Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — or “Kate” Holmes as she is now to be known because Mr. Cruise has reportedly deemed “Katie” too “juvenile” a name for a mother — now appear to have settled the financial aspect of their relationship.
The London Daily Mail
reports Ms. Holmes will be given $19 million USD by Mr. Cruise for
giving birth to their baby. That money will also cover expenses over
the life of the child and it must be noted this “settlement” of sorts
was made public only after the live birth of the child. One wonders if
tragedy had struck instead of happiness and Ms. Holmes did not serve a
live birth if she would have still earned that large sum.
If Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes decide to marry — and then divorce — she
will earn an additional $33.5 million for a grand total of $52.5
million for her association with him.
Was the engagement and childbirth just a fantastical — and failed —
public relations ploy as a lead up to Mission: Impossible III?
Does anyone think Ms. Holmes and Mr. Cruise will actually marry
to try to help remove the “illegitimate” tag from their Suri offspring?
Why would Mr. Cruise want to marry after making a deal ensuring the
demise of his marriage and a larger suckling of his bank account teat?
After hearing reports yesterday alleging Mr. Cruise wants Ms. Holmes to
lose 20 pounds of her baby-bearing fat before they marry, one begins to
see the inevitable eternal delay in exchanging vows stretching into
weeks and then months and then into a final settling of a $19 million
bill as their engagement breaks and Mr. Cruise salvages the additional
$33.5 million payout that was seemingly never intended to be wagered,
let alone, won.