Worried Katie Holmes divorce Tom Cruise amid fears he planned to pack their daughter off to a hardcore Scientology training camp, source Daily Mirror.
According to reports in the US, the 33-year-old actress believed he would enrol six-year-old Suri in the group known as Sea Organisation, where children as young as five can be sent away to live.
Recruits wear uniforms and have to follow a strict “military-style” lifestyle.
Youngsters are schooled there and it’s claimed that older members work from early in the morning until late at night in bases around the world.
“You live in cramped quarters, are served food in the cafeteria area and you basically work from 8.30 in the morning all the way through to 11.30 at night,” one former member said.
Sea Org is also responsible for training Scientology’s most senior staff members, and is charged with “safeguarding the advanced levels of Scientology”.
Katie was determined to prevent Suri becoming heavily involved in the controversial cult, based on the teachings of science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
But a source told US showbiz website RadarOnline that dad Tom will “move Heaven and Earth” to ensure his daughter remains a Scientologist.
The insider added: “Tom is incredibly passionate about Scientology, this isn’t just some hobby for him and he doesn’t just act as a spokesperson.
“He truly believes in the church and its teachings and thinks it is imperative that his children are raised as Scientologists. “Tom will move Heaven and Earth to ensure Suri stays a Scientologist, at least until she is of an age to make a decision to leave on her own accord.” However, it’s thought that Katie was desperate not to allow her daughter to be sent away to join the Sea Org, which was first created at sea.
One source said: “Tom is very keen on Suri taking an active role in Scientology, but Katie has never shared his enthusiasm.
"The Sea Org is the very top of the religion, and members are expected to be fully committed to the organisation.” Members are even made to sign a contract lasting one billion years.
Members of the Sea Org are paid a weekly allowance of around £18 a week.