Katie Holmes blindsided Tom Cruise in split with `secret mobile phone`

London: Katie Holmes planned her split from Tom Cruise with lawyers like a plot from a spy movie.

According to reports, a friend gave her a non-traceable, disposable pay-as-you-go mobile so she was able to hire lawyers without her husband finding out, the Mirror reported.

And she took no chances getting the legal wheels in motion by hiring three law firms in three different US states before she eventually decided to file for divorce in New York.

Holmes’ move is said to have “blindsided” her 50-year-old husband.

A settlement was agreed last weekend in New York, giving Holmes, 33, primary custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Suri.

Holmes also has the chief responsibility for deciding how Suri is educated, the Los Angeles Times claimed.

But the ‘Top Gun’ star will still be entitled to “significant” time with the youngster.