The Split, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

If you haven’t heard,  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes broke it off. Holmes was seen filing for divorce just weeks ago, which became official Monday this week.

The couple was married in 2006, shortly after Suri, the couple’s daughter, was born. Suri’s fame and popularity was almost as strong as Cruise and Holmes. She was featured in almost every celebrity magazine.  

The divorce was not only a huge surprise for fans, but apparently a surprise to Cruise too. Cruise was shooting a move in Iceland when Holmes filed the divorce papers. The news has been circling the media. Some believe the divorce was a conspiracy regarding Holmes’ age, 33. Apparently Cruise has a reputation for divorcing 33-year-olds.

According to MSNBC “Cruise then married Nicole Kidman, 23, in December of 1990, and then separated in 2001, when Kidman was 33. Holmes, 28, and Cruise wed in 2006, seven months after daughter Suri was born. And when word came Friday that Holmes had filed for divorce, those with a sense of Cruise history noted that Holmes was also 33.”

Neither one of the stars directly commented on the divorce, but they did release a joint statement, which stated a commitment to their daughter Suri. “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests…We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”

Source: Reuters