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Farewell, TomKat: Divorce is finalised

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Daisy Dumas

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are officially unencumbered and free to move on.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, shortly before their separation was announced at the end of June. Just seven weeks later, the divorce has been wrapped up.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, shortly before their separation was announced at the end of June. Just seven weeks later, the divorce has been wrapped up.

The ink is drying: TomKat is officially no longer.

The estranged couples' divorce papers have been signed and the union is officially over, leaving Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes unencumbered and free to move on.

The news comes at a sad time for Cruise, who was last week busy researching Top Gun 2 at a Naval base with Tony Scott, two days before the director jumped to his death in Los Angelese on Sunday.

Legal proceedings over the divorce, cited to be based on “irreconcilable differences” were perhaps unusually expedient, with the affair wrapped up in just seven weeks.

The high-flying Hollywood couple's separation was revealed at the end of June, followed swiftly by the news that a wrangle may ensue over both assets and the couple's six-year-old daughter, Suri.

While Cruise is reportedly remaining in control of a $US30million ($28.7million) Bel Air mansion, Holmes will take control of a $US3million ($2.87million) Montecito home.

Holmes is clearly moving on from her old life. Last week, delivery trucks were photographed leaving the home the couple shared in Beverly Hills, reportedly removing Holmes' belongings and bound for storage. She is now based in New York, where Suri will soon start at her new school.

She is currently preparing her fashion label Holmes & Yang's New York Fashion Week show.

9 comments

  • If nothing else this will hopefully be an end to that stupid TomKat moniker. Who thinks up that crap? The no-life wannabes at the women's mags?

    Commenter
    KL
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 12:42PM
    • Excatly my thoughts KL. Who comes up with these irritating words,

      TomKat
      RPatz - KStew saga
      Shutterbergs
      Paparazzo

      So damn boring

      Commenter
      SJ
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 1:32PM
    • SJ, from memory 'Paparazzo' was the surname of a character in an old movie who ran around photographing famous people. 'Paparazzi' was adopted as the plural. Probably not that helpful, but interesting nonetheless! :)

      Commenter
      Hev
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 2:43PM
  • I agree celebrity monikers can be annoying, but words like "shutterbug" and "paparazzo" are just "normal" words which have evolved into language. Or are you just railing against all allegedly boring words that have ever been invented? That's quite a burden to bear.

    Commenter
    Cameron
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 4:16PM
    • Thought Paparazzi is originally Italian word.

      Anyway, I was referring to how these glossy magazine use these words that you start to hate after a while including monikers.

      It appears one glossy mag uses the word and the rest pick it up from there.

      For some reason, I don't like word "Shutterberg" and "Paparazzo" but, I don't mind "Paparazzi"

      Commenter
      SJ
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      August 22, 2012, 9:23PM
  • Looking forward to Tom suing the crap out of those news outlets whose trash mags branded him a monster etc during this whole circus.

    Commenter
    happymongrel
    Location
    sydney
    Date and time
    August 22, 2012, 5:22PM
    • TOM Who?
      KATE Who?
      WHATEVER!

      Commenter
      WHATEVER!
      Date and time
      August 23, 2012, 9:27AM
      • Escape from Scientology now achieved. Phew. Good on her.

        Commenter
        gossip
        Date and time
        August 23, 2012, 9:33AM
        • I hope Tom Cruise and Jerry Hall don't hook up!

          Commenter
          Caligula
          Date and time
          August 23, 2012, 10:52AM
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