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CLAIM: Katie Holmes “Marriage Torture” Has Led Her to Mull Divorce

Gossip Cop

Just days after Katie Holmes filed a lawsuit against Star magazine for its outrageously wrong reporting, corporate sister National Enquirer is piling on with dubious claims about the actress’ marriage.

Holmes “has been living such a tortured life with Tom Cruise,” alleges the Enquirer, “that pals are urging the actress to get a divorce.”

The tabloid quotes a so-called “insider” as saying that Holmes is “at the end of her rope” and is “just not the same happy, carefree woman she used to be.”

Explains the tabloid’s source, “She’s losing weight and trying to keep her slipping career together while being pressured to have another child by Tom,” all while coping with recent controversy over the Church of Scientology and a supposedly “strained relationship” with Cruise’s older daughter Bella.

“There are plenty of days when she wishes she could have her carefree single life back,” continues the Enquirer source. “I think that’s when thoughts of divorce probably flare up.”

Wait, it’s bad enough that Holmes is contemplating divorce?

“It must be miserable at times,” observes the “insider.”

Actually, it’s probably “miserable” for Holmes to read about how horrible her life supposedly is in the press each week. After all, if Holmes gained weight, the Enquirer would use that as evidence of her supposed misery as well.

In any case, the mag’s portrayal of the actress as no longer “carefree” is characteristically fact free.

A rep for Holmes assures Gossip Cop that this marriage doom and gloom from the Enquirer is “false.”

Of course, the Enquirer itself doesn’t even have the stomach to stand by its own premise, concluding that “despite it all, [Holmes and Cruise] really do want the marriage to work out,” and have agreed “to wait before taking any drastic steps such as filing for divorce.”

How convenient.