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Tom Cruise's couch-jumping days are over, as Katie Holmes filed for divorce last Thursday, while the actor was conveniently out of the country shooting the thriller "Oblivion" in Iceland. While we can't say we're too surprised at this development, we have to admit some of the details that are starting to emerge have given us slight pause.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise — who turns 50 tomorrow — didn't see it coming. At all. Like, he had legitimately no idea. Though he confirmed (via his rep) that he was "deeply saddened" about the development, he promises he is "concentrating on his three children." Additionally, word on the street is that it was Holmes' father who helped her strategize. Martin Holmes (who happens to be an attorney) flew to New York to provide legal and moral support.
On top of this, rumors are surfacing that Holmes grew suspicious of Scientologist spies. Yes, you read that correctly. We're not exactly sure why she thought this (something about a white Cadillac Escalade outside her apartment). On that note, it sounds like Holmes wants to keep their daughter Suri, 6, away from training in Scientology's Sea Organization, where children begin a life-long commitment to the religion.
So, what does Cruise think of all of this? As would be expected, he's striking back, and has employed Bert Fields — the same lawyer who navigated the actor's 2001 divorce from Nicole Kidman — to manage the matter. Reports have surfaced that he will try to move the case from New York to the more joint-custody friendly state of California.
"I would hope that it's not a contentious matter," his attorney told the Los Angeles Times. "I know Tom is not a particularly contentious person."
Only time will tell whether they can settle this like adults, but so far it seems Holmes' modus operandi is all about staying calm and carrying on.