As Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are gearing up for what promises to be a very nasty custody battle, buzz is building up as to the reason why she decided to file for divorce over the weekend, reportedly blindsiding him with it.
The consensus seems to be that Katie decided she'd had enough of Tom and Scientology
, and that she did not want 6-year-old Suri to be raised as a Scientologist, as Tom had planned to do.
She waited for him to be out of the country working and filed the divorce papers in New York, because she stands better chances there at getting sole custody of her daughter with Tom.
Speaking of which, chances of that happening are slim to none, Radar Online
writes: Tom is determined to do whatever he can to keep Suri in the Church of Scientology.
Whatever Katie's plan, she'd better be prepared because Tom isn't ready to let Suri go
that easily, sources close to the couple say for the aforementioned media outlet.
“Tom is incredibly passionate about Scientology, this isn't just some hobby for him and he doesn't just act as a spokesperson,” says the spy.
“He truly believes in the church and its teachings and truly believes that it is imperative that his children are raised as Scientologists. Tom believes Scientology changes people's lives for the better and, obviously, he wants what is best for his children,” the insider explains.
Katie may have the upper hand on him right now because she filed the divorce papers in NYC, but Tom isn't out of options yet.
“Tom will move Heaven and Earth to ensure Suri stays a Scientologist, at least until she is of an age to make a decision to leave on her own accord. But until then, make no bones about it, Suri will be raised within the church,” the insider says.
Katie, on the other hand, wants her only child to be raised a Catholic, as she was.
Over the weekend, shortly after confirmation of the divorce came, word got out that, while Katie “flirted” with Scientology during the 5 years she was married to Tom, she always drew the line where Suri was concerned.
Deep down, she still hoped they could reach an agreement, a compromise of sorts, to raise their daughter as a “normal” child who would also have knowledge of Scientology, but would not be a full-time Scientologist, it is being said.