Katie Holmes' plan to divorce Tom Cruise was a clandestine affair.
Prior to filing for divorce, Holmes used a disposable cellphone given to her by a friend to contact lawyers without her husband's knowledge, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The actress and Cruise announced earlier this week that they have reached a divorce settlement.
Holmes is apparently handling the divorce well. In an interview with Elle magazine excerpted Tuesday on Us Weekly's website, she says, "If something's not OK, then I make it known. I will deal with things … the way my mom taught us girls how to be. She stressed listen, learn, always be strong and be true to yourself."
Cruise reportedly resumed filming his new film a day after the couple agreed to terms on their divorce.