Many couples amass a couple of homes during their relationship or marriage, whether to keep or to sell and move on from.
But Hollywood A-list unions usually build up quite a big property portfolio around the world, and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are no exception.
And the Tinseltown divorce machine goes into overdrive the question on everyone’s lips is: who will get which home?
Reports have claimed that in the couple’s prenuptial agreement, Katie is entitled to the $35 million (Dh129 million) 10,286 square feet Beverly Hills mansion that she and Cruise in April 2007.
But the couple also share four other homes, two of which Cruise bought before he met Miss Holmes, and so will no doubt keep for himself.
They include a $15million (Dh55 million) brownstone in Manhattan, a $9.8million (Dh36 million) home in the Hollywood Hills bought by Cruise in 2005, a mansion in Telluride, Colorado which he bought in 1995 and a 9,477-square-foot property in Montecito, California, which Katie is also believed to be entitled to.
The actress, 33, has vacated the brownstone in New York and she and her six-year-old daughter have moved into a three-bedroom apartment in the affluent Chelsea district.
According to the New York Daily News, the 12-room 4,000 square-foot property is filled with photography by Robert Mapplethorpe, paintings by Hudson River School masters, and artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome.
(From The Daily Mail, London)