Katie Holmes' father 'furious,' requests shotgun wedding

10/12/2005 at 05:13 PM ET

051011_hlmes_hmed_4pJeannette Walls of MSNBC’s Scoop column reveals today that Martin Holmes and his wife are ‘very upset’ at the news of their daughter’s pregnancy. Katie’s parents are upset because Tom had promised that they would be married before any child came along – a very important fact to Katie’s devoutly Catholic parents. Although they are said to be thrilled at the prospect of a grandchild, they feel that Katie is being controlled by Tom and Scientology. A friend quotes, "It seem[s] like Katie [is] being controlled by Scientologists…Now they wonder if it’s a Rosemary’s Baby situation, where Katie is being groomed to provide Tom with a child."

Upon learning of the pregnancy, Martin Holmes became furious and engaged in an argument with both parents-to-be, telling Tom Cruise, “You’re no good,” after an extended argument with Katie, and requested that they be married as soon as possible. Unfortunately, more information on this exchange, or how Katie’s home church feels about the pregnancy is hard to come by, as Tom and Katie’s manager has peppered the community with letters telling them not to speak to the press. Hmm.

Source: MSNBC Scoop


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morgan on

Ha, Most of us weren’t fooled at all about the whole TOMKAT sham. I don’t blame the parents of Katie Holmes for feeling the way they do either. Katie Holmes has only herself to blame for being in the situation she is. I know the moment I heard it, that it’s just a sham. I’m a great admirer of Nicole and I bet she’s relieved she never gave birth to a biological child with Tom. Maybe she knew deep down that she didn’t want her kid to have his genes? Anyway too Katie got sucked into it all.

eurochild on

Poor Martin Holmes. I feel with him.

SuzeBee on

This whole TomKat thing has had me questioning from the beginning. Katie always said (even though it’s not true) that she was saving herself for marriage. I feel bad now….there is going to be a child involved…

Sarah CBB Editor on

Katie made that comment in 1998 to CosmoGirl as a teenager, before longterm relationships with Chris Klein and Joshua Jackson. I don’t think anyone actually thought she was a virgin when she started dating Tom.

hippygirl on

I just have to comment on this. I’m glad that katie’s parents aren’t star-struck with the idea of having tom cruise as their son-in-law. Hopefully, katie will see that her situation is manipulatively creepy. As for the virgin part, hard to imagine considering she got pregnant 2 months after being with tom cruise. I just hope katie wakes up one day and realize that all this is too-staged, too-perfected and a lot manipulated by tom and the whole scientology philosophy. wake up katie!!!! life is not all pretty press pictures and happy flowers!!

DJ on

The sad part is I wonder even if Katie did “wake up” and see what was really going on, could she get out from under it all, especially now that there is a baby involved? Sounds like they have a pretty tight grip on her. Of course, it is always possible that she is doing all of this of her own free will, and she is exactly where she wants to be….no, I don’t believe that either LOL.

Corriev on

Hmmm…What do people think about the fact that Tom apparently couldn’t father children with Nicole Kidman? Why is it now that he can suddenly father a baby? Confused!? I was always under the assumption that he was the one with the fertility problem, not Nicole.

Patty on

Maybe his cult cured his fertility problems – after he donated enough money.

I don’t feel sorry for Katie – she made her bed and she’s old enough to know better. But I do feel extremely sorry for the baby to be. He or she didn’t have a choice.

And it is good to hear that he has not blinded her parents with his insipid smile.

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