Cruise, Holmes eye settlement

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on one of their first outings together in April 2005. Holmes started dating Cruise weeks after splitting from actor Chris Klein.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on one of their first outings together in April 2005. Holmes started dating Cruise weeks after splitting from actor Chris Klein.
The couple in France on the day of their engagement, June 17, 2005.
The couple in France on the day of their engagement, June 17, 2005.
PDA on the red carpet at the War of the Worlds premiere in June 2005, the same day as Cruise's infamous Oprah couch-jumping appearance.
PDA on the red carpet at the War of the Worlds premiere in June 2005, the same day as Cruise's infamous Oprah couch-jumping appearance.
Cruise and Holmes married in Italy in November 2005. Holmes had confirmed her pregnancy the previous month.
Cruise and Holmes married in Italy in November 2005. Holmes had confirmed her pregnancy the previous month.
On the publicity trail in China a week after their wedding.
On the publicity trail in China a week after their wedding.
Holmes in February 2006, two months before giving birth.
Holmes in February 2006, two months before giving birth.
The Cruises with their seven-month-old daughter Suri in November 2006. They kept photos of Suri under wraps for six months after her birth, leading some to question the baby's existence.
The Cruises with their seven-month-old daughter Suri in November 2006. They kept photos of Suri under wraps for six months after her birth, leading some to question the baby's existence.
Holmes debuted a sleek haircut and mature new fashion sense in late 2007, in what many saw as a Cruise-controlled makeover.
Holmes debuted a sleek haircut and mature new fashion sense in late 2007, in what many saw as a Cruise-controlled makeover.
Holmes' extreme post-pregnancy weight loss led to speculation over her health that would continue for the rest of the couple's marriage.
Holmes' extreme post-pregnancy weight loss led to speculation over her health that would continue for the rest of the couple's marriage.
Cruise, Holmes and Suri with Isabella and Connor, the children Cruise adopted with second wife Nicole Kidman.
Cruise, Holmes and Suri with Isabella and Connor, the children Cruise adopted with second wife Nicole Kidman.
With celebrity friends Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez in 2010.
With celebrity friends Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez in 2010.
Putting on a united front in March 2011 at the premiere of Holmes' miniseries The Kennedys.
Putting on a united front in March 2011 at the premiere of Holmes' miniseries The Kennedys.
The Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2012, one of the couple's last public appearances together.
The Vanity Fair Oscars party in February 2012, one of the couple's last public appearances together.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were seeking ways to settle their divorce as the Hollywood stars entered the second week of a widely followed custody battle that has put their young daughter and the Church of Scientology in the media glare.

Celebrity website TMZ.com, citing an unnamed source, reported that Holmes, 33, and Cruise, 50, are negotiating visitation, child support and a property settlement. People magazine made similar claims and said the estranged couple wishes to avoid airing marital issues in court.

Attorneys for Cruise and Holmes did not return requests for comment on Sunday, but Holmes was photographed a day earlier entering her attorney's office in New York.

In a move that Cruise's spokeswoman said left the Mission: Impossible star "deeply saddened," Holmes filed divorce papers in New York in late June, ahead of last week's US Independence Day holiday, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to her attorneys, Holmes is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, and much speculation has surfaced that Holmes wants to raise the young girl outside the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a key member.

Cruise flew back to Los Angeles from a film shoot in Iceland early last week, and since then has remained publicly quiet about the divorce. His attorney, Los Angeles-based Bert Fields, has said Cruise wants to remain private.

Cruise and Holmes married in 2006 and have been enthusiastically followed by celebrity watchers, who dubbed the pair TomKat. Holmes' divorce filing shocked their fans because their marriage seemed to be on solid ground.

Reuters