Like divorces, birthdays are just another day for a workaholic like Tom Cruise.
Today, the actor turns 50-years-old and he will forever remember it, not because of the half-century milestone, but because it's the beginning of the end of his third marriage to Katie Holmes. Because nothing says happy birthday with aggressively subtle undertones of hate like “I want a divorce” four days prior.
On Friday, People magazine announced the news of the split. After five years and one kid, Katie wanted out.
According to TMZ, Katie was the one who filed for divorce and Tom was the one who stood with his mouth open in shock.
Tom has been in Iceland shooting for a sci-fi alien film called Oblivion. In other words, if he had planned this out, the last thing he would have wanted was to deal with the paperwork of an ending marriage while currently being stationed on the other side of the planet.
In the film, Cruise goes Mission Impossible in space as a veteran soldier sent to a far away planet to kill the remains of an alien race. We can only imagine that Cruise is channeling his rage at the way things have played out by slicing and dicing every extraterrestrial creator that comes in his path.
Us Weekly reports that Tom left his shoot location early this morning to head to California. Sources tell the mag that the actor boarded his private jet at 2 a.m. at the Reykjavik airport in Iceland
Cruise has yet to comment on the divorce himself to a non-space life form. He has only been seen once since, and that was in his private helicopter, fleeing from cameras.
His rep offered the following statement when news of the divorce hit the media: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
Despite all the drama, a birthday’s a birthday and we here at Hollyscoop want to wish Tom – in whatever galaxy he’s in – a happy one.