Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes agreed that daughter Suri should live primarily with her mother in New York with generous visitation by her father.
The subject of physical custody of the 6-year-old was a main component of the settlement announced Monday just days after Holmes filed for divorce, according to sources. "They both love their daughter," says one source, "and Tom thinks she should be with her mother." The superstar also "didn't want his family dragged through the mud," says the source. "Neither one of them wanted this to be hashed out in public."
"Katie insisted that Suri's nanny and bodyguards always accompany her when she visits Tom. Katie did this for several reasons. This will ensure a smooth and easy transition for Suri when she is with Tom.
Holmes, 33, and Suri recently moved into a three-bedroom apartment in New York City, where the pair have been spotted out. Holmes has decided to enroll her daughter into a private school in Manhattan in the fall.
Katie and Tom also filed a joint statement through their representatives, which read: "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."