He told German TV: “Life is a challenge. You are 50 and you think you have everything in order and suddenly it hits you — that’s what life is all about.”
Tom added: “Life is like a tragic comedy, you need a sense of humor.”
Talking about the divorce, the actor said: "I hadn't expected it."
Well, neither did we! It seemed just a blink of an eye between Tom leaping around telling Oprah how in love he was, to reading about the split.
The pair were married for five years and have a daughter Suri, who is now six.
Despite our surprise however, the marriage was constantly dogged by controversy.
TomKat were famously Scientologists, and it is alleged that when daughter Suri was born for example, Katie was forbidden from making sounds during labour in accordance with the religion.
After filing in June last year, the divorce was finalised in August.
Katie, 34, is believed to be 'blissfully happy' since splitting with Tom while has found things more difficult and not found anything long term since.
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