It’s now been exactly three weeks since Katie Holmes shocked many by not only blindsiding husband Tom Cruise with a divorce, but by also requesting sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri.
The latest issue of Us Weekly magazine is now shedding more light on exactly why Katie, 33, felt the need to protect her daughter from Tom, 50, and Scientology. Apparently Tom would not allow Suri to be disciplined as the guidelines of his Scientology “religion” does not allow it.
“Tom would let Suri do whatever she wanted,” reveals a source close to Katie, adding that endless amounts of clothing and an unlimited toy budget eventually made Suri “ very demanding and bratty.”
“Katie saw that Suri was growing into a monster,” the source continues, adding that she is now working hard to become a stricter parent. “She wants to really become a parent and start teaching her strong discipline. Suri’s life is going to change.”
The mag reports that Scientology’s parenting philosophy insists that children must be treated like little adults, which led to Tom allowing his daughter to indulge in ice cream for dinner and choose her own bedtime. “She has been brought up to be in charge of everything,” says the Katie source, “so she is used to getting her own way.”
And while Tom has been parading Suri around NYC all week for his ‘I’m an amazing dad’ photo ops, sources reveal that Tom never spent too much time with Suri before the divorce as he was usually away due to his busy schedule.
“Suri is used to Tom being away for work, so this is nothing new,” said the insider. “Katie has delicately told her that Mommy and Daddy will spend time apart… She’s trying to let her adjust to this easily.” Katie is also determined to turn her spoiled privileged daughter into a humble little girl. “It will be a process. Katie knows it will take time to undo the damage, but she sees this as a way to start over.” Good for Katie!
Meanwhile, since Tom quickly settled his divorce with Katie, there are now rumors and rumblings on who his next victim wife or girlfriend will be. And according to a new report, all signs are pointing to 27-year-old actress Yolanda Pecoraro!
Why? Well for starters the Latin actress is a devout Scientologist, PLUS she has dated Tom in the past when she was reportedly 19-years-old. Scientology experts are also predicting Tom’s next not-at-all arranged marriage will be with a Scientologist. Whew! All non Scientology actresses can breathe a sigh of relief!
“Tom’s next marriage will be inside the church,” Scientology expert Margery Wakefield told the National Enquirer. A former member of the church also tells that mag that Yolanda is a “Scientology princess, perfect for Tom,” both her parents were members and that she’s been taking Scientology courses since she was just 13 years old.
Another source adds that following the wave of very bad publicity that followed Tom and Scientology after the divorce filing, the church is now in full damage control mode.
“With the embarrassment his divorce has caused the church, they want to stabilize the situation quickly,” the source said. “They also want to show that Tom has rebounded fast and that his new wife is beautiful and steeped in Scientology. If the church decides to make Yolanda Tom’s next wife, they’d certainly want her to have a child soon. So she could quickly be going from her modest apartment to a mansion in Beverly Hills with a baby on the way. And there’s little doubt she’d do what’s best for the church.”