I thought our life together was perfect. It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system. We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another. I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him…. I was totally smitten – I fell madly, passionately in love. I was so impulsive and naive.
—Nicole Kidman on what it was like when Tom Cruise decided that their eleven year marriage was over, which actually surprises me, because it makes me think something along the lines that Tom Cruise wasn’t always the crazy, controlling freak that he is today. No, it makes me think that he must have been relatively normal at some point for someone to care about him enough to be all sad and stuff during and after a divorce, instead of running and skipping with joy, celebrating a new life free of tyranny and oppression. And isn’t it nice to know that Tom Cruise wasn’t always this nuts? Nice for, you know, him?
November 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
Some people have marveled at how little Tom Cruise has seen beloved daughter, Suri, since he split from Katie Holmes, but RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal he is getting special treatment from the strict heads of Scientology to even have any contact with her.
“They have already bent the rules for Tom,” the former president of the celebrity center, Nancy Many, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “If Tom was any other Scientologist, including lesser celebrities, he would not be allowed to continue seeing and maintaining communication with Katie or Suri, because they are no longer in Scientology.”
“So far, because of who he is, Cruise has spent time with Suri, which has already upset the parents and children of existing Scientologists who can’t talk to their loved ones. If he is supposed to be a Scientologist, why don’t the rules for every other member apply to him?” she asked.
“When every other person that I have known of leaves Scientology, which Katie did without speaking of it directly, they are instantly shunned,” explained Many. “By rejoining a Catholic Church right afterwards, she made a very public statement of rejection.”
Within hours of leaving the controversial religion, former members are un-friended on Facebook and in all aspects of their lives – that includes by their children, parents, friends, and everyone they know, said the former celebrity president.
Apart from a fun-filled trip to Disneyland last June, The Days Of Thunder actor has spent far less time than usual with Daddy’s little girl over recent months, and even missed her first day of school on September 11 because he was filming in London.
However, Many is surprised that Tom is allowed to see Suri at all. “I understand that Tom was always busy, busy, busy, before the divorce but Katie would fly Suri to him,” so the changes in his marital state could be just as much of a reason for the estrangement as his religious restrictions.
Last week we discussed the rumors about Tom leaving Scientology over the possibility of the Church forcing him to cut Suri out of his life, and if that was ever a possibility, it’s not anymore. Tom Cruise is probably the single most important (living) Scientologist. He’s not going anywhere. Not now, not ever. So settle in, friends, and make friends with the rage in your souls, Scientologists. Tom Cruise is for life.
October 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Sorry, Scientology, but it’s true. Tom Cruise doesn’t want to play with you anymore. He would rather just go home, if it’s all the same. Also, he would appreciate it if you just wouldn’t call him for a while. Thanks.
Could Scientology’s most famous ambassador be parting ways with the church?
A shocking report in the new issue of Star magazine, which hits newsstands Friday, details recent twists in Tom Cruise’s life that’s spurred speculation the Days of Thunder star might be inching away from the controversial institution he’s become synonymous with.
“Tom hasn’t admitted that he’s definitely leaving Scientology for good,” an insider says of the new developments. “But he’s distanced himself from those in the church and has been hanging out with good friends who aren’t part of the religion.”
Sources say an introspective Tom, 50, is weighing the damage his affiliation with the controversial church has done in his relationships with ex-wives Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, as well as ex-girlfriendPenélope Cruz.
“Tom’s been leaning on friends who have different perspectives, getting advice on moving on from Katie as well as on everything he’s been going through with Scientology,” the insider said. “He’s finally seeing that being such an advocate for Scientology hasn’t served him as well as he’d hoped — he’s gone through three divorces, and his public perception has sunk to an all-time low.”
And if that didn’t provide enough food for thought, the Mission: Impossible star is pondering what impact his devotion to the cause might have in his relationship with his only biological child, Suri, who Katie holds primary custody of. Tom has shown to be a very devoted father to Suri in the past, setting up some difficult decisions to make if the church drives a wedge between he and his daughter in the future.
