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The Tom/Katie Split: 6 Ways to Predict a Celeb Breakup (Photos)

By shanaaborn |

Katie's divorce was predictable.

You’re probably still feeling the shockwaves ripple under your feet as the world collectively gasps over the news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing.

It seems startling and totally unexpected – but was it really? If you look at it closely, the warning signs were there: lots of time spent apart, PDA shows that didn’t ring quite true, tabloid reports of arguments over Tom’s loyalty to Scientology and disagreements over whether to give young Suri a brother or sister.

By the time new pictures of Katie surfaced this week, flashing a rueful smile and looking disheveled, the writing was not only on the wall, it was in permanent ink.

Looking at other well-publicized splits, you can see that they tend to have these and other relationship red flags in common. We’ve listed them here – can you think of any others?nggallery id=’118448′

How to Predict a Celeb Divorce Like Tom and Katie's

They deny the rumors a little TOO much

Murmurs of a split circulated for several years, but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony kept insisting they were fine...until they weren't. Sometimes the tabs DO get it right. (See also: Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher...)

[Photos: via Twitter,]

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Shana Aborn is a writer and editor specializing in women's lifestyle issues. Formerly on staff at Ladies' Home Journal and MAMM, she is currently the managing editor of Life & Beauty Weekly. Read bio and latest posts → Read shanaaborn's latest posts →

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