Over the weekend, a source told Us Weekly that Katie "is dead set on keeping custody of Suri. Katie is not going to compromise on certain issues, all regarding Suri."
Holmes, who appears to have seriously outmaneuvered Cruise in the bust-up, had the advantage of seeing how his split from Nicole Kidman played out.
Even though Cruise and Kidman negotiated joint custody after he blindsided her with divorce papers in 2001 (karma alert), she has reportedly had limited contact with children Bella, 19, and Connor, 17, in recent years.
The purported reason? The kids are church members; Kidman is not.
Some former church members claim the kids were told the Oscar winner was a sociopath and a "suppressive person," which, per the Scientology website, would put her in the same category with "Napoleon, Hitler, the unrepentant killer and the drug lord."
Radar Online says Holmes will retain primary custody and will do her best to limit any influences she doesn't approve of.
"Katie insisted that Suri's nanny and bodyguards always accompany her when she visits Tom," contends a source. "Katie did this for several reasons. This will ensure a smooth and easy transition for Suri when she is with Tom."
Plus, "Tom only has Scientologists that work for him, and Katie insisted that her staff will always be with their daughter," continues the snitch. "Under terms of the settlement, Suri isn't permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology-related and this includes going to any Scientology churches, parties, etc. Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement."
Reiterates a Holmes confidant to Us, "This is about protecting her daughter."
Now that the actress has reportedly received what she wanted in regards to Suri's custody, she can continue to move forward. That means, like Kidman, ramping up her career.
People reports she's preparing for an apt new role as a single mom of a daughter in the forthcoming film "Molly," which she co-wrote and will co-produce.