'I'm sad for them': Jennifer Lopez extends her sympathies to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes… as Katie and Suri step out in New York
07:54 GMT, 13 July 2012
Extending her sympathies: Jennifer Lopez has spoken out about Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes
Tinseltown was rocked by the news of Katie Holmes’ split from Tom Cruise at the end of last month, and one star in particular claims she was ruffled by the news.
Jennifer Lopez admitted she was ‘stunned’ when she learned the power couple were headed for divorce.
The singer and actress told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I heard about it when I was in South America and I was stunned.’
And the 42-year-old says following her split from husband Marc Anthony last year, she can relate to the heartache the actors are going through.
She explained: ‘I'm sad for them. They're both really lovely people, and just like Marc and I, it's not what you want to happen. You fight and you try until you realise you can't anymore.’
Jennifer stated that the most important thing for the pair to focus on right now is their six-year-old daughter Suri, who Katie has won primary custody of, with Tom receiving visitation rights.
The American Idol judge said: ‘I just wish them peace in their decision. And really for Suri and their other children as well, because you become such a family, it's not just Suri, it's Connor and Isabella and everybody, you know, you all become a family.’
Jennifer added: ‘And when that breaks apart, nobody wins; everybody's heartbroken in some way. And I just wish them peace.’
As well as having an understanding of what it’s like to be in a Hollywood couple, Jennifer has extra knowledge of the situation given that her father David is a fellow Scientologist.
Just the two of us: Meanwhile Katie and Suri stepped out in New York today and headed to the Chelsea Piers
While Jennifer was extending her sympathies, Katie and Suri were spotted out and about in New York.
Katie was dressed in a pretty red top and jeans while Suri looked cute in a summery pink dress.
The duo looked happy as they headed to the Chelsea Piers in the Big Apple today.
Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s lawyer has slammed allegations that he agreed to settle in the divorce in order to keep secrets.
Set for summer: Katie sported a pretty red top and jeans while Suri looked cute in a pink dress
Mum's the word: Katie has won primary custody of Suri while Tom will get visitation rights
Bert Fields told TMZ: ‘Tom had nothing to hide and did nothing in the agreement to hide anything. People are just making this stuff up.’
He also insisted that the star will play a ‘significant’ part in Suri’s life, stating: ‘Tom will definitely have a meaningful relationship with his daughter, but I can't talk about specifics of the agreement.’
Bert added that he doesn’t believe Tom has any ill-feelings towards his estranged wife, adding: ‘I don't think Tom is bitter. He's sad it came to this.’
Nothing to hide: Tom's lawyer has insisted he didn't settle the divorce in order to keep secrets
Keeping busy: Tom, seen here today, has been keeping himself occupied on the set of his latest film