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BREAKING: Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Divorcing. Will This Spark More Gay Rumors?

Not since Liza and David Gest’s split have we been so shocked by the dissolution of a Hollywood sham marriage: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and his beard wife, Katie Holmes, are calling it quits after five years of marriage and one Scientology star child.The two are crestfallen and seeking privacy—so naturally they had their spokespeople release statements:

“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children,” says Cruise’s rep. “Please allow them their privacy.”

“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” says Holmes’s attorney, Jonathan Wolfe. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Rumors have long circulated that the marriage was more of an arrangement than true love, with Tom “auditioning” various actresses for the real-life role of Mrs. Cruise. Is Katie’s contract simply up—or did she have enough of all the vinegar enemas, 2am E-meter readings and all-boy BBQs at the Scientology Celebrity Center?

Or is Tom using this break-up as a way to promote the critically panned Rock of Ages?

More importantly, what’s next for Cruise in a post-Holmes world? Will he be jumping up and down on a couch in a few months, singing the praises of some other Hollywood starlet? Or will Jeremy Renner find his dance card suddenly full?

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jun 29, 2012
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  • 64 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      Run, Lola, Run.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The rumor origionaly was that she had agreed to a five year marriage with a bonus if she had a child.

      http://www.hollywoodbackwash.com/katie-holmes-tom-cruise-blind-item/

      Jun 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ralph S
      Ralph S

      Maybe now he can marry John Travolta!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lesley Coulter
      Lesley Coulter

      FFS when is he going to admit he’s gay?

      Jun 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nat
      Nat

      Her ankle lock must have malfunctioned.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mrbill
      mrbill

      gee I thought she had another year left on her contract ???????

      Jun 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karl
      Karl

      About fucking time she wised up…we all know Cruise divorced his previous poor bitch Nicole Kidman just before their ten-year marriage was up, an dhed have to pay a fuckload of alimony. I wouldnt be surprised if this was all an arrangement from the very beginning, wouldnt be at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      Well, I for one am shocked. Simply shocked. Coincidentally, I understand John and Kelly have never been happier.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vixlad
      vixlad

      RUN, Joey run! Joey run!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BryanC
      BryanC

      The part about the article I don’t like is the sarcastic addition of “and all-boy BBQs at the Scientology Celebrity Center?” Implying that Scientology is a rockin’ party for gays. It isn’t. Scientology is one of the most homophobic religions on the face of the earth.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69
      Bellerophon69

      Tom will come out when he’s good and ready; or when he’s finally caught In Flagrante Delicto with some hot guy or John Travolta. The thing is, although I’ve never been a fan (yet I do like most of his movies, paradoxically) of Tom Cruise, he is real gutsy little (snicker) guy who is absolutely fearless doing his own stunts or taking on roles not necessarily within his meliu. You’d think coming out (unless of course he sadly buys into his own denial) wouldn’t take more courage than hanging off the Burj Khalifa. Hell, if you hung me upside down out of a one story window by my heels I’d come out of the closet and confess to kidnapping the Lindbergh baby. Maybe someone should slip him some acid or ecstasy anbd drop him off at a pride parade. He’d be screaming and loudly renouncing Scientology, running around naked, and putting a lip lock on every bearded bear in leather that he bumped into. Now that would be a great front cover pic for the tabloids!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chuck
      Chuck

      Wonder if she’ll even bother with the next beard now that there’s no Oprah couch to jump on.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Max the Communist
      Max the Communist

      Tom Cruise is gay?

      Jun 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RJM
      RJM

      Is it the axiom, three beards/

      Jun 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RJM
      RJM

      Is it the axiom, three beards/strikes, you’re OUT!

      Jun 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Noel
      Noel

      Wouldn’t that just be another verification of the cliche that the most rampant homophobes are closeted, self-hating gays?

