Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Are DUNZO! [UPDATE]


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.

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  • lizzypop

    maybe she was tired of being a stepford wife. my sister saw them at some fundraiser gala in NYC a few years ago and said katie looked vacant, like she had no personality anymore.

  • Sarah

    Funny how big relationshipy things always seem to happen to them when one of them has a new movie/project….

    • AmandaPalmina

      i agree, didn’t they get married around the time he had a new movie, and then suri was born around the time of a new movie, and now the divorce happens around a new movie….
      i wouldn’t say this marriage boosted katie’s career just because she really hasn’t done anything since dawson’s creek. but there’s no way she’d be relevant at all if it wasn’t for this marriage

    • Jules

      What do you mean Katie hasn’t done anything? She had like five lines in Batman Begins and then there was that one time appearance on Glee. Seems like her career is white hot to me. ;)

    • Susan

      If anything, their marriage killed her career. She had to turn down the role in The Dark Knight because Tom didn’t want her to do it. Maggie Gyllenhall (I can never spell her name) did a fine job, but I think Katie would have done it better. Tom can’t handle when his wife is more successful than he is. Same thing happened with Nicole when she got more famous than him.

  • Lila

    I say: good for her…

    • splacer

      It feels a bit crass, but I totally agree.

    • Lila

      I don’t mean that Tom is a bad man…

      But damn, scientology!!!

      Katie has never looked the same since she got with him.

  • Katie

    Wow, I never thought she would be allowed to leave! I’m not suprised, she looks unhappy about 90% of the time when you see her out.

    • R

      Her contract expired after 5 years…

    • @R: i was JUST going to say that.. lol!!! so funny. this shit is weird.

  • Nat

    I guess her contract expiered?I feel sorry for Suri-Tom Cruise has a shitty reputation for dealing with his childrens mothers-after they split.

    • R

      Haha… beat me to it.

      I guess his “I only want three children” statement a few weeks ago had more meaning than I thought.

  • I can’t help it; all divorces are sad to me. RIP TomKat.

    • Lynne

      Wow, it’s crazy to read all these rumors/comments about this marriage. I never once thought the relationship was fake. (Then again I never invested my time to reading gossip about their life throughout the years.) I’m shocked.

  • Sistah_Tru

    He will finally be able to become Mrs Travolta.

  • Laura

    I think it’s the other way around – Tom married her to boost his career and gain a younger demographic. My uncle is a film makeup artist and supposedly Tom was “interviewing” young actresses to be his wife as a mutually benefical arrangement. I’m sure Katie will be just fine.

  • jj

    So who gets to keep the kid? If it’s true that a surrogate carried the baby then will she be forced to give her up just like Nicole Kidman had to? Also didn’t Nicole Kidman also use a surrogate to give birth to her first (not second) child… Ahem her sister?

  • nicole

    i hope this works out for katie. the poor girl has looked dead in the eyes for years, and at one point it looked like she aged 5 yrs.
    hopefully everything goes smooth for Suri’s sake

  • loriannakim

    I always thought Tom is a bit weird. I’m glad that Nicole is well shot of him and is not married to the lovely Keith Urban

    • jj

      Um I’m not sure that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have a water tight relationship either. There were a lot of rumors that she faked her pregnancy and that he is gay adn that she is his beard. Nothing wrong with him being gay but just saying.. I do think both women are much better off without having anything to do with Tom Cruise and Scientology

  • helen

    I’ve heard rumors that he’s gay and all of his marriages have been for appereances!

  • Whitney

    Does anyone think Nicole would run back to Tom if he begged for forgiveness? I hate to think that way and really it’s not my business but it makes you wonder. I always suspected that Tom was her true love.

    • jj

      Whitney absolutely not. She rarely sees her own adopted kids… That should tell you everything you need to know.

  • Rolltideguy77

    Poor Tom, now he will have to see Magic Mike all by himself. Maybe he can invite John Travolta and Chace Crawford along with hm to ease his pain.

