Tom Cruise’s Romantic History: From Nicole Kidman To Katie Holmes & More


Tom Cruise has had a high-profile love life ever since launching his appearing profession within the ’80s. Here’s an entire breakdown of the ‘Mission Impossible’ star’s romantic historical past.

Tom Cruise‘s love life has been carefully adopted for many years, ever since making his breakthrough within the 1983 traditional Risky Business. His romantic historical past consists of three well-known marriages (all of which ended, coincidentally, when his wives have been 33 years outdated) and a string of different high-profile romances. However, between 2012-2020, Tom seemingly pumped the brakes on public romances.

However, there was renewed curiosity within the love life of one of Hollywood’s most well-known bachelors after a brand new report surfaced on Dec. 18. It claimed that Tom’s now courting his co-star from Mission: Impossible 7, which has been filming amid the pandemic. We have extra info on that under — together with Tom’s many different romances for the reason that ’80s:

1. Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert, 56, who performed Laura Ingalls on the NBC collection Little House on the Prairie, claimed that she dated Tom Cruise within the early 1980’s. This was on the very starting of his profession! “Actually, when I dated him he was Tom Mapother still. It was when he first moved to Los Angeles and I think I was 16, maybe, or 17?,” Melissa stated on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2017.

“I did not have sex with him,” Laura added. “We made out, but, honestly, there was no sex. He was a good kisser. But, you know, he was, like, a struggling, starving actor. I actually bought him his first set of dishes.” Melissa even reminisced on her friendship/previous relationship together with her fellow “Brat Pack” pal, Tom, on this throwback Instagram publish shared in Oct. 2019.

2. Heather Locklear

Tom Cruise With Heather Locklear 1981. Credit: 1838378Globe Photos/MediaPunch /IPX
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Heather Locklear, 59, was by no means Tom Cruise‘s girlfriend, but she did go on one (sort of) date with him. It didn’t go effectively, in keeping with her recollection. The Melrose Place star defined in a 2013 interview on Chelsea Lately that they’d each “auditioned for something” collectively, again when Tom “didn’t have friends” in Hollywood within the early ’80s. So, they went dancing.

“You know in ‘Risky Business’ where he does that dance in his underwear and does the splits? We were dancing at a club and he went into that. He starting doing the splits,” Heather stated. “You just kind of stand there and don’t know what to do. Do you dance around him? So, I was like, ‘I’ll just sit down and you can.’”

“And that was the only date you had?,” Chelsea Handler then requested Heather, to which the actress stated, “I think so.” Tom and Heather are pictured above collectively in 1981.

3. Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca de Mornay, Tom Cruise
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Rebecca de Mornay and Tom Cruise performed lovers in Tom’s breakthrough movie, Risky Business, which got here out in 1983. Their on-screen chemistry turned out to be actual! Although Rebecca joked that Tom was “extremely annoying” at first, she admitted, “He came to grow on me because we wound up together for two and a half years after that film” in a 2018 interview with Celebrity Page.

4. Cher

Tom Cruise, Cher
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Tom Cruise famously made Cher‘s “Top 5” lovers list, which she revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2013. “I had just the greatest lovers ever. Not a long list. It’s only a good listing,” the 74-year-old singer had stated.

Cher defined how she and Tom related in a separate interview. “A bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic. We didn’t go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there,” Cher instructed the Mail on Sunday in 2018. She added, “Though I don’t get what he does, that whole Scientology thing. I can’t understand it so I just… don’t.”

5. Mimi Rogers

Tom Cruise, Mimi Rogers
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It was throughout this relationship that Tom Cruise infamously joined the Church of Scientology, which he’s a distinguished determine in to today. When Tom met actress Mimi Rogers, 64, she had been just a few years divorced from Scientologist Jim Rogers. “I met her at a dinner party about a year ago, when I was developing Top Gun. She was dating a friend, and, uh, I thought she was extremely bright,” Tom recalled in a 1986 interview with Rolling Stone.

However, Mimi had a conflicting story. “I wasn’t seeing anybody, he wasn’t seeing anybody, and they thought, ‘These people should be going out with somebody — let’s see if they want to go out with each other.’ And we said, ‘Aw, what the heck. OK’,” Mimi instructed the Sun Sentinel in 1987.

