Once upon a time, Tom Cruise was a highly revered and respected actor. Nowadays, Tom Cruise is more of mythical creature and Scientology mascot. Don’t get me wrong, his classic movies still hold their significance, but it’s so hard to hear the name “Tom Cruise” and not immediately think of the tabloid gossip about his personal life.
It’s so hard to know what is true and what isn’t, but there are some seriously crazy rumors about Tom’s life. From millions of unfathomable things related to his involvement with Scientology to his apparent quest to find a fourth wife and all of the weirdness in between, there are just so many wild Tom rumors out there.
Even though there are so many rumors, there really aren’t a ton of denials, which makes me wonder if some of this craziness is true. Or maybe Tom just doesn’t care and is focused on his craft? I have no idea, but it doesn’t look like the gossip is going to stop at any point soon.
I thought that the pinnacle of the Tom Cruise-centered news coverage was over after he was done with that very public relationship and marriage to Katie Holmes, but it turns out that the single Tom is attracting even stranger news stories.
Whether they are factual or not, these are fifteen of the most outrageous rumors about Tom Cruise. And believe it or not, these are just the tip of the iceberg. There is even more ludicrous chatter out there if you really want to go looking.
15. He Is In A Love Triangle With Katie Holmes & Penelope Cruz Look-Alikes
I’ve heard of people having a type when it comes to looks or personality, but Tom Cruise specifically pursuing a woman because she looks like one of his exes seems like a little much. Sure, both Katie Holmes and Penelope Cruz are beautiful, so I get why Tom Cruise might want to date someone just as hot, but it seems super creepy to pursue their doppelgangers. Nevertheless, there was gossip that Tom Cruise was in a love triangle with Katie and Penelope look-alikes. According to some alleged “inside sources, “Tom’s torn between these two women: “It’s bizarre, because sweet and adorable Emily is a dead ringer for Tom’s ex-wife Katie Holmes – and naughty Jessica looks like his former Latin squeeze Penelope Cruz!” The article also contains this gem, “It seems all Tom can think about right now is if he’d rather date Emily or Jessica – or maybe both!” Right, because it is somehow plausible that Tom was able to find twins for two of his exes and get involved in a love triangle. This is absolutely absurd.
14. He Is Trying To Dethrone Queen Elizabeth
Apparently Tom Cruise wanted to move the Scientology headquarters to the United Kingdom and dethrone Queen Elizabeth. I cannot help laughing out loud as I typed that one out. Once again, I just can’t get over how random this story is. Nonetheless, there are actually a lot of details with this gossip: “Tom’s investing a lot of his own money back into the church, and secretly the talk is how they want to topple the royal family. It might sound like a deluded dream, but with bottomless cash and ongoing renovations they believe that, in time, Saint Hill will overshadow Buckingham Palace.” I don’t get why a religion would feel the need to compete with a monarchy. I’m also so confused about how much power Tom Cruise has within Scientology. Sure, he’s the glorified spokesperson for the religion, but I have to assume that there are plenty of higher ups with more control than Tom, so even if Tom did want to move the headquarters, I feel like there would need to be some legitimate reason that other people could justify. These Tom Cruise headlines just keep getting stranger and stranger.
13. He Has Had A 30-Year Secret Romance With John Travolta
This seems like a pretty random rumor, but there have been unfounded gay rumors swirling around John Travolta and Tom Cruise (separately) for years. These two have been famous for decades, they are good friends, and they are both heavily involved with Scientology. So you know it was only a matter of time until whoever makes up celebrity rumors decided to declare that these two have been having a secret affair for decades. Other than some surface level things that Tom and John have in common, there really isn’t any actual evidence that links these two as a romantic pair. It’s also pretty messed up to say that anyone is having an affair without any semblance of proof. I get that sensational headlines sell magazines, but this is just such a random piece of “news.” I doubt that anyone ever actually believed this because if two of the world’s most famous actors were actually hooking up, there would definitely be some evidence by now.
12. He Uses Containers Of Stool For An Anti-Aging Treatment
I’m all for staying youthful and looking good, but Tom Cruise (allegedly) using his own stool for an anti-aging treatment just sounds kind of gross to me. And by kind of gross, I mean really gross. I have no idea if this is actually true, but the gossip is that Tom Cruise stores his own stool in containers in his trailer on the set. When I first read the headline, I jumped the gun and really thought the worst, as in Tom Cruise is actually applying his own stool in some sort of weird anti-aging moisturizer. Thankfully that’s not what this rumor is about. Supposedly Tom Cruise is storing his own stool because “the samples are used to diagnose digestive issues that could possibly lead to premature aging.” Based on watching Dr. Oz, I know that poop can indicate a lot about general health, but I imagine that it would be gross for Tom to be storing this on a movie set where hundreds of other people work. Hopefully this one is not true.
