A Deep-Dive into Tom Cruise’s Relationship Timeline

Three marriages and rumoured relationships.
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Renowned for his roles in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Tom Cruise’s relationships have also been a source of intrigue over the years.

From his first marriage in the 1980s to his high-profile relationships and subsequent divorces, Cruise’s love life has been as much a topic of conversation as his cinematic achievements.

Watch Below: Nicole Kidman opens up on her marriage to Tom Cruise. 

While he’s been known to keep things private in more recent years, here, we take a closer look at the key relationships in Tom Cruise’s life.

Who has Tom Cruise dated?

Tom was most recently linked to Elsina Khayrova. (Credit: Instagram)

Elsina Khayrova (December 2023 – April 2024)

Since his divorce from Katie Holmes, Tom has kept his personal life more private, with no confirmed relationships being made public.

This has not stopped rumours from flying, with sources claiming that the actor was in a relationship with Russian model Elsina Khayrova in December of 2023.

According to Us Weekly sources, the 61-year-old actor and 36-year-old model’s relationship, “started as a basic friendship [and] quickly turned into something more special”.

The rumoured couple have yet to comment on speculation. (Credit: Getty)

As of April 2024, however, it’s reported that the pair has split up. The alleged reasoning? A former partner’s media confessions.

Elsina’s ex-husband, Russian oligarch Dmitry Tstetkov spoke to the Daily Mail regarding his relationship with his ex and her newfound partnership where he warned Tom to keep his “eyes and wallet wide open”.

A source told Page Six that this was the reasoning behind the rumoured couple’s split: “He’s filming and can’t be shooting and have her husband saying stuff every time he is mentioned in the press.”

Tom and Katie share 18-year-old daughter Suri. (Credit: Getty)

Katie Holmes (2005 – 2012)

Together for nearly a decade, Tom’s relationship with Katie Holmes began in 2005, leading to a highly publicised engagement and marriage in 2006. Their daughter, Suri, was born the same year.

In spite of their PDA-packed relationship, Katie filed for divorce in 2012, which was finalised quickly and quietly, where she also received primary custody of Suri.

Penélope was frequently spotted on the red carpet throughout Tom’s ‘Minority Report’ press tour. (Credit: Getty)

Penélope Cruz (2001 – 2004)

Following his split from Nicole Kidman, Tom started dating Penélope Cruz, whom he met while working on the film Vanilla Sky. After going public in 2001, the pair kept things relatively private. Tom did, however, reveal in an interview with Marie Claire US that he enjoyed cooking for Penelope

“She’ll come home, and I’ll have her favourite kind of food made, have a bath drawn. I like doing stuff like that,” he told the publication in 2003.

Their relationship lasted until 2004, with the challenges of a public relationship being cited as a reason for their breakup.

Tom and Nicole divorced in 2001 after 11 years together. (Credit: Getty)

Nicole Kidman (1990 – 2001)

Tom Cruise met Nicole Kidman on the set of Days of Thunder and they quickly became a couple, marrying in December 1990.

They later went on to star in two more films together, Far and Away (1992) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). During the same year as the release of Far and Away, the couple adopted their first child together, Isabella, followed by their son Connor in 1995.

However, in February 2001, to the shock of fans and the media alike, Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman. The announcement was unexpected and left many speculating about the reasons behind their separation.

“Citing the difficulties inherent in divergent careers which constantly keep them apart, they concluded that an amicable separation seemed best for both of them at this time,” a rep for the pair said in a public statement.

Tom was first linked to Mimi Rogers in 1986. (Credit: Getty)

Mimi Rogers (1986-1990)

After meeting at a dinner party in 1985, Tom Cruise entered into a relationship with Mimi Rogers, where they got married in 1987.

Just before their divorce, Tom told Rolling Stone, “I wouldn’t have been able to make it through Born, I don’t think, without her being there. There were times I was so physically exhausted, and the stuff was very emotional.”

Not long after, he filed for divorce, without much public disclosure about the reasoning.

In 2001 interview with People, however, Mimi said, “You cease to be an individual,” she said. “No matter what the article is, it’s ‘Tom Cruise‘s wife’.”

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