Katie Holmes reportedly files divorce from Tom Cruise.
I can’t help but say it, I knew this was bound to happen sooner or later.Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced that they are divorcing. Back in 2006, the two tied the knot in what was one of the most covered celebrity marriages ever. Needless to say the courtship came as a shock to many. Just as suddenly as the couple came together, we now learn from Katie Holmes rep that the relationship is over.
After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” says Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.” The Rock of Ages star, 49, wed actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in November 2006. They have daughter Suri, 6. This was Holmes’s first marriage and the third for Cruise, who previously was married to the actresses Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers.
The courtship has without a doubt provided many moments of entertainment from Tom Cruise’s famous couch jumping to false pregnancy rumours. I can’t say I’m shocked by the news, however I’m surprised that it took this long.
TMZ is reporting that Katie Holmes was the one who filed for divorce and she is seeking full custody of Suri:
Katie Holmes is the one who filed for divorce and Tom Cruise was “blindsided” by Katie’s legal move … TMZ has learned. We know Katie filed the divorce docs in New York on June 28, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She is asking for sole legal custody and “primary residential custody” of the couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Suri. We also know Katie is asking for a “suitable amount” of child support. Katie also asks for a division of property in her divorce docs, although we know there was a significant prenup that is based on California law. Katie makes no mention of the prenup in her filing. We’re told Tom “did not see this coming.” We’re told there is some “nastiness” here, evidenced by Katie’s move to get sole legal custody. Katie’s divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.
With a child involved and conflicts of religious beliefs, this divorce as the potential to get quite messy. Let’s hope for the sake of their daughter Suri, that it doesn’t. The fact that she reportedly wants sole custody does imply that Holmes wants to possibly completely separate from Crusie and further possible influences of The Church of Scientology.
So it now seems like Katie Holmes is free. PRAISE XENU!!!
What are your thoughts?