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Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2012

Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced, according to an exclusive report from People mag.

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“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Cruise’s rep also released a statement: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”

The pair have been married since 2006, having a six-year-old daughter, Suri.

Los Angeles-based attorney Bert Fields, who has represented Cruise in other matters but is not handling the divorce, confirmed the filing but declined to give further details.

“Tom wants to be very private,” Fields said.

The “Top Gun” star proposed to Holmes atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris and famously went on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, jumped on her couch and shouted out his love for Holmes in front of a TV audience of millions.

Cruise, a practitioner of Scientology, was previously married to actress Mimi Rogers and actress Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children.

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