In a statement, a rep for the 49-year-old Rocks of Ages star said: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
The statement from Cruise issued to PEOPLE sheds new light on the end of the couple’s five year marriage; the couple has one daughter together, 6-year-old Suri.
In an earlier statement, Holmes’ attorney announced the split.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes Attorney Jonathan Wolfe said. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
The pair married in an elaborate ceremony in Italy in 2006.
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