According to CNN, actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. This was confirmed by Cruise’s attorney – Bert Fields and his publicist – Amanda Lundberg. TMZ claimed that Katie, 33, was asking for ‘primary residential custody’ of Suri, and a ‘suitable amount of child support’
Miss Holmes is also asking for a division of property in the divorce documents, although there is a significant pre-nuptial agreement that is based on California law. The couple are worth around $275 million – much of that owing to Tom’s box office success. The terms of the pre-nup state that for each year the couple stay married, Katie will collect $3million – to a maximum of $33 million after 11 years – as well as their palatial home in California. If their marriage had lasted more than 11 years, Holmes would have received half of Cruises’s reportedly $250 million fortune.
After filing for divorce less than six years later, according to the agreement, Katie should only be entitled to $15 million as well as the couple’s $35 million Beverly Hills Mansion. But with an estate worth upwards of $275 million, Katie is expected to seek much more and there is already intense speculation as to how much she will collect when the papers are signed. Cruise is believed to have ‘not seen’ the divorce coming.
It will be recalled that seven years ago, Tom Cruise famously jumped on a couch during an “Oprah” taping to declare his love for Katie Holmes. The couple got married in Italy in November 2006, seven months after their daughter, Suri, was born. Their marriage was Holmes’ first and Cruise’s third, who’d earlier been married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. He had two children from his marriage with the Academy Award-winning Kidman before their divorce in 2001.