Life & Style magazine has once again met up in a dark corner of the Beverly Center parking structure with its trench-coated, fake-mustachioed, oversized-sunglassed informant from the Tom Cruise camp, who readily produced details on an alleged prenuptial agreement that would pay $3 million to Scientology war bride Katie Holmes for each year she is unable to break free of her imprisonment. Passes along The Scoop:
The happy couple and their lawyers have come up with a contract that will give Holmes $3 million a year up to $33 million for each year that she is married to Cruise, as well as a palatial home in Montecito, California, according to Life & Style Weekly. If the marriage lasts longer than eleven years, the contract becomes void and California's community property law kicks in — giving Holmes half of Cruise's rather sizeable fortune.
When contacted by The Scoop, Cruise's rep declined to comment, but an "insider" told the mag that Holmes's parents had been trying to get her out of the relationship — but have changed their minds and now want her to marry Cruise. "If she walks now, Tom will fight her for custody of [daughter Suri], and Katie can't outlast him in court," an insider told the mag. "She knows she needs to marry him to get the money to fight him for custody, if it comes to that."
Realizing that eleven years is a very long time, even for someone whose will has been broken by mandatory, daily four-hour sessions in a sauna playing Chick Corea tunes at deafening volume, the prenup contains an "escape clause" that activates after three years of service, a provision giving the Holmes the one-time option to take a thirty-second head start to sprint from the front door of Cruise's house to the compound's open front gate. While this may seems like taking a reckless chance with his greatest asset, Cruise is confident that his reluctant soulmate will foolishly try to abscond with baby Suri, slowing her down just enough for his ATV-riding wife-retention team to lasso her around the ankles and drag her back home.