Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes shocked the world on June 29, 2012, when they announced their divorce after five years of marriage. The couple had a daughter, Suri, who was five years old at the time. Their divorce settlement granted Katie Holmes sole custody of Suri and Tom Cruise agreed to pay Katie $400,000 a year until Suri turned 18 years old.
Now, Suri is 16 years old and she is applying to college with the help of her mother. According to reports, Tom Cruise won’t have a hand in helping his daughter with the process because he has “no part” in his child’s life. The couple’s divorce settlement states that Tom Cruise is responsible for paying for all of Suri’s expenses, including “medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other extracurricular costs.”
The couple’s divorce is one of the most high-profile celebrity breakups in recent memory. In a statement released at the time, Katie Holmes’ lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said it was a “personal and private matter” for the family. Tom Cruise’s spokesperson said he was “deeply saddened” by the split.
Katie Holmes filed for divorce in New York in order to get sole custody of Suri. The pre-nuptial agreement between the couple is based on California law. The divorce was settled out of court, meaning Tom Cruise’s beloved Scientology was not at risk of being dissected during a trial. The settlement included details on how Tom and Katie were allowed to discuss religion with Suri, including Scientology. Katie Holmes also made sure that Suri would not attend a Scientology school like Cruise’s adopted children with Nicole Kidman.
Tom Cruise has not seen Suri in over 10 years. However, sources say he is on good terms with the two children he shares with Nicole Kidman. According to author Samantha Domingo, the reason is that the Church of Scientology does not view Suri as Tom Cruise’s daughter due to their belief in reincarnation. Tom Cruise sued In Touch magazine in 2013 for $50 million when the outlet reported that he “abandoned” his daughter. He told the court that he was not able to see Suri due to his busy work schedule.
Katie Holmes is reportedly helping her daughter apply to colleges all over the place, but she wants Suri to stay in New York so they can be close. Katie is said to be very proud of her daughter and worries that she may have to let her go when she goes off to college.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce has been one of the most high-profile celebrity breakups in recent memory. The couple’s settlement granted Katie sole custody of Suri and Tom agreed to pay for her expenses. Tom Cruise has not seen Suri in over 10 years, but sources say he is on good terms with the two children he shares with Nicole Kidman. Katie Holmes is helping her daughter apply to colleges and wants her to stay in New York so they can stay close.