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Katie Holmes files for divorce after ‘becoming sick of controlling Tom’


Katie Holmes was scared she was turning ‘into a robot’ while with Tom Cruise. The former Dawson’s Creek actress – who has filed for divorce from the ‘Rock of Ages’ star after five years of marriage – felt like she had changed ‘so much’ in her time with Tom.Sources close to the 33-year-old, who played innocent Joey in the popular teen drama, told friends she had found her relationship with the megastar, 49, had become ‘too much’ for her.

Marriage impossible: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years together

A source said: ‘After five years of this Katie really felt like she was going crazy and that she was actually turning into the robot that the press had always made her out to be. ‘Katie has actually got a great personality and she used to be spunky and feisty. She changed so much when she was with Tom, she became downtrodden and insipid.

‘In the end it just got too much, she was sick of it and decided she had to do something. Basically, she grew up and lost the starstruck goggles she had been wearing.’Katie is reportedly seeking full custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri after beginning to question her life with Tom and his control of their decision making.

The source added to RadarOnline.com: ‘Katie did not want Tom making all the decisions in Suri’s life, and that’s what was going on. She decided it was high time she started deciding on what was best for her daughter, or at least having an equal say, and she knew that would be impossible if she remained Mrs. Tom Cruise.’

It  appears that Tom was blindsided by his wife of five years, as he gushed about her at a ceremony to accept his Friars Club Foundation Award just two weeks ago. The couple are worth around $275 million – much of that owing to Tom’s box office success.

The terms of the pre-nup are understood to be clear – for each year the couple stay married, the Dawson’s Creek actress collects $3million – to a maximum of $33 million after 11 years – as well as their palatial home in California.

If their marriage had lasted more than 11 years, Holmes would have received half of Cruises’s reportedly $250 million fortune.
After filing for divorce less than six years later, according to the agreement, Katie should only be entitled to $15 million as well as the couple’s $35 million Beverly Hills Mansion

But with an estate worth upwards of $275 million, Katie is expected to seek much more and there is already intense speculation as to how much she will collect when the papers are signed.At least Katie’s parents are happy to have their baby back.A source told RadarOnline.com: ‘It’s been tough for them over the past five years to watch Katie be controlled by Tom and they really felt that they had lost their daughter to some extent.’

‘So, that’s the one bright side to the divorce – they feel like they’re getting the old Katie back again.’
The statuesque brunette had frequently been pictured looking drawn and exhausted during her marriage. One Hollywood source said she had been ‘utterly miserable with Tom for months, if not years’.

© Daily Mail, London

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