NEW YORK – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to one of Hollywood’s most unexpected marriages, one that spawned euphoric couch-jumping on The Oprah Winfrey Show and endless speculation in the tabloids.
After five years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise on Thursday, said Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields.
This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family, Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.
Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children, Cruise’s representative, Amanda Lundberg, told The Associated Press. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.
Cruise, 49, wed the 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The couple has a 6-year-old daughter, Suri.