When Katie Holmes first shocked the world, including her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise, by filing for divorce, it looked like she was gearing up for quite a fight by asking for sole custody of Suri. And initially, it looked like Tom was ready to give her one. However, sources tell TMZ it was their love of Suri that got them both to calm down and work out a settlement in less than two weeks.
Our sources say … a week ago Thursday, after Katie filed, the hostility between the two was palpable and Suri became a weapon. Katie wanted to strip Tom of all decision-making power in Suri’s life, and Tom responded by unleashing the biggest legal guns around to fight her.
We’re told what turned everything around was a series of conversations that Suri would be irreparably damaged by parental warfare. It registered big time with both Tom and Katie, and it allowed their lawyers to strike a deal in what could be record time for this type of divorce.
Katie and Tom both deserve a lot of credit for ultimately keeping Suri’s welfare at the forefront! The custodial provisions reportedly are “extremely detailed,” however, including restrictions on both parents about discussing religion with Suri until she gets older.
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