“He never spoke to her”: Tom Cruise Dumped Fellow Scientologist for Katie Holmes After Making Her Stay With Him to Get Over Nicole Kidman

"He never spoke to her": Tom Cruise Dumped Fellow Scientologist for Katie Holmes After Making Her Stay With Him to Get Over Nicole Kidman
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Tom Cruise is known for his blockbuster films in the Hollywood industry. While he is clear about what he wants in his professional life, his personal life is renowned due to his links with the Church of Scientology. There have been several reports that his relationships often end up interlinking with religion, however, it was reported that his relationship with Katie Holmes was not what was first planned.

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It was reported that the Church reportedly planned for a fellow member to be Cruise’s partner, however, things spiraled with the former eventually settling up with Holmes.

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Tom Cruise Was Initially Linked With Fellow Scientologist After Divorcing Nicole Kidman

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met for the first time in the 1990s while working on Days of Thunder. Their relationship advanced with the duo “passionately in love” which went on until 2001. While many thought that they might withstand the social pressure to be with each other, the idea disappeared into bubbles.

Due to his Scientology beliefs, his personal life was majorly affected which is why he needed a partner that could understand what he felt. That was when religion pushed him towards Nazanin Boniadi, who as per Variety was a mid-20s lady following the same belief, as her mother also followed the same.

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Her path to Tom Cruise came to when she met Greg Wilhere, a high official in Scientology who introduced her to various other officials. She soon became one of the candidates to woo Cruise.

She had been deprived of all they felt was unnecessary including the red highlights in her hair and the Iranian man she was dating at the time. Boniadi was told to write a 20-page essay that included several things. After she was chosen, she signed a confidentiality agreement in which she entered isolation following her meetup with Cruise.

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It was reported that she had to follow everything Cruise wanted, which included her behavior, how she presents in front of him, and several other things. It was special instructions from Scientology, “We can’t let him down.”

For a few months, the duo accompanied each other like glue, with many considering her as the perfect partner for Cruise, until she did a grave mistake.

As per the report, the leader of Scientology, David Miscavige, and his wife Shelly visited their house in Telluride. Nazanin Boniadi was the one entertaining the guests at the time. She arrived early due to a snowmobile accident and was injured.

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During their conversation, Boniadi had difficulty comprehending Miscavige’s spoken English, with her reportedly asking “Excuse me?” several times. This ticked off the couple, as a confidant of the woman shared,

“Miscavige took that as an insult.”

“He wants someone who has her own power—like Nicole.”

Whistleblower, Marc Headley shared that Cruise “never spoke to her.” He added,

“She gets kicked to the curb. And a few months later he’s madly in love with Katie and jumping on couches.”

The whole drama wrapped with Katie Holmes’ entry into the Mission: Impossible actor’s life. They quickly fell in love, had their engagement, welcomed their first kid, Suri in 2006, and married the same year. However, their relationship ended in 2012. After their split, Holmes received full custody of their daughter, meanwhile, Cruise got visitation rights.

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Source: Variety

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