Five years after marrying Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes took action to end her marriage to the Rock of Ages star four days before his 50th birthday.
Holmes’ lawyer, Jonathan Wolfe, stated:
“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.”
The couple got married in November 2006 in Odescalchi Castle, a 15th-century Italian castle. They only have one child, 6-year-old Suri, and Holmes has reportedly asked for sole custody. This will be Tom’s third marriage to end in divorce. His first wife was Mimi Rogers, and his second wife was Nicole Kidman, with whom he adopted two children. However, this is Katie’s first marriage.
Reportedly, Tom Cruise’s religion played a big part in the couple’s split. A friend of Katie’s spilled that though the actress was “never truly comfortable with the Scientology thing,” she accepted it because it was important to her husband. But over the years, his commitment to Scientology often created conflicts when it came to raising their only daughter.
Also, some sources say that it was Katie’s childhood dream to marry the actor, so when he first asked her out, she was more than enchanted.
Well, she obviously didn’t dream about the divorce part.