The Twitter-sphere exploded into a #TomKat frenzy after news Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce after more than five years of marriage broke.
The phrase “Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes” immediately began trending worldwide on the social networking site.
While some cynics made light of the break-up and speculated on whether there was a prenuptial agreement, others seemed genuinely upset at the news.
“You mean she’s made it past the perimeter fence?” the Mirror quoted comic Sue Perkins as tweeting.
“I imagine Tom is consoling himself with a glass of champagne and a full Thetan audit #tomkat,” Perkins tweeted.
“She must have watched Rock of Ages,” User @chipnicodemus tweeted.
“Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes finally decided that pretending to be in love was ‘Mission: Impossible’,” @DepressedDarth tweeted.
“#TomKat is no more?! I thought sofa jumping meant it was for life,” Fashion editor Lisa Haynes tweeted referring to Tom Cruise’s infamous Oprah Winfrey interview.
But @maxduvalier struck a more mournful tone.
“Trying to watch the famous Oprah video again. Can’t look... Just tears. #TomKat,” he tweeted.
“The whole Oprah couch-jumping thing feels so fake to me now. #tomkat,” Kara Baskin tweeted.
Other users linked back to a 2005 interview with Katie Holmes featured in W Magazine, in which she said she and Tom “would always be in their honeymoon period”.