Last week’s news bomb of Katie Holmes’ surprise filing for divorce from her husband of 5 years, Tom Cruise, left us completely shocked. When we were told that Katie is filing for sole custody of the soon-to-be ex-couple’s only daughter, 6-year-old Suri Cruise, we were extremely surprised. Rumor has it that Katie wants to break free from Tom and his Church of Scientology and of course, she’s running as far as she can with her daughter in hand.
After I spent the majority of my Friday afternoon trying to dissect what actually went wrong in Katie and Tom’s marriage (I know, I know, too obvious) I spent a lot of time on the other celebrity gossip blogs reading user comments to get others’ take on the whole Katie and Scientology mess and why she wants out. With a little deeper research, I found some rather interesting facts about what children Suri’s age go through when they are “audited” by the church. I can definitely see why this type of upbringing would be a cause for concern for Katie and her daughter.
With all the gazillion photos we have of Suri in our photo agency sites, I can’t help but wonder: did Tom Cruise and his Scientology advisers deliberately set up these photo ops to help give the church more exposure and perhaps make Suri a “poster child” for the religion? In the past few years, the Church of Scientology has seen a decline in membership and I could see why they would want to attract as much attention as they could to help recruit new members with poor little Suri in the forefront.
A contract with Gap Kids would have been less stressful than everything this tyke has gone through in her short six years. I mean, really.
Check out our photo gallery and give things that little Suri would have to continue going through if she stays as a Scientologist, should the courts give Tom partial custody of his daughter. Tell us, what do you think of these rules and would you agree with them?
Photos via PacificCoastNews.com
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