Tom Cruise Scraps 50th Birthday Plans Amid Divorce

The actor had planned to spend his big 5-0 hiking and camping with Katie Holmes in Iceland, but instead he reportedly flew back to California

Happy birthday, Tom Cruise?

The Top Gun actor turns 50 today, a birthday that should be marked by plenty of celebrations and "you don't look that old" comments. But instead of ringing in the big 5-0 by hiking and camping with his wife Katie Holmes in Iceland as he'd planned, People reports that Cruise flew back to Burbank, Calif., early Tuesday morning.

Cruise had been in Iceland filming the alien-invasion thriller Oblivion and doing outdoorsy stuff with his adopted 17-year-old son Connor -- who appears to be firmly in his dad's corner when it comes to the divorce.

"#La Familia Always. Friends Come And Go, But Family Is Forever," Connor retweeted recently on his Twitter account.

Hopefully Tom will be able to find some time to celebrate with his son, because it looks like he could have a messy legal battle ahead of him.

Holmes, 33, filed for divorce on June 29 in N.Y.C. and moved into a new Big Apple apartment with the couple's 6-year-old daughter Suri, of whom the actress is reportedly seeking sole custody.

Cruise's return to California suggests that he's going to counter-file for divorce in Los Angeles, where the family has a Beverly Hills mansion, because courts out there are more likely to award joint custody of children in contentious divorces.

In what seems to be evidence that Cruise was blindsided by Holmes' divorce filing, the actor told People just weeks ago that he couldn't wait to celebrate his birthday with Katie in Iceland.

"Iceland is beautiful," he said. "We like hiking, and so we'll have some nice hikes and maybe go camping."

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