      Jun 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      She gnawed through her restraints, and outran the guard dogs.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      is this before or after she removed her oh, never mind.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gabriel
      Gabriel

      Looks like Katie’s giving up her career as a stay-at-home hostage.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      It’s perfectly obvious who Tom will marry next — Queen Latifah.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @Cam: thanks! nice find.

      Jun 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Abrami
      Robert Abrami

      @Bellerophon69: This is a wonderful comment. I lauged out loud. Had a terrible day but this really got me out of my mood. Thanks a lot. Bob

      Jun 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cray-cray
      cray-cray

      I don’t think he is 100 % gay at all, I’d rather call him “sexual frustated” or “sexual repressed”

      Jun 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Jax
      Michael Jax

      @Bellerophon69: LOL!

      Jun 30, 2012 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Uppity
      Uppity

      This is not a story about his sexuality, but it’s interesting nevertheless; when he was making one of his Mission Impossible movies in Sydney, he apparently drove the Australian wardrobe woman crazy with his demands. Before shooting, while he was still in LA, he’d call her in Australia with no regard for what time it was, so she’d be woken up in the middle of the night, with him suggesting wardrobe changes. She’d be groggy and his response would be “snap into it, we’re talking business here.” Once shooting began, she found him a control freak nightmare but was determined she would not quit because she believed that having the movie on her resume would help her career. She’d try to see him to discuss wardrobe but so many times when she went to his trailer, his minder would tell her “Sorry, Mr Cruise is busy right now.” She’d have to wait for hours. Finally one day, after being told once again that he was incredibly busy, curiosity got the better of her and she peeked through his window to discover he was playing Playstation. That really pissed her off but she completed the movie. Don’t know whether it advanced her career but I hope it did.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 1:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D P
      D P

      @Uppity: — That’s funny! …I didn’t realize there are guys named “Playstation”?

      Jun 30, 2012 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      It’s odd that none of his “women” speak about him after they get away. His dark side must be really, really aphotic. The cult he belongs to is so scary and weird. He really has screwed up his life. Run girl.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 2:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Tom can get back together with Emilio Estevez now.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tavdy79
      Tavdy79

      I really don’t know why people persist with these rumours about Cruise being one of the family. He’d be perfect for the role of the embarassing uncle no-one wants to talk about, however the “no-one wants to talk about him” part just isn’t happening.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 4:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AS
      AS

      Scientology is not a religion. It’s a cult.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 5:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      @AS: it’s a business! and how they keep their non-profit status is a mystery.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 7:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • phx3rings
      phx3rings

      Will it spark MORE gay rumors? Could there BE any more?

      Jun 30, 2012 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      Love that all the entertainment TV crews are SHOCKED! So funny, any common sense would show any women related to a relationship with Cruise is in a ” arranged relationship for some sort of profit financial or career based”

      Jun 30, 2012 at 9:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Remember, his first wife divorced him and in an interview said that they never had sex.

      This is what his wife looked like that time.

      http://cdn101.iofferphoto.com/img/item/128/437/78/1.jpg

      He wasn’t having sex with her….yeah, probably gay.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sirald66
      sirald66

      I think scientology is more than enough reason for her to run. If you learn about it, she is in for a future of cult harassment. There are so many of them in entertainment, her career has also been severely damaged. But now she at least has a chance to find a new path.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • biscuit_batter
      biscuit_batter

      Good for Katie! She was like a walking zombie while married to Tom. I agree that his religion is very cult like and would not want my child brought up with that type of mind controlled organization.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      Maybe now she can actually eat a meal.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      @Bellerophon69: Oh, that sounds so much HIM! ;)

      I think the marriage may have been arranged on his part, but she was probably innocently in love, or just star struck. The fact she filed in NYC, and not he in LA, indicates this is not the end of a contracted time, but an escape.

