Speculations say that Holmes wanted out of marriage so that she can raise her daughter away from scientology.
The divorce has fueled interest in the religion, which does not have any doctrine against divorce: Under God blogger Jeannine Hunter reports that the religion’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, was married three times. Here’s how marital conflicts in Scientology are handled:
“Church members believe that tension in a marriage comes from ‘overts’ and ‘withholds,’ unstated, undiscussed issues or problems,” said Stephen Kent, a religion.
However reps for the “Mission impossible star have asked the media to respect Tom’s privacy as he is heartbroken and devastated by the split.
According to reports, Katie Holmes filed papers to end her five year marriage to Cruise on Thursday, citing “irreconcilable differences”. It was also reported that the split could get ugly as the Holmes is seeking full custody of daughter Suri, the couple’s only child together.
Just a day after news broke of their impending divorce, Cruise was spotted on the set of his upcoming film “Oblivion” in Reykjavik, Iceland saying he wants to hurry up with his movie.
Reports say Holmes is currently staying in an apartment in Manhattan, an apartment she rented on her own before officially splitting from Tom Cruise.