Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

Updated 5:00 p.m.: According to a TMZ report, Tom Cruise’s involvement in the Church of Scientology is what ultimately led to Katie Holmes’ decision to divorce the actor.

The article claims Holmes has had growing concerns about daughter Suri’s involvement in the church now that she is nearing the age where children are introduced to the religion.

This point of contention is reportedly leading to the already “nasty” divorce details, which include Katie’s request for sole custody. In short, she doesn’t want Tom controlling Suri’s choice of religion.

Update 3:30 p.m.: TMZ reports that things are already turning “nasty” in the surprising split of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

According to the gossip site, Katie “blindsided” Tom by filing for divorce and is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter Suri. Holmes reportedly cited “irreconcilable differences” in divorce documents and is seeking a “suitable amount” of child support.

Tom’s rep has released a statement saying, “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.”

Original story: One of Hollywood’s most famous couples, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is calling it quits after five years of marriage.

In a statement to People magazine, Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe stated, “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.”

Holmes, 33, and Cruise, 49, began dating in April 2005 and were married in Italy in November of 2006. The duo became the center of a media firestorm after Cruise declared his love for Holmes on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” while jumping on her couch. In April 2006, Tom and Katie welcomed their first and only child, Suri, who is now 6 years old.

This union marked Holmes’ first marriage and Cruise’s third. The “Rock of Ages” star was previously married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.

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