Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes agree on swift settlement
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a swift settlement in what was shaping up to be an acrimonious divorce case, it was confirmed yesterday.
A lawyer for Holmes – best known for her roles in teen drama Dawson’s Creek and the film Batman Begins – said he was “thrilled” to have struck an agreement over the pair’s separation.
Earlier, the couple released a statement stressing their commitment to working together as parents and pledging respect for each other’s “respective beliefs”.
It comes amid a flurry of speculation over the reasons behind the high-profile couple’s split, which came 5½ years after they tied the knot.
Reports in the US media have suggested Holmes had concerns over the influence of Scientology in the upbringing of their daughter Suri (6). Cruise is a prominent Scientology member and fundraiser.
Holmes’s attorney said the divorce case has been settled and an agreement signed. He thanked Cruise’s lawyers in helping bring about “this speedy resolution”. – (Guardian service)