Tom Cruise Opens Up About Katie Holmes Divorce
It was the bombshell divorce that rocked Hollywood to its core.
In a rare interview with German TV network PRO 7, the actor opens up about the headline-making split and how he has moved on.
“I hadn’t expected it,” he told PRO 7 while promoting his new sci-fi film Oblivion in Vienna.
Former Dawson’s Creek star Holmes, 34, filed for divorce from Cruise on June 28, 2012, just five days before the star’s 50th birthday, giving him plenty to ponder about as he hit the milestone.
“Life is a challenge. You are 50 and you think you have everything in order and suddenly it hits you, that’s what life is all about,” Cruise said.
The revealing interview, which was published in Germany’s Bunte Magazine, is just a glimpse inside how the superstar truly coped when the shocking news hit the press.
Suri Cruise was born in April of that same year.
But their fairytale romance came to an end when Holmes filed for a divorce amid rumors that she was at odds with her husband’s Scientology beliefs.
The couple inked their divorced papers on July 9, 2012 with Cruise reportedly paying $400,000 a year in child support while getting liberal visitation rights to see his daughter.
This was Holmes’s first marriage and the third for Cruise, who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, Isabella, 20, and Connor, 18.
“Life is like a tragic comedy, you need a sense of humor,” said Cruise, who is known to do all his own action stunts.
“I have done white water rafting, I dipped, with the snowmobile on the glaciers, drove around and climbed mountains.”
And despite the intense media speculation surrounding both his private and personal life, Cruise is determined to keep his feet on the ground, while maintaining a good family life and accessibility to his fans.
“Suri, Connor and Isabella have grown up on movie sets — the door is always open for them.
“I don’t have a sheltered life, I want to be in touch with people,” he added.
Cruise’s latest $120 million sci-fi blockbuster, which also stars Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman, opens across America on April 19.
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