    • @Rolltideguy77 — LOL

  • Laura

    I feel bad for people who divorce but in this case I am glad for her and her daughters sake

  • James

    I have a friend who is close to the situation and she told me five years ago that the whole thing was fake the entire time. Tom (and Xenu company) gave Katie quite a proposition and she would make bank if she stayed married to him for 5 years. Now it may be a coincidence but I had totally forgotten about her saying that until I saw the news pop up on TMZ. Makes ya think…

    • Alyssa

      I’ve heard this rumor too and wouldn’t be surprised in the least. The crap that goes on with arranged couplings and marriages in Hollywood is astounding. I think nearly anyone could commit to a 5-year marriage that they don’t want given the right price tag.

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  • Krissy

    I find it odd that people act as if Katie, a grown woman, had no part in dating, getting married to, and impregnated by Tom. She isn’t a victim, she made choices. It is sad if they aren’t happy together anymore, but I just don’t see the need to take sides or blame people.

  • jj

    @krissy if you feel the inclination read this time magazine article about scientolgoy. Yes Katie made a decision to get married. Did she know exactly what she was getting into or how difficult it is going to be to get out of? Doubtful. Thank goodness she has a good family.,16641,19910506,00.html

    Independently of Katie Holmes situation Tom Cruise is crazy. Take a look at the video below if you are still in doubt

    • helen

      @jj – After all, the word “Cruisazy” didn’t just come out of nowhere!

    • Krissy

      JJ, if Katie didnt know what she was getting into, that is her own fault (note your article is from 1991, 15 years before they got married ). He was really into scientology long before Katie came into the picture. He has been a member for DECADES.

      Secondly, making a child with another person is a very serious thing. If you have doubts about them or their religion, don’t procreate with them. I would feel the same if an athiest and a Catholic got together and had kids and then freaked out 6 years later. Talk about how your family will approach religion before you get pregnant.

      If Tom is crazy, then Katie is crazy for marrying him to begin with. People need to be held accountable for their own choices. I think it is pretty sad the way our society likes to baby grown women, because it sounds like it comes from a condescending attitude that cute women are always infants who need someone to protect them. You never hear it said about a man in a divorce “good thing he has a good family”.

    • Mhat85

      Krissy, I couldn’t agree with you more. Katie knew exactly what she was getting herself into by marrying and having a child with a very visible, vocal, and famous Scientologist(whether naturally, via surrgoate, or via Chris Klein is completely irrelevant, as I’m sure Katie and Tom are both her legal parents). This should have been a discussion they had prior to marriage, and if she wasn’t comfortable with it then, that should have been it. If, in fact there was a “five year clause” in the prenup, and it all was a sham, than Tom, like the rest of us, shouldn’t be shocked or “blindsided” at all… I don’t feel bad for anyone in this situation except for Suri – I’m sure it’s not easy or pleasant to see your parents divorce… But I’m sure she’ll turn out just fine…

  • jj

    Helen.. Exactly

  • Rolltideguy77

    Tom was married three times to women for many years and never got Mimi pregs, adopted two with Nicole and along comes Katie and she gets pregs right out the gate. My conspiracy theory was always that Tom was indeed gay or at least sterile/impotent. Katie was engaged to Chris Klein and broke it off right before she got with Tom. I swear Chris Klein is Suri’s real dad and that Katie was pregs with his kid and claimed it to be Tom’s. Google images of Chris Klein, Suri looks just like him.

    • MHZNYC

      It is fairly well known, within Hollywood’s tight lipped circle of insiders, that Tom is not gay, but IMPOTENT. (Not a fact that the Hollywood money men need passed around in public.) Tom suffered with an abusive father during his early childhood and then more emotional abuse from his ball busting, emasculating, mother and sister after parting ways with the dad. All his relationships with women involve lots of contracts and back room Hollywood promotion deals, not love.