11. He Thinks Suri Is Possessed By An Evil Spirit
According to some rampant rumors, Tom Cruise has let Scientology put a major wedge in his relationship with his daughter, Suri Cruise. Apparently, the church leader David Miscavige convinced Tom that his daughter “is harboring a spirit, known as a Thetan, which has become trapped in her human body.” Supposedly he has been convinced “that Suri should be considered a bad daughter” and that he will only reconnect with her if he puts her through an “exorcism-like auditing process.” Tom’s reps deny this (obviously), but his former head of security Gary Morehead has said, “Miscavige would have hammered home to Tom that Suri has been infiltrated by a bad Thetan” and that is why it is easy for Tom to disengage from his own daughter. He also said, “Once you reach the mindset where Tom is at, he doesn’t need much convincing. They believe the church is ultimately right, and abide by its demands.” Once again, this is another crazy story that seems so out of the scope of normal thought, but this Scientology stuff seems like it is pretty severe. Hopefully this is not true in any way, shape, or form.
10. He Is Leaving Scientology For A New Relationship
Considering how much Tom Cruise’s devotion to Scientology has already cost him professionally and personally, it is safe to say that Tom is genuinely involved with the religion and that it would take an awful lot to sway him to ditch it. So it’s pretty crazy to assume that he would ever leave Scientology for a woman. We have all heard stories about how pushy Tom was with his past love interests in regard to getting them involved in Scientology, so it would be a major stretch for Tom to date someone who wouldn’t go along with his lifestyle. Tom doesn’t seem like the kind of dude who would compromise for anyone for any reason, especially religion. According to GossipCop, an article that appeared in OK! Magazine alleges that: “The actor is so smitten with Annabelle Wallis, he could leave Scientology for her. She told him she couldn’t make a commitment to him so long as he was a practicing Scientologist.” Not only that, but supposedly “she’s inspired Tom to rethink his extreme religious beliefs.” That is not at all realistic. If anyone is committed to Scientology, it’s Tom.
9. His Divorce Settlement Prevents Katie Holmes From Dating
This is not the first time that a Tom Cruise gossip item centers around him being a controlling person. Even though it sounds totally crazy, given his persona, it’s not too out there to suggest that there is actually a clause in his divorce agreement that prevents Katie Holmes from publicly dating. Obviously, not everyone’s reputation and actual personality always match up, but this kind of thing does fit in with the other rumors about Tom. Nevertheless, it’s pretty wild that someone’s ex can still have so much say in a person’s life. It is pretty obvious that Katie is dating Jamie Foxx, but they are so private. Originally I thought that she was just learning from her mistakes of being so public with Tom, but what if she really isn’t allowed to date? That would be so wild. According to the National Enquirer: “Katie’s divorce from Tom Cruise stipulates she can’t officially ‘date’ until 2017! ‘Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce.”
I would like to think that Katie wouldn’t actually go for this and that she doesn’t talk about Tom or Scientology out of respect for their relationship, taking the high road, or not upsetting Suri. There are so many valid reasons why Katie wouldn’t be in a public relationship, so hopefully this supposed divorce clause isn’t the actual reason.
8. He Screamed At The Jack Reacher Crew For Making A Mess On Set
Even though Tom Cruise seems weird as hell (to put it mildly), he really doesn’t seem like a mean person. That ‘s why I find it tough to believe that he would have a screaming fit on the set of his movie. According to the gossip, Tom referred to people as “filthy slobs.” Not only that but a supposed “inside source” says: “Tom, a total neat freak, spotted people littering the set with paper cups and boiled over in a steaming rant.” It has been reported that Tom “stopped production to rage at the messy staff to clean up their messes now, howling, ‘I can’t take it!’” On top of that, apparently Tom was majorly offended when someone cleaning up the “mess” thought that Tom’s coffee cup was garbage and threw it out in the trash. This is such a dumb story for many reasons, but one of them that comes to mind is that pretty much everyone on that set has a smart phone. If Tom Cruise really went batsh*t crazy over littering and coffee cups, someone would have recorded (and posted) photos or videos of the craziness. I’m calling BS on this one.
7. He Is Dating Miranda Kerr
Even when Tom Cruise was at his peak as a movie star that everyone liked, he would still be WAY out of his league with this one. Miranda Kerr is a dime and a half. Just based on that alone, I can’t see these two ever dating. Plus, Tom Cruise comes with so much drama (and I’m not talking about his movies). Why would a relatively private supermodel ever want to date Tom? I just could never find this to be at all believable. Supposedly, “Tom and Miranda have been sending messages and have met up for a few dates recently.” This is so off topic, but I also picture Tom as one of those dads who refuses to text or email. I could never imagine him sliding into some woman’s DM and spitting game with some emojis thrown in. The whole thing just seems so incredibly off base. Also, “Tom hasn’t been able to get Miranda out of his mind!” Well, yeah! I am sure that there are a lot of people who can’t get Miranda Kerr out of their minds. She’s a supermodel.
