It looks like the much-hyped divorce battle between actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for control of their daughter Suri's brain will not materialize -- at least not publicly.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Katie's lawyer has confirmed that Cruise and Holmes have settled their divorce amicably.
Jonathan Wolfe tells TMZ, "This case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life."
The couple's much-publicized marriage began with dopamine-fueled public spectacles, including the now infamous incident in 2008 when Cruise jumped up and down on Oprah's couch.
But like many "whirlwind" romances, TomKat soon fizzled out.
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A former Scientologist and estranged niece of the powerful church leader David Miscavige, says actress Katie Holmes has good reason to fear for the health and welfare of her 6-year-old daughter Suri.
“My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive,” said Jenna Miscavige Hill on her personal website.
Miscavige Hill, who left the controversial cult in 2005, said she recalls children "suffering mental anguish under the pressure of trying to process conflicting information forced upon them."
Miscavige Hill (pictured at right) is sympathetic to the plight of Holmes, who hired new bodyguards to protect her against the threatening tactics of the cult.
“As a mother myself, I offer my support to Katie and wish for her all of the strength she will need to do what is best for her and her daughter,” the 28-year-old said on ExScientologyKids.com.
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According to published reports, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after 5 years of marriage.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People magazine. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, were married in Italy in 2006 after a whirlwind (read: Dopamine-fueled) romance. It was the third marriage for Cruise.
The couple have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise. Cruise also has two grown children he adopted with ex-wife, actress Nicole Kidman.
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