Tom Cruise, Hollywood’s eternal child must be going through quite a tough day today: he’s turning 50, and his wife, Katie Holmes has filed for divorce.
This is Cruise’s third divorce after Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. Dubbed by the media as TomKat, Cruise and Holmes married at the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano in Italy in 2005, under a strict Scientology cerimony. And it is exactly this controversial religion that has been blamed for Cruise’s third failed marriage.
The relationship with Holmes, who is 16 years his junior has always been subject of debate, from Cruise declaring his love to her on the Oprah Winfrey Show (which became the pop culture moment of 2005) to the first photographs with their child Suri.
It is Holmes’ worries about the Church of Scientology, and the way it wished to bring up Suri that are the official reason for the filing, although it has been long been speculated that Holmes was emprisoned by the relationship. It seems Cruise’s intentions were to send Suri to Sea Org, an intensive Scientology training camp where children as young as five are taught the principles of Scientology without their parents, in what has been described as a military manner.
Conspiracy theories are starting to pop up left and right, with people discovering Tom Cruise has not been dating women over 33, and that each of his wives was born 11 years after the first one (class of ’89, watch out, you’re next!)
What do you think has happened? Did Katie simply want to start wearing heels again?