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Cruise and Holmes set to divorce


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

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

Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said on Friday that the couple are divorcing but called it a private matter for the family.

Cruise, 49, wed 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on Oprah Winfrey's television show, emphatically jumping on her couch.

The couple have a six-year-old daughter, Suri.

The plan to divorce was first reported by People magazine.

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

Mr 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."

Cruise's representative Amanda Lundberg said: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.

"Please allow them their privacy to work this out."