Smiling Katie Holmes Steps Out After Split
As reports claim she feared Tom would pack Suri off to Scientology camp...
The 33-year-old actress smiled as she headed out to film a guest appearance on Project Runway: All Stars in New York - and her wedding ring was noticeably absent.
According to TMZ, Katie has also ditched Tom's security team because they were too close to the Mission Impossible star - and that the bodyguards snapped with Holmes yesterday were newly hired by the actress.
Meanwhile newspaper reports have claimed that Katie feared her estranged hubby would pack daughter Suri off to a 'military-style' Scientology training camp.
Cruise is a well-known follower of the religion - and The Sun newspaper claims Katie was worried Tom would send Suri to the Sea Organisation - where youngsters and senior staff members are sent for training.
One former member told the paper: "I was exposed to things I'll never be able to erase from my mind. Our idea of what was happening in the real world was severely warped.
"Most people stay in Sea Org for 30 years and lose all contact with all family and friends."
A US source told showbiz site Radar Online that Tom would "move heaven and Earth to ensure Suri stays a Scientologist" - and Sea Org represents the "very top of the religion".
But the Church's lawyer has since released a statement via TMZ denying the reports, claiming no one under the age of 16 can join Sea Org unless they have the "consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians".
Yesterday it was reported that Cruise would try to move divorce proceedings to California and fight for joint custody of Suri.