Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage officially over as divorce is finalised
22:08 GMT, 21 August 2012
Tom Cruise's high-profile marriage to Katie Holmes is officially over, just a month and a half after the couple separated.
A New York judge signed off on the final judgement yesterday, according to legal papers seen by E! News.
Holmes sensationally lodged the legal papers to end her five-year marriage in June, despite the couple's prior portrayal of themselves as the perfect Hollywood family.
All over: Katie Holmes steps out with daughter Suri Cruise in New York this week; the actress' high-profile marriage to Tom Cruise has officially ended
The 33-year-old cited 'irreconcilable
differences' for the split and requested sole legal custody and
'primary residential custody' of the couple's six-year-old daughter,
The two released a joint statement last month, saying: '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.'
It is not known how the couple's fortune, believed to be worth around $275 million, was divided.
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The terms of the pre-nup were
understood to be clear – for each year the couple were married, Holmes
collected $3million – to a maximum of $33 million after 11 years, as
well as a substantial amount of property.
If their marriage had lasted more than 11 years, Holmes would have received half of Cruises’ $250 million fortune.
After filing for divorce less than six years later, according to the
agreement, Katie should only be entitled to $15 million, plus a home for
her and Suri.
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While her own career is substantial, it is dwarfed by A-lister Cruise's huge success at the box office.
It is clear both Cruise and Holmes are already moving on with their lives.
Last Wednesday, removal trucks were spotted at the Bel Air mansion the pair once shared.
The movers were reportedly taking her belongings and moving them to an undisclosed storage unit.
As they were: The couple back in February; the pair presented themselves as the perfect Hollywood family