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New York - Katie Holmes was spotted in New York on Monday without her wedding ring after filing for divorce from fellow actor Tom Cruise.
The 33-year-old Hollywood star left a shoot for a television series in Times Square, her hair pulled back conservatively in a sleek ponytail and wearing a navy ensemble. Throngs of television satellite trucks and paparazzi were camped outside the Manhattan building where she was staying.
Cruise, who turns 50 on Tuesday, wed Holmes in a storybook Italian castle in November 2006 after declaring his love for the former Dawson's Creek star live on Oprah - famously jumping up and down on a couch in the studio.
It was Holmes's first marriage and Cruise's third. They have a six-year-old daughter, Suri.
Cruise is among the many celebrity members of the Church of Scientology.
American Scientology leader David Miscavige was said to have officiated at the event, arguably the most high-profile Scientology wedding to date, in a ceremony that lasted no more than 15 minutes.
Tabloids, shadowing the couple since the get-go, have speculated for some time that the relationship was on the rocks after the pair was not seen together for months. Cruise has also won two lawsuits against publications alleging he is gay.
Reports at the time of Holmes's marriage to Cruise said that under the prenuptial agreement, Holmes - who converted to Scientology - would receive $3-million for every year of the marriage plus ownership of a California mansion if they split.
Holmes has admitted to having a teenage crush on Cruise, even saying she had put up a poster of the Top Gun star in her bedroom.
In an interview with Playboy magazine in May, Cruise said he would be spending his birthday on Tuesday shooting a film in Iceland - without his significant other. - Sapa-AFP