PHOTOS – Katie Holmes Steps Out Without Ring! Plus How She Escaped From Tom Cruise
First, Katie, 33, made her first post divorce filing appearance today in New York City… without her wedding ring! Katie was photographed this afternoon after she left a show taping. According to reports, the people on the set were not allowed to bring up Tom or the divorce.
Meanwhile, some of the tabloids – Us Weekly and PEOPLE – have decided to push out their new issues today, much earlier than usual. And of course, Tom and Cruise are gracing both covers.
The headlines definitely paint Katie as the sympathetic victim (which she is) in the marriage with most reports stating she “escaped” from Tom.
Sources tell Us Weekly Katie’s divorce filing was a long time coming as she has actually been attempting to break free from Tom, 49, and Scientology for the past year. Wowzers.
“Every move she made and everything she did was controlled . . . She felt like she was in Rosemary’s Baby,” reveals an insider, referencing the classic 1968 horror film, in which actress Mia Farrow unknowingly has a child for her husband’s Satanic cult.
“This is about protecting her daughter,” the insider continues. “She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn’t want her to have an exclusively Scientology education.” The first source adds: “She felt she had to get out to save her daughter.”
“Frankly Katie escaped,” the source tells Us Weekly, who reported Katie secretly got a NYC apartment in mid-June while preparing for the split. “She felt she had to get out to save her daughter.”
As for how Katie escaped, she had the help of her attorney father Martin Holmes who has been advising her. Sources also reveal she had stopped going to three-times-a-week Scientology classes more than 18 months ago; and distanced herself from Tom’s sister Lee Anne DeVette.
Also in recent weeks, she fired her team of (mostly-Scientologist) employees “so she wouldn’t be spied on.” Indeed TMZ confirms today that Katie has fired her old bodyguards.
And finally, TMZ also reported this morning that Katie feared Tom would ship their 6-year-old daughter Suri off to a hardcore Scientology organization known as Sea Organization which has been compared to a boot camp. The church is of course denying Tom was planning to send Suri there, stating the the age requirement is sixteen.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? ARE YOU SURPRISED KATIE ESCAPED?