Katie Holmes Files For Divorce From Tom Cruise & Wants Sole Custody Of Suri
After five years of what many thought was wedded bliss, Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” said Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe to People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
According to multiple sources, things between the 33-year-old actress and the 49-year-old actor were becoming increasingly strained as they argued over whether or not to raise daughter Suri, 6, in the Scientology religion, a decision Holmes is whole-hardheartedly against. Holmes has thus asked for full custody citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. “If there is a custody battle, you better believe Scientology will play a role,” said divorce attorney Raoul Felder.
Cruise is reportedly devastated by the impending demise of his marriage. “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.”
As recently as this month, Cruise gushed about his soon to be ex-wife while promoting his new film Rock of Ages. “She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it,” he told Playboy. “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.”