Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes signed their divorce and custody settlement, ending their 5 1/2 year marriage.
“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’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People.
“This result could not have been achieved without the hard work of my partner Gary Skoloff and our co-counsel Allan Mayefsky, Michael Mosberg and Larry Trachtenberg of Aronson Mayefsky and Sloan and Peter Walzer and Chris Melcher of Walzer & Melcher in California.
“We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”
Details of the settlement have not yet been revealed, but the couple released a joint statement that their main focus was on protecting their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.
“We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents,” says the statement from Holmes and Cruise’s reps, Nanci Ryder and Amanda Lundberg respectively.
Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, got married in November 2006. This was Holmes’ first marriage and Cruise’s third. Cruise was previously married to actress Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, and actress Mimi Rogers.