Confirmed: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Getting Divorced

It's confirmed: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Should we be surprised or not?

Confirmed: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Getting Divorced

It’s confirmed: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Should we be surprised or not?

-Lucia Peters

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It’s true: After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced—and oddly, I’m not sure if I should be super surprised by it, or not surprised at all. Thoughts, Bettys?

Katie’s attorney confirmed the news to People this afternoon, releasing the following statement: “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.” Hmmm. That doesn’t bode well for successful co-parenting, does it?

As with all celebrity splits, I’m trying really hard not to pry too much—regardless as to how I may feel about the people involved, the end of a marriage is never an easy thing and obviously I feel for the whole family as they work through this difficult time. I’m still going to take a moment to speculate, though, because I’m curious, plain and simple.

So: Should we be surprised by the split or not? Part of me thinks we should be quite surprised indeed; remember the days of the couch-jumping, “I’M IN LOVE WITH KATIE HOLMES!” incident? But at the same time, the relationship always raised a few eyebrows, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at all.

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Of course, the likeliest explanation is just that Tom and Katie’s lives have begun to diverge too much. Tom’s career is in better shape right now than it has been for a while (Rock of Ages not withstanding)—which probably requires him to be in LA more than New York these days. Katie, meanwhile, has been hitting the New York stage more often than the silver screen, and she’s probably doing most of the caretaking when it comes to their six-year-old daughter, Suri.

Think about it: When was the last time Tom was photographed with Suri? Or with Katie, for that matter? We’re used to seeing an awful lot of Katie and Suri together, since they’re photographed pretty much wherever they go—but when was the last time you can recall Tom being with them? I’m drawing a blank, but maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, thus concludes my moment of speculation; I’ll butt out of their personal lives now. My best goes out the family as they work their way through this difficult matter.

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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