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.

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My thoughts on all of this:
1. I'm actually surprised that the marriage lasted this long.
2. Hopefully, Katie will NEVER have to see any of those dreadful Scientology nut jobs again. At all.
3. Katie deserves FULL CUSTODY of Suri.
4. Every so often, as women, Katie, Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers should all get together and commiserate on how Tom is such an insufferable and pompous DOUCHEBAG.
5. Most of all, Tom will always be a couch-jumping JACKASS!!!!! PEACE!!!!!

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Okay, here is something to THINK about. There are 3 gorgeous women, that were married to the SAME guy. He is the COMMON DENOMINATOR in every one of those marriages, so something CAME DOWN big, and Katie did what she HAD to do. It will come out, SOONER than LATER. OR, he will do ANYTHING if he is on the GAY side, to HUSH it up.

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Wow she finally came out of her coma. Run,run,run as fast as you can!!

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Gods you people make me sick every time a celebrity has marriage problems and/or gets a divorce one of them is gay or the marriage was a scam. Just because he's been married and divorced twice doesn't make him gay damn it. Doesn't matter how well you think you know someone you don't really know them until you live with them. I really like both of them although she could be a total bitch or he could be a total ass only they know what's going on NO ONE ELSE. Therefore grow up people and stop being a bunch of idiots.

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I hope she had enough BRAINS to actually have a prenuptial agreement. And the other HUGH part will be what part *Scientology* will play in this divorce. She was CATHOLIC before this marriage, so I wonder if she will return to the Catholic church.

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What? You REALLY didn't see this coming? I saw it coming 5 years ago! It lasted 4 years longer than I thought it would.

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Why is it when a celebrity has a failed marriage its always a scam marriage. I know regular people who don't last that long. They got married and it didn't work. End of story. There is not always a scam or conspiracy behind it. Sick of it.

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Everybody knows Tom is super gay! He likes to ride his motorcycle with his boyfriend. He said it one time in Oprah's show but not too many people got it. He called him his best friend, yep right! Plus his first wife Mimi Rogers divorced him right away and even said it in an interview in one of those evenings shows many years ago. About Nicole Kidman she is a lesbian Katie "possible too". She was never really pregnant just like Beyonce. Fake pregnancy!! Hello people wake up and smell the coffee!!

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To Jane, this is Tom's THIRD failed marriage. just saying........

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to jane, thanks a milloins jane for y comment i was very please to know am not the only one who strongly beleives tom is guy , i mean the signs are there people , i made a bet last year for 100$ that he will be geting a divioce soon i guess i will be cashing in that money today , i mean i dont realy harm or ill lucky to anyone but damn i was pissoff when he divioced kidman and the way he jump on orpha chair , well i hope he comes out as for katie i wish her good luck , damn , what took her so long ?

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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.

Tom Cruise [on feelings for Katie Holmes]
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