Katie Holmes has filed for divorce, leaving Tom Cruise totally “blindsided” by the legal move, according to TMZ.
Holmes originally filed the divorce docs in New York on June 28, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She is asking for sole legal custody and “primary residential custody” of the couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Suri.
We also know she is asking for a “suitable amount” of child support.
Holmes also asks for a division of property in her divorce docs, although we know there was a significant prenup that is based on California law. She makes no mention of the prenup in her filing.
We’re told Cruise “did not see this coming.” We’re told there is some “nastiness” here, evidenced by Holmes’ move to get sole legal custody.
The divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.
The office of New Jersey divorce attorney Jonathan W. Wolfe confirmed to The New York Times on Friday that he is representing Holmes in the proceedings.
In a statement released to People Magazine, Wolfe said, “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Wolfe’s website notes that he specializes in “sophisticated business litigation and significant matrimonial disputes.”
The couple, who married in November 2006, have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri.