Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 'clashed on parenting'
Published Jun 30 2012, 15:45 BST | By Zeba Blay Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes's differing ideas on how to parent daughter Suri Cruise may have been a catalyst for their pending divorce, reports suggest.
The Dawson's Creek
star has filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after five years of marriage and is seeking sole custody of Suri.
Sources say that Cruise's ties to the Church of Scientology and his subsequent approach to raising Suri were difficult for Holmes to handle.
A friend of the actress told Radar Online
: "Katie wants Suri to go to school with other children and have a grounded routine whereas Tom doesn't.
"Tom is nowhere near as strict as Katie is and doesn't believe in disciplining Suri, whereas Katie believes that's important. Tom basically treats Suri as a little adult, and that causes some major clashes over parenting style."
Holmes has apparently opted to file for divorce in New York instead of California because laws in New York will give her a better chance of gaining primary custody of the 6-year-old. Photo gallery - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's relationship
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes spotted together in Rome in April 2005, marking the beginning of their relationship