Pictures of Tom Cruise from last month have shown what the strain of the collapse of his marriage to Katie Holmes has had on him, as he had shed 14 lbs
Pictures of Tom Cruise from last month have shown what the strain of the collapse of his marriage to Katie Holmes has had on him, as he had shed 14 lbs.
Pictured on July 10 on the set of Oblivion 2, Tom Cruise, 50, looked quite beefed out compared to slim figure he cut three weeks later on July 28 in Malibu having lunch with his lawyer.
It has been reported that since Tom Cruise got word of Katie Holmes’ decision he has dived deeper into work, and is ignoring concern from his family members.
Speaking to Grazia a source said: “Tom’s friends and family have urged him to take a break, but he has brushed off their concern.
“He is refusing to slow down and is trying to soldier on. He doesn’t seem to be himself. He hasn’t been working out like he normally does and doesn’t appear to be eating well at all. His clothes just hang off him.”
The source also told the magazine: “His way of dealing with this is to throw himself into his work, but as a result he’s not looking after himself, and he risks cutting himself off from people who care about him and want to make sure he’s OK.”
Last week Wednesday, removal trucks were spotted at the Bel Air mansion that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes shared when they were married.
The movers were reportedly taking her belongings and moving them to an undisclosed storage unit.
It was the latest sign that the former Dawson Creek actress is moving on with her life following her shock split from the Hollywood superstar.
Katie Holmes lodged the legal papers in June, citing “irreconcilable differences” for the split and requesting sole legal custody and “primary residential custody” of Suri – the couple’s six-year-old daughter.
They released a joint statement last month, saying: “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests.
“We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”
Tom Cruise’s lawyer has threatened the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of the actor’s recent split with wife Katie Holmes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The website posted a letter from Tom Cruise’s Los Angeles attorney, Bert Fields, in which he blasts American Media Inc, parent of the National Enquirer, for what he calls “false and vicious lies”.
Bert Fields went on to add that the “lies” will cause “hundreds of millions of dollars” in damages to Tom Cruise.
“As you were notified in advance, your current issue of National Enquirer makes numerous false and defamatory assertions about our client Tom Cruise,” the three-page letter begins.
Tom Cruise's lawyer has threatened the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of the actor's recent split with Katie Holmes
The letter draws attention to disparaging descriptions of Tom Cruise in the Enquirer‘s issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday.
Bert Fields wrote: “These are all lies – vicious, hurtful, damaging lies.”
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been the subject of hundreds of headlines worldwide since she filed for divorce from the actor two weeks ago, seeking sole custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri.
Earlier this week, the couple agreed to a divorce and custody arrangement, but details were undisclosed.
Both have remained publicly silent about the issue, except for one joint statement in which they said they were working together to settle their differences in the best interest of Suri.
Speculation about a reason for the split has centered on Tom Cruise’s membership in the Church of Scientology, but that has never been confirmed by either the couple or their representatives.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached an agreement to settle their divorce, their representatives have confirmed.
“The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed,” Katie Holmes’ lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement to People magazine.
“We are thrilled for Katie and her family,” Jonathan Wolfe added.
A spokeswoman for Tom Cruise confirmed the settlement in an email to Reuters: “It is done.”
In a joint statement released earlier on Monday, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes said they were “working together” to settle custody of their daughter Suri, 6.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached an agreement to settle their divorce
“We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests,” the statement read.
“We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”
It was revealed last month that Katie Holmes, 33, was filing for divorce.
At the time, a spokesman for Tom Cruise said: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
It was Katie Holmes’s first marriage and Tom Cruise’s third.
The divorce brings to an end a relationship that began with very public declarations of affection.
Katie Holmes once admitted she had a childhood crush on the Hollywood celebrity, and kept posters of him on her bedroom wall. Tom Cruise famously jumped on a sofa on the Oprah Winfrey Show as he declared his love for the actress.
Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the couple was married by a Church of Scientology minister.
Tom Cruise, who turned 50 last week, was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in 2011, and has starred in blockbusters such as Top Gun, Jerry Maguire and the Mission Impossible series.
Katie Holmes rose to fame as a leading actress on television drama Dawson’s Creek. She has also appeared in Batman Begins and Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark.
