Though it was previously thought that Katie Holmes could walk away with $3 million for each year she was married to Tom Cruise, the truth is that she’ll walk away from her 5-year-marriage with little more than she brought into it, thanks to the prenuptial agreement.
The prenuptial agreement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes completely stonewalls her out of Tom’s massive fortune, but sources close to Holmes say she doesn’t care and isn’t really interested in the money, reports TMZ. The (apparently) incredibly complex prenup has always been stacked in Cruise’s favor, perhaps a lesson learned from the actor’s two previous failed marriages. Reports that Holmes could be walking away with $15 or $20 million for five years of marriage to Cruise are completely unfounded and fanciful. She leaves with what she brought in, and not much else.
“She’s not about the money. She’s not that girl. She loves to work,” says a source close to Holmes.
Of course she’s not about the money. She has plenty of her own. What we at IQ keep trying to tell everyone is that the only thing Katie really wants is Suri. That’s why she filed in New York, that’s why she’s been “planning” this divorce for the past 6 months.
Of course she is asking for child support from Cruise, but that’s hardly a surprise. It could end up meaning huge dollar signs, though. It is fairly common for a prenup to be challenged in divorce proceedings, and Katie’s folks aren’t ruling that out – she probably would if child support and custody were challenged, but not for personal gain. “Money is not that important to her. She makes plenty on her own,” her people continually insist.
Cruise is currently shooting in Iceland, and hasn’t said much about the divorce, except that he felt “blindsided” by it. He hasn’t even formally filed a response to the divorce, notes RadarOnline.
How is Suri doing?
“Tom has been working nonstop and he shows no sign of slowing down. And when Tom works, he takes months to prepare and pulls long hours. The crying is indicative of what’s going on. I can’t say whether Tom is there emotionally, but physically he’s been absent. Suri’s been crying a lot because of it,” explains a source.
Let’s not forget: in any divorce, no matter who wins, the kids always lose.
Do you think Katie Holmes will still make out with a nice chunk of change?