Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: love in the fast lane
As Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announce the end of their marriage, their many fans around the world have been left reeling.
After all, with more rollercoaster chapters than your average Hollywood script, their high-octane romance captivated celeb watchers from the start.
The Batman Begins actress very quickly had a taste of life as the plus one of a superstar so bursting with energy, he put some of his screen characters in the shade.
On their first trip away, he covered her hotel room in rose petals and showered her with jewellery and designer clothes.
Katie would later describe being smitten from the moment she shook his hand. "It just felt like I'd known him forever.
"I was blown away. He's the most incredible man. He's so generous and kind, and he helps so many people, and he makes me laugh like I've never laughed, and he's a great friend.…
"Tom and I will always be in our honeymoon phase.… Tom is the most incredible man in the world".
So what could possibly have gone wrong for the golden couple?