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Tom Cruise's mom & sister stay at the Scientology Centre

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In Touch Weekly
7/30/08

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Since Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married and had their daughter Suri in 2006, their Beverly Hills mansion has been filled with laughter and love — and a lot of people. “We live with my sister-in-law, her two sons, my mother-in-law, and [Tom’s] kids Isabella and Connor,” Katie once said.

But according to insiders, Katie, 29, has grown tired of living in a commune-like atmosphere. “It’s like a huge family reunion every day at their house,” a family friend says. Now, In Touch can exclusively report that when Katie and Tom recently moved into a $35 million home in Beverly Hills, Katie put her foot down and insisted that everyone — other than Suri and Tom’s two children with Nicole Kidman, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13 — find another place to live. “It’s about time for Tom and Katie to live alone,” another pal adds. “They never have before.”

The adjustment may be difficult for Tom, 46. His mother, Mary Lee South, and three sisters have been a constant presence in his life since he divorced Nicole in 2001. All are Scientologists, and Mary Lee and sister Cass have lived with him at different points. “He’s very close with his sisters and his mother and he always welcomes his family into his house,” an insider says. Cass has even home schooled Connor and Isabella. “Cass and her sons have been an integral part of Tom’s life, and Cass helps take care of Tom’s children when he is away,” adds the insider.

But when Katie finally said enough is enough, “Tom agreed things needed to be different,” the family friend says. “He assured her that they would not be moving in with them.” Instead, Mary Lee and Cass will remain at a duplex apartment at the Scientology Centre on Hollywood Boulevard, where the entire Cruise clan stayed while their new house was being renovated.

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