Katie Holmes secret plan to leave Tom Cruise

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  • Details of Katie Holmes well thought out plan to 'escape' Tom Cruise have emerged

    Tom Cruise may have been blindsided by his wife’s decision to divorce, but it seems Katie Holmes had been secretly planning her divorce for some time, according to latest reports.

    Under the guidance of her lawyer father Martin Holmes, Katie had been planning her separation for several weeks in a secret plan that included switching her email addresses and mobile numbers.

    According to People magazine, Katie had been playing the doting wife while her escape plan was well under way. ‘She was talking to Tom on the phone up until last week saying, ‘I love you,” a source told the magazine.


    Planning the separation to a tee, the actress made sure she was impossible to get hold of when she recently visited China for work commitments.

    ‘Her inner circle has been planning this and switching out cell phones since she was in China [in mid-June],’ the source added.

    ‘When new cell phones arrived, then nobody could reach her. Her old best friends from last week don’t have her new number, no e-mail. She’s unreachable.’

    In June the 33-year-old also secured new digs for and daughter Suri, renting a lavish apartment in Chelsea, NYC, but telling Tom it was because she needed more privacy from the press.

    ‘[Tom] knew that she moved there, but [he thought it was] for different reasons,’ the source told People.

    ‘She said she moved there to drive into the underground garage. There are fewer paparazzi and it’s less intrusive for her,’ the source continued.

    ‘It was the first phase of getting everything out of the house, and that’s why she was able to say she’s moving without giving an indication that she was going to divorce him.’



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