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Key to Katie's Divorce Strategy: Disposable Phone

Inside Holmes' secretive exit from Tom Cruise marriage
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2012 10:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – When Katie Holmes decided to divorce Tom Cruise, "she knew she had to have everything locked down before she pulled the trigger, because there could be no wiggle room if she didn't want this to turn into a long, drawn-out battle," a source tells People. So she used a disposable cell phone, obtained by a friend, to start talks with her lawyers, the Los Angeles Times reports. She also hired lawyers in three states, moved into a new apartment, and kept it all secret from Cruise until breaking the news to him in a phone call.

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The entire strategy was orchestrated mainly by Holmes herself, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times. And just weeks before filing for divorce, Radar adds, Katie and Suri visited Tom in Iceland where he was filming—and the family put duct tape over the security cameras in their swanky hotel room. A friend says it was probably because Tom and Katie were sleeping separately at that point. Who might Tom share a bed with next? The New York Post hints it could be his Oblivion co-star, Olga Kurylenko (check out her picture in the gallery). Meanwhile, more settlement details are trickling out: Cruise will probably pay out around $40 million, much of that in child support, and will set up a trust fund for Suri as well. Click to see how Suri herself triggered the quick, peaceful settlement. (Read more Olga Kurylenko stories.)

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