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Meet the in-de­mand medium who knew Brangelina were split­ting up be­fore they even did

In Touch (USA) - - News - — Re­port­ing by Diana Cooper

Psy­chic to the stars Thomas John pre­dicts what’s in store for Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters

While most kids were play­ing with toys, Thomas John was talk­ing to the dead. “When I was 4 or 5, I had ex­pe­ri­ences where I would see my grand­fa­ther who had passed away be­fore I was born. He would tell me things and I would then go tell my dad or mom about it,” Thomas tells In Touch. By the time he was 8 or 9, “I re­al­ized I was kind of dif­fer­ent and that my abil­i­ties were some­thing not ev­ery­body had.”

Now Thomas is help­ing oth­ers with that “sa­cred gift and con­nec­tion.” Af­ter earn­ing a de­gree in psy­chol­ogy and hu­man devel­op­ment from the Univer­sity of Chicago, the psy­chic New Yorker, 32, tried work-

ing at a re­search hospi­tal, only to aban­don his for­mal stud­ies so he could pur­sue a ca­reer as a spir­i­tual ther­a­pist. He’s since built a ros­ter of clients all over the world, in­clud­ing in Hol­ly­wood, where he’s worked with Courteney Cox, Jen­nifer Lopez, Goldie Hawn, Jenny Mc­carthy, Sam Smith, Adam Lam­bert, Sara Gil­bert, a host of Real Housewives stars — plus plenty more whose iden­ti­ties he can’t di­vulge. “I have a ton of celebrity clients,” Thomas ex­plains, “but I’m not a starstruck per­son. I just re­ally like help­ing peo­ple.”

He of­ten does that by ze­ro­ing in on their love lives. Thomas says he’s been “very ac­cu­rate” with “down-toearth” Courteney. “I pre­dicted a lot of stuff about her re­la­tion­ship [with on-again fi­ancé Johnny Mc­daid],” he says, adding that fol­low­ing the cou­ple’s brief split in 2015, “I think they def­i­nitely are in a long-term com­mit­ment now.” Thomas also did a “mean­ing­ful” read­ing with J. Lo when she was mar­ried to Marc An­thony and pre­dicted their 2011 split. Thomas be­lieves she’ll walk down the aisle a fourth time, “but I don’t think she’s met him yet.”

Many of his high-pro­file pre­dic­tions have come true. In 2014, he re­vealed that Brad Pitt and An­gelina Jolie would split. “I pre­dicted that all over the place,” he says. “Some­thing seemed re­ally off, and I al­ways felt the di­vide there en­er­get­i­cally.” He also called Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ 2012 demise. “And I pre- dicted that Whit­ney Hous­ton was go­ing to pass over the month be­fore she did, and that it was go­ing to be a tragic thing,” he adds. “I think those are pretty un­canny ones.”

Thomas, who’s cur­rently work­ing on his sec­ond book, an on­line video series and “pos­si­bly a re­al­ity TV show,” has a dream client. “I would love to read Hil­lary Clin­ton,” he says. “I think I could help her a lot.” Five years ago, Thomas re­mark­ably pre­dicted the politi­cian would “go up against an un­likely can­di­date [for pres­i­dent].” When Hil­lary faces off against Don­ald Trump in Novem­ber, “It will be close,” Thomas says, “but I see her be­ing elected.”

This kit­ten was named for the trou­ble­maker she re­sem­bles. “She has the same wide-eyed, child­like look,” says owner Chelsea Cowl­ing. “The re­sem­blance is un­canny!”

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