Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Split

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It is the news that was probably not shocking to most people; Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. According to reports, Katie filed the papers and Tom was surprised at the filing. The couple has one child, Suri, who is 6 years old. Katie’s team said this in a statement, “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.” Tom’s representative adds, “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”

Now I don’t think there was a person who really thought that the two of them married for love. The wedding was sudden and fans of Holmes saw her quickly change from a bubbly actress to a mere robot overnight. Tom has been plagued with rumors of his sexuality for years and many questioned the validity of the marriage. I am not sure I would take it that far, but their union always seemed very odd to me.

Add to that the fact that Suri seems like a child who is babied and who was seen with a bottle well past her fourth birthday, there is something that strikes me as seriously odd about this family. I hate to say that I am happy for a divorce, I do feel sadness for Suri and the turmoil this will cause her, but getting away from Tom and his issues is probably the best thing that could happen to Katie.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Split

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. Profile photo of meredith meredith says:

    Sad, but not surprised when anyone in hollywood gets divorced anymore.

  2. Profile photo of Falencia Falencia says:

    Divorce is hard on any couple. It is even harder when you are in the public eye. The media should give them their privacy to get through this difficult time.

  3. Profile photo of Brittney Brittney says:

    I can’t say I am surprised. I had a feeling that this relationship wouldn’t last. I do wish the best for Suri through this though, being a child and watching your parents divorce is not easy, no matter what age.

  4. Profile photo of sukismom sukismom says:

    I have been waiting for it since the day they were married. Tom didn’t want to pay her to stick around anymore! Anyways, said that Tom filed?! I am assuming that they are wrong, but the quote was the same minus the "Kate has filed for divorce and" part. How confusing 🙂

  5. wow not a big shocker

  6. Profile photo of Holly Holly says:

    Not surprised at all. As someone who is the same age as Katie Holmes, there are several older actors that are appealing, and he’s never been one. I also never liked the fact that she had to give up being Catholic, and conform to what I consider a cult. I’m not overly religious, but from what I understand, her faith meant something to her, and that’s not something you should have to give up. I’ve been a fan of her’s since she was on Dawson’s Creek, and while she’s always seemed a little shy in interviews, she does seem to have lost herself being Tom Cruise’s wife. I feel badly for any child of divorce, though, and I hope Suri comes through this completely fine, and do I hope Katie Holmes comes through this fine.

  7. Profile photo of Lyndsi Greim Lyndsi Greim says:

    I hate to say it, but I’m a little surprised. I am so naive when it comes to love, and I am always believing every marriage will end in happily ever after. However, I am not a fan at all of Tom and see him as a disturbed individual, so Katie divorcing him is probably for the best, unfortunately 🙁


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