Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorce settlement reached as agreed by couple, lawyer saysBy Angel Cuala on Jul 10, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, United States •
Updated: August 24, 2012 6:10 p.m.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reportedly reached a divorce settlement as agreed by the couple, nearly two weeks after Katie filed for divorce in New York, ending their 5-year marriage.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
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According to People on Monday, July 9, 2012, the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce has been settled and the couple had a common goal, to protect their 6-year old daughter, Suri Cruise, with no further details being revealed.
“The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.” Jonathan Wolfe, Holmes‘ lawyer, was quoted telling to People; also thanking Tom‘s counsel for their help in obtaining a speedy resolution.
“This result could not have been achieved without the hard work of my partner Gary Skoloff and our co-counsel Allan Mayefsky, Michael Mosberg and Larry Trachtenberg of Aronson Mayefsky and Sloan and Peter Walzer and Chris Melcher of Walzer & Melcher in California.” Wolfe added.
“We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri‘s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.” Cruise and Holmes‘ reps, Amanda Lundberg and Nanci Ryder, respectively, were quoted in a statement.
As reported earlier by TMZ, Katie cited “irreconcilable differences” when she filed for divorce last June 28 and is asking for sole custody over Suri; with later reports are saying that she does not want their daughter to be deeply involved with Scientology, Tom‘s religion.
Cruise, who turned 50 last July 3, and Holmes, 33, were married on November 18, 2006 in Italy via a Scientology wedding ceremony, with Katie and Suri recently spotted in New York City, where they are staying in a new 3-bedroom apartment; while Tom reportedly spent his birthday in Los Angeles with his teen kids.
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