6. He Was Hooking Up With Lindsay Lohan
I would actually love it if Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan were a couple. It would be the strangest thing ever. Apparently, these rumors started since Lindsay and Tom were both living in London…so of course they’re a couple. How could they live in the same city and not be boning? Right. That’s just how life works… And, of course, there’s some highly trusted “inside source” feeding into these rumors for God knows what reason. Take this one with a grain of salt, but this supposed insider says, “Lindsay’s always had a major crush on Tom and was dying to run into him, so the second she got her chance, she pounced.” In a now-deleted Instagram post, Lindsay adamantly denied this story by writing “WTF!?!?!?!?” in the caption. Clearly she found this to be pretty offensive, I don’t blame her. Dating Tom Cruise seems like it would be a lot of responsibility and unnecessary stress, plus it would have to be so weird, right?
5. He Was Dating Laura Prepon
I know this is a harsh thing to say, but I really don’t get why anyone would date Tom Cruise at this point. Even if all of the wild rumors are not true, it just seems like a lot of pressure to be in such a public relationship. I could never imagine Laura Prepon ever dating Tom Cruise. Even if she actually had a romantic interest in Tom Cruise, it just really seems like a lot to take on. The dude comes with a lot of baggage. Plus E! shut down the rumors by stating the obvious: “However, a source tells E! that there’s no truth to the latest romance rumor, insisting that ‘the story is false.’ Additionally, E! News has learned that the two have never met.” Ha! They’ve never even met, yet there were so many rumors about them secretly dating. Who would date Tom Cruise at this point? Honestly, I find any Tom Cruise romance rumor tough to believe just because of that alone. Who wants to be involved with all that craziness?
4. He Bought A Private Island For Suri
We’ve all heard about parents spoiling their kids, especially celebrity parents, but it would be (more than) a little much if Tom Cruise actually bought a private island for his daughter Suri Cruise. Nevertheless, National Enquirer published an article about Tom being on the search for the perfect private island to gift his youngest child. Needless to say, I could not help laughing out loud at this article. Some notable parts included, “A source says Tom, 51, is in the market for a small secluded isle in the exclusive Far North coastal region of New Zealand, more than 6,500 miles from Hollywood.” Oh and this one: “There, during visits with 7-year-old Suri, dad and daughter will be far removed from the prying eyes of the public.” Right, because a child needs the seclusion of a private island to get away from the stress of elementary school- cue my eye roll.
3. He Did A “Love Detox” To Get Over Katie Holmes
In all honesty, I would not be at all surprised if this was true. We all remember Tom Cruise sharing his unsolicited medical advice with Brooke Shields after she opened up about her battle with postpartum depression, so it really wouldn’t be shocking news to hear that Tom found some sort of unusual medical treatment to get through a breakup. So I do think that it’s pretty likely that Tom Cruise really did do a love detox. Supposedly, Tom “developed a five-point plan to detox from his wrenching divorce.” Apparently this included trips to the sauna, writing in a journal, and consuming “vitamin and mineral supplements.” Not only that, but according to a supposed Tom Cruise insider, “One of Tom’s means to heal from the breakup is the Dianetics practice of recalling painful memories of Katie in full detail to a trained elder in the church [of Scientology].” I’m pretty sure that everyone talks sh*t about their exes to make it through a breakup. I don’t think there’s anything too revolutionary about that, but who knows what Tom really did to make it through the divorce.
2. He Was “Caught In The Act” With David Beckham
If this one actually happened, it would have been a MAJOR news story- to say the least. But anyway, the gossip is that Tom Cruise’s now ex wife Katie Holmes caught him in bed with David Beckham. Again, if this ever actually happened, it would have been a top headline. And of course we looked for every single photo of David Beckham and Tom Cruise looking at each other or engaging in a hug to go along with this story. Since when is it a crime for friends to huge each other or have a one-on-one conversation with each other? There is nothing suspicious, romantic, or sexual about two dudes being friends. Supposedly, catching Tom and David in bed was the final straw for Katie Holmes when it came to ending their marriage. So the craziness of being such a public couple and the extreme demands of Scientology had nothing to do with the breakup? Right…
1. He Hired A Male Escort
Although there have been plenty of scandals about celebrities hiring prostitutes, I just honestly don’t get it. These people are rich, successful, and pretty good looking most of the time, so I don’t get why they would resort to paying for sex, but what do I know? I’m just a civilian so I guess I just don’t get it? Even though Tom Cruise has the weirdest reputation these days, I don’t think that even he would have to pay for sex. I am also thrown about the escort supposedly being a man, but Tom (like many other straight celebrities) is no stranger to gay rumors. Apparently some private investigator was planning to release the story with evidence in some exploitative tell-all book, but obviously this never came to fruition so it’s very easy to doubt this news story and just assume that this dude was desperate to make a buck.