The day I knew, absolutely, would come has finally arrived. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced that they are divorcing. You may recall that TomKat got themselves hitched way back in 2006 in the wake of a very odd, very out of the blue courtship. In the almost 6 years that they’ve been married, the couple gave birth to one child — a daughter named Suri. Just as suddenly as the couple first got together, we learn today from Katie‘s rep that the relationship is now dunzo. KATIE HOLMES IS FINALLY FREE! Praise Xenu!!
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.
Many people, me included, were SHOCKED when Tom and Katie started dating. Nothing about the couple’s pairing, relationship and eventual marriage seemed genuine — at all. You may recall that many speculated, me included, that Katie Holmes wasn’t really pregnant with Suri … it was commonly believed that she faked her pregnancy while a surrogate mother carried the child. Around the time TomKat got together, Cruise started to be really open about his religious beliefs and famously spouted the tenets of Scientology at every opportunity (remember when his crazy ass jumped on Oprah Winfrey‘s couch?) … a practice that severely hurt his acting career (at the time). In the years that the couple have been married, their relationship seemed to settle down a bit … Tom shut up about Scientology (at least in the public press) and the couple seemed to enjoy a normal relationship. To be honest, tho, I never ever believed that the couple were truly in love. It’s been said that Katie agreed to marry Tom in order to boost her career (ie. that their relationship was more like a business deal) and, I suppose, the terms of their deal have been fulfilled? I dunno. I can’t say that I am at all shocked by this divorce news. I mean, I’m surprised we’re hearing about it now but I’m not at all surprised that the marriage is now over.
What do y’all think of the death of TomKat? What are your favorite memories of their odd relationship? Do you think Tom will ever take another wife? Do you think Katie will benefit from this split?
UPDATE: 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.
HMMM, if true, it’s very interesting that Tom didn’t see this divorce coming. Clearly, she wanted out. I can’t say I’m all that surprised that Katie wants full custody of Suri … but it is telling of her relationship with Tom. The fact that she wants Suri outright seems to imply that she wants to take her daughter and have nothing to do with Tom at all. HMMMMM.