Well that was fast. Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes stunned Tom Cruise with divorce papers after 5 years of marriage, Holmes‘s attorney has announced that a divorce settlement has been reached between the parties. As you may recall, Katie filed for divorce in the state of New York … she also made it clear that she was going after full custody of the couple’s only child Suri. Just a couple of days ago, we learned that the attorneys were working on a settlement — but I don’t think anyone expected the settlement to be made so quickly. The fact that a divorce settlement has been reached so quickly and that the settlement announcement is being made by Katie‘s attorney leads me to believe that she is getting exactly what she wants from this surprisingly quick divorce. Specifics about the settlement have not been made public but I am more convinced than ever that Katie Holmes is in control and she is getting everything that she wants from her split from Tom. Click below to read the official statement released by Katie‘s attorney Jonathan Wolfe and also read the joint official statement released by Katie and Tom.
“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. 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. We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”
And this is what Katie and Tom have to say for the last time as TomKat:
“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.”
I KNEW it would go down in this manner. I may not have guessed that the divorce settlement would be reached so quickly but I knew that this divorce would work out in Katie‘s favor, I just knew it. Because Katie was the one who filed, she made it clear what she wanted out of this divorce — a clean break and custody of her daughter. My guess is that she will get primary custody of Suri and will allow visitation for Tom — on her terms. A lot of people guessed that Tom would use his ample resources to go after full custody of his daughter but I had a feeling that Katie was in the driver’s seat. IMHO the only way this divorce settlement could happen so quickly is because Katie Holmes is getting everything she wants from this divorce. From the start of this divorce drama a few days ago, Katie Holmes has shown a level of control that surprised me. Something in my GUT tells me that Katie has got something on Tom, something that could be Earth-shattering, and that is why this divorce was settled so quickly. For the entire 5 years of their marriage, Katie struck me as a soulless Stepford wife … but no longer. I am very excited for the next chapter in her life away from the craziness of Tom Cruise‘s life. Honestly, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for the way Tom Cruise‘s life has turned out but, to be honest, the fault is really all his. We may never know what really went down for the duration of the TomKat marriage but it’s over now … settled … dunzo, officially. It’s been an interesting 2 weeks, to say the least … I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens next for Katie and Tom — separately.