Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce finalised as Tom drops 14lbs in three weeks
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ five-year marriage officially came to an end this week, just a month and a half after the couple’s shock separation.
According to legal papers obtained by an American news site, a New York judge signed off the final judgement yesterday, granting Katie primary custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri, with Tom getting extensive visitation rights.
Katie, 33, apparently left Tom ‘blindsided’ when she announced that she was filing for divorce back at the end of June, but the pair entered negotiations almost immediately after.
The two released a joint statement, 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.'
A source close to Tom, 49, said that the actor is please that he can now move on from the divorce.
‘Tom is very happy and relieved that he is moving forward,’ said the source.
‘His priority is being a good father and this settlement will make sure that continues.’
Last Wednesday, removal trucks were spotted at the Bel Air mansion the pair once shared, reportedly taking Katie’s belongings to an undisclosed storage unit.
The couple were married in Italy in 2006 after meeting in 2005.
Meanwhile, it looks as though the stress of the situation has got on top of the Top Gun actor, who has been spotted looking a lot slimmer in recent weeks. It is thought that he has dropped 14lbs in just three weeks, and despite concerns from his family, has been diving deeper into work.
'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,’ a source said.
'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.'