Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Quick Divorce Settlement: It Was In Tom’s Best Interest For His Brand, Says HLN Host Jane Velez-Mitchell (VIDEO)

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have reached a settlement this week, only 11 days after Holmes, 33, filed for divorce on June 29 from her husband of five and a half years — but why the quickie agreement?

“Tom is a brand and that brand gets tarnished every single day that passes and the media speculates why they got divorced,” HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell told Celebuzz, answering questions in our #AskJane video feature. “It was in his best interest to get a settlement and get one quick.”

What else did Jane have to add about the Hollywood split?

“There was so much at stake,” Velez-Mitchell says of the couple, who are worth an estimated $270 Million. “Tom Cruise is arguably the most successful Hollywood actor, perhaps ever.”

The newsmaker goes on to commend the exes, saying, “Let’s face it, in Hollywood a five year marriage is like 50 years anywhere else.”

Watch the video above for more with Jane.

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