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Katie Holmes surprised many of us by filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, but the apparent reason behind her decision would likely be anyone's first guess.

Scientology.

Sources say the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce is happening for precisely that reason, specifically her concern that Suri will be introduced to it.

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Their daughter is now six, the age where Scientology will begin to be a major part of her life, and Katie fears Suri will be dragged in too deep.

Holmes has never fully committed to Scientology, TMZ reports, despite her ties with the church and more than five years of marriage to Tom.

Many observers felt their marriage would never work for this reason; Katie respected Tom's beliefs, but raising their child his way a different story.

As she's grown, the couple had been arguing over Suri with greater frequency, and Katie eventually filed for divorce to protect the little girl.

A key detail in the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce filing was the location in which it was filed: The 33-year-old actress made if official in New York.

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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.

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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Tournament of THG Couples Bracket

So far in round one, Robsten is cruising, while Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds both hold narrow advantages.

Today's battle: The President and the First Lady of the United States against TomKat! An unconventional matchup, we know. But a good one!

Cast your VOTE BELOW for your favorite couple of the two:

And the Winner is?

    Who's your favorite celeb pair, TomKat or the Obamas? Cast your vote now in this first round matchup and help us crown THG's Top Celebrity Couple! View Poll »

    Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

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    Katie Holmes poses provocatively in a new campaign for H. Stern.

    What kind of clothes to does the line sell? We wouldn't know based on the first of two images below. The wife of Tom Cruise is not exactly wearing any.

    The second one gives you a better idea, fortunately (or not):

    • Katie Holmes Topless
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    The 33-year-old actress will be featured in the line’s campaign when it launches in the U.S. this fall. She is already repping the brand in ads in Israel.

    Katie’s hubby, Mission: Impossible 4 star Cruise, recently told People magazine that he falls a little bit more in love with his wife every day.

    “It’s been quite an amazing five years because of her,” he shared.

    With ads like this, we can see why.

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    Katie Holmes turns 33 today.

    It's difficult to believe the mother of Suri Cruise and the husband of Tom Cruise has been around as long as she has, but it's true. She looks great for 33!

    Since marrying one of the planet's biggest movie stars, Kate's ironically kept a much lower profile, focusing on motherhood and family. Good for her.

    Fortunately for us, she does still act now and then, and still makes the occasional public appearance, such as her recent visit to the Late Show (below):

    Katie Holmes Image

    So happy birthday, girl! You warmed our heart on Dawson's Creek, and we hope to see much more of you going forward, as a person and an actress.

    Check out some of our favorite Katie Holmes pics in honor of her big day:

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    • Katie Phones It In
    • Tom and Kat
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    • A Pretty Katie Holmes Pic
    • Trying to Seduce
    • No Longer Joey
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    In the spring of 2005, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes met.

    They hit it off immediately and began a whirlwind romance, which many people felt was a publicity stunt. Many people are eating serious helpings of crow now.

    Their first date was said to be a sushi dinner aboard Tom's private plane and later that month, they were exclusive. By April of 2006, they had a daughter, Suri.

    Then in November 18 of that year, TomKat became lovingly joined in matrimony. Yep, today's there five-year anniversary. That's like 25 in Hollywood years!

    Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Image

    Tom Cruise takes a lot of flack for being kind of out there in his own world, but let's face it, he and Katie are not only harmless, but a model relationship in many ways.

    We don't know them personally, but neither goes out of their way to seek attention and both seem like attentive parents and spouses. Quirky, maybe, but who's not?

    With so much coverage devoted to Kim Kardashian and Ashton Kutcher, it's nice to see a marriage working out, isn't it? Granted, it's his third. But they try! Hard!

    It seems like forever ago that Cruise, who's now filming Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, was jumping on couches and warring with Matt Lauer like a loon.

    We kinda miss those days, but we're glad he's happier and mellower with Katie these days. Happy anniversary, TomKat, and happy weekend, THG readers ...

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    She looks the same as ever, but the Katie Holmes of yore is long gone.

    Now that this is a bad thing, says the actress in the new Marie Claire.

    "I'm excited to begin a new phase in life," the 32-year-old actress says. "Roles I may have been afraid to play before, places I want to travel to with my daughter. I'd like to build a design business. But not too fast.

    Katie Holmes Marie Claire Cover

    When she's not playing a slutty pumpkin on How I Met Your Mother, Holmes is first and foremost a mom to adorable five-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise.

    Holmes, who recently hit the big screen in the thriller Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, says she better understands certain roles thanks to being a mom.

    "You will do anything for that person, and you have strength you didn't know that you had, which is what I like about my character," she said. "So I think that being a mom definitely gave me much more insight to this character."

    Follow the link to read Holmes' full interview in Marie Claire.

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    How I Met Your Mother has cast Katie Holmes as the Slutty Pumpkin.

    If you watch the show, you know that this person has been spoken of at length for six years but never before shown her face. If you're not a fan, just enjoy the fact that Katie Holmes is playing a slutty pumpkin, okay?

    Hot Katie Holmes Picture

    The costumed cutie has been referenced numerous times since the show's first season as an attractive woman Ted met at a Halloween party.

    Before he could smash that Pumpkin, he lost touch with her.

    Hyping the role as "literally six seasons in the making," co-creator Craig Thomas says, "Katie is a lovely, talented actress, which is why we've saved for her perhaps the most classily named character in our show’s history."

    Well said. We're just a little surprise Tom agreed to this.

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    We don't want to get on Tom Cruise's bad side or anything, but ... is it just us or did Katie Holmes look a bit under-dressed at the 2011 Emmy Awards?

    Compared to some of the stunning celebrity fashion statements at the event, she looked like she was off to the junior prom, not a major award show.

    Minka Kelly, meanwhile, looked gorgeous as always as she promoted her new ABC show Charlie's Angels, but how did her dress stack up with Katie's?

    Tell us by casting your vote in the Fashion Face-Off below!

    Fashion Face-Off!

    Who dressed best at the Emmy Awards, Katie Holmes or Minka Kelly? Vote here on who you think was the more stylish star on Sunday night! View Poll »

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    Who knew Katie Holmes had such a horrifying streak?

    After screening her latest flick, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, for her husband Tom Cruise recently, Katie said it left the actor sufficiently spooked.

    Holmes said Cruise had to watch another film before retiring for the evening. “I’m not sure what he watched ... Maybe The Sound of Music?”

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    Our partner site, Movie Fanatic, just saw Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (follow the above link for more on the film) and can confirm that yes, it is scary.

    Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro tells the story of a modern family living in an old Rhode Island mansion that has secrets buried deep below the ground.

    Holmes, a fan of the classics from the horror genre, admits that she appreciated del Toro’s take on the steadfast haunted-house movie storyline.

    She also liked that the film allowed her to be a mother figure to a young daughter, just like she is in real life to Suri Cruise. She's five now. Five!

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