It’s Official: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ Divorce Has Been Finalized
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are now officially divorced. Bring on the divorce party?
Well, Bettys, the era of TomKat is well and truly over: According to E! Online, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are officially divorced. The case was closed on Monday after a New York judge signed off on the final judgment—just about a month and a half after they first announced that they were splitting up. How’s that for a speedy finish?
In fact, I would go so far as to say that it’s even more impressive than Katy Perry’s and Russell Brand’s quick-and-clean divorce, mostly because of Suri. Things can get pretty messy when a child is involved, but notably, Katie and Tom went into talks immediately after announcing the split; they worked out a settlement in record time, and though the details of the settlement remain confidential, we do know that a) Katie will be Suri’s primary caregiver, and b) Tom has generous visitation rights.
So that’s that, then! A source revealed to E! Online that Tom is “very happy and relieved that he is moving forward.” Furthermore, “his priority is being a good father and this settlement will make sure that continues.” Katie, meanwhile, has been prepping for a return to Broadway, working on an indie film about a single mother, and teaching Suri how to ride a bike. What we really want to know, though, is whether she’ll be throwing herself a divorce party anytime in the near future.
In any event, though, best of luck to all members of the family as they go about their lives.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.