JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Their body language tells the story: gossip websites delve further into the split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Doomed marriage ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in March 2011.

Doomed marriage ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in March 2011. Photo: Getty Images

It doesn't take a team of Scientologist spies to figure out Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's marriage was in trouble.

Yesterday numerology, mysterious cars and a secret escape plan were behind their split, and today the gossip trade is resorting to that other old chestnut - body language analysis.

For someone who, according to several reports from unnamed sources, fears she is being followed by a team of Scientologist spies Holmes looks ... pretty damn relaxed 

Apparently just from looking at pictures of the couple in recent months you could tell it was all going straight to hell.

Marriage over ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in December last year.

Marriage over ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in December last year. Photo: Getty Images

"Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise hold hands in an awkward fashion on last outing together," screams an equally awkward Daily Mail headline.

It goes on: "Candid family shots paint an awkward picture of the final weeks of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's doomed marriage."

The article is based on photos of the couple in Louisiana in April, showing them holding hands, chatting and smiling.

The unhappy couple ...  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in March 2011.

The unhappy couple ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in March 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Holmes was carrying a stuffed toy which is admittedly a little awkward, but surely not the deal breaker.

Us Magazine also urges readers to: "See Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes' Awkward Final Photo Together".

The photo shows the pair walking in Iceland together and the actress does indeed have a furrowed brow. A furrowed brow!

Vaguely smiling in the middle of a paparazzi pack ... Katie Holmes steps out for the first time since the divorce announcement.

Vaguely smiling in the middle of a paparazzi pack ... Katie Holmes steps out for the first time since the divorce announcement. Photo: AP

Many websites are also carrying pictures of Holmes stepping out in New York City for the first time since the divorce announcement.

For someone who, according to several reports from unnamed sources, fears she is being followed by a team of Scientologist spies Holmes looks ... pretty damn relaxed.

TMZ says: "Here's What Freedom Looks Like".

Awkward body language ... Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, pictured in December 2011.

Awkward body language ... Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, pictured in December 2011. Photo: Getty Images

Really? A photo of a woman smiling vaguely in the middle of a paparazzi pack is what freedom looks like? So, not that video of lab chimps seeing sunlight for the first time after 30 years of medical testing?

The gossip website reported the final straw for Holmes was Cruise's decision to send their six-year-old daughter Suri to a "hardcore" Scientologist boot camp called Sea Organisation.

The boot camp teaches the highest levels of Scientology to children as young as five, who are sent there without their parents, TMZ reported.

Split ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Split ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Photo: Getty Images

According to a copy of a Sea Organisation contract published by the Los Angeles Times in 2005, members agree to commit to it for one billion years. One. billion. years. That is actually pretty hardcore.

The Church of Scientology has since denied Suri Cruise was a candidate for Sea Org, which their lawyer says has a minimum age restriction of 16.

Us Magazine has one hell of a scoop.

End of the road ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in February this year.

End of the road ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, pictured in February this year. Photo: Getty Images

Get this: Katie Holmes bought flowers, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, olive oil and "other items" the day before she filed for divorce.

An "onlooker" told the magazine she was nice "but not effusive".

The trusty onlooker also caught a touching moment between Holmes and her daughter, which sounds like something straight out of a particularly cheesy episode of Dawson's Creek.

FILE -  In this Saturday, June 4, 2005 file photo, Tom Cruise, right, reaches for the hand of his girlfriend Katie Holmes after accepting the MTV Generation award, during the MTV Movie Awards, in Los Angeles. Cruise and Homes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday June 29, 2012 that the couple is divorcing, but called it a private matter for the family. Click for more photos

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announce divorce

Cruise and Homes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday June 29, 2012 that the couple is divorcing, but called it a private matter for the family. Photo: AP

"Once they reached the checkout line, Holmes hugged Suri. 'You know you are an amazing little girl, right?' she told her daughter, according to the onlooker. 'I love you more than anything'."

Holmes will soon be able to buy a lot more of those "other items", with her estimated $US25 million worth expected to swell in the divorce settlement, America's ABC News reported.

smh.com.au

31 comments

  • Let's face it. Body language aside, Katie's simply too old for Cruisy! He likes them young, impressionable, malleable, and pliant (or maybe I'm letting my own personal bias colour my opinion).

    Commenter
    Cruisy
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    July 03, 2012, 9:31AM
    • Hmm. Looking at photos of Tom & Nicole then Tom & Katie, I can't help noticing that the girls seemed closer to Tom's height at the time of the marriage then as time goes by they get taller and taller. Around the time of the divorse announcements the girls shoes must have 6-8 inch heels. They tower over him, which I know would be not hard cause he is not very tall himself. Don't much care but I did notice :) lol

      Commenter
      AO
      Date and time
      July 03, 2012, 9:41AM
      • Well they are actually both a few inches taller than him, but that's not because he's particularly short for a man, it's because they're both unusually tall for women.

        Perhaps early on they have a fierce desire to pander to his ego by not accentuating the difference by wearing flatties. ANY women's fashion shoes are going to add to the difference. A few inches in a head shot makes a huge difference.

        Commenter
        bornagirl
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        July 03, 2012, 11:18AM
      • Good observation! You should get a job with TMZ

        Commenter
        David
        Date and time
        July 03, 2012, 11:50AM
      • Well, I was thinking that Tom could maybe use this as an indicator for future divorces. Just sort of keep monitoring the height of his wives. lol. . .ol. . ol . . . ol

        Commenter
        AO
        Date and time
        July 03, 2012, 12:32PM
    • Bring on Captain Hindsight..

      Commenter
      Jared B
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      July 03, 2012, 9:50AM
      • I prefer Lieutenant Colonel Obvious!

        Commenter
        Christian
        Date and time
        July 03, 2012, 3:08PM
    • There, he should've stayed with our Nic...

      Commenter
      sunny
      Location
      sydney
      Date and time
      July 03, 2012, 10:04AM
      • Yeah. Can't help but feel that I hope Nic's marriage lasts forever.

        Commenter
        Amanda
        Date and time
        July 03, 2012, 11:32AM
    • this is news!?

      get a life.....

      Commenter
      ushere
      Date and time
      July 03, 2012, 10:22AM

      More comments

      Comments are now closed
      Featured advertisers

      Horoscopes

      Capricorn horoscope

      Trust others to think for themselves. Don't be snobbish about what seems obvious. Everyone learns at their own pace, including you.

      ...find out more here