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Marriage Contract: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Announce Divorce, Rumors Resurface

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On Friday, People revealed that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. But rumors are circulating that the divorce isn't simply a matter of "irreconcilable differences."

The couple is rumored to have had a five-year "marriage contract" that has expired.

According to The Miami Herald, the supposed contract included a financial allowance for Holmes, with bonuses for having children. No news outlet has ever seen the contract, however, nor has its existence ever been confirmed by the couple. Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, dispelled marriage contract rumors to People in 2009, saying such talk was a "pack of lies."

People also reported in 2009 that rumors of the couple's supposed marriage contract are untrue, yet those rumors resurfaced Friday when Cruise and Holmes announced their divorce.

The only official contract the pair had was a prenup, TMZ reports.

Click through the slideshow below to see Cruise and Holmes at the premiere for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.