June 29, 2012 2:46 PM | By Lucy Mapstone, editor, MSN Celebrity
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split after five years of marriage

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are set to divorce after five and a half years of marriage.

The end of their relationship was announced via Katie's lawyer, who said: "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

It has also been claimed by TMZ that Katie filed for divorce citing 'irreconcilable differences' and has asked for sole custosy of their six-year-old daughter Suri. The news comes just days before Tom's 50th birthday, and the actor is said to be "deeply saddened" by the news.

Their split has come to a shock to the showbiz world and the public, who have watched Tom and Katie become one of Hollywood's most famous couple since they got together in 2005.

Have a look back at TomKat's relationship in pictures...

Jul 1, 2012 7:55AM

the guys good looking but he's likely a real control freak.  To bad Katie, maybe next time you'll make a better choice for yourself.  He's not for you, he's not for anyone, he just plain likes himself and only himself. 


Jun 30, 2012 9:00PM
Took her long enough to realize hes a complete jerk and idiot.
Jul 1, 2012 5:28PM
it was no surprise at all. It was about time for her to escape the grips of this man. Now finally he can come out of the closet where he has been far too long
Jul 2, 2012 10:34PM

Oh dear lord... who gives a flying frig....

Jul 2, 2012 12:26PM
he is a part of a cult made up by a science fiction writer as a dare by his contemporaries. These nut jobs are using it as a religion. anything that brings a sciencultist down a notch is fine by me.
Jul 1, 2012 8:28PM

I was wondering when her contract would be up.  She gave him a child and played the game of husband and wife as she was paid to, now she is free and rich.  I believe Tom and John Travolta

are gay but their church of scientology does not accept this and claims to be able to cure them. We do see, however, it is not possible to change, you are born this way. You are what you are guys, quit the church and come out and be true to yourself and stop using these women. AMEN !!!

Jun 30, 2012 12:14AM

I gave that marriage 5 years, so did Katie. Tom is reaping his just rewards after the way he treated Nicole, bad karma, Tommy!!

Jun 30, 2012 5:57PM
Could it be that Scientology came between them?  Setting a wedding date took them so long it could have been over his rigid beliefs  or over a prenup.  I hope she gets full custody of Suri, whom I've never seen smile.
Jul 2, 2012 6:42PM
I wonder if Tom's gonna feel like jumping up and down on Oprah's couch this time??
Jul 1, 2012 6:39PM

Way to go Katie, just like he did to his marriage to Nicole Kidman , what comes around goes around, now time to find you a young hottie not a old geezer, like Tom

Jun 30, 2012 6:48AM
I think control is the word here...and control comes from 'fear'...maybe it's time for Tom to do some inner reflection as he is about to turn 50...take a  serious look at all his baggage and do a house cleaning before he takes on another hostage. Until we do, the same things keep on happening over and over again...
Jul 1, 2012 6:11PM

Remember folks they are actors,She Katie deserves an Oscar for best performance for the past 5 years, it is and forever will be the best acting she has or ever will do. Hecan't act his way out of a paper bag.

sorry people but that is the truth.


Jul 3, 2012 8:21AM
way to go katie, no worries, tom is a self centered egotist, you can do better and u will, great to hear you go girl.
Jul 3, 2012 12:18AM
Katie was nothing to Tom but a trophy for his bed post!!!! Glad it's over between them, just too bad that Suri is caught up in the middle of all this hype!!! Poor kid!
Jun 30, 2012 9:10AM
i was reading the post that is here about tom and kattie.why judge them.there is alway;s a reason for everything and every one .and by the way why blame everything tom,there are 3 side to every story.toms side katties side and of all the TRUTH,SO DON;T BE QUICK TO JUDGE OTHERS.THANK YOU,
Jul 2, 2012 12:31PM
If anybody deserves Suri is Katie herself cause I know she is a good and loving mother. As for Tom let him wallow in his own self pity he's the one that screwed up this marriage just like his one with Nicole Kidman. I give my thumbs up for Katie and hope her all the best and that she wins full custody of Suri after her's and Tom's divorce.
Jun 30, 2012 7:39PM
No, you're right. One shouldn't judge. But she sure never looked happy!
Jun 30, 2012 9:58PM
thats too bad,,,i really hoped this marriage would work for them..when tom jumped on oprah's couch declaring he was in love with katie it seemed like he was truly happy,,,but who knows the real truth about what goes on behind closed doors,,,i wish them both all the best
Jul 4, 2012 3:41PM
Why does any one care who in Hollywood is get divorced they put there pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us. If you got divorced tommorow do you really think anyone would care or notice. Enough with the publicity for the stars and lets look at what really needs to be taken care of in this world.
Jul 4, 2012 6:49PM

Cannot say that I am shocked or saddened. This is great news and I hope she gets sole custody! I used to like Tom Cruise until he was on Oprah and told her he was finally in love! Then what was it between his ex-wife  and him? Not love?


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