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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes are divorcing (Crash and burn, huh Mav?)



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Tom Cruise and wife of five years Katie Holmes are getting divorced, People magazine is reporting. I'd say we all saw this coming, but really we didn't.

"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."

tomcruisebackonoprahmay.jpgThis will make for the third divorce for Cruise; only the first for Holmes. (Trivia question: Can you name Tom's first two wives?)

TMZ says the worth of TomKat together is about $275 million but that the couple does indeed have a prenup (which probably means Tom keeps the vast majority of that).

OK! Magazine says it was Holmes who fired for divorce.

"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," Cruise's rep said in a statement. "Please allow them their privacy."

Remember, it was Katie Holmes that inspired Cruise to make a -- well ... fool is probably the safest word -- on Oprah's show when he attacked the couch while professing his love for Katie. Ah, memories.

Hard to imagine the straw that broke the camel's back here. Cruise's sex-god turn in Rock of Ages? (She wasn't with Tom at the movie premieres.) His upcoming 50th birthday? (Bad timing!) Ummm, differences in philosophies on something like ... religion maybe?

Cruise was recently spoke about his marriage in Playboy:

"She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it," he told the magazine, according to a Huffington Post article that also talked about Scientology. "Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that."

Well, that's nice. Anyway, here's a stroll down Tom Cruise's Matrimony Lane...


Tom Cruise with Mimi Rogers (1987 to 1990)


Tom Cruise with Nicole Kidman (1990 to 2001)


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2006 to 2012?)

[Last modified: Friday, June 29, 2012 5:14pm]


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