Newly released pictures show Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes out in public for the last time together.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were spotted having dinner at a sushi restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tom Cruise, 50, was in Iceland filming his movie Oblivion, and received a visit from Katie Holmes shortly before she packed up and left him.
Images show the pair sat in a quiet corner of quaint restaurant Sushi Samba, facing each other as they peruse the menu.
Both of the actors were dressed casually for the meal, with Katie Holmes sporting white leggings and black polo neck while Tom Cruise wore a black jacket and matching trousers.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were spotted having dinner at a sushi restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland
Tom Cruise was still in Iceland when news broke of the couple’s split and he spent his 50th birthday alone while Katie Holmes took their six-year-old daughter Suri for ice cream.
The pair has attempted to continue life as normal without Tom Cruise around and Katie Holmes has been taking Suri to do an array of activities.
Yesterday the mother and daughter duo were spotted stocking up on groceries at Whole Foods in New York.
Following the news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split, Team Tom and Team Katie T-shirts are already up for sale on the internet.
Websites offering apparel paying tribute to troubled TomKat sprung up immediately after the divorce announcement.
A pink Team Katie T-shirt is selling for $12.90 but does not mention Mrs. Cruise by name instead featuring the tagline “Show your support for Katies with our Team Katie T-shirt”.
Following the news of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise split, Team Katie T-shirts are already up for sale
A similar design is available for Team Tom supporters for $12.90 at http://350201.spreadshirt.com.
Following the news of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise split, Team Tom T-shirts are already up for sale
Meanwhile today it was revealed that as her marriage dissolved, Katie Holmes’ every move has been tracked by a team of mystery men.
Unknown people in two cars have been seen tailing Katie Holmes, prompting speculation they are members of the controversial Scientology doctrine.
And it has been claimed this tracking has been going on for weeks – even before Friday’s shock announcement the pair will divorce.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced they are divorcing after five years of marriage.
Tom Cruise, 49, said he was “deeply saddened” that his younger wife, Katie Holmes, 33, had filed for a separation.
He revealed Katie Holmes had initiated the split, bringing a dramatic end to one of Hollywood’s most high-profile romances.
In a surprise move, Katie Holmes is understood to have filed for sole custody of the couple’s daughter Suri, six.
“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Katie Holmes’s lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement to People magazine.
“Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
A spokesperson for Tom Cruise, who is currently in Iceland filming his new sci-fi movie Oblivion, said: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.”
The actress filed documents in New York this week citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Katie Holmes has asked for legal custody, primary residential custody and a “suitable amount” of child support from her husband, TMZ reports.
She is also asking for a division of property in the divorce documents, although there is a significant pre-nuptial agreement that is based on California law.
The couple is worth around $275 million – much of that owing to Tom Cruise’s box office success.
The terms of the pre-nup are understood to be clear – for each year the couple stay married, Katie Holmes collects $3million – to a maximum of $33 million after 11 years – as well as their palatial home in California.
If their marriage had lasted more than 11 years, Katie Holmes would have received half of Tom Cruise’s reportedly $250 million fortune.
After filing for divorce less than six years later, according to the agreement, Katie Holmes should only be entitled to $15 million as well as the couple’s $35 million Beverly Hills Mansion.
But with an estate worth upwards of $275 million, Katie Holmes is expected to seek much more and there is already intense speculation as to how much she will collect when the papers are signed.
Tom Cruise is believed to have “not seen” the divorce coming.
But sources insist that Katie Holmes did tell him that she was filing for divorce – but she didn’t give him a chance to control the spread of the news, as he did with Nicole Kidman.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced they are divorcing after five years of marriage
The fact that she issued a solo statement speaks of some heat around the final extinguishing of the marriage.
The pair has not been seen together in public for almost three months – they were last pictured on April 5 while in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Katie Holmes failed to turn up to at any of the worldwide premieres of her husband’s latest film Rock of Ages, despite Tom Cruise’s constant protestations of love for his wife.
The final arguments seem to have been over where Tom Cruise was going to spend his 50th birthday on Tuesday. He told her that he was planning to be on the set of his latest film Oblivion, in Iceland, and that seems to have been the last straw.
Katie Holmes had frequently been pictured looking drawn and exhausted during her marriage. One Hollywood source said she had been “utterly miserable with Tom for months, if not years”.
