Miz Holmes has been extremely focused on her fashion line, Holmes & Yang, and to protect her assets, she fired Bella two months before she decided to end her marriage to Cruise.
Hmm, things have definitely been on the decline for a while now…
A source says:
"There was never any trouble between them. Bella called Katie 'Mom.' She was fired out of the blue, and once Katie filed for divorce, it all made sense. This was a carefully planned ambush. Katie didn’t want Bella working for her anymore because she was Tom’s kid."
Now with her divorce settled and Tom's daughter fired, the Dawson's Creek actress can focus on her fashion collection which is set to debut this September in New York City during fashion week.
It's really sad that it's come to this - it seems like Katie and Bella were close. We just hope this doesn't put any bad blood between them.
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