The TomKat marriage purred along for five years — but on Friday, representatives for actress Katie Holmes and her superstar husband Tom Cruise confirmed that the pair are divorcing. They have a daughter, 6-year-old Suri Cruise. The news marks the end of a marriage that began with Cruise’s leap onto Oprah’s couch, and will end with a renewed public interest in Scientology, the controversial religion that the pair shared.
Shortly after the divorce was announced on Friday, June 29, Celebritology reported:
Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe told [People] magazine that “this is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” adding that “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
A rep for Tom Cruise confirmed the split to Celebritology, and notes that it was instigated by Holmes.
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and concentrating on his three children,” Amanda Lundberg, his publicist, said in an e-mail. “Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”