Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are to divorce after five years of marriage, with the Dawson’s Creek actress filing for divorce on 29 June.
Sources claim Cruise’s parenting style and strong links with Scientology clashed with 33-year-old Katie’s beliefs.
Holmes’ attorney, Jonathan Wolfe confirmed the news with a statement to People magazine over the weekend, which read:
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Cruise’s spokesperson, Amanda Lunberg, reaffirmed the news, revealing:
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.
“Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”
According to TMZ, Katie, intends to fight for full custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri, and reportedly filed for divorce in New York as the state dislikes granting joint custody to warring parents.
Tom, 49, and Katie married in Italy in 2006. The Top Gun star has been married three times, first to Mimi Rogers in 1987, then to actress Nicole Kidman between 1990 and 2001.