Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Tom Cruise hires Kidman divorce lawyer

03 July 2012, 12:01

Los Angeles - Tom Cruise has hired the same lawyer to divorce Katie Holmes that he used when he split from Nicole Kidman in 2001.

The Rock of Ages actor will use Dennis Wasser to battle Katie's attorney Jonathan Wolfe, who is trying to secure the actress' request to have sole legal and physical custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri.

During his divorce from second wife Nicole, Tom petitioned for and gained sole primary custody of their two adopted children Connor and Isabella, now 17 and 19 respectively.

Katie filed for divorce in a New York court on June 28 after being married to Tom for five years, and they are expected to clash about how Suri is brought up, with the 49-year-old actor adamant she remains part of the Scientology religion he is part of.

Scientology isn't just a hobby

A source told RadarOnline: "Tom is incredibly passionate about Scientology, this isn't just some hobby for him and he doesn't just act as a spokesperson.

"He truly believes in the church and its teachings and truly believes that it is imperative that his children are raised as Scientologists. Tom believes Scientology changes people's lives for the better and, obviously, he wants what is best for his children.

"Tom will move heaven and earth to ensure Suri stays a Scientologist, at least until she is of an age to make a decision to leave on her own accord."

Meanwhile, Marty Rathbun - an ex-Scientologist who audited Tom for the sci-fi based faith between 2001 and 2004 - has claimed Katie Holmes' family have been working for years to get as much information as they can about life within Scientology.

He said: "I did audit sessions with Tom Cruise from 2001-2004, and I can tell you that I have a friend that has been providing Katie Holmes' family information for years about the iron grip the Church of Scientology has on Tom Cruise's family and professional life. This has been going on for at least four years."

- BangShowBiz


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...