Although Katie Holmes did not seek out to ruin Tom Cruise financially during their divorce, she got a hefty deal out of it anyway.
According to TMZ, the 33-year-old former “Dawson’s Creek” starlet will receive $400,000 annually, which averages out to about $33,333 a month. While that may seem like overkill, it’s just a fraction of the estimated $250 million Cruise is worth.
However, there’s always a catch. Since the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, Katie isn’t entitled to that money. Instead, the $400,000 will be given as child support for Suri, the couple’s six-year-old daughter. Suri will get this yearly allotment for the next 12 years until she turns 18.
Let’s not feel too bad for Katie. Even though she isn’t getting any spousal support, she has her own career which will bring her enough money regardless.
TomKat, as the ex-couple was known, ended their six-year marriage in what could be world record time. Holmes filed for divorce on June 28 and just five days later it was finalized.
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