In a new People cover story, sources told the magazine that Cruise was blindsided by Holmes’ divorce filing. “He had no idea this was coming,” an insider said. “He’s totally devastated and heartbroken.”
The magazine reports Holmes’ father, Ohio-based attorney Martin Holmes, was key in helping her split from her husband. Holmes is also seeking sole custody of the couple’s only child, 6-year-old Suri. “She’s a strong person and makes up her own mind,” the source said. “She’s unwavering.”
Just a day after news broke of their impending divorce, Cruise was spotted on the set of his upcoming film “Oblivion” in Reykjavik, Iceland. “Tom just wants to work hard and finish everything on time,” a source told Usmagazine.com. In fact, Holmes had been on the movie set with Cruise just weeks before she filed for divorce.
“They were like all the young families that come in here,” a source said of their trip to the local Sushi Samba. “It’s almost impossible to think they’re getting divorced because they seemed very happy that night.”
According to the report, Holmes is currently staying in a Manhattan apartment she rented on her own before officially splitting from Cruise.
Since the announcement, there had been speculation that the Church of Scientology had been following Katie in the weeks before she filed. In a statement to TMZ, which originally reported on the allegation, the church denied tailing the actress.
When the news of the split was announced, Holmes hoped that the divorce could stay as private as possible. “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement on Friday. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
In his own statement, Cruise’s camp said , “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.”