by Renee Israel
July 2 - After five years of marriage, Hollywood star,
Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes are on their way to the
In a surprise announcement on the weekend, Holmes said
that she was filing for divorce in New York court and was asking
for full custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri.
No sooner had the news broken, than online sports
betting sites in the UK were opening TomKat betting markets on the
future of the couple.
Paddy Power, the Irish land and online sports betting
group, is currently offering odds on "When will Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise Remarriage Odds
2012 or 2013 - 5/1
2014, 2015 or 2016 - 7/4
2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 - 11/8
After 2020 - 3/1
The Cruise-Holmes split betting market only
counts with someone that he was not married to previously.
When Cruise married Holmes in a fairytale wedding five
years ago, sports betting sites offered multiple odds on
everything about the special day, from the couple's honeymoon
destination to the design of Kate's dress.
However, many foresaw the storm clouds on the horizon
and bets were also offered on how long the wedding would
last. As such, there may be a few people cashing in on their
bets only five years down the line.
There were many reasons that the wedding was doomed to
Cruise already had two failed marriages behind him (one
to Mimi Rogers and the other to Nicole Kidman, with whom he
adopted two children).
The age gap between the two is nearly 17 years -
another problem area.
However, the most striking problem was that Cruise is a
Scientologist who got Katie to adopt it as her own religion when
they got married. However, it is clear that over the years,
Holmes has started to feel more and more stifled by the
indoctrinations of the church and has been moving further away
from its teachings and, as matters go, her husband.
Betting on Cruise-Holmes Baby
Over the years, there has also been a lot of betting
markets opened regarding another child for the couple.
Each time sports betting sites offered markets on
celeb couples to have a baby, Cruise and Holmes' names appeared
near the top of the list, so keen was the public to see Suri get a
new brother or sister.
However, it seems that this is never going to be,
with the news this weekend that Holmes has filed for divorce.