Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce finalized
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes finalized their divorce Monday, taking less than two weeks to end their nearly six-year marriage.
Since Holmes filed on June 28, rumors have swirled that the couple split over whether to raise Suri, 6, as a Scientologist, but neither they nor their attorneys would comment on that issue or custody of the child.
"The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life," Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe said.
Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, also released a statement saying, "Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I."
Cruise, 50, married Holmes, 33, in November 2006. Suri was born about six months earlier.
Paul Talbert, a family law attorney at NYC-based law firm Chemtob Moss Forman & Talbert, said the speed with which the divorce was settled was particularly fast.
"Cases with so many moving parts do not routinely resolve themselves in a matter of 10 days. We obviously have one or two extremely motivated people," Talbert said, adding that media coverage also likely played a role in the speedy finish.