Katie Holmes’s reportedly shocked Tom Cruise with divorce papers—and the divorce also shocked the Church of Scientology, his religion. Scientology experts said that Holmes is sending a strong message that she won’t be cowed by Cruise or others within the church. “Katie ambushed Tom Cruise and in doing so, outwitted some of the most controlling people on earth,” said Karen De La Carriere, who was once one of the executives within Scientology and married to the church’s former president. A former Scientologist with close ties to Cruise’s family says that Cruise’s daughter, Isabella, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman, had worked for Holmes’s clothing line Holmes and Yang and was abruptly fired about two months ago.
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