Katie Holmes seeks support from friend Sandra Bullock after divorce

London: Actress Katie Holmes has reached out to friend Sandra Bullock for advice in dealing with her divorce from Tom Cruise.

The 33-year-old filed for divorce last week, apparently blindsiding the ‘Mission: Impossible’ star who was not aware of his wife`s intentions, reported Contactmusic.

"They met years ago through their mutual friend, Keanu Reeves, and Sandra knows all too well about being in a bad marriage - she`s been a real comfort to Katie," a source said.

Bullock herself divorced two years back from husband Jesse James.

It is said that Cruise and Holmes are hoping to settle their divorce out of court, apparently calling a "temporary truce" when it comes to legal proceedings.

A source said that Cruise, "doesn`t want his family dragged through the mud. They love their daughter."

However, Holmes is "dead-set" on retaining full custody of daughter Suri, with an insider saying, "Katie is not going to compromise on certain issues, all regarding Suri."