It seems as though Tom Cruise is going green on his divorce from fellow thespian Katie Holmes. Rumor has it he hired the same divorce attorney he worked with on his previous divorce from Nicole Kidman.
Dennis Wasser, a Los Angeles-based divorce lawyer, will be representing Cruise in what might just trump the Kardashian-Humphries split to be the biggest divorce of the year.
A source confirmed that Wasser has taken Cruise’s case and added that another New York-based divorce lawyer will also join the team.
Holmes filed for divorce in New York, but there is a good chance the case might move to California. Several legal experts claim that her decision to file in New York may give her an advantage in her pursuit to gain sole custody of the couple’s six-year-old girl, Suri.
In addition, if the case is tried in New York, the couple will undoubtedly have more privacy as proceedings unfurl, due to the fact that the state seals divorce filings while California often allows them to be public.
Holmes has solicited the help of divorce attorneys Jonathan Wolfe and Allan Mayefsky, who represented Christie Brinkley in her divorce from Peter Cook.
According to Cruise’s publicist, the “Rock of Ages” star was “deeply saddened” by Holmes’ decision to file for divorce last week and claims it came as a “complete surprise.”
Many speculate the divorce had something to do with Cruise’s Scientology faith. It is also rather curious that all three of Cruise’s marriages ended when his ex-wives were 33-years-old. In addition to being married to Kidman, Cruise’s first marriage was to actress Mimi Rogers.
What is different this time around is the fact that it was Holmes who filed for divorce. With his last two marriages, it was Cruise who filed the papers.