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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split!

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TomKat divorce shocker!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage, the couple announced today. What caused the shocking split?

TomKat divorce shocker!

After just five short years of marriage, Hollywood power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have split. The couple announced their plans to divorce today.

"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

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Cruise and Holmes got engaged in the summer of 2005 after a very public whirlwind romance that left many feeling it was all a publicity stunt. Their pregnancy was announced a short time later.

Their daughter, Suri, was born in April 2006. The couple wed in a lavish ceremony in an Italian castle in November 2006.

Since then, their relationship has constantly been scrutinized for its sincerity — or lack thereof. Rumors swirled that Cruise held casting calls for the real-life role of his wife and that Holmes won the contract.


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Is that contract now up at the five-year mark?

The pair had been seen together publicly less and less often in recent months, although Holmes is frequently spotted out and about in New York City with Suri, now 6 years old.

Cruise is currently in Iceland filming Oblivion. His latest flick Rock of Ages bombed at the box office — a failure that could have put more pressure on an already struggling marriage.

Reps for Cruise have yet to comment.

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