TomKat Divorce: Two Parties Finally Reach Settlement

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached an agreement to settle their divorce, representatives of both film stars have confirmed.

In a joint statement released earlier on Monday, the pair said they were “working together” to settle custody of their daughter Suri, six: ”We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests,” the statement read. ”We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”

The divorce has raised speculation among Hollywood media that the couple differed on raising Suri as a Scientologist. Neither Holmes nor Cruise’s legal team would comment. A lawyer for the Church of Scientology denied last week that Cruise wanted Suri to join the Sea Organization, sometimes described as the organisation’s militaristic wing.


It was revealed last month that Holmes, 33, was filing for divorce. It was Holmes’ first marriage and Cruise’s third. He previously was married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, which both ended in divorce. He adopted two children with Kidman. Cruise also had a three-year relationship with the Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.

Paul Talbert, a family law expert, told Reuters news agency the settlement had been reached quickly for such a high-profile couple: ”Cases with so many moving parts do not routinely resolve themselves in a matter of 10 days. We obviously have one or two extremely motivated people,” Mr Talbert said. ”Nobody wins in a messy public battle, and you certainly have two concerned parents here that recognised Suri definitely loses if this is a public divorce.”

Since everything is under tight wraps, let’s speculate about the whole settlement. What conditions do you think were included in the settlement? As for Suri, who will have custody over her?

Source: BBC News

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William And Kate Practicing To Be Parents?

Are Prince William and his wife Kate practicing their parenting skills? The royal couple, who will celebrate their one-year anniversary on April 29, doted on a tiny baby at a party Thursday.

The prince, 29, took the 3-week-old baby, named Hugo Eric Scott, in his arms and told the baby’s dad, Vic Vicary, “He looks very sweet.” Kate, 30, came over later to chat with the little boy’s parents, Vic and Hanna, and remarked that the baby was being “so good” as she admired his Superman-style outfit.

The party marked the end of an expedition to the South Pole. The baby’s father, a Warrant Officer Second Class with the Rifles who took part in the expedition, described the Prince as “a natural” with the infant. Of course, all eyes have been on the royal newlyweds to have a baby. A royal source told PEOPLE recently that like any couple, William and Kate “will let nature and life take its course.”


In the meantime, William and Kate plan to celebrate their anniversary weekend with friends in the U.K. The couple will likely spend their actual anniversary on Sunday together at home in north Wales. The quiet, private day is a world away from their wedding of last April 29 when the world watched them say “I do.”

Do you think it’s about time that the Royal Couple start having children already? Tell us your name suggestions!

Source: People

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