Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce: 10 Unforgettable Quotes About Their Relationship (PHOTO GALLERY)
It all dates back to the now-infamous episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, in May 2005, in which the couple — who confirmed on Friday that they are divorcing — made their television debut before millions of intrigued, yet slightly confused, watchers at home.
“I kept looking [at Katie] and thinking, ‘This woman’s amazing,'” Cruise told Winfrey, before he awkwardly pulled Holmes on stage.
“I’m happy that I’m with her. She’s amazing, and I’d think the same of her even if she wasn’t with me—she’s just amazing.”
From then on, Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, shouted their love from the rooftops — or, at the very least, the television hosts and magazine journalists who were interviewing them.
This continued right up until June of this year — just weeks before the split was announced — when Cruise showered his soon-to-be-ex-wife with praise in an interview with Playboy.
“She is an extraordinary person,” he told the publication.
“If you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that.”
Of course, as so often is the case with couples in love, their words turned out to be just that — words; and until the Internet finds its own form of an eraser, they will remain in the public conscious indefinitely.
In light of that, Celebuzz has compiled 10 of their most famous quotes, from the beginning right up until the bitter end. Check them out in our gallery now.
On June 29, Holmes and Cruise confirmed that they are divorcing after almost five-and-a-half years of marriage.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe said. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out,” said a rep for Cruise.
Cruise and Holmes — who have a daughter together, Suri, 6 — were married in November 2006.
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