People was the first to confirm the news through Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe. “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” he said. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Cruise’s rep offered a slightly different twist: It was Holmes who pulled the plug on their marriage. “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
Conspiracy theories are already cropping up all over the Web, citing everything from Scientology to sexuality. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise got married in November 2006; they have one child together, 6-year-old Suri.