Katie Holmes insists on 'ironclad' clause in divorce settlement to 'ban Suri from ever attending Scientology parties or church'
14:51 GMT, 10 July 2012
They yesterday reached a settlement in their divorce concerning the division of their assets and, most importantly, custody of their daughter Suri.
And while the pair are publicly remaining silent about the terms of the settlement, new reports claim that Katie pushed to include an 'ironclad' clause in the deal which banned Suri from ever having anything else to do with her father's controversial religion of Scientology.
According to the report, under the new agreement, Suri will be banned from even attending any parties if they have anything to do with Scientology.
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'Ironclad': According to reports, Katie Holmes insisted on a clause in the divorce settlement with Tom Cruise banning Suri from attending Scientology church sessions or parties
Peacemaker: Another report claims that Katie and Tom became less hostile when they realised what damage they could cause to Suri
A source told RadarOnline.com: 'Under terms of the settlement, Suri
isn’t permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology-related, and this
includes going to any Scientology churches, parties, etc.
'Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement.'
will also not be expected to attend a Scientology school, like Tom’s
adopted children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, Isabella, now 19, and
Connor, 17, did.
She is instead thought to have enrolled at a private school in New York to continue her education, after being home schooled by tutors until now.
While the pair made no comment on the terms of the settlement yesterday, they did reference the Scientology 'issue' in thinly veiled terms.
The statement read: '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.'
It is believed that Katie has been given sole custody of her little girl, with Tom getting significant custodial time with his daughter.
Katie's lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said: 'This 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.
'We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.'
The show goes on: Tom was pictured on the set of Oblivion yesterday after flying into Mammoth Lake Airport, California, in the wake of the divorce settlement
Happier times: The pair at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in January
Meanwhile, TMZ.com claim that it was Suri who kept the settlement negotiations civil between Tom and Katie.
while things were hostile between Tom and Katie after their divorce was
announced, it weas the thought that the arguments could cause
irreparable damage to Suri that prevented the pair continuing in the
same destructive vein.
separate source, speaking to Radar, also revealed that Suri will remain
with Katie in New York, where they currently reside, and will be
accompanied by her own nanny and team of bodyguards when she visits
father Tom on weekly occasions.
However an insider who spoke to TMZ has disputed this.
One Hollywood source said that
Cruise, 50, had agreed to pay a 'substantial' sum to his soon-to-be
third ex-wife in property, assets and child support.
pre-nuptial agreement is said to have limited the amount he was obliged
to pay, but sources say he would almost certainly have included a
'goodwill' payoff to help bring talks to a speedy conclusion.
Yesterday, 33-year-old Katie was seen enjoying a girls day out with her daughter.
She looked confident within herself,
smiling for photographers while dressed casually in a double denim
ensemble of flared jeans and a shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
The pair were seen taking a taxi to
the Children's Museum of the Arts, which seems to be a new favourite
with the child after they were spotted at the same venue last week with a
group of friends.
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