Tom Cruise 'on cloud nine' after date with fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon
Tom Cruise was on "cloud nine" after a date with actress Laura Prepon, whom he has been friends with through Scientology.
The pair have known each other for some time, and it seems the friendship has now blossomed into romance. Tom is believed to have pulled out all the stops when he took Laura for dinner at The Manor Hotel in Los Angeles, a favourite among fellow Scientology followers.
"It may seem like an odd choice but it's a top restaurant called The Renaissance serving French/Californian cuisine," a source told British magazine Grazia.
"He had her picked up in a vintage car, knowing it was one of her favourite, and had pre-ordered a vintage bottle of 1979 merlot, which was on the table when she arrived. 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's [Travolta] home."
Tom is now believed to be secretly dating the Orange Is the New Black star and they have been spending a lot of time together. According to insiders, he is believed to be eager to settle down and get married.
"[Tom is] the happiest he has been since his divorce from Katie [Holmes]," a source added.
"Tom has known Laura for a few years now and they are all in the same social group that includes John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston. He's always been fascinated by her and, since seeing her in Orange Is the New Black, that has turned into an attraction. So he bit the bullet and asked her out."
Tom's ex-wife Katie Holmes is also showing signs of moving on. She is having a great time shooting a new movie in South Africa and is happy to remain on good terms with Tom for the sake of their daughter Suri.
"Katie's come through so much and survived, she's past hiding away. She has Suri, she has her career and she has some amazing friends. She's strong enough to handle this," a source added.