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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Took her long enough.

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I kind of 'doubt' if he's GAY. I just think he's extremely insecure about himself because of his physique... & possibly sexually. Insecurity breeds CONTROL & a strong woman will only be controlled by an insecure man for so long... Then it's "Bye Bye."
He may be a wife beater too. His wives are too classy to tell!

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I actually didn't think the marriage would last this long. Nicole got out & got her "identity" back after being sufficated by an ego-tistical, guy who has a little man complex who seeks out intelligent woman to control. Soon they "outgrow" him & go on with
their lives. In short he a Jealous, Control Freak!! ( Not to mention controlled by his Scientology Cult himself )

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First of all the girl who wrote Gold digger white whore needs to get control of her anger & take a look in the mirrow. Where does all YOUR anger come from... ask yourself. Quite classifying all white women in the same category... Why should she abort... they wanted a child. Get some "therapy" angry black woman!

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GOLD DIGGER WHITE WHORE !! White gals are the queens of scaming money through fraudulent marriages they didn;t want to be in JUST to get paid.Katie Holmes is a silly wittle white tramp...im shocked she didn't abort her kid like most white women do these days especially if its white.So sad...

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Somebody call child welfare to check on Suri, please. Little bitty short Tom is going to kidnap that child into the cult, and she will never be seen again. Nicole Kidman gave her children up, remember?
Poor Tom, "sad." Let's hope he's not depressed, because Scientology says depression does not exist, and he will not be permitted to take medication. This little sawed-off twerp is soooo tiresome. Run, Katie, Run !!

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Tom Cruise is one word!!!! Gay!!! Gay!!!! Gay!!! He is a Gay Guy!!! Elton John, little reggie Dwight is also Gay!!! We all love him and go see him perform!! So, Tom, get out of your closet and quit the BS!!!

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tom not gay??? wake up!! the guy is gaygaygaygaygay!!!!

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No proof that Toms gay, just weird. Of his massuse tries to shake him down then well know. Katy appears to have the warmth of wall paper. She was a B actress with little future so I suppose the price was right. Think I'll give Tom the benefit at the moment. She had to know up front she was required to be part of Scientology going in. Beware of bargains you make.

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katie finally must have caught tom having sex with other men. gurl, couldnt you see that train wreck coming? i mean, a male porn star claimed to have sex with tom. he is as queer as a 3 dollar bill!