Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are officially divorced.

The 'Rock of Ages' actor and the former 'Dawson's Creek' actress' five-year marriage came to an end on Monday (20.08.12) after a New York judge signed off on the final judgement, according to legal papers obtained by E! News.

The news comes less than two months after Katie officially filed for divorce, in a move that left Tom "blindsided".

The former couple entered negotiations almost straight away and last month a settlement was agreed with Katie being given primary custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri, and Tom getting extensive visitation rights.

The pair married in a lavish ceremony in Italy in November 2006 after meeting in April 2005.

Daughter Suri was born in April 2006 and played a star role in their nuptials.

Katie and Suri will be living in New York while Tom will split his time between there and Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old star - who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman - has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor, with Nicole and they are based in Beverly Hills.