Cupid's Pulse Article: Tom CruiseCupid's Pulse Article: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise started his acting career at the age of 19 in the film Endless Love (1981) and quickly followed it up with several big roles. His first leading role was in 1983 for Risky Business, but it was his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun (1986) that labeled him as a full-fledged movie star. As one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, he has an impressive number of well-known films under his belt, including Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), A Few Good Men (1992), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Mission Impossible series, and many more. 15 of his films have grossed over $100 million in the United States, and 21 of them have grossed over $200 million worldwide. In addition to being one of the highest paid movie stars, he has won several awards, including three Golden Globes.

Tom Cruise has had many high-profile celebrity relationships. He has been married three times and has three children. His marriage to his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, lasted from 1987 to 1989; it was Rogers who introduced Cruise to Scientology. During the filming of Days of Thunder, Cruise met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman. They were married on December 24, 1990 and adopted two children together, Isabella and Connor. Cruise filed for divorce in early 2001. Following their celebrity break-up, there was celebrity gossip that the Church of Scientology held auditions to find the actor a suitable new girlfriend; however, these rumors have been adamantly denied by both the Church and Cruise himself.

Cruise met his third wife, actress Katie Holmes, in April 2005. In the beginning of their celebrity relationship, he made a splash in the media by famously jumping up and down on the couch during an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show as he declared his relationship and love with Holmes. “TomKat,” as they were jokingly nicknamed by the media, became celebrity parents in 2006 to a daughter named Suri. They were then married on November 18, 2006. Their celebrity romance lasted until July 2012 when Holmes filed for divorce after five and a half years of marriage.

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