  • Juneh

    Joey and Pacey can finally happen now :D

    • helen

      @Juneh – Fingers Crossed!!!

    • Amanda

      NOOO! Pacey is with Diane Kruger and they are TOO CUTE together! Katie should be single for a while…poor thing looks like she just needs to breathe for a bit.

    • Juneh

      ”Pacey is with Diane Kruger ” haha, I can’t believe we’re actually calling him Pacey instead of Joshua. Yes, they are very cute together! To be honest, she needs to be single for another 5 years and just be.. free!

  • LStu

    Wow. How can Tom say he is “blindsided”? He and Katie Holmes haven’t been seen together since the Oscars, thats 4 months ago. The whole relationship is so strange. I hope she writes a book or does an hour long 20/20 interview….but if Tom’s lawyers didn’t put a nondisclosure clause in that prenup, they are crazy.

  • Oscar in Miami Beach

    I always believed that Suri is not Tom’s biological daughter.The whole thing is like Michael Jackson and his 3 kids.All follow the same pattern.Surrogate mother and sperm from a selected male that has a desired set of genes.I do not know if ever would be a DNA check on Suri.It will probably be Kate but not Tom.I’m sorry for Suri.

  • Alys

    Her five year contract was up!

  • Megan

    I’m typically not happy about breakups but this one I def am!

    • muchacha

      I agree. It was wrong from the start and I hope Katie goes on to live a good life with new acting projects, etc, etc.

    • Nat

      The sad thing is,in this relationship Cruise is the one who holds all the leverage when it come to Suri-and by ditching Tom, Katie may have lost most if not all access to her daughter.

    • @Nat — How do you figure that?

  • Jamie

    I’m not surprised by any celebrity divorces but I agree, Tom and Katie’s eventual divorce was a given!

  • ” praise Xenu ” ? – that’s a cheap shot – what happened to respecting each other’s differences?

    • Rachael

      If by “cheap shot” you mean “hilarious”, then I agree with you 100%.

    • making fun of someone’s beliefs is not ” hilarious ” – you are showing your 100% ignorant, fool !!!

  • JCZ

    Off topic, but how weird that we thought their daughter was some robot that would take over man kind and well… She has taken over every iPhone in the planet, just disguising herself with one letter.


    Oh and yeah, WE all saw this coming. Be interesting to see how this pans out. He has had no luck in the past and I don’t doubt his so called “religion” has everything to do with it.

  • rOXy

    We may never find out exactly what happened, but it’s clear something did. I am sure the pre-nup has a non-disclosure clause and neither party will be able to talk about it. There were days when they looked really happy as a couple and family, and I’m always saddened when a couple breaks up, especially if they have children. My heart goes out to everyone involved. I hope they can avoid nastiness, public or otherwise.

  • Jessicagiovanna

    I hope she gets Suri.

  • Shannon

    Sad to say but I’m glad!!! She seemed to have lost herself as soon as she married him! Same with Nicole. I just hope it doesn’t get ugly. That would be a shame.

  • ausettofegypt

    Meh, Tom knew the contract was up. So now the divorce can happen.

  • Joon

    TOM was blindsided!?! TOM was blindsided?!? What about ME!!!!??!? *I* was blindsided!!!!!

  • fmx

    This is a personal and private matter? For real? In the interest of her kids? what a JOKE, that woman hauls suri by the arm for the paparazzi. And she BETTER get sole custody, because who knows their scientology crew might try for sole custody. I guess whatever is gonna happen with the divorce is gonna be public anyways *eye roll* so I’m looking forward to Tom’s dirty laundry finally being out in the open. That man does not have it together.

  • sabrina

    katie can finally wear heels again!

    • Firegalz

      hahaha that is SO TRUE! :D just like what nicole said when they got divorced! lol

  • This is kind of sad, but I can’t say I’m surprised by the news. I always felt that the relationship was not “right” somehow. I’ve also never been a Tom Cruise fan, and I think Katie is much too good for him.

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