Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were one of the most harmonious pairs in Hollywood, the couple gathered a lot of media attention when they were together from 2005 to 2012. The couple was admired to be one of the sweetest but soon their marriage came to an end over parenting issues and the actor’s Scientology beliefs.
It would be surprising to hear that Scientology, the key reason which made Holmes and Cruise separate in 2012 was the reason why the two actors met back in 2005. After his divorce, the actor was rumored to be in talks with the Church of Scientology for searching for another wife, and things got better when the two came to cross paths.
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How the Church of Scientology Conspired to Bring Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise together?
Tom Cruise has a prominent dating history in Hollywood. The actor has married and divorced Nicole Kidman, and also dated Penélope Cruz briefly. By this time, the actor was desperate to find an ideal wife, which spread several rumors about the American Made actor, such as being in talks with the Church of Scientology for the perfect wife. It was also rumored that several actresses were considered for the role, which included names like Sofía Vergara and Scarlett Johansson.
However, Katie Holmes who was engaged to Chris Klein, said in an interview in 2004, “I used to think that I was going to marry Tom Cruise.” After Holmes’ interview, the engaged couple announced their split six months into it, and one month after the announcement, Holmes and Cruise made their first public appearance as a couple in Rome, which was found as ‘suspicious’ by many people.
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Tom Cruise’s Public Proposal to Katie Holmes
The couple had a very public relationship, and it developed even more when the actor was promoting his film War of the Worlds. The actor appeared in the headlines in 2005 when Cruise announced their engagement at a press conference of the film.
“Yes, I proposed to her…It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven’t slept at all. Today is a magnificent day for me, I’m engaged to a magnificent woman.”
It was believed that the couple had a candlelight dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower at 12:30 A.M., then proposed to the actress. When asked why he proposed at the Eiffel Tower, he answered, “I’ve never been to the Eiffel Tower. It’s Paris, it’s a beautiful city, it’s very romantic.”
The reporters acknowledged that the actor looked like a different man, and the actor felt it is the love and care he feels for Katie Holmes that has made him look like a changed man.
“It’s definitely love and France. I’ve never felt like this before. She’s an extraordinary woman and I love her very much. My family is doing well and I’m just very happy. Then you come to Paris … But it’s definitely Katie.”
Shortly after the couple tied the knot, but their love could not survive the test of time because they decided to part ways.
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The Unexpected Separation of the Couple
The news of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorcing spread like wildfire. When the actress decided to part ways with The Mummy actor, it was surprising with even the actor admitting he “didn’t expect” it. The legal proceedings went smoothly and they reached an agreement in just 11 days.
Even though none of them have talked about their split, it is believed that she wanted to protect Suri, her daughter from the church of Scientology. And this was evident when Leah Rumini supported the actress publicly.
“Scientology considers Katie a suppressive person which is an enemy. I knew Katie when she was in [Scientology] and she seemed very indoctrinated into Tom’s world, but as time went on, I understood why she did what she did to protect her daughter.”
Katie Holmes received the primary custody of her daughter, and it is believed that the actor rarely meets with Suri, and Holmes later started dating Jamie Foxx.