Date: 24th July 2001

Cruise Wants To End It As Soon As Possible

TOM CRUISE is determined to end his marriage to NICOLE KIDMAN as soon as California law permits. Leaked court papers show the movie hunk plans to bifocate his marriage - a legal term which suggests he either has plans to remarry or to become a tax exile.

California law dictates that married couples must wait six months to conclude divorce proceedings, and Cruise's latest legal attack hints that he doesn't want to wait a day longer. If all matters are resolved, the couple could be divorced on 7 August (01).

A spokeswoman for NICOLE KIDMAN says, "It's inappropriate to comment on any aspect of the divorce. " (KL/WNV/ES)

Source: WENN