Did Katie Holmes Deceive Tom Cruise While Plotting Her Escape?

Katie Holmes & Tom CruiseSick of the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce saga yet? Yeah, neither are we. Especially when juicy reports like today's come out about Katie supposedly planning her dramatic exit for a while when old Tommy was none the wiser.

People mag is saying that sweet little Katie was slowly getting the pieces in place to leave Tom and Scientology long before he had any clue what was going on. He and his peeps have already claimed he was blindsided and devastated by Holmes' decision to split and take Suri with her. She, on the other hand, told an inquiring reporter in the grocery store July 4, "I'm all right. Thank you."

But the latest details are downright fascinating, even if you don't give a hoot about TomKat. A mystery source is saying that 33-year-old Holmes rented her new mom-daughter digs in New York early last month, but she told Cruise, who just turned 50, that it was just for the privacy of the underground garage. Huh? And he believed that crap?

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Apparently, yes, yes, he did. Here's how the People source tells it:

She said she moved there to drive into the underground garage. There are fewer paparazzi and it's less intrusive for her. It was the first phase of getting everything out of the house, and that's why she was able to say she's moving without giving an indication that she was going to divorce him. 

Katie also reportedly called her lawyer daddy in to assess the situation, schemed with her closest friends to switch cell phones so those outside the circle of trust couldn't reach her, and even was gushing "I love you" to Tom, who was off filming in Iceland, on the phone as recently as last week.

Okay so now I know so many of us are Team Katie -- me included -- but this seems like kind of a nasty thing to do to your husband of five years and the father of your ridiculously adorable daughter, doesn't it? It kind of reminds me of those stories you hear about a guy suddenly telling his wife of, oh, a decade he hasn't been in love with her since before he popped the question. Say what? Not only is it unbelievable -- it's sneaky and deceptive and kind of all around icky and WHY THE HELL AM I DEFENDING CREEPY TOM CRUISE AGAIN?

Right, so if he were, like, a normal celebrity guy who wasn't King Scientology, I'd be wholeheartedly on his side and vehemently wagging my finger at Miss Holmes. And even though I'm not a fan of lies and double lives, I'm still behind Katie Holmes 100%. She was probably terrified of fleeing the Cult Church of Scientology, which by many accounts seems about as easy as getting out of the CIA. ESPECIALLY with that other new report that she was petrified of that insane Scientology interrogation ritual kids are supposedly put through when they turn 6 (hello, Suri). So the protective momma had to be secretive and calculating and careful. Who better to pull the wool over an A-list actor's eyes than his A-list actress wife?

Kind of reminds me of that movie Sleeping With the Enemy, when Julia Roberts' character was being abused by a control-freak maniac husband and she staged her own death and ... I loved that sh*t. I rooted her on, and felt vindicated when she succeeded (I'd have said "spoiler alert!!" here, but if you haven't seen the 1991 film by now, you're never gonna). So go, Katie, go! We're proud of you, GF.

Do you think Katie Holmes was right to secretly plan her split from Tom Cruise, or was it just plain evil?

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guita... guitarmom1

Do you remember when Tom blindsided Nicole? She thought everything was GREAT until she heard the news about the divorce. She was broken-hearted, had a miscarriage, and he showed her NO mercy or sympathy. 

Miche... Michelephant

Fame and scientology aside, what katie did was the smart way to prepare for a divorce. She got her affairs lined up, set up a place for her and her daughter to live, consulted a lawyer and got her finances straight. This is how any woman should ideally prepare for a divorce. The only reason she had to be extra sneaky was because of the press.

pinkm... pinkmadge

Agreed with the above posters - Tom did the same thing to Nicole, so karma's a b*tch.  And yes, this is a smart way for a woman to handle things.  

expat... expatalfa

Blindsided and devastated my ass. He's pissed off that it makes him look bad. The guy and his Scientology cronies are nuts and, more the point, dangerous.

nonmember avatar kaerae

It's the smart way to handle it, and everyone who consults a lawyer does it. Would she have been better of tipping her hand and having him snatch Suri out of the country somewhere that doesn't have a custody pact with the U.S.? She did what was best and safest to protect her daughter from a cult leader. Way to go Katie! Not Kate!

carole76 carole76

With this cult, you don't know what Tom would do. I say, you go girl!

DebaLa DebaLa

Can we add the *coincidental* timing of his big birthday AND Independence Day??

She's taken her cues from Nicole's nightmare, and yes, karma's a bitch.

nonmember avatar Tami

What's that saying about karma only being a bitch if you are? If the shoe fits, Tom......


mightymo mightymo

if i had people watching every move i made, i would sneak too, and i don't mean the papparrazzi

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