Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorcing

Couple calling it quits after 5 years of marriage

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 29, 2012 12:27 PM CDT | Updated Jun 29, 2012 2:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – There's a good chance you bet it wouldn't last; hopefully you placed your money on the five-year mark. People exclusively reports that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits. And it sounds like the news is indeed true, as People has a statement from Holmes' lawyer: "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."

TMZ was, unsurprisingly, quick to chime in. It verifies that Holmes filed divorce papers yesterday in New York. In them: She cited irreconcilable differences, requested sole legal and primary residential custody, and wants a "suitable amount" of child support. Its take-them-with-a-grain-of-salt scoops beyond the docs: Sources say Tom was "blindsided" and there is some "nastiness" between the pair. It was Holmes' first marriage, and Cruise's third; daughter Suri is 6.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise attend the premiere of 'The Romantics' in 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in West Hollywood, Calif.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes attend the U.S. premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" at the Ziegfeld Theatre last year in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes appear together during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes pose during a photo-call for the world premiere of their new film "Knight and Day" at the Lope de Vega theatre in Seville, Spain, in 2010.   (AP Photo/Toni Rodriguez)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise in 2010.   (Getty Images)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!