|Friday, 06 July 2012 13:58|
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced after almost six years of marriage.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,"" says Holmes"s lawyer, Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie"s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter"s best interest."
Holmes filed papers in New York City on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole custody of the couple"s 6-year-old daughter Suri in a move that came "out of the blue" for the Mission: Impossible actor, said one source with knowledge of the situation.
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The source said the filing came as a surprise to Cruise, who is out of the country filming a movie in Iceland.
Cruise"s spokeswoman issued 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."
TMZ says the couple "have a pre-nup. The net worth of both Tom and Katie is around $275 (million U.S.), but clearly Tom raked in most of that."
Holmes did not attend any of Cruise"s recent Rock of Ages promotions and premieres. Cruise did, however, talk about her in Playboy in May, saying, "Family for me has always been important. When I shoot, everybody comes. When Kate"s shooting, I"m there with her and the kids. We"re always together."
He went on about Holmes: "She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you"d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She"s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I"m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that."
"I don"t know what to say. I"m just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special."
Who talks like that.
Obviously something changed in the past few months because now the fakeytale is over.
In seemingly happier times, Cruise jumped for joy on Oprah"s couch and Holmes told W: "Meeting Tom I"m just exhilarated. He makes me laugh, we have fun, we understand each other, everything is so aligned. I feel so lucky and so like I"ve been given such a gift, such a gift, you know? And it"s just really amazing."
Now we know who talks like that Holmes.
It is, of course, just nasty gossip that we heard again and again about Cruise supposedly auditioning a number of actresses, among them Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Garner, for the role of wife before finding Holmes.
Holmes, 33, and Cruise, 49, have a daughter, Suri. Cruise has two children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman. His first wife was Mimi Rogers.