Tom was very controlling: Katie’s friends
London: Katie Holmes, who filed for divorce from her husband of 5 years Tom Cruise, was reportedly scared that she was turning ‘into a robot’ because of his controlling ways.
The 33-year-old actress felt like she had changed ‘so much’ in her time with Tom.
Sources close to the former ‘Dawson’s Creek’ actress, who played innocent Joey in the popular teen drama, told friends she had found that her relationship with the megastar had become ‘too much’ for her.
“After five years of this Katie really felt like she was going crazy and that she was actually turning into the robot that the press had always made her out to be,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as telling RadarOnline.
“Katie has actually got a great personality and she used to be spunky and feisty. She changed so much when she was with Tom, she became downtrodden and insipid.
“In the end it just got too much, she was sick of it and decided she had to do something. Basically, she grew up and lost the starstruck goggles she had been wearing,” the source said.
Katie is reportedly seeking full custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri after beginning to question her life with the 49-year-old actor and his control of their decision-making.
“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,” the source said.
Holmes’s lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement that her primary concern was her daughter Suri.
“Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest,” Wolfe said in a statement to People magazine.
But it seems that Katie’s parents are also happy to have their baby back.
A source told RadarOnline that it was tough for them over the past five years to watch Katie be controlled by Tom and they really felt that they had lost their daughter to some extent.
“So, that’s the one bright side to the divorce — they feel like they’re getting the old Katie back again,” the source said.
A spokesperson for Cruise, who is currently in Iceland filming his new sci-fi movie ‘Oblivion’, made it clear that it was Katie who filed for divorce.
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children,” the spokesperson said.