The actor and his love interest have been shooting for the upcoming seventh installation of the "Mission: Impossible" series.
Tom Cruise seems to have found a woman at last after steering away from any kind of relationship for 8 long years. News has surfaced that the 58-year-old is dating his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star Hayley Atwell. According to reports, the actor and 38-year-old Atwell got pretty close during the filming and have been "fairly inseparable" since day one.
The Top Gun actor hasn't been reported to have any romances ever since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes in 2012 but Atwell is said to have broken up with her English doctor ex this year. An insider told The Sun, "Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one. Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them even closer and they've become fairly inseparable. They've been meeting up after hours, and she's been to his London pad. They get on brilliantly, and both seem very happy."
The Oblivion star was married to Holmes till 2012 and shares daughter Suri, 14 with her. Before Holmes, the actor was married to Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001. After their divorce Cruise got custody of their adopted kids, Connor, 25, and Isabella, 27. The actor's first marriage with actress Mimi Rogers lasted from 1987 to 1990.
According to The Daily Mail, last year the action star was rumored to be dating fellow Scientologist and The Handmaid's Tale star, Elisabeth Moss. After a tabloid published a photo claiming that the woman Cruise is seen kissing is her, she said that the alleged relationship was news to her as well.
On Watch What Happens Live show, the 38-year-old actor laid all the rumors to rest, saying that she was "confused" by the whole ordeal as well. "I actually was confused and also mainly got texts from people being like, 'I didn't know, why didn't you tell me?' And just confusion from my friends, but mainly poking fun at it 'cause obviously they knew it wasn't true."
The Cheat Sheet reported that after seeing the picture in question, she said that it was pretty clear it was not her. “And then I saw it on the cover of one of the gossip magazines and was like, ‘I’ve never had that haircut. It was supposed to be a picture of the two of us and I was like, ‘I’ve never styled my hair like that, it’s not me.’ It was the back of someone’s head.”
As it turns out, the picture was taken on the set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, where Cruise is kissing his co-star. No, it wasn't Atwell, it was Vanessa Kirby, and it was for the film.
The news of the brewing romance comes after it was reported that five staff members from the film's crew quit after the actor went on a rant on the sets, according to The Sun. Cruise has now decided to shut down the film set early to go on an early Christmas break.
A source told the outlet, “The first outburst was big but things haven’t calmed since. Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public, there has been more anger and several staff have walked, but Tom just can’t take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He’s upset others aren’t taking it as seriously as him. In the end, he’s the one who carries the can."
In the leaked audio of his first rant, the actor was heard tearing down his crew members full-throated, in an attack laden with F-word, at the Warner Bros. Studios in Hertfordshire. Reportedly, the actor was furious that two of his crew members did not follow COVID-19 safety protocols while he has been working hard to ensure the social-distancing rules are being followed.
Here is audio of Tom Cruise on the set of Mission Impossible 7 going off on the crew for breaking covid safety protocols and it's pretty fantastic. If the president had taken this pandemic half as seriously as Crusie, many more people would still be alive. pic.twitter.com/WvsU14Y9pH— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 16, 2020
He warned the 50-strong crew that they'd be “f***ing gone” if anyone even tried ignoring the guidelines. "We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood?" he added.