Los Angeles: The stage is set for a bitter custody battle between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their six-year-old daughter Suri, who the actor feels is being used as a weapon by his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Cruise, 50, who was reportedly blindsided by Holmes' decision to file for divorce, has cut off all contact with the actress, TMZ reported quoting sources.
Although Cruise now has "absolutely no contact with Katie," his people are negotiating her people over when and how he can talk to Suri.
The stage is set for a bitter custody battle between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their daughter Suri.
The actor apparently speaks to Suri by phone at least once a day but according to sources close to him it has been made difficult by Holmes' side. The actor, who marked his 50th birthday with a simple lunch with his adopted children, is yet to discuss the break-up of his marriage with Suri.
Things are "really bitter now" between the former couple because Cruise feels betrayed by Holmes and thinks she is using Suri as a weapon, the website said quoting sources. The actor is leaving California before the weekend to shoot his new movie in 'The Rockies'.
Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise, her husband of five years in New York last week. She is demanding the sole custody of Suri but Cruise's camp wants the proceedings to be moved to California as NY doesn't like giving warring parents joint custody.
Meanwhile, Holmes has assured fans that she is doing fine after filing for divorce from Cruise. The 33-year-old actress did not look like a woman going
through a divorce and even smiled for the photographers. When approached by a New York Daily News reporter, Holmes said, "I'm alright. Thank you."
A day earlier, the actress stopped by an ice cream parlor at the East Village with Suri to meet some friends. While inside, Holmes was seen laughing and enjoying the company.
Holmes reportedly rejected estranged husband Cruise's plea for her to fly to Iceland to save their marriage. Cruise had apparently asked her over the phone to come and visit him and celebrate his 50th birthday, on the set of his film
'Oblivion' but she refused the offer.
Cruise, who had planned to mark his 50th birthday in style, settled for a quiet lunch alongside his adopted children Conner and Isabella.