Katie Holmes refused to see Tom Cruise when he picked up his daughter Suri for their first visit together after his divorce settlement with his soon to be ex-wife, according to RadarOnline.
Star magazine reports that it was Suri’s nanny who handed Suri over to her dad.
Instead of staying in the East Village apartment in New York for his visitation with Suri, the New York Post reports that Tom Cruise stayed at the swanky Greenwich Hotel.
Katie Holmes Follows Elin Nordegren’s Cue
In refusing to see Tom Cruise, Katie may have been taking her cue from Elin Nordegren in having the nanny deliver Suri to her father for his visitations. Like Tiger Woods, Tom Cruise has generous visitation rights.
Elin put a similar arrangement in place for the visitation of her two children, Sam and Charlie, with their father, Tiger Woods.
At first Elin personally took the children over to spent time Tiger. At the time they were both still living in the same neighborhood. Tiger was still residing in their marital home, while Elin was residing in a rented house less than a mile away.
But as more and more of Tiger’s mistresses kept coming out of the woodwork, Elin Nordegren’s relationship with Tiger became more strained. She stopped dropping Sam and Charlie off herself, and had the nanny deliver the kids.
Eventually Tiger and Elin reached the point where Tiger was allowed to pick up and drop off the kids at Elin’s place himself — a fact that was commented on in Elin’s People magazine interview. See Highlights from Elin Nordegren’s People Magazine Interview.
Tiger dropped off the children while the interview was in progress and Elin made a point of reminding the children to kiss Tiger goodbye. It was such a touching moment that People used this as the opening scene in Elin’s now-famous interview. See 14 Questions about Elin’s Interview in People, from those who Couldn’t Find a Copy to Read – Part 1
PHOTOS: Tom Cruise with His Daughter Suri
Katie Holmes Follows Another Example Set by Elin Nordegren
Like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have what is referred to as a “child -centered divorce” in which the needs and concerns of the children are given priority.
As previously mentioned, both Tom Cruise and Tiger Woods have generous visitation rights.
Taking another cue from Elin Nordegren, who moved out of the marital home into a place of her own, Katie Holmes moved out of the East Village apartment she shared with Cruise, into an apartment of her own.
Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods now live in close proximity for the sake of their two children, daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 2. It appears that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will be doing the same as the Hollywood Life reports that Tom is currently in the market for a New York home.
PHOTOS: Tom Cruise with His Daughter Suri
Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva, and Baby Lucia’s Nanny
On one occasion, during the bitter child custody battle between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, baby Lucia’s nanny got caught up in the dispute. See Mel Gibson – Oksana Grigorieva Custody Update – More Visitation Time for Mel
Oksana kept Mel’s nanny waiting on her doorstep for hours past baby Lucia’s scheduled pick-up time, and didn’t even have the decency or the courtesy to open the door and explain why. See Parenting Lessons Oksana Grigorieva Could Learn from Elin Nordegren
The nanny kept frantically calling Mel, who was on the verge of calling the police when Oksana finally decided to open the door and let the nanny take baby Lucia to Mel for her court-appointed visitation.
Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, and Jesse’s 3 Kids
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James started out with a child-centered divorce. See Sandra Bullock and Jesse James – Could Their Love for Each Other and the Children Reunite Them?
Sandra and Jesse’s daughters Chandler and Sunny, and his son Jesse Jr. were extremely close to each other. Sandra even kept Jesse’s three children with her during Jesse’s sex addiction treatment at a rehab, even though she was in hiding with baby Louis Bardo at the time. See Could Your Cheating Husband or Boyfriend be a Sex Addict Like Tiger Woods or Jesse James?
When Sandra Bullock relocated to Texas, Jesse sought and was granted her approval to pull up stakes and relocate there too so the children could be close to her.
However, Sandra and Jesse’s cordial, child-centered relationship came to an end when Jesse was unable to win Sandra Bullock back. See Jesse James Wants Sandra Bullock Back – 3 Reasons He Doesn’t Stand a Chance
Jesse wrote a tell-all book and began trashing Sandra Bullock on the talk-show circuit to promote his book. See Jesse James Still Trashing Sandra Bullock for His Tell-All Book
Things reached the point where Sandra was eventually forced to sever all ties with Jesse and his kids.
Despite the strong bonds between Jesse’s children and Sandra, Jesse’s behavior left Sandra no choice.
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Ruth Houston is a New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com, the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, and publishes the Infidelity News and Views blog. Ruth also writes the Celebrity Infidelity column (www.CelebrityInfidelity.com) and National Infidelity column (www.NationalInfidelity.com) for pingroof.com. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail InfidelityExpert@gmail.com