Today it was revealed that as Katie Holmes’ marriage to Tom Cruise has been dissolved, her every move has been tracked by a team of mystery men.
Unknown people in two cars have been seen tailing Katie Holmes, prompting speculation they are members of the controversial Scientology doctrine.
And it has been claimed this tracking has been going on for weeks – even before Friday’s shock announcement the pair will divorce.
According to TMZ, “there have been several <<mysterious>> men and vehicles around Katie Holmes’ New York apartment and following her when she’s out.
“Specifically … a white Cadillac Escalade and black Mercedes SUV have been seen near Katie’s NYC apartment for the past week.”
The site claims that although a publication has put a tail on Katie Holmes, sources say they believe these cars are not journalists, but their identity has never been established.
It has been claimed life behind closed doors for Katie Holmes was far from the romantic love story her Hollywood husband Tom Cruise painted it to be.
Today it was being suggested the pair had been living in separate sections of their sprawling LA apartment, with Katie Holmes opting to live in a large communal area in the Scientology Celebrity Centre – rather than face her increasingly controlling husband.
After Katie Holmes announced her plans to divorce her husband of five years, their lives have been blown open with a picture of a controlling, often manipulative Tom Cruise emerging – taking charge of his wife’s movie roles, appearance and even changing her name.
The Sunday Mirror reports Tom Cruise told his wife she must be called “Kate” instead of “Katie” and carefully picked her film roles – making sure the starlet didn’t opt for something he didn’t agree with.
Also their building, in the huge towering Scientology complex in LA was carefully guarded with sources revealing “men in suits” stood guarding every door and even “escorting” people to their own rooms.
“Katie was really embarrassed about it and didn’t seem to like people to see the way she lived behind closed doors. Everyone knew they stayed in separate sections of the apartment,” a family friend said.
Cracks began to emerge after Katie Holmes started to fear for her daughter Suri, 6, when she realized Tom Cruise’s devotion to Scientology could not be wavered.
And Katie Holmes, who filed for divorce in New York – where it is thought she stands a better chance of getting custody of Suri, was thought to have “finally snapped” after seeing a shot of her husband posing provocatively on the cover of W magazine with two women draped over him.
But it was his unwavering commitment to following the Scientology doctrine which sowed the seed of discontent according to family and friends.
Under the doctrine a child can make his or her own decisions and Tom Cruise treated his daughter “like a little adult”.
A family friend said: “Tom basically treats Suri as a little adult, however Katie treats her like a six-year-old child, and that causes major clashes.”
“The couple was arguing over Suri.”
The source added to RadarOnline.com: “Katie did not want Tom making all the decisions in Suri’s life, and that’s what was going on. She decided it was high time she started deciding on what was best for her daughter, or at least having an equal say, and she knew that would be impossible if she remained Mrs. Tom Cruise.”