holmes that you have many, many fans out here who think you are great for standing your ground (we were shocked and appalled when Nicole Kidman walked away and left her children to that cult of wierdos and are happy that you refused to do the same). My family has not paid any money to see any of Tom Cruise's movies for many years now because I do not want any of the money I work very hard for ending up in the Scientology pocket -- because money is what it is all about for them (that goes for John Travolta, Kirstie ALley and the Elvis estate also -- no money from us). UGH! -- Their medical "practices" killed Jett Travolta and we were all hoping that JT would wake up and smell the coffee after that happend and he did not. Sad.

  • Happy Aussie
    Happy Aussie

    Great outcome for Katie & Suri, now they can lead a normal life (one can hope) so happy for Katie's parents, they now have there beautiful daughter back, Good luck Katie so proud that YOU are the one that had the upper hand, I myself have not had anytime for Tom Cruise after what he done to Nicole.........glad to see Nic has found true love & one day Katie will also find the same.......... :):)

  • Tzymotraklim Jorkzinw
    Tzymotraklim Jorkzinw

    Tom Cruise is a brainwashed weirdo. Scientology should loose it's tax exempt status. That Cult should be ended and all those weirdos disbanded. I am so glad that Tom is banned from taking Suri to Scientology events. It is bad enough that she has to be exposed to one. And hurrah for the supervised visitations. That weirdo should not be with Suri alone. He may even be a pedophile for all we know.

  • JC
    JC

    yes amen!

  • JC
    JC

    Oh please Tom Cruise is brainwashed to follow a very dangerous cult. If you do the research, the founder was a disturbed science fiction writer who beat his wives, claimed to be the antichrist and declared the Lord Jesus Christ as a pedophile. "Lyin tology" has nothing to offer but manipulation, deception, control, and looking 'forward" ? to billions of reincarnations. On the other hand, Jesus offers peace, mercy, forgiveness and eternal life. While Tom will continue to fight alien spirits all over his body, Suri will live a normal life away from him. . As far as Katie carrying her daughter, that child has been through terrible trauma with the divorce, Cruise's endless publicity junk, constant harrassment from the press, being dragged through endless Hollywood night life and her privacy destroyed. She's six years old and a precious child, who, thank God is free from her father's disturbing control and embrace of occultism.

  • Kat
    Kat

    Is That You, Tom?? Bravissima to Katie and Suri...may they be Happy and Free, Always.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Looks like a scientologist is doing some damage control in the comment above

  • Ezinne Nzewi
    Ezinne Nzewi

    have no sympathy for katie whatsoever,tom has been made out to be the bad guy when he's not.katie should have known what she was getting into when she agreed to marry tom.I hope katie does however now stop carrying suri around everywhere as if she is a baby

  • hotmud
    hotmud

    I hope that this report is true. Cause It sounds like Katie has effectively achieved her objective of keeping Suri from Scientology. I think that she must have some heavy dirt to have achieved this so quickly if only her silence was needed for these objectives.