Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are to divorce

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have announced they are to divorce after less than six years.Holmes’ lawyer Jonathan Wolfe has now confirmed that the Hollywood stars are to split. Holmesand Cruise started dating in 2005 and he proposed at the top of the Eiffel Tower in June of the same year. [Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the London premiere of Valkyrie in 2009. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage.com]

They tied the knot at an Italian castle in November 2006, seven months after Holmes had given birth to their daughter Suri. Cruise has been divorced twice before – his first marriage to Mimi Rogers ended after less than three years together, while he split from Nicole Kidman in 2001 after 10 years as man and wife.Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, were married in November 2006 after a year and a half together.

He raised eyebrows by jumping on to a couch to declare his love for her on the Oprah Winfrey show, saying: “I can’t be cool. I can’t be laid-back. Something happened and I want to celebrate it.” Holmes revealed she had had a crush on the Top Gun actor as a girl.

Cruise had recently attended the premiere for Rock of Ages alone, and was also without Holmes when he picked up a Friars Club entertainment icon award this month. At the time, he said she was abroad and the family would reunite in time for Father’s Day.

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