But exactly one year later, it seems that both Cruise and Holmes have settled into their newly single lives. A source recently told People magazine that Holmes has embraced her new home, New York, and life as a single mom.
"She is in her prime," the source reportedly said. "And truly enjoying the life she is creating for herself."
Shortly after the divorce was finalized, Holmes appeared in the Broadway play "Dead Accounts", which ran from November 2012 to January 2013. She is currently filming the indie movie "Mania Days" in New York.
Cruise has continued to work steadily since the split, starring in several blockbusters including "Rock of Ages," "Oblivion," and "Jack Reacher." The action star will also be reprising his role as Ethan Hunt in the fifth "Mission Impossible" film, which is currently in pre-production.
The former couple tied the knot in November 2006 in an extravagant ceremony at an Italian castle. They were married for six years before splitting last June. The divorce was finalized less than two months after Holmes filed for divorce.
Click through the slideshow below to see the couple in happier times.