It was on August 20th, 2012 that a formal divorce was granted to Tom Cruise and his much younger 33 year old wife, Katie Holmes. Recently, they completed one year of separation and both have been reported to be carrying it well on their shoulders. Katie had filed for divorce from her 50 year old husband, a month and a half prior to the date on which the process was formalized. She and her divorce attorney had also sought the sole custody of their daughter Suri Cruise. Negotiations went underway almost immediately after the filing, and deft negotiations were carried out with the aid of their divorce lawyers.

Married in Italy

Katie and Tom, who were also known as “TomKat” started dating way back in 2005. And only a month later he publicly proclaimed his love for her at the infamous couch jumping act and appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The vows were taken a year later in an elaborate ceremony in far away Italy, in the month of November.

Post the divorce, Tom’s official spokesperson stated that the TopGun star was happy to move ahead with his life. He had no bitterness about the affair and his only prerogative was to be a good father to his daughter Suri and he was committed to do what it takes.

Maverick is Happy

A year later however, Tom has ended his silence about his much publicized separation at a popular show, stating that Katie’s divorce filing truly shocked him. He was reportedly not prepared to end his six year long marriage, at the age of 50! However, the Mission Impossible actor also went on to elaborate that he had accepted it as a fresh challenge life had decided to put him through. However, he is much happier and completely at peace with himself today. He does pay his daughter frequent visits and spends as much time with her as permissible.