Katie Holmes couldn’t take the Xenu scene anymore, divorce

Catholic girls start much too late, so sang Billy Joel. Apparently the wives of Tom Cruise hit 33, and the wheels come off the L. Ron Hubbard devotee’s marriages.

Katie Holmes, like Nicole Kidman, was raised a Catholic. Both women (including first wife Mimi Rodgers) were 33 when the papers flew and 34 when the divorce finalized.

Katie Holmes appeared unhappy and the pictures did not lie: The mother of Suri Cruise is ready to flee the cryptic cloistered world of Scientology.  A cult that also includes the strained looking marriage of John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

Cruise is set to star in “Rock of Ages” but the divorce paper filing allegedly came as a surprise to him, according to Radar Online and the New York Daily News.

L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology is based on the notion that 75 million years ago galactic dictator Xenu brought immortal aliens to earth.

Katie married Tom in Italy in 2006.

“Katie just wants to live out of the spotlight of Tom. She wants to focus on her acting career, which has taken a backseat since her marriage,” claims RadarOnline.com. “Katie and Tom also have very different parenting views. Katie wants Suri to go to school with other children and have a grounded routine whereas Tom doesn’t, he wants her schooled in the same manner as Connor and Isabella were. Tom is nowhere near as strict as Katie is and doesn’t believe in disciplining Suri, whereas Katie believes that is important. Tom basically treats Suri as a little adult, however Katie treats her like a six-year-old child, and that causes some major clashes over parenting style.”

Allegedly the primary divorce battle is over custody of Suri — Katie wants primary custody, according to reports.

Katie’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People magazine. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Tom’s rep released a statement: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”

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