Tom Cruise has been far too quiet thus far in the aftermath of wife, Katie Holmes having filed for divorce from him and reportedly, seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri. Something is telling me that it’s not a good sign and that Cruise has cards up his sleeve that he’s not playing yet.
Cruise has never taken a back seat to much of anything…at least, not willingly and, there’s a rotten feeling that he’s not about to take one to this divorce either. Something is brewing but, it appears that he’s already strategized what his next move will be and when. It’s all in the timing, I’m sure.
Initially, in the first few days of news breaking of Holmes having filed the papers, Cruise’s lawyers had stated that he’d likely be filing his own papers in California, an arena that Cruise likely stood to gain the most from the legal system there. Holmes had filed in New York. To date, Cruise has remained eerily silent and not made a move.
Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields made the statement, “We are letting ‘the other side’ play the media until they wear everyone out,” Fields explained, “and then we’ll have something to say.”
One doesn’t have to be a genius to read between the lines and see that something is being strategized within Team Cruise and Holmes may get hit between the eyes on this with a rather drawn out, nasty battle ahead of her to break free and gain custody of the couple’s only child, Suri Cruise.
While it’s been reported that Cruise and Holmes have been in negotiations for a divorce, it’s hardly likely that Cruise is going to go out quietly on this matter. Nor, does it seem likely that Cruise is going to settle easily for simply visitation rights with his daughter and no control over which religion she is raised under. Equally worrisome is the nagging feeling that Cruise does not like to lose and therefore, will probably not settle for being second best or looking as though he laid down and let Holmes call the shots. Something is buzzing beneath the appearing quietness of beehive in hibernation.
If I were to be a gambler, I’d be willing to place all of my chips onto the table in one shot that this is going to be anything but a peaceful settlement. There’s far more to come in the near future. Just what, is anyone’s guess but, it’s almost certain that Cruise will exhaust all forms of negotiation signs first then, come out with guns firing. He’s not going to take a back seat.
There is one possibility that comes to mind though in this entire mess. Holmes may have something on Cruise that she’s holding close to her chest as her Trump Card and perhaps, Cruise hasn’t figured out a way around it yet? That may explain why Holmes took her time, played the role of her life and strategized her exit with such assurance. It did appear that Holmes was quite sure of herself and her stance when she made her move in filing for not only divorce but, sole custody of their child.
There’s big money within the Scientology religion and with Cruise estimated to be third from the top in ranks within the church, perhaps Cruise has some dirt under his fingernails that Holmes has documented proof of and therefore, Cruise is attempting to play it smart so that it never gets leaked. Or, perhaps, Cruise was loose-lipped with Holmes about something within the church itself that she has documented proof of and feels as though she has the power over Cruise.
Whatever there is coming, it’s feeling more like being in the eye of a hurricane with the back half of it, about to hit.
I’ve got an uneasy feeling that Holmes had better watch herself closely. Perhaps, that is why she has been more public about this than one would have normally seen celeb couples being in what could turn into a nasty divorce.
Whatever it is that is going on, this is far from over. That, I’m sure of.