Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Katie Holmes has finally gone public with Jamie Foxx after a rumoured romance that became an open secret in Hollywood. But while the public were wondering why it took them so long to confirm their relationship, it seems to stem back to her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise. Much has been reported about their bizarre divorce - and how Katie literally fled the country to get herself and daughter Suri away - but the actress has never spoken publicly about life as part of TomKat.
Here, we look back at the bizarre claims surrounding Tom's marriage rules for his wife Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Scientology elders 'audition for wives' Tom sweeps Katie in for a kiss in a very public display of affection in Image: Eyevine After Tom's divorce from second wife Nicole Kidman, he began getting more into Scientology - the religious organisation he was introduced to by first wife Mimi Rogers in the late s. And there have been claims that Katie - who fancied Tom as a teenager - wasn't the Mission Impossible star's first pick.
According to the controversial book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison Belief by Lawrence Wright, Tom invited Scientology elders to hold screen tests to find his next wife - a claim which the church's lawyers have denied. But the author claimed a number of eligible Hollywood women were 'auditioned' by the church for the role of Tom's next spouse, including Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba.
Norwegian blonde Anette Iren Johansen said in that she'd been among the auditionees and claimed she'd been questioned later by a church elder about her sexual history - including whether she'd ever had threesomes or sex with a woman.
A spokesperson for the Church of Scientology told Mail Online at the time: WireImage When TomKat announced they were expecting their first child together in October , doctors criticised Cruise for buying his own at-home ultrasound machine so he could keep an eye on Katie's womb.
Tom confessed he'd bought the high-tech equipment to use throughout his wife's pregnancy and said the couple would donate it to a hospital after she'd given birth, but medical specialists slammed his decision. Some doctors warned that sonograms should only be carried out by certified technicians and only for medical purposes, as potential problems could be missed by untrained observers or the unborn child could be exposed to more sound waves than necessary.
Silent childbirth Katie with baby daughter Suri in Under Scientology rules, Katie had to remain silent during birth Image: By far and away the strangest rule to come out of Tom and Katie's marriage was Cruise's insistence that his wife stay silent while she was giving birth to baby Suri.
According to Scientologists, labouring women should avoid screaming, groaning or even talking lest their words cause trauma to their newborn. Even doctors and other staff attending the birth should refrain from speaking, according to Scientology founder L.
According to the terms of their 'quickie' divorce, Katie was reportedly not allowed to mention their marriage or date anyone publicly for five years after her split from Tom. A source told Radar last year: Tom holding Katie's hand while her future boyfriend Jamie Foxx watches on in Image: Reuters Katie got full custody of Suri when she fled her marriage Image: And this week - not long after the five-year mark had passed since Katie filed for divorce on June 29 - she finally went public with Jamie Foxx.
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