We get up close and personal with Francois van Coke about growing up and his brand new solo album

We had a delicious chat with the yummy cast of French Toast! See what Lika Berning and Thierry Ballarin had to say!

Tom, Katie marriage 'irretrievably broken'

2012-10-04 08:11
 
Katie Holmes Tom Cruise
New York - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' marriage was "irretrievably broken" six months before the actress filed for divorce.

The Top Gun star was said to have been "blindsided" when his spouse announced she wanted to end their five-year-marriage in June, but papers obtained by National Enquirer magazine show their union had been in trouble for some time.

In the legal documents - dated 17 August 2012 and signed by New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew F Cooper - which detail specifics of the divorce decree, they state that the "marital relationship" had "broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months immediately preceding".

'Jail sentence'

The pair tied the knot in a lavish Scientology ceremony in Italy on 18 November 2006, but the documents show they officially married "in a civil ceremony" in Los Angeles on 11 November 2006.

The documents reveal Tom was ordered to pay $400 000 a year in child support for the couple's six-year-old daughter Suri.

The staggering sum is to cover the youngster's "medical, dental, insurance, unreimbursed medical and dental, education, college, extracurricular and camp expenses".

The agreement ends when Suri turns 18.

In the unlikely event the actor misses a payment; he will be faced with a jail sentence "for a term not to exceed six months".

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

Bruce Jenner admitted he contemplated suicide after being hounded by paparazzi at an appointment to have his tracheal shaved. Read More »

Bobby Brown has reportedly filed for guardianship over his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.