Well this explains a lot!
According to Radar Online, Katie Holmes signed a crazy contract to not "embarrass" Tom Cruise following their divorce in 2012.
Per the report, Katie wanted out of her marriage SO badly that she succumbed to an insane agreement essentially dictating the terms of her life for FIVE YEARS. Given Cruise's ties with Scientology, we're not surprised she was supposedly forced into an iron-clad contract!
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In the contract's terms, Ms. Holmes agreed to not date anyone publicly following their split. The actress also gave up her right to discuss Scientology or Tom as a person.
The source went on to explain:
"Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce. She's allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she's not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri."
Hmm… this actually makes a lot of sense. Not only has K.H. kept her alleged romance with Jamie Foxx very under wraps for three years, but she also kept mum during Leah Remini's Scientology tell-all tour earlier late last year. The mom gave the bare minimum response over Leah's explosive claims!
While all these stipulations are intense, Katie did walk away with a big load of cash for her cooperation:
"Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms — and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself."
Well, oodles of dough can't hurt!
As for the secret romance thing, despite Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Claudia Jordan essentially exposing Holmes and Foxx's relationship a few months ago, they've done a good job adhering to the strict clauses. Apparently the two did their best to keep a low-profile at a recent Barbra Streisand concert.
A confidante said of the outing:
"They figured it wasn't a violation of the public rule because security prevented photos. They were so discreet."
Dayum. We can't imagine living like this… luckily the 37-year-old has only a few more months of keeping quiet.
So, do YOU believe this report?
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