You’d think a handsome older man like Tom Cruise would have no problem moving on from a broken relationship, a marriage even. But the 51-year-old actor is reportedly trying to get back into the good books with his younger ex-wife, 34-year-old Katie Holmes, who unexpectedly filed for divorce from him in June 2012.
At the moment, the former celebrity couple is said to only be communicating through intermediaries, but Cruise has reached out to Holmes directly by penning a personal, heartfelt letter in hopes of mending their relationship. “It’s like he’s finally recognized that Katie will always be the love of his life. It was such a shock when she left him,” says one source. “It’s taken a long time for him to come to and let go of the anger, but it seems like he finally has and he obviously will have wanted to tell her that.”
Cruise’s motivation for sending the letter is about more than making things work with Holmes—he’s hoping that by contacting her directly, it’ll make it easier for him to spend more time with their daughter, Suri, for whom Holmes currently has primary custody.
What do you think: Should Katie Holmes reconsider keeping her distance from Tom Cruise, or is she making the right choice to cut him out?
“Tom Cruise writes ‘emotional’ letter to Katie Holmes,” CTV News web site; http://goo.gl/tCTG4, last accessed July 5, 2013.