Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce; Actress Files For Sole Custody of Suri

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Now that's a celebrity breakup we did not see coming today. After more than five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce.

While many of us were skeptical when they first got together and Tom was proclaiming his love for her on Oprah's couch, the divorce still comes out of left field.

"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe, confirming the TomKat split Friday.

"Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

Tom, Kat

After a relatively brief courtship, the Rock of Ages star, 49, married the former Dawson's Creek star Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in 2006.

They have one daughter, six-year-old Suri.

No reason was given for the impending Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce, but the couple has not been seen in public together since February (below).

This was Holmes' first marriage and the third for Cruise, who previously was married to Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two adopted children, and Mimi Rogers.

It is unclear if divorce papers have formally been filed, but Tom and Katie are believed to have a prenuptial agreement, and are worth at least $275 million.

Obviously, Tom's earnings comprise the bulk of that, but Kate will no doubt receive a significant settlement. Here's wishing both the best in this tough time.

UPDATE, 2:11 EDT: Katie filed for divorce in New York on June 28, citing the catch-all "irreconcilable differences." She makes no mention of the prenup.

She is asking for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of Suri and for a "suitable amount" of child support, plus a division of property.

According to TMZ, Tom "did not see this coming" and there is some "nastiness" going on here, as evidenced by Katie's move to get sole legal custody.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Photo

UPDATE, 4:00 EDT: Tom is "very sad," according to another source.

Photos show he was seen wearing his wedding ring just two days ago while filming a new movie in Iceland; Katie also wore her ring this week in New York.

Cruise's rep also released a brief statement saying:

"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out."

UPDATE, 6/30: Katie is said to have filed in New York, where the duo has an apartment deeded in her name, because that state's courts are seen as much more likely to grant Holmes' request for sole custody of Suri.

The breaking point in their marriage was apparently Tom's deep ties to Scientology and Katie's fears that Suri would be raised in the controversial church.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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@TaraJo47807
The 'newest one' is named Faith. She was not adopted, she was born via surrogate :)

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This is news?? Who cares about this nutcase? He ceased being a class A lister when he had that mental blowup and lunged at the defensless Oprah Winfrey!

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He ain't raising no bastards. But he ain't gonna be tied down. Once u take it up the poop shoot it's hard to go back and always remember the prenups.

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YES, WELL I REMEMBER READING THAT NICOLE WAS TOLD HER 2 CHILDREN WOULD NOT BE SENT TO THAT SUMMER CAMP --AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED !!! HEY, WHO TOOK CONTROL. GOOD ON YOU KATIE. YOU ARE SURI`S MUM AND KNOW BEST WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR DAUGHTER..

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maybe Tom is too old for her. about 17 years old difference. maybe she got what she wants. i know men tend to divorce and go for younger women just like Tom did from Kidman to Katie. but the younger women gets, the more risk men are putting themslves into. i just hope Tom knows that and look for a woman about his age this time around for Love...

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@ Donna, NK gave birth to Sunday & adopted the newest one (sorry dont remember her name). Apparently you dont remember seeing all the pics of her being pregnate. Ones that didnt look fake. PLUS, I was adopted and my adopted `mother` IS my mother! Mothers come about is many ways and just cause a child wasnt `rooming` in that woman`s womb doesnt make her any less of a mom.

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To Donna - a very sad comment about " adopted children not really being hers! " I think all adopted parents would be horrified by that remark

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I love Nicole Kidman! She must be a great woman if that Aussie country guy loves her...oh, Keith Urban?? One thing about it, Tom married 3 great women!! Wasn't Mimi in Phantom of the Opera...such a great role for her!!

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I'm not surprised in the least.

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Obsurd all you women think you know.Blow women up.