There are reports that Katie was unhappy about the prospect of Suri being pulled into the Scientology cult. As usual in such high profile splits the speculation may be far from the truth The age difference between the couple may have proved another negative factor. Tom in recent years has seemed a little odd when appearing as himself, not one of the cool characters he so often plays. Still it takes all sorts and marriages often fail. Five years of marriage may be relatively long in the world of showbiz but it is a mere drop in the ocean of lie.
Then of course there is the age difference. Not huge by Hollywood standards but enough to add a strain on a relationship. Hollywood fame is a poisoned chalice in that it brings huge financial and status rewards but usually at a price. Courting publicity is a necessary evil which means that celebrity couples are often seen as fair game for the paparazzi.
The prenuptial agreement signed in 2006 means that Katie will walk away from the marriage a very wealthy woman. What could prove to be a sticking point is the custody of daughter Suri. Both right now may say that her best interests are at heart but both may want to be the main parent.
It has not gone unnoticed that Tom's previous two wives were divorced from Cruise aged 33. By the time the divorces were settled each were aged 34. Katie is now aged 33 and will be 34 probably by the time the divorce is absolute. Spooky, eh? That said it is Katie asking for the divorce and not Tom so he is hardly making a habit of divorcing women who reach the age of 33. Tom is said to be devastated but his marriage break-up.
In recent years Tom has enthusiastically expressed publicly his love for Katie. Many viewers have grimaced as he has done so. His public display of love has made uncomfortable viewing at times. Tom appears to be far from the cool character he often portrays in his acting roles. That's love for you. Tom's over zealous appearances on chat shows since his marriage have raised concerns. He has appeared everything from geek to high on love. Perhaps in the end it was just another acting role?
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