UPDATE: Tom Cruise’s reps are denying the reports that Tom Cruise spoke about his ex wife Katie Holmes in an interview on German television. Apparently, a German tabloid made up the quotes about Cruise saying he was shocked when Holmes unexpectedly filed for divorce. “The entire interview was about his career. He was not asked any personal questions,” said a rep for the actor.

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Tom Cruise has a movie to promote, so it’s only natural that he would exploit his personal life for publicity. In an interview with the German TV network ProSieben, the “Oblivion” star finally opened up about his highly publicized divorce from Katie Holmes.

Cruise and Holmes called it quits last June after five years of marriage when the actress served him with divorce papers and sought full custody of their daughter Suri.

The actor is now claiming that he was shocked that the former “Dawson’s Creek” star wanted out of their seemingly perfect marriage.

“I did not expect that,” he said.

He also said that getting older has allowed him to laugh off some of the more difficult times in his life.

“[I’ve had] an incredible amount of time to reflect. Life is a challenge. 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.”

Sure, there may be some truth to that. But what about the overwhelming amount of rumors that Cruise and Holmes signed a multimillion dollar contract that would assure they carried out a very public 5-year relationship?

Cruise didn’t mention that but you can catch his new movie “Oblivion” in theaters on April 19.

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