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Cruise and Holmes seek divorce

Celebrity couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are planning to divorce after six years of marriage.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage.

"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe said. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children 

Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields said Holmes filed for divorce on Thursday.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.

Cruise, 49, wed the 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on The Oprah Winfrey Show, emphatically jumping on her couch.

The couple has a 6-year-old daughter, Suri, who has herself become a staple of the tabloids and celebrity magazines.

Their plan to divorce was first reported by People magazine.

In this Saturday, June 4, 2005 file photo, Tom Cruise, right, reaches for the hand of his girlfriend Katie Holmes after accepting the MTV Generation award, during the MTV Movie Awards, in Los Angeles. Cruise and Homes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday June 29, 2012 that the couple is divorcing, but called it a private matter for the family. Click for more photos

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as they were

In this Saturday, June 4, 2005 file photo, Tom Cruise, right, reaches for the hand of his girlfriend Katie Holmes after accepting the MTV Generation award, during the MTV Movie Awards, in Los Angeles. Cruise and Homes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday June 29, 2012 that the couple is divorcing, but called it a private matter for the family. Photo: AP

"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," Cruise's representative, Amanda Lundberg said. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out."

Cruise and Holmes had a whirlwind romance - the Dawson's Creek actress confessed she had a childhood crush on the Top Gun star - and were engaged at the Eiffel Tower. An elaborate wedding followed before a Church of Scientology minister.

"I can't be cool. I can't be laid-back," a starry-eyed Cruise said on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "Something happened and I want to celebrate it."

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed in 2006.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed in 2006.

But the couple's romance was instant fodder for the tabloids, who chattered about everything from the couple's fights and Suri's clothing to Holmes' conversion to Scientology.

Cruise, currently starring in Rock of Ages, was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children.

AP