The bizarre "dating contract" Katie Holmes was allegedly made to sign to divorce Tom Cruise.

It was back in 2012 that actress, Katie Holmes, split from her then husband, Tom Cruise.

For years, their marriage and interactions post-divorce have been clouded in secrecy. Rumours have long circulated the church of Scientology had tried to take over her life and there were even suggestions daughter, Suri, was potentially going to be abducted.

Now, speculation about the strange details of the Holmes-Cruise relationship has only deepened with a new rumour she signed a bizarre clause just to get out of her marriage.

According to Radar, the 37-year-old had to agree that she wouldn’t publicly date anyone until 2017.

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“Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce,” the source told Radar.

It is also claimed that while Holmes is allowed to have a boyfriend privately, the man would not be allowed to go near their daughter, Suri.

The insider reportedly said that the actress was so desperate to get out of her marriage she was prepared to sign almost anything.

“Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms — and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself,” they said, Radar reports, claiming she could lose the money if she broke the terms of the suspected deal.

Holmes has been notoriously low-key about her relationships since the marriage split.

She is thought to have been dating the actor, Jamie Foxx, since 2013 but their relationship has mostly been kept under wraps.

A friend of Foxx, Claudia Jordan, previously accidentally said the two were “really happy” but then quickly said she must have been misspoken.

Holmes’ contract would allegedly end in mid 2017, which the source said she was very excited about.

It will be interesting to see, if the rumour is true, whether Holmes will therefore be breaking her silence next year.