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.



There are alot of sad comments about this couple, you people take it way to seriosly, but it is your right to have an opinion. regarding the therapist that stated that his client is a gay porn actor, what kind of therapist are you to be commenting on that, you came this close to saying your clients name. They say that therapist are more mixed up than their clients, regarding your heresay comment, I would say its true. To the women that called Katie white trash whore you are a ignorant, stupid bitch, thats whay we have so much racism in this world. How do you see this as a racist situation, its a sad story about 2 people divorcing hardly a reason to call the poor woman a hateful name like that. you must be rev Al Shaptons daughter


a nicer way to I believe People magazine in 2006, she basically said she wouldnt force them if they didnt want to but imagine that your kids abandoned you just because you got a divorce and went back to your Catholic roots.. as for Katie, I have no doubt that she knows that is exactly what happened and filed for sole legal and physical custody to make sure that wont happen with Suri and I dont blame her one bit. Tom is a very controlling person and I would not want him to have the ability to brainwash my kid as he did his other 2.


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Sadden that these two could not work out their differences!!! I wish he would have eased up with his Scientology!!"


He is too old for her! This is enough reason for divorce. She probably wants someone younger. U go girl. You deserve much better.


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce reason and document revealed here


Mimi Rogers,,oh man id f--k the hell out of her.Especially around the early 90's


I've noticed lately it's been her and Suri in the news. No mention of Tom. I suspected it, but hope it wasn't true. I hate to see families break up. However, I don't know how she put up with the Scientology crap this long.


poor katie. now u need to find a real man who is truly into women. leann rimes married a gay guy and didnt realize what she was missing until her current man tapped her good in the sac. once she felt the BIG O, gurl was ready to kick the gay husband to the curb. bet katie wants to finally feel the BIG O too! u go gurl! tom needs a man and so do u!!


Maybe, like some reports said, she wasnt happy with his Scientology religion. Guess Suri is `of age` in the church and Katie didnt want that life for her. The only people who truely know what their life is like are the ones involved first hand. (Katie, Tom, and Suri) everything else is speculation.

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Tom Cruise Quotes

I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

Tom Cruise [on Matt Lauer interview]

I can't even articulate it, to be honest. That feeling, that connection. Just who she is and what she means to me.

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