Nearly a year ago, Katie Holmes surprised Tom Cruise with a decision that would change their lives forever. After only five years of marriage, Katie filed for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. After which, she went on to fight for the sole custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri.
Katie’s swift move to immediately fight for sole custody led the public to think that the reason behind their divorce was because of Tom Cruise’s staunch belief in the controversial religion, Scientology.
Now, after months of speculation, the 51-year-old actor is finally opening up about heavily publicized his split from Katie Holmes.
According to E! News, Tom Cruise has admitted that her decision to end their marriage was a complete shock to him and that he was unaware that his wife of five years wanted a divorce. He said that he did not expect that, adding that he had an incredible amount of time to reflect following the split and that he came to terms with Katie’s decision.
The star, who is currently busy promoting his new film, also revealed that the divorce sort of messed with his milestone birthday celebrations (he turned 50 five days after Katie Holmes announced their separation).
“Life is a challenge. To be 50 and have experience and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you – that’s what life is. Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humour”, he added.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to catch Tom Cruise’s new film, “Oblivion”, out in a cinema near you!