Tom Cruise is reportedly planning to cut ties with the Church of Scientology as he has pinpointed the religion as the thing which "split him and Katie Holmes up" - but is it a case of too little, too late?
Everyone had a theory as to why Katie Holmes served Tom Cruise with divorce papers, albeit the actor's unwavering Scientological beliefs was a firm favourite in the tabloids. Some even suggested that Tom chose Scientology over seeing his daughter Suri Cruise amidst the divorce agreements - but now it seems as if the 'Mission Impossible' star is set to distance himself from the controversial religious sect.
A source explained to The People newspaper that Tom has come to the conclusion that Scientology techniques do not work in marriage:
"Now he’s lost the most precious thing in his life, he sees that his Scientology beliefs may not have hurt his box office but have ended not one but two marriages.
“It was a terrifying and rude awakening for Tom when Katie served him with divorce papers. He’s used to feeling undefeatable and untouchable. When he lost Katie he felt a failure.
"He has lost Nicole and now his wife and daughter. He has always used the Scientology techniques but he has now realised they don’t work in marriage."
Even more interestingly, the source continued to explain that fans will see Tom take a visible step away from Scientology - and that it could all be done as part of a bid to win back Katie Holmes, a woman he has always appeared to be madly in love with:
"Tom is no longer volunteering to be the public poster boy for Scientology. You’ll see he is seriously calming that down, he will head up the annual fundraisers and awards show but that’s in-house.
“In the outside world, Tom will not be promoting the religion, he is distancing himself.
“Many believe he is pulling away because he thinks it was Scientology that split him and Katie up... If Tom truly leaves, Katie would reconsider. She was in love with Tom, he was her childhood crush, it took a lot of strength to break free. But now she has peace of mind but no love."
Intriguing; we wonder if Katie really would consider taking back ex hubby Tom Cruise if he broke away from the religion that many considered to be the third person within their marriage?