Indeed, the row over his birthday followed another bust-up over what Katie Holmes felt were embarrassingly bad taste pictures of him on the cover of W magazine last month.
He was dressed – or rather undressed – as the rock star Stacee Jaxx, the character he plays in Rock of Ages. Two half-dressed blondes were wrapped around him, one licking his face.
Katie Holmes, a nice girl from Ohio who is nevertheless very aware of why Tom Cruise feels the need to play the macho card in public, was apparently “speechless” with disgust and felt the pictures laid both of them open to ridicule.
The marriage has been in such poor shape that for the past year they have led almost entirely separate lives.
Katie Holmes has chosen to stay with Suri in Tom Cruise’s New York apartment while he has travelled the world working.
Suri has been her constant and only companion. They are often out together until late, and Katie Holmes – who gave up all the threads of her old life to become Mrs. Tom Cruise – seems to have no other friends at all.
A shopping and sundries budget reputed to run at $125,000-a- month could only keep her amused for so long.
One Hollywood source said today: “It was an open secret that she was utterly miserable with Tom, and had been for months if not years. They really couldn’t drag out the pretence any longer.”
Another source added: “Katie spent her time avoiding him, and they rowed terribly.”
When Tom Cruise was filming Rock of Ages in Miami, Katie Holmes came along with Suri and they made a family holiday of it. But since then they have spent no more than a handful of nights under the same roof.
Katie Holmes, who used to have a poster of Tom Cruise on her bedroom wall, found that being married to an intense, workaholic, and deeply religious megastar was no picnic.
In pictures of her going about her daily business she looked completely worn out. Her brown hair was prematurely grey, she never wore make up. One shapeless cardigan was succeeded by another baggy jumper.
Those close to her said that she felt he wasn’t putting any effort into her or the marriage.
Her once promising film career – she had been the love interest in Batman Begins – had been stifled. Roles evaporated. She ended up trying to find work as a fashion designer, endorsing the line Holmes and Yang.
The bigger picture is that this is the end of the third of Tom Cruise’s marriages and a spectacular failure of his strategy to re-launch himself as a “regular guy”.
And if the union was supposed to cease gossip about Tom Cruise and his personal life, in particular rumors of his homosexuality – always denied – it failed utterly.
The couple’s 2006 Italian wedding was choreographed like a massive movie premiere, with more bodyguards than guests and the ultimate goal seemingly the fantastically romantic images which were released to the media of the A list star and his pretty bride.
This came in the wake of the president of Paramount Sumner Redstone complaining that women found the actor “creepy”.
When the romance began – Katie Holmes had met Tom Cruise to discuss the possibility of appearing in Mission Impossible III – she was immediately sent on an intensive and lengthy study course about Scientology, the religion founded by sci-fi author L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, which holds that humans are descended from an exiled race of aliens called Thetans.
She was “audited” by Scientology counselors, and unlike Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman before her, has totally embraced the movement.
Tom Cruise proposed on June 17, 2005 on the top of the Eiffel Tower following a famously embarrassing declaration of his love on Oprah Winfrey’s show, where he jumped up on the couch yelling: “I’m in love, I’m in love, I can’t be cool, I can’t be laid back.”
Despite earlier reports that there would be a Roman Catholic ceremony of some sort – Katie Holmes was born a Catholic – it was a Scientology wedding. What’s more it was conducted by David Miscavige, Tom Cruise’s best friend who is the head of the movement.
From the outset Katie Holmes struggled to ever settle in their Los Angeles mansion. Cass Mapother is a key figure here, Tom Cruise’s sister – and she and her three sons share the house with Tom and his two adopted children Connor, 17, and Isabella, 19. But Katie Holmes never felt that the massive mansion, stuffed with bodyguards, was her home. Everyone who came through the doors was a Scientologist.
His devotion to the religion meant that he was widely regarded as “weird”. Andrew Morton unauthorized biography repeated claims that Suri was thought by some to have been conceived using the frozen sperm of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This suggestion infuriated Tom Cruise, friends describing it as “sick, offensive and very upsetting”.
Before they met, Katie Holmes was a natural beauty, and her physical decline in the five and a half years that followed is almost shockingly obvious.