Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce five years after high-profile wedding


Los Angeles:Actor Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband, actor Tom Cruise, in New York City, an attorney for Cruise said yesterday.

“Katie filed for divorce yesterday. Tom is very saddened by that and right now he is concentrating on the kids,” Bert Fields said.

The attorney, who said he was not representing Cruise in the divorce, but was speaking as a friend, would not give a reason for the filing, saying only that “Tom wants to be very private.”

A representative for Holmes could not be reached for comment, but earlier in the day People magazine cited Holmes’s lawyer, Jonathan Wolfe, as confirming the divorce.

“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Wolfe told People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.” The pair married in Italy in late 2006. – (Reuters)