Katie Holmes has filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences and requesting "primary residential custody of the couple's six year old daughter.
According to TMZ, "Tom is "very sad" and "did not see this coming." We're also told there is some "nastiness" here, evidenced by Katie's move to get sole legal custody."
I'm not interested in their divorce settlement, which one may get what. The first thought for me when I read the news was, "what goes around comes around."
Given the way Tom Cruise has chosen to end his marriages in the past, the way Katie has handled this may be a case of Karma that is long overdue.
Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers in May of 1987. In 1990 after meeting Nicole Kidman on the set of Days of Thunder he divorced Rogers. He broke the break-up news to Rogers by sending her a message, "I'm with Nicole now" before having divorce papers served on her. BAM, out of the blue, he wanted a divorce.
Cruise married Kidman on Christmas Eve 1990. They adopted two children and divorced in 2001 due to irreconcilable differences. The divorce was filed, unexpectedly by Cruise. At the time Kidman was three months pregnant. Within days of the filing Kidman was hospitalized due to a miscarriage. Cruise didn't visit her in the hospital.
Cruise has a habit of blind-siding wives with divorce. Forgive me if I don't feel a lot of empathy for the fact that he has now had the same done to him.
All of us can learn a lot if we experience the same kind of suffering we have inflicted on others. My wish is not that Tom Cruise be punished but that he learn and in doing so begin to honor those who put faith and trust in him as a marital partner.