After five years of marriage, Hollywood’s golden couple, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, have made the mutual decision to end their relationship. Today, Katie Holmes’ lawyer announced the split and stated that ‘This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family’.
The couple met in 2005 and welcomed their first daughter, Suri, into the world in April 2006.
Tom was never shy of expressing his love for Katie after his infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey in which he described Katie as ‘a very special woman’.
This will be Tom’s third divorce following his two previous marriages to Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers.
In an interview with People magazine last month, Tom showed no sign of the strain his marriage was facing. He spoke of Katie and said ‘She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better’.
However, sources have stated that Tom’s repeated absenses, due to work committments, were having a sustained affect upon his daughter, Suri, and that the pair have been living seperate lives in most recent months. Tom is currently in Iceland shooting scenes for his new sci-fi film, Oblivion.
Whatever the final outcome of this surprising decision, we will be waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.
By Fiona Anderson