Without a doubt, this is not the way Tom Cruise expected to be marking his 50th birthday Tuesday.
The mega-star -- on the brink of his third divorce -- has reportedly left Iceland, where he had been shooting the sci-fi flick Oblivion, the story of a veteran soldier sent to a distant planet to destroy the remains of an alien race. US reports the actor boarded his private jet at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Reykjavik airport in Iceland, and that he’s headed for California.
So far, Cruise has yet to comment publicly on the demise of his nearly six year marriage to Katie Holmes.
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Holmes, 33, filed for divorce in Manhattan last Thursday, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple is reportedly at odds over the role of Scientology in the life of their 6-year-old daughter Suri and Holmes is seeking sole custody.
Cruise -- who reportedly was blindsided by Holmes’ filing -- is expected to file his response in California, where he’s more likely to be granted joint custody of Suri.