The actress confirmed her split with the Mission Impossible star on Friday (June 29) and has filed divorce papers in New York.
It has now been claimed that Holmes's father Martin flew in from his home in Ohio to advise the 33-year-old on the quickest, most efficient way to end her five-year marriage.
However, an insider was quick to deny suggestions that the Batman Begins actress had been pressured into breaking up with Cruise.
"She's a strong person and makes up her own mind," they told People. "She's unwavering."
Cruise is reportedly planning to file divorce papers of his own in Los Angeles in a bid to prevent Holmes gaining full custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri.
Mother and daughter have now moved out of the home they shared with Cruise, while he has returned to work on upcoming movie Oblivion in Iceland.
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