New Divorce Details Make Tom Cruise Look Like Christian Grey

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tom cruise katie holmesE.L. James' fantasy man Christian Grey may be a lovable control freak, but not sure the same can be said of the very real Tom Cruise ... Now that battle lines have been drawn between Camp Tom and Camp Katie, the details about what drove them apart are slowly trickling out, and the latest report in TMZ offers what they believe is a major -- if not the only -- cause for Katie pulling the trigger on the divorce: Tom's Fifty Shades-esque behavior.

Apparently, according to sources close to Katie, Tom controlled her "like a puppetmaster ... making every major and even minor decision in her personal and professional life" and "in the end, she felt like she couldn't breathe without his permission." They go on to report specific instances where Tom treated Katie like his very own Stepford wife ...

Apparently, movie studio-connected sources say Tom executed an "Art Kill" back when Katie was doing Thank You for Smoking in 2005. In other words, he told producers to "kill" any promo photos that showed Katie and Aaron Eckhart kissing or doing "anything else compromising." And then when she did Batman Begins, Katie was forbidden from flying with the rest of the cast and could only travel on Tom's private jet. Another source says Morgan Freeman was "disgusted" by the situation. I can imagine!

As someone who has always prided herself on being an independent woman, someone who would never allow her partner to be in the driver's seat of my life, I'm having trouble just wrapping my head around how or why Katie put up with this for so long. But women fall for control freak men and make up excuses for them all the time. Maybe she just thought he was trying to protect her and always had her best interest at heart ... But I find that hard to believe. Considering what we know of Tom, it's more likely he was just looking out for #1.

Thank goodness she reached her breaking point and decided enough was enough (or thank goodness she only contractually owed him five years of this nonsense!).

Are you surprised by these stories about Tom's control freak behavior? Why do you think Katie put up with it?

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navyw... navywife0204

I'm willing to bet he's the reason she didn't come back for Dark Knight... Maggie was great, but I think Katie would have been better.


Betty Zam

@ Navywife, Agreed! I didn't get why she didn't go back. Katie was great in the first one. I always thought, she loved him and was trying to please him. Then it may have gotten so one sided that she had to just go...

pupuk... pupukeawahine

What controlling people don't know is that their very fears will come back around and bite them in the butt.  They're so afraid of things being out of control that they don't give anyone any room.  Then the person being controlled does exactly what the control-freak tried to prevent in the first place, except they do it exponentially.  Not only does Katie want NO compromise with Tom (controlling people don't like compromies, but most successful relationships function because of it) she is exposing him and his ways.  This is a nightmare for a control-freak and exctly what they went overboard trying to prevent, but as far as I'm concerned, it's their just punishment.

nonmember avatar Kat

I would not be surprised if Tom were controlling. As for why she would put up with it, there could be many reasons. I was in a 5 year relationship myself with an extremely controlling and verbally abusive man until I had my breaking point and left a year ago. It started to turn after the first year, when it went from me doing things for him because I wanted to to having to do things for him because he demanded it. Things may have been like that with her. she may also have been in love with the romance of it all and she had a daughter with him to consider which may have influenced her. No matter why, I am glad that she has gotten out of the situation. If she is unhappy she needs to put herself in a happier place.

Teresa Welby

pre-nup kicks in at five years?

jessi... jessicasmom1

lol @ pre-nup kicks in at five years ...maybe?

Cakeg... Cakegirl0905

I remember when she cut off all her hair and stopped smiling with her mouth open. It was so obvious that he turned her into his robot. I have to admit though, I am really impressed at how she stepped away from him and planned this all behind his back-it takes a strong woman to do that!

there... theresaphilly

I am not surprised, he looks controlling. Why she put up with this for so long? Must you ask, She had no career of her own. Before Tom married her she was in low budget movies and crappy TV shows. Now she is on the red carpet and a "A" lister. She could not of done this without Tom, come on folks she is not a great actress. Just look at her movies.

Kathie Fast

Maybe katie saw dollar signs when she met tom and played marriage and family until she could file for divorce getting mega money and practically unlimited child support....just saying.  


Marilu Fletes

But she knew all this since the beginning. He's been controlling her since day one. She also knew how tied he is to Scientology. So, she wants to get out of all that now? Ok, she's free to do it, but with sole custody? Good luck with that.

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