Just when things looked as though they couldn't get any worse for Tom Cruise, the poor guy will be spending his 50th birthday without his wife. Today (July 3, 2012) is Tom's milestone birthday but just a few days ago, Katie Holmes filed for divorce and has been spotted out and about in New York City without her wedding ring.
Cruise recently revealed that he planned for the two of them to spend the day together in Iceland, where he is currently filming 'Oblivion.' He told People.com "Iceland is beautiful. We like hiking, and so we'll have some nice hikes and maybe go camping." All of which seems to support recent media claims that Cruise has been 'blindsided' by the divorce and was unaware that his wife of more than five years would be filing papers in New York to end their marriage. US Magazine claims that Katie is trying to regain control of her career, after Cruise had heavily influenced her decisions, during the time that they have been married. She has reportedly fired the publicist that she has been using during her marriage to Cruise and returned to Bwr Public - the same firm that she used before meeting Tom.
It is thought that she is looking to carry out divorce proceedings in New York and has stated on her papers that she has resided in New York City for at least two years. This is presumed to be because a New York Court is more likely to grant her custody of their daughter Suri.