Tom Cruise has opened up about his divorce from Katie Holmes for the first time, admitting, “I did not expect that.”
The actor is speaking publicly about his divorce last year. “Life is a challenge. You are 50 and you think you have everything in order and suddenly it hits you, that’s what life is all about.”
Katie Holmes, 34, left Tom just five days shy of his 50th birthday. He now says it gave him “an incredible amount of time to reflect” as he celebrated his 50th.
The former couple entered negotiations almost straight away and last month a settlement was agreed with Katie being given primary custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri, and Tom getting extensive visitation rights.
Neither couple have ever given a reason for the split but rumours persist Holmes was unhappy with the control the religion Scientology had over the family.
Speaking to German TV Cruise said getting stuck into work helped him get over the heartbreaking split.
‘Life is like a tragic comedy, you need a sense of humor,’ said Cruise.
The pair married in a lavish ceremony in Italy in November 2006 after meeting in April 2005.
Daughter Suri was born in April 2006 and played a star role in their nuptials.
The star – who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor.
I recently read Amy Scobee’s book “Abuse at the Top,” which is about Scientology. It is SCARY this “religion.” I can’t imagine why anyone would even think about being a part of it. It’s a really interesting read, if you are wanting to learn more about the scary things that happen behind the doors.
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