How great would if be if this story was real? Tom could finally see all the damage that Scientology has done to his life, and he could start taking steps to fix things. He could find another cool, trendy religion (one that hopefully wouldn’t be so creepy), and he could start doing what he actually wants for a change. He could see little Suri without any problems. He and Katie Holmes could start building a real relationship – friends, you guys, just friends! He could finally settle down with a nice lady (or dude!) and make a life, a real life, for himself. Yes, if there wasn’t a real chance that Scientology officials would try to kill him for learning too much and then leaving, it would be the most beautiful story.
September 27, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
So this is the after photo of Tom Cruise’s latest date, on which he took this lady—who is not the lady he took out earlier in the week—to the Ivy in London, where he reportedly dined with Touched by an Angel actress, Roma Downey, and her husband.
The last woman? Was reportedly dumped for dressing poorly whilst in the presence of Tom Cruise, although if you ask from whence the source cometh, I’d have to say … well, me. This lady is similar in physical features to the other unnamed woman—brunette, and not in her twenties by a stretch—though this lady has infinitely superior fashion sense. Which isn’t saying a lot in comparison to animal-print woman.
All I know is that if Tom’s tripping the lights fantastic with brunettes who are not his ex-wife in an attempt to make his ex-wife jealous, I highly, highly doubt that it’s working. I mean, Katie’s probably already moved back on to James Van Der Beek anyway.
**Update: The lady in the above photo actually is Roma Downey, I think. It would appear that the photo agency mislabeled the photo, but there is confirmation that the woman Tom was out with on a date is brunette and was … well, there.
September 23, 2012 at 8:00 am by Sarah
I would assume the answer is “No, absolutely not, Tom Cruise is not on a date and you wanna know why? Because Tom Cruise’s people would never let Tom Cruise date a woman who might happen to be close to his own age and who might have a wrinkle or two here or there, and also, Tom Cruise‘s people wouldn’t allow Tom Cruise to date someone who wore leopard or cheetah print and had really bad fashion sense in general.” No way. This lady’s got to be a Scientology auditor or something, for sure.
Yes, that’s a long answer, but it’s the most thorough one I can come up with, and when it comes to Tom Cruise, being thorough is key.
But regardless, yes, Tom Cruise was photographed while hanging out with this woman in the wee hours of the morning at London restaurant, Mayfair, at 2:30 AM. According to the Daily Mail, Tom and his friend were seen trying to find another club to hit up after Mayfair closed:
After leaving the restaurant, the couple were spotted trying to find a nightclub to continue their night. However, things didn’t go well for the pair, as their first stop of Boujis club was closed for refurbishment, before they were denied entry to celebrity favourite Annabel’s because it was nearing closing time.
The unnamed companion was even driving Tom around like she was some sort of star-struck chauffeur, occasionally turning her head to look back at her passenger while smiling a shit-eating grin and trying to play coy for the cameras.
Anyway, friends, lovers, babysitter … who knows—I’m just amazed that Scientology allowed Tom to hang out with this woman’s outfit in public. That’s probably the most shocking thing about all of this.
September 19, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
“I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties’ opinions – it’s like the game Gossip and you don’t get the truth – I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him, and then they would get the truth. I think that probably all religions sound bizarre to the people who are not the practitioners of them. … To me it’s so normal, and probably 90% of the crazy stuff I hear isn’t true.”
To be fair, Maureen Orth, the woman who conducted and compiled all of the Vanity Fair interviews and composed the article as a whole, persistently attempted to get Tom’s side of the story for the piece, but was denied each and every time, so, no, Kirstie Alley, there are not “third and fourth” parties involved here that the magazine would have preferred to interview instead of Tom, it’s because CRAZY SCIENTOLOGY doesn’t allow Tom to speak for himself or for anyone else that he may or may not care about.