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Turns out the rumors were trueL Tom Cruise was as surprised as everyone else when news broke that he and Katie Holmes were getting a divorce.

“I did not expect that,” Cruise told German TV network ProSieben.

After five years of marriage, Holmes announced she was leaving Cruise on June 29 of last year which left the movie star both heartbroken and blindsided.

Tom Cruise in 2015
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However, the star – who’s making the media rounds for Oblivion – reveals he has had “an incredible amount of time to reflect” on life after the break up.


“Life is a challenge,” Cruise says. “To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you … that’s what life is.”

“Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humor.”

The couple has one daughter together, 6-year-old Suri, and reports circulated that she was one of the main factors in Holmes’ decision to leave Cruise.

People reported the divorce “was a long time coming” for Holmes who was “mostly concerned about the education and care of her daughter Suri.”

However, the element of surprise was key for her.

“She was talking to Tom on the phone up until [the week before] saying, ‘I love you,'” a source told Us. “Her inner circle [had] been planning this.”

Holmes’ attorney father even helped orchestrate it.

Whatever happened, in the wake of their separation, Cruise threw himself into work. The actor spent time in Iceland and L.A. wrapping up Oblivion.

He has rarely been seen in public throughout the past nine months, while Holmes, 34, has seemed to transition back into the spotlight more easily.

See our Katie Holmes photos for evidence of that.