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Lawyer: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorcing

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Holmes filed for divorce Thursday from Cruise, his lawyer says

Cruise's publicist asks for privacy so couple can "work this out"

"Tom is very sad about it and is concentrating on the kids," the lawyer says

The two married in 2006, seven months after their daughter, Suri, was born

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Seven years after Tom Cruise famously jumped on a couch during an “Oprah” taping to declare his love for Katie Holmes, the actor and actress are ending their marriage, Cruise’s attorney said Friday.

Holmes filed for divorce Thursday, according to Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields.

“Tom is very sad about it and is concentrating on the kids,” Fields said.

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Cruise’s publicist, Amanda Lundberg, confirmed the pending divorce – which was first reported by People, like CNN a division of Time Warner – and urged people to respect “their privacy to work this out.”

Jonathan Wolfe, an attorney for Holmes, called the issue “a personal and private matter for Katie and her family.”

“Katie’s primary concern remains, as it has always been, her daughter’s best interest,” Wolfe said in a statement.

Tom always wanted to be a father

The couple wed in Italy in November 2006, seven months after their daughter, Suri, was born. Pictures of the family have often appeared in tabloid magazines