Tom Cruise shocked by divorce

It’s been almost a year but Tom Cruise, 50, has finally opened up about his divorce from Katie Holmes. The actor, who was in Germany promoting his new film Oblivion, told German TV station ProSieben that he didn’t see Katie’s request for a divorce coming and that he was completely taken by surprise. The split was announced five days before Tom’s 50th birthday. The couple married in 2006 and have one daughter, Suri, six. Katie secured custody, although Tom has ample visitation rights. The actor said he found it a challenge to move on with his life at the time. “I didn’t expect it,” he revealed, adding that he didn’t expect to be single at his age. “Life is a tragicomedy. You need to have a sense of humor. I had an unbelievable amount of time to think about it. Life is a challenge.” Tom’s new sci-fi movie Oblivion hits theaters next Friday, April 19. ~Cassie Jasinski

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  1. Angie • April 11, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

    There are so many good women out there, one’s who don’t seek fame or wealth. I feel sorry for celebs sometimes, especially Tom Cruise, because their dating pool is so tiny and limited.

    And I don’t mean casual dating. I mean, dating to find a lifelong companion. He is such a stand-up guy. He deserves a woman who spends her life looking out for his welfare and happiness above her own, just as I imagine he would for her.

    On a sidenote, I’d hit that. 😉

  2. Sydney • April 11, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

    These celebs get married then get divorced like it’s nothing. It’s so sad to see it in tabloids because they’ve definitely given people a whole new definition of ‘marriage’ – whatever, maybe some are meant to be stay single

  3. Suneagle • April 11, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

    Tom is an amazing guy super heroic too, but what Tom really needs to do is leave the illuminati Scientology cult he’s in. It’s the real reason Katie left and the real reason despite the visitation rights that Tom is still having trouble seeing Suri. He wanted to send Suri away for 5 years on a boat where intensive scientology and sometimes violent lessons were to be taught to her. Look it up, poor Tom is unfortunately brainwashed by it and I can even bet that he’s bounded and stuck now since he’s so deep.

  4. Momma Sunshine • April 11, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

    Poor Tom Cruise, my ass. If he were such a “stand up” guy, then he’d still be with any one of his previous wives. How many were there? 3? 4? I kind of lost count.

  5. Barbara Andrews • April 11, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

    I don’t know why he was surprised . He did the same thing to Nicole Kidman who found out about the divorce from a friend of the couples. He also did the same thing concerning their kids . She has had little or no access to them . They are both well encsconsed in Scientology and why not, he he had them being educated in their belefs while he (the workaholic seeking acceptance) was busy making movies. Did you ever see them with katy and Suri? All of his wives ??
    have been served with a no disclosure clause. He is a victim of scientology who seeks to please this cult as well as fears them . This is what happens in cults.He is working himself to death to financilly support them and they in turn make sure no woman in his life has any influence over him. Too bad ,so sad.

  6. Angie • April 11, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

    Scientology is a philosophy. All religions are technically philosophies, with an added flair. How many people disagree with Islamic beheading or dismemberment, how many people disagree with reincarnation (Hinduism). How many people disagree with Christ coming back to life 3 days later?

    Call him a quack, but his beliefs are no more strange than each of our own. We just aren’t as familiar with his.

    And where is the proof that Tom was going to send his kid to a violent boarding school. Before you believe rumors on the internet, use your common sense.

  7. Angie • April 11, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

    However, if the ‘strangeness’ of Scientology made Katie uncomfortable, she should have insisted on a long engagement (2-3 years) to see if she could handle Scientology.

    But she didn’t insist on a long engagement, because who wouldn’t want to marry Tom Cruise (smoldering, top 1% wealthy, superstar, philanthropist)? Who would risk Tom losing interest in her?

    Not Katie, apparently.

  8. Pete • April 11, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

    Interesting how people can say celebs are such stand up guys or gals even though they know nothing about them except for what they have seen on TV.

  9. Nick • April 11, 2013 @ 2:48 PM

    I feel badly for the guy to have his life endlessly picked over by the media and scrutinized for every move he makes. That kind of thing has to be difficult on a marriage.

  10. Jeff • April 11, 2013 @ 2:56 PM

    Agreed, Pete. It’s also interesting how people think they can dictate to celebs what religion they should practice and seem to have inside knowledge of what caused the divorce when there’s been no public statement, just speculation. Maybe he cheated on her and it’s as simple as that.

  11. Mike • April 11, 2013 @ 3:29 PM

    Everyone is doting over “poor” Tom. Poor Tom my butt! Poor Katie and even moreso SURI is more like it! One of the richest, most sought after guys in Hollywood would have no trouble getting any woman he wanted if he wasn’t so stuck on Scientology. It seems he made his choice of his top priority and love of his life!

  12. Angie • April 11, 2013 @ 3:34 PM

    You guys are right. My speculation of him being a stand-up guy comes from my ovaries.

    I’d still hit that. Plenty.

  13. C-Dub • April 11, 2013 @ 5:06 PM

    Funny to hear a woman talk like that. Lol ovaries and hitting that.
    Anyway, whether you’re in Hollywood or not, divorce sucks. I’m sure they didn’t just think of themselves and knew it would affect their kids, so to assume they do this plenty of times and it’s like nothing to them is probably a little too assuming and generalizing. They had a lot to lose, from fortune to kids and fans.

  14. Alhussein • April 11, 2013 @ 7:17 PM

    This is a bit of a tangent, but I’m a Muslim, and Angie, I’ve never witnessed any beheadings or dismemberments in my life. If we’re going to pull up examples from other religions, let’s just makes sure they’re actually factual and relevant. Obscure examples just make us all look bad and don’t truly characterize the religion in question.

  15. Velvet • April 11, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

    The only advice I’d give to Tom Cruise is next time you find ‘the love of your life’ make sure you don’t go jumping on talk show hosts couches, then proposing on the Eifle Tower in France and then making sure you have every photo opportunity known to mankind. Be like Gwenyth Paltrow who remains private about her love life. Even Beyonce and Jay-Z, Gwen Stafani and her hubby. Look at Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, married for over 40 years (unheard of in Hollywood) before he died and they kept their private lives PRIVATE. His food products and salad dressing have gone on to make over $1 billion in sales to charity. Now that’s what I call a real man with integrity and a big heart…PAUL NEWMAN.

    Tom needs to stop trying so hard to prove he’s heterosexual and just come out already. Scientology is another story altogether, but I think his main problem is that he refuses to be true to himself, and I think that is the saddest thing of all.

    Hopefully, with Katie’s careful guidance Suri won’t grow up to be a spoiled privileged brat, but I think the seed might have been plated already thanks to Tom’s lavish gifts, trips and jet-setting all over the place with her to “buy” her love and to ease his guilt.

    Many of you on here are correct, I only ‘know’ of a celebrity based on what you read or what they say in interviews. I was a huge Tom Cruise fan back in the day and then I lost interest when War of the Worlds came out. I just see him as a fake, lost, very rich, controlling soul. Who cares about money if you don’t have peace within yourself and someone to share it with. I really do find the lives of celebrities glamorous, but in the end, sad and lonely.

  16. Angie • April 12, 2013 @ 3:17 PM

    @Alhussein,

    Beheadings and dismemberment are specific instructions written in the Qaran for certain crimes. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t witnessed the act.

    My Hindu neighbour has never “witnessed” reincarnation either, but it’s still part of the religion.

  17. Angie • April 12, 2013 @ 3:22 PM

    @Alhussein,

    And a man was beheaded and crucified in Saudi Arabia on March 26, 2013. By the Saudi government. So my example was not obscure and is totally relevant.

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