London: Tom cruise has finally spilled the beans about his break-up with Katie Holmes for the first time, after nearly a year since they announced their split, suggesting that he was not expecting it.
The 50-year-old star told German TV network ProSieben that life is a challenge, the Mirror reported.
"Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humour," he added.
The `Mission Impossible` actor, whose 34-year-old wife filed for the divorce just five days before Tom`s 50th birthday, said that the timing in the run up to such a milestone birthday gave him "an incredible amount of time to reflect".
Cruise and Holmes, who had daughter Suri in April 2006, have both remained mum over the issue since their separation.
The former couple also reached a settlement and agreed that the `Abondon` actress will be given primary custody of Suri, while Cruise will be getting extensive visitation/carrying rights, in March.