Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Anatomy of a Split

Look back on the courtship of the couple

By Peter Gicas Jun 29, 2012 7:11 PMTags
Katie Holmes, Tom CruiseDimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

For Tom Cruise, apparently, the third time was ultimately not quite the charm.

With the news on Friday that the Hollywood top gun and actress Katie Holmes were calling it quits after a little more than five years of marriage, we thought we'd look back at their brief but exciting time together...

April 2005: Cruise and Holmes begin dating and make their first public appearance as a couple in Rome.

May 2005: Cruise enthusiastically declares his love for Holmes by famously jumping on a couch on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

October 2005: Cruise and Holmes happily announce they are expecting their first child together.

April 2006: The couple welcomes a daughter. They name her Suri.

October 2006: Cruise and Holmes give the world its first glimpse of Suri by proudly posing with her on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Nov. 18, 2006: Cruise and Holmes tie the knot in a lavish ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Italy. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and 7-month-old Suri are among those in attendance.

November 2007: Cruise cheers on Holmes as she runs in the New York City marathon.

January 2009: Holmes accompanies Cruise to the London premiere of Valkyrie.

February 2009: Cruise and Holmes enjoy a family vacation to Disney World.

June 2011: Cruise, Holmes and Suri celebrate Father's Day on a yacht in Miami.

August 2011: Cruise supports Holmes at the New York premiere of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

March 2012: Cruise and Holmes playfully ham it up in a photo booth at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

April 2012: Holmes shoots down rumors that she is pregnant with her second child.

June 8, 2012: Cruise attends the Hollywood premiere of Rock of Ages sans Holmes.

June 14, 2012: Cruise, who, in addition to Suri, has two kids with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, reveals to People he is "happy with three" children.

June 18, 2012: Cruise and Holmes spotted strolling together in Reykjavik, Iceland, where Cruise is filming the movie Oblivion.

June 28, 2012: Holmes files for divorce from Cruise.