Katie Holmes Divorces Tom Cruise — Scientology To Blame?

Last week, Tom Cruise took daughter Suri and son Connor to an awards ceremony in New York. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes was on the other side of the planet in Taiwan. The official reason was to promote an ice skating event. Now that Holmes filed for divorce on Friday, according to People, Holmes’ Taiwan trip seems more like a warning sign than anything else.

In recent months, the couple was rarely photographed together, even when the two were in the same city. What has been spotlighted, particularly in the Daily Mail, is Holmes’ recent style. The usually impeccably dressed actress has been photographed looking like, well, a down-to-earth mom. Untucked button-downs, jeans, loosely wet knotted hair — none of which would raise alarm bells unless you were a superstar known for a meticulously managed makeover since her marriage began more than five years ago.


One stressor on the relationship could stem from Cruise’s devotion to Scientology — it’s long been blamed for his split from Nicole Kidman – and the serious allegations of his mistreatment of lower-ranked members of the religious group, as this New Yorker article pointed out.

If Holmes thought her marriage to a superstar would be a boon to her career, she was wrong. Since their union began about six years ago, her professional life has taken a backseat to being a wife and mother. That may have been her choosing, but a recent interview with Cruise in Playboy suggests an unsettled Holmes, who wanted more from her career than just being known as a superstar’s wife.

It’s something Cruise’s second ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, was all too familiar with. When asked in an interview with Vanity Fair whether women could have both marriage and career, she said of her marriage to Cruise: “I think I had to choose. I think (the marriage) would have come down to it. I suppose it wasn’t meant to be.”

What do you think is the real reason why Katie Holmes decided to file for divorce from Tom Cruise? Ladies, would YOU date Tom Cruise despite all the Scientology stuff?

Source: Yahoo News

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Kate Middleton Wows In Red For Queen’s Royal River Pageant

Kate Middleton was definitely dressed to impress at Queen Elizabeth‘s Diamond Jubilee celebration this Sunday.

Sporting a ravishing red Alexander McQueen creation, Kate, 30, was all smiles as she boarded the Spirit of Chartwell royal barge for a flotilla down the Thames River. The British fashion icon capped off her radiant look with a Sylvia Fletcher fascinator from the royal milliner, James Lock & Co, and LK Bennett “Sledge” heels. Prince William was, too, dressed to the nines — donning on his RAF Flight Lieutenant No. 1 dress uniform for the special occasion.

Kate was also joined by her brother-in-law Prince Harry and, of course, Queen Elizabeth herself. The royal family sailed along the Thames in a 210-ft. barge, which was decked with 10,000 roses, carnations, sweet peas and red charm peonies for big fete celebrating the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.


Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were also present as they sailed behind the Queen on the Havengore. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth’s daughter, Princess Anne, and her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence were on the Trinity House No. 1 Boat.

As for Kate’s family? The Queen personally invited Catherine’s family – Michael, Carole, James and Pippa Middleton – to join in the celebrations on the paddle steamer, Elizabethan.

“Michael and Carole’s inclusion on Elizabethan took a lot of people by surprise, but the Queen is incredibly supportive of the duchess and her family,” a palace insider told the Daily Mail.  ”Boats travelling in the Royal Squadron are solely reserved for special guests of the Queen, which demonstrates just how far the Middletons have come.”

Do you like the Duchess’ fashion style? Tell us about your favorite Kate Middleton dress!

Source: CeleBuzz!

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