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.



Good! Im glad that she came to her sense. Why did she married that idiot anyway? I knew it was strange when they hook up. That is good that Kate tryed to make things work inside their marriage. Tom had played with Nicole and Kate mind. It wouldn't surprise me if Tom re-married to another woman anyway. He is too stuck on himself, Kate was never really happy in the first begining of their marriage. You could tell that she wanted to get out of that crazy marriage.


I believe a big part of her decision to leave him is the church he attends. I think Tom wants Suri to go to that church and I think Katie does not want that for her only child. I wouldn't blame her either.


I guess they couldn't see eye to eye , unles Tom was standing on a stool... Enough of that, life is too short. Let's not be too judgemental on them.
Whether you're rich or poor, life is no bed of roses.


One minute I remember him jumping up and down on a couch over his new relationship maybe once they
Get broken in and have a kid he loses interest. He is relatively short I'm guessing he is not all that much in bed
Especially with a stretched out vagina.


No surprise at all, just sorry it took her so long to dump him. She was nothing but arm candy for him. He never let her do the acting she so wanted to do. She was suppose to be a Mom and nothing else. I also don't think he is good looking. I saw him in Rock of Ages (I went to see Juliane Hough) and he was so gross. YUK! Run Katie, Run....


Whatever the reason Katie filed for divorce, they are both suffering and that is sad. But hope the future is bright for all three of them.


I think it is sad anytime anyone divorces esp celebrities living in the public eye. They were a cute couple. Everyone is judging but no one really knows what they did or did not enjoy. Everything in the media is hersey, gossip and slander. It's a cruel world and going further down the tubes each day.


Well said, Shelley. You know what? I never thought he was cute either. I mean, the guy is no Paul Newman, who used to be the sexiest guy ever , in my opinion. Of course, he's dead now, but I haven't seen a guy that hot since, and no, I'm not amnywhere near 80, but I know sexy when I see it, And it sure isn't Tom Cruise, in my opinion.I agree totally with your restatement, and cheers to you, girl!


If Scientology makes one as successful at life and relationships as Tom claims, how come the man already has three failed marriages? How does the 'church' explain that? Hollywood has enabled this creepy nutcase for too long because of the money he generates but how many unfortunate, insecure souls have gotten duped into this cult because of him.


i dont think Nicole Kidman cares, she does not seem the type that would care at all. once the marriage was over so was all the stuff involved with the marriage

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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]