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Katie Holmes Broke Up With Tom Cruise Over Scientology

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) No longer.

After yesterday's at once headline-grabbing and not-shocking announcement that Katie Holmes is seeking a divorce from couch maniac and Scientologist-in-Chief Tom Cruise, "sources connected to the couple" have revealed Holmes's reasoning to TMZ. Unsurprisingly, L. Ron Hubbard, the Galactic Confederacy, and Dianetics appear to have been a major factor in the breakup. It seems that Holmes doesn't want their daughter Suri, now 6 years old, raised as an out-and-out Scientologist.

Katie has never been fully committed to Scientology, even though she has had ties with the church.  We're told the couple had been arguing over Suri — that she's now of the age where Scientology becomes a significant part of her life.

Holmes, who should walk away with at least $15 million and the couple's Santa Barbara mansion, per the couple's prenup, is expected to file for sole custody of Suri in the coming days.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images