Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes' Secret to a Happy Marriage Couldn't Save Them

Tom Cruise & Katie HolmesEven though it wasn't a huge shock when Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise last week, their split has definitely raised some eyebrows and left many people wondering what exactly went wrong. (Or at least we're curious about what took Katie so long to break free.)

We'll probably never really know if these two were truly in love or whether or not their marriage was some sort of contract or arrangement, but it is kind of surprising they didn't last a little longer than five years, considering they'd figured out the secret to having a happy & perfect marriage.


Because according to TMZ, Tom and Katie had been sleeping apart in the weeks leading up to the split. They hadn't been sharing a bed, and supposedly they weren't even sleeping under the same roof.

And it's honestly kind of a wonder that getting a peaceful and restful sleep each night didn't endear them a bit more to each other. Because many people will argue that sleeping in separate beds (or different bedrooms) is the key to a lasting and happy marriage.

I won't lie -- I'm all for the idea of my husband and me trading in our king sized bed for two twins (a la Lucy & Desi) -- or at least having one of us move into the guest bedroom a few nights a week. Don't get me wrong, I love my hubster and all, but I sleep so much better when I don't hear him snoring or feel him tossing & turning in the middle of the night. I'm a very light sleeper and I wake up at the slightest movement or noise, so if he isn't getting good quality z's -- neither am I.

I can't help but wonder if I had my own sleeping space and was a little bit more rested each day if I'd be calmer and less rattled by unimportant things -- which would in turn make my husband's life a heck of a lot easier.

But then again, sleeping apart couldn't keep Katie & Tom together, so maybe I should just quit whining and stay put in the master suite.

Do you and your husband sleep in separate beds?


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