BREAKING NEWS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing after five years of marriage
By Daily Mail Reporter
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage.
The Rock of Ages star, 49, and 33-year-old actress have daughter Suri, six.
'This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,' Holmes's lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement to People magazine.
Split: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years together
'Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest.'
It is not known if divorce papers have yet been filed in court.
Tom – who has been married twice before to Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and Mimi Rogers – wed the former Dawson’s Creek actress in an Italian castle in November 2006.
He is currently in Iceland filming new movie Oblivion while Katie is in New York with their daughter.
Separate lives: Katie and her daughter Suri were spotted in New York yesterday
Focused on work: Tom is currently in Iceland filming his new sci-fi film Oblivion
Tom gave no hint of trouble in a gushing interview about his wife just last month.
He said he loved her 'creativity' and claiming their relationship was 'very special'.
He told People magazine: 'She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you'd see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. 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. I don't know what to say - I'm just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special.'
Dream wedding: The pair married in an Italian castle in 2006
But the pair have been living increasingly separate lives in recent months, with Tom spending time away from his family to focus on work.
Sources have suggested that Tom's absence was started to have an effect on his daughter's behaviour.
'Suri misses her dad,' an insider told Star magazine recently, citing the girl's recent public outbursts as evidence.
'She’s a different child when Tom’s around,' explained the friend. 'Suri was having a complete meltdown on a recent photo shoot for Katie until Tom stopped by unexpectedly. He picked her up and she was suddenly fine.'
Crazy in love: Tom, giddy over his budding relationship with Katie, famously jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch in 2005
But Tom, who was expected to spend his 50th birthday in Iceland, said his brood was accustomed to having him away, saying: 'My family and I have an understanding on that matter.'
The couple's romance has always been high-profile - and at times - raised more than a few eyebrows.
In 2005, not long after they began dating, the usually cool, calm and collected Tom surprised the world by behaving like a love-struck teenager.
In his most famous - and cringe-worthy - declaration of love, he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch in sheer delight.
He told Oprah at the time: 'I can't be cool... I can't be laidback. It's something that has happened and I feel I want to celebrate it and I wanna celebrate her. She's a very special woman.'
He also revealed he wooed her by setting up a series of romantic surprises including a motorcycle ride on a beach and decorating their hotel room in Rome, Italy with rose petals.
The couple then welcomed their first child together, daughter Suri, in April 2006 but decided to keep her out of the spotlight for five months after her birth.
Suri finally made her debut in the October 2006 issue of Vanity Fair and went on to become the biggest-selling edition in the magazine’s history.
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