Amidst all this talk about Scientology and how Tom Cruise chose it over his own daughter Suri in the divorce from his wife of 5 years Katie Holmes, People magazine is coming out with a fresh take on the entire situation: “Tom's shattered world: inside his days of turmoil.”
This week's issue of the celebrity publication aims to present Tom's side of the story, though not the official one because it did not speak with the actor directly for it.
Instead, People has quotes from friends of Tom's and “inside sources,” vouching that the star is heartbroken, devastated and, at the same time, very “sad” by the end of his marriage and, at the same time, the way it played out in the press – or rather the spin the press put on it.
“This was not how Tom Cruise expected his life to be. The 50-year-old megastar, who was blindsided when his wife of five years, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce on June 28, 'was thinking, “What did I not see?”' a source who knows the former couple tells People,” the magazine writes in the online preview for the latest issue.
He went from happily married man to single in just 11 days, with voices saying online that the only reason he agreed to settle matters so quickly with Katie was because he was pressured by Scientology to do it
, because they didn't want any more negative attention in the media.
That's not true, says the spy: Tom only acted in the best interest of his daughter. If he didn't see her quicker, it was because of his work commitments.
“Tom tried his best to do what's right for Suri,” says Tom's attorney, adding that “the star is 'sad' but not 'bitter' about the situation.”
“He's wanted to see her as fast as possible since this started. He couldn't shut down production [on “Oblivion,” his latest film], cost people their jobs. People count on him,” another insider says for the mag.
Right now, Tom is dealing with the pain of his broken marriage by focusing on family and throwing himself into work.
He's lucky to have the love and support of his mother and 3 sisters, all of them Scientologists, People says. Scientology too is helping.
“Tom is not ashamed of his beliefs and won’t hide them from his daughter,” another source says for the same publication.