Dang, well that was fast. Back in late June we learned that Katie Holmes filed for divorce from hubby Tom Cruise. In July, just over a week later, we learned that the couple reached an amicable divorce settlement. Today, just over a month later, we learn that the couple’s divorce is official. A judge in NY signed off on the couple’s divorce settlement this week and just like that … TomKat is dunzo for reals.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ five-year marriage is officially over. The couple’s divorce case was closed on Monday after a New York judge signed off on the final judgment, according to court records … That was fast! The news comes just a month-and-a-half after the 33-year-old Holmes shocked the world by filing for divorce from her 50-year-old Top Gun hubby and seeking sole custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri. The twosome formerly known as TomKat entered negotiations almost immediately and worked out a settlement in a matter of days, the details of which remained confidential. A source close to Cruise tells E! News today that the actor is please that he is moving on from the divorce. “Tom is very happy and relieved that he is moving forward,” says the source, who’s familiar with the terms of the deal. “His priority is being a good father and this settlement will make sure that continues.” Cruise and Holmes began dating in April 2005 and a month later the Mission: Impossible star proclaimed his love for the actress with his infamous Oprah Winfrey couch-jumping appearance. The pair tied the knot in Nov. 2006 in a lavish ceremony in Italy.
And there you have it … the final death of TomKat. While some divorces can be long, drawn out and messy affairs, others — like this one — can be quick, succinct and totally friendly. Now, I’m not going to go into the rumors that the couple were never really in love and that their marriage was a sham … all that matters to me is that Katie Holmes is a free woman with primary custody of her daughter Suri. My guess is that Tom will find a new partner before Katie will, which is fine for me … maybe notsomuch for the next person he hooks up with. Katie, I think, will take her time in the romance department. She’s got a bright future ahead of her … she has no reason to rush to quickly into anything new. TomKat is DEAD, y’all. Let’s pour one out for one of pop culture’s most famous celebrity couples.