Jennifer Lopez was left stunned by the news that her close friend Tom Cruise had split from Katie Holmes.
The singer has been pals with the Hollywood hunk and his estranged wife for years, often dining with the pair when she was with her ex Marc Anthony.
But Jennifer admits she had no idea that Katie was set to drop the break-up bombshell.
She tells Entertainment Tonight: "I’m sad for them. 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 until you realise you can’t anymore.”
Jennifer hopes the couple's young daughter Suri and Cruise's two other children are coping alright with the split.
She adds: "I just wish them peace in their decision and really 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 everyone too. You all become a family. When that breaks apart nobody wins and everybody’s heartbroken in some way. I just wish them peace.”
Katie is making sure the upheaval doesn't disrupt her six year old daughter too much - she treated Suri to face paints and gifts from a toy shop on Friday. The youngster spent some quality time with her mum in New York as they shopped at FAO Schwarz.