• TOM & KATIE photo | Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

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Published: Tuesday November 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST



The split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes sent shock waves through the celebrity world when the 33-year-old actress filed for divorce five days before Cruise's 50th birthday in June. Though the A-list star was blindsided and "deeply saddened" by the split, he and Holmes remained tight-lipped about what could have been an explosive legal battle, instead quietly coming to a settlement that focused on the best interest of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.