Late last year, there were a few little stories about a potential budding romance between Tom Cruise and Laura Prepon but they were squashed so fast that the possibility was quickly forgotten. However, new rumors are making the rounds right now with Page Six all but declaring that the romance between the Scientologists is very, very real.
The divorced actor is reportedly “smitten” with Prepon who television viewers would know best as Donna on That 70s Show and drug dealing, lesbian prison inmate, Alex, on Orange is the New Black. Although, their PR reps denied a romance back in November 2013, evidence suggests otherwise.
First, the pair were spotted sharing a meal at Manor Hotel in Los Angeles after Cruise picked up Prepon in a vintage car. He went through the extra trouble of ensuring that a 1979 bottle of Merlot was waiting at their table when they arrived. British magazine, Grazia, reported: “They spent three hours laughing and joking. It’s clear Tom is smitten and after the date he was on cloud nine. They had their second date at the restaurant, too, meeting for Sunday brunch, and then she accompanied him a few days later to a dinner party at John [Travolta]’s home.”
Although, the pair have been trying to keep things under wraps and Cruise’s publicist explained that “they see each other at some functions, but they are not dating,” their relationship is, reportedly, “the buzz on the set of her show.”
The actor has been married, and divorced, three times (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes). Maybe, since Prepon is already a devoted Scientologist, this could be his most successful relationship yet since the religion appeared to play a role in the breakdown of, at least, two of his marriages.
He’s 51 and she’s 34 so it’s entirely possible that Cruise could welcome a new generation of offspring, as well. He adopted his oldest children, Isabella (born December 1992) and Conner (born January 1995) with Nicole Kidman (who was reportedly pregnant when he filed for divorce but later miscarried). He famously welcomed daughter, Suri, in April 2006, with Katie Holmes so what would stop him from having yet another brood with Prepon? Of course, this all depends on whether the actress even wants children. Her career is on a pretty steady path right now, she may not want to take time away to focus on raising a family. Then again, this is all pretty premature since their relationship hasn’t even been officially confirmed!
What do you think? Would Tom Cruise and Laura Prepon make a good couple?