Jennifer Lopez On Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Divorce: "I Was Stunned"

13 July 2012, 17:03

The 'On The Floor' singer says she feels for the former couple's children following their shock split.

Jennifer Lopez has expressed her sadness following Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce and admitted it left her "stunned".

The Hollywood couple announced their plans to separate last month and their divorce was finalised this week.

It brought an end to a five-year marriage that started with both Tom and Katie making very public declarations of love for each other. The former couple have one child Suri.

Jennifer, who recently split from ex-husband Marc Anthony and is friends with both Tom and Katie, said she was shocked when she first heard the news.

"I'm sad for them," she said. "They're both really lovely people, and just like Marc and I, it's not what you want to happen. You fight and you try and you try until you realise you can't anymore."

J-Lo is close friends with both Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, admitting she was "stunned" by the divorce:

J-Lo said she had yet to contact either Tom or Katie, but that she had thought about doing so.

"I heard about it when I was in South America and I was stunned," she told E! Online.

She continued: "You know I just wish them peace in their decision. And really for for Suri and their other children as well, because you become such a family. It's not just Suri, it's Connor and Isabella and everybody; you all become a family.

"And when that breaks apart, nobody wins; everybody's heartbroken in some way. And I just wish them peace."

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on the red carpet at the Oscars earlier this year:

Meanwhile, Jennifer has cast fresh doubt over whether she plans to return as a judge on American Idol.

"Maybe it's time for me to go," she told The Today Show. "It's been on my mind a lot, as you can imagine, and now it's like, "Do we continue on this journey?"

On Thursday (12th July), fellow judge Steven Tyler announced he had quit the programme to focus on returning to his band Aerosmith.