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.



Actually, NOT a surprise!!! But I think it's ironic she pulled the rug out from under him with this like he pulled the rug out from under Nicole with it. Praying for Suri, the only one that really matters.


Maybe him and Will Smith can finally be togeather.


I am surprised at the number of Cruise haters! The guy is a fantastic actor (See Born on the Fourth of July) and he was great in Rock of Ages. Whether he is gay or not should not reflect on his acting ability! It is rumored that 75percent of the actors in Hollywood are gay or bi!
give the guy a break and stop hiting on him for being short--Paul Newman was only 5"7!


5 year contract to marry him was not renewed. She got millions to be his wife... but his love for men couldn't keep her warm at night. Tom, you need to come out of the closet and let the world know why you have two failed marriage. Prayers go out to Suri who must call him Daddy all her life now. Don't worry Sweetheart, Mommy will keep you safe.


Katie, keep your chin up and a smile on your face. You are doing the absolute right thing, and I think it is a very good idea that you have asked for sole custody of Suri. If Tom gets his grimy hands on her you may never see her again. You'll be fine. It is a sad thing to see a marriage go down the tubes but you will persevere. I know, I did.


totally a shocker,they seemed happy.Although,she always seem fake in interviews and he alittle too femy at times.


Hope he got pre-n.She got what she wanted half his money.Ive often wonder why he and nicole didnt have kids,huh?




I have a gay male client, who is a gay porn star, he has told me months ago the Tom was gay. He of all people would have the inside scoop! Of course we all knew the marriage was a sham.


Thts always the handworks of celebrities,they can never marry for ever, always taking marriage for fun,God will help us.

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Tom Cruise Biography

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Syracuse, New York
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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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]