(RNN) - One of the world's most famous celebrity couples is calling it quits. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage.
The couple have one child, Suri, 6.
Holmes's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe released a statement to People magazine saying, "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family."
Cruise, 49, was one of Hollywood's most bankable stars for more than 25 years, beginning his career with a small part in the movie, Endless Love, in 1981. He received his big break in the movie Taps, and became a breakout star in Risky Business in 1983.
Over the next 30 years, Cruise starred in some of the most popular and biggest moneymakers in cinema history: The Outsiders, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Cocktail, Rainman, Days of Thunder, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Interview with a Vampire, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds and Tropic Thunder.
Cruise is a three-time Academy Award nominee for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia. He starred most recently as Stacee Jaxx in the movie adaptation of the Broadway play, Rock of Ages.
It was Cruise's over-the-top reaction to his love for Holmes that inspired his now-infamous leap upon Oprah Winfrey's couch in 2005.
A well known Scientologist, Cruise seemed to go into a career tailspin, especially with the airing of a combative interview with Today show host Matt Lauer in which the actor called Lauer "glib."
The two were sparring over the benefits of psychiatry and anti-depressants, and whether Scientology was a more useful treatment for mental illness.
Cruise famously condemned actress Brooke Shields for treating her postpartum depression with anti-depressants. Shields shot back in the press, saying Cruise "should stick to fighting aliens and let mothers decide the best way to treat postpartum depression," alluding to War of the Worlds, the movie Cruise was promoting at the time.
Cruise later showed up at Sheilds's home to apologize in person. She accepted the apology.
Holmes, 33, rose to fame through her role in the television series, Dawson's Creek, which ran from 1998 to 2003. She co-starred in the first installment of the Batman franchise reboot, Batman Begins. She most recently appeared with Adam Sandler in the movie, Jack and Jill in 2011. She also starred as Jackie Kennedy in the 2011 miniseries, The Kennedys.
This is Cruise's third marriage, and Holmes's first. Cruise has two children from his second marriage to Nicole Kidman, which ended after nine years. He also was married to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990.
TMZ reports that Holmes filed for divorce on June 28, surprising Cruise, and has asked for sole custody.
"Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest," Wolf said.
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