Tom sounded smitten in one other Rolling Stone interview, which was printed mere days earlier than his break up from Mimi was introduced. “I’d never been in love before. Since I’ve been with her, it’s opened me up a lot. I think it’s helped me be a better actor. We live a lot of life together. We share everything,” he gushed, later including, “I care about my wife more than anything in the world. She’s my best friend. I just really like being with her, you know? I love her.” The divorce was finalized in 1990, the exact same 12 months that interview got here out.

6. Nicole Kidman

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
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Tom Cruise moved on to his subsequent marriage, which was with Moulin Rouge! star Nicole Kidman, 53. They met on the set of their film Days of Thunder, by which they performed lovers, in 1990. By the tip of the 12 months, they have been husband and spouse. Tom and Nicole adopted two youngsters amid their  11-year marriage: Isabella in 1992, and Connor in 1994.

During the wedding, Tom and Nicole additionally filmed one other film collectively, Eyes Wide Shut, in 1999. Nicole even seemed again at their time filming collectively in a uncommon interview in Oct. 2020, telling the New York Times, “We were happily married through that. We would go go-kart racing after those scenes. We’d rent out a place and go racing at three in the morning. I don’t know what else to say. Maybe I don’t have the ability to look back and dissect it. Or I’m not willing to.”

Nicole famously by no means joined Tom’s Church of Scientology, which even their youngsters went on to be energetic members in. Tom and Nicole’s break up was introduced in Feb. 2001, and Tom filed for divorce two days later. To today, the exes have minimal interactions with each other. “Tom has had little to no contact with Nicole in the 18 years since being married and that is fine by him,” a supply near Tom EXCLUSIVELY instructed HollywoodLife. “He really does not miss her much at all.”

7. Penélope Cruz

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Tom Cruise took a break from the married life and began courting Penélope Cruz, 46, whom he met on the set of the film Vanilla Sky in 2000. They loved a three-year relationship, which the previous couple’s reps confirmed led to 2004. “They remain good friends and still talk often. There is no other person involved,” Penelope’s spokesperson instructed PEOPLE on the time.

8. Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes
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Enter Katie Holmes, who to this point stays one of Tom Cruise‘s most famous exes. Ironically, she once told Seventeen Magazine in 2004 that she “used to think that [she] was going to marry Tom Cruise,” which didn’t prove to simply be wishful pondering. The two got here collectively the very subsequent 12 months.

Katie and Tom’s first public look as lovers occurred in April of 2005. Tom was with the Dawson’s Creek star in Rome, the place he was visiting to gather his David di Donatello Award for lifetime achievement. The very subsequent month, Tom was leaping on Oprah Winfrey‘s couch and proclaiming that he’s “in love” (to which Oprah stated, “The boy is gone”).

The relationship rapidly superior. When Katie stepped onto the Batman Begins premiere in June of 2005, the actress revealed that she’s changing to Scientology (Tom’s faith) and her engagement to Tom was introduced that exact same month. By October, the couple was anticipating, and in April of 2006 they welcomed their first little one collectively, a daughter named Suri.

Katie and Tom tied the knot in Italy in Nov. 2006, and all appeared comfortable till June of 2012, when Katie filed for divorce. A settlement for custody of Suri was selected a month later. A 12 months afterwards, Tom admitted that he “didn’t expect” that divorce in an interview with German tv community ProSieben.

9. Hayley Atwell

Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell
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And now, we’ve reached the tip of our listing, and this can be a very latest growth. Tom is at present reportedly courting Hayley Atwell — whom you’ll have seen enjoying Peggy Carter within the Captain America motion pictures — in keeping with a report from The Sun that surfaced on Dec. 18, 2020. Hayley and Tom have been filming Mission 7: Impossible collectively amid the pandemic (they’re pictured above amid a break on set).

“Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one,” a supply instructed The Sun, who added, “Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them even closer and they’ve become fairly inseparable.” Tom and Hayley didn’t affirm this report; Tom has not confirmed any romances after his marriage with Katie.

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