09/07/2012 17:24 | By Lucy Mapstone, editor, MSN Celebrity

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ first official joint statement

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (© PA)

Tom and Katie have spoken out about their divorce

Since the news broke that Katie Holmes had filed for divorce from husband of five and a half years Tom Cruise on 28 June, we have been eagerly waiting for them to speak out together.

And now they have.

In a statement shared by their representatives, the A-list couple say:

"We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri's best interests.

"We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."

The couple have had one of the most high-profile celebrity splits of recent times and their six-year-old daughter Suri has been at the centre of the headlines, with much speculation about custody rights.

Katie, 33, filed for divorce from Tom, 50, just over a week ago citing 'irreconcilable differences'.

09/07/2012 18:43
i'am not suprised they are having a divorce he's a crank
09/07/2012 20:33
These scientologists are raving nutters a friend of mine who did some work at their base near East Grinstead tells me they have an office waiting there for L. Ron. Hubbard for when he comes back.
09/07/2012 22:35
Could they not have chosen a better photo for this headline?  His little tree frog fingers around her waist are off-putting.  Seriously though, let's hope some compromise can be reached for their child. Whatever Tom Cruise believes or doesn't believe, I am sure he loves his daughter and she loves her daddy.  A child should be in contact with both parents, as long as their safety is not in question.
Katie, katie, katie. If you don't put your foot down now you can expect to lose your kid just as Nicole did :-(
09/07/2012 20:05
why on earth did they not just agree to put the kid in a non denominational school and get on with it.
09/07/2012 20:32
I had to laugh, in the last Mission film, it was all filmed to make Cruise look as tall as all the other actors, or else they were all specially selected midgets, in fact is all his films are shot to make him look tall, talk about vanity!
09/07/2012 20:16

All i'm worried about is why did midget Cruise get the part of 6'5 Jack Reacher???? Can't read a Lee Child book now without an image of Tom the Woodgnome in my head!

09/07/2012 21:23
should have married your plumber Kate. celebrity is old hat!
09/07/2012 22:04
If religion comes into it that much but....pardon the pun...but god help us 

09/07/2012 22:22
Exactly Andrea Bright - who the hell cares!  That's life ... it happens, just as it does to everybody else in this big wide world.  Why should they be any different!?
09/07/2012 22:05
Robbi T.....it was all just a dream !!!! With you mate
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