Tom Cruise says that he was as surprised as anyone when Katie Holmes filed for divorce last June.
"I did not expect that," Cruise told the German TV network ProSieben.
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Holmes, with whom Cruise has a 6-year-old daughter, Suri, announced the split just five days before the actor's 50th birthday. The divorce was settled less than two weeks later. "Life is a challenge to be 50 and to have experiences and to think you have everything under control, and then it hits you — that's what life is," Cruise continued.
"Life is tragicomic," he added. "You need a certain sense of humor."
Holmes and Cruise married in November 2006. He was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, Isabella and Connor.