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Tom Cruise "Begged" Katie Holmes to Come to Iceland for Birthday

USMagazine, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 1:10pm (PDT)

It's safe to assume that Tom Cruise is having a very un-merry 50th birthday on Tuesday.

Although the star hasn't yet been spotted, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that the Rock of Ages star traveled from Iceland (where he's been shooting Oblivion) to his native California early July 3.

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But if things had gone according to plan for Cruise, he would have celebrated hitting the half-century mark in Iceland -- with Katie Holmes by his side. An insider tells the new issue of Us Weekly, out now, that Cruise had been planning his own "surprise" birthday bash to be held Tuesday. While Holmes, 33, had been noticeably absent from Rock of Ages premieres and a recent Friars Club roast, "he begged her to come to Iceland for one last try at reconciliation," the insider says.

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Holmes -- secretly plotting to file for divorce and move into her own rented NYC apartment -- refused, and the pair had a "huge fight," the source explains.

Although Cruise was aware that things were tense and severely estranged with Holmes, "he was confident he could talk her out of it and keep her with him," the source says. Holmes filed for divorce last Thursday, and seeks sole legal custody of daughter Suri, 6.

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Pick up the new Us Weekly, out now, for much more on Cruise's last-ditch effort to save their marriage, his "furious" reaction, why they "drifted apart," and Holmes' biggest fears for Suri.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Tom Cruise "Begged" Katie Holmes to Come to Iceland for Birthday

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