Both Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been tight-lipped about their former relationship ever since the she made the surprising move to divorce him in June 2012. Cruise is currently promoting his upcoming movie “Oblivion,” and he finally opened up about the split with German TV network ProSieben (via E! News).
Of Holmes’ decision to divorce him, Cruise says, “I did not expect that.” Still, he says that the split gave him “an incredible amount of time to reflect.”
“Life is a challenge,” Cruise acknowledges. “To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you — that’s what life is. … Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humor.”
In the time since, Cruise has focused on his career while Holmes did a stint on Broadway and has been caring for their daughter, Suri. Neither has publicly become involved in another relationship since their divorce.