      I’m glad she’s out of the marriage. It’s sort of funny that no one so far has mentioned the age gap, saying he’s soooo old, like everyone did about Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. This poor young boy, we heard, needed to get away from “grandma” Moore and play with girls of his own age (as in 10 years his junior). Daily Mail even published an open letter to Demi Moore, pointing out her advanced years, telling her it was now time to age with grace and let go of the “boy”!

      I hope Kate stays in NYC, gets her spark back and a meets normal, decent guy. As for Cruise – well, he’s good at playing gay vampires and hiphop dancing film moguls.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • peter
      peter

      @BryanC:

      Bryan, Scientology is very likely the biggest closet in Tinseltown! It’s what shrinks call Reaction Formation, a ‘primitive’ defense wherein you attack the very thing you are. It accounts for all those Family Values Republicans cruising rentboy.com.

      If you look at pictures of ‘Commodore’ Lafayette (i.e. L. Ron Hubbard), he typically sports a silk ascot as if he were taking sartorial cues from . . . Noel Coward? Perhaps Cole Porter? He actually looks more like a porcine Percy Dovetonsils.

      It would be consistent with Scientology’s predatory M.O. to entrap certain celebrities, and then hold on to them with the threat of outing. They also may wheedle the admission out of them during the ‘auditing’ (interrogation) process.

      Cruise was enlisted shortly after his first flush of stardom (Risky Business, The Color of Money). Young guy, not the sharpest tool in the shed, lots of money — setting him up would have been like taking candy from a baby. Travolta’s history is nearly analogous.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj
      jj

      tom cruise is wierd yes, but he never pinged my gaydar like hugh jackman does. I think toms asexual. I met hugh once when i was about 17 in vancouver when he was filming x-men and i had a nice little conversation with him and he was def flirty and quite obv gay. I was kinda shocked, i thought he be all masculine like in his interviews but its just an act i guess.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • biguy
      biguy

      @Bellerophon69 awesome comment!

      Jun 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • annalisa
      annalisa

      @Bellerophon69: MILIEU.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      Always seems to be 5 or 10 years, almost like a schedule.

      Whatever, he does nothing for free

      Jun 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail
      nineinchnail

      She left him coz her contract ran out and Cruise is just more than a little bit odd in my opinion. Cant stand the guy or any movie he is involved with.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      Who on earth would agree to an arranged marriage with a contract? Katie Holmes wasn’t exactly a street walker in need of protection and money for rent. Why would she act like a working girl? I don’t believe that.

      As for the cover – well, Cruise doesn’t ping my straight-radar either (stradar?). I never thought about him as a sexual being, not even in Eyes wide shut. But I guess Kidman wouldn’t have stayed with him for ten years without sex. Now she has a kid with her present husband and he has a kid by Holmes – but together, they adopted. Nothing wrong with that, but why didn’t they also have a bio-child? Odd.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tess
      tess

      I will never forget watching, eyes wide shut.. the sex scene between him and kidman showed absolutely no chemistry whatsoever. I knew then that he was no more attracted to women than she was to him. I’m so glad that Katie has escaped relatively unscathed. I hope that Scientology won’t try and hunt her down and make her watch battlefield earth until her eyes turn to dust.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Making up stuff is fun!
      Making up stuff is fun!

      @tess: Why would it show any chemistry? They were married.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pauline Brown
      Pauline Brown

      Has everyone forgotten that just before Tom and Nicole broke up, they had a miscarriage? Before that you all said he was firing blanks. I think it’s sad to say that his marriage was a contract, especially as they have a beautiful little girl together, who is undeniably his biological daughter, she is the spitting image of him. Have you all forgotten that this poor little girl, doesn’t care who her parents are, all she knows is that she loves her Mummy and Daddy, and now her Mummy is saying to her she isn’t allowed to see her Daddy, if we are to believe what the press are saying. It would have to be something extremely serious for any Mother to not want her child’s Father to have joint custody? I personally think its got to be something much worse than a religion causing Katie to file for sole custody. His career takes him away for months at a time from his family, Katie went into this marriage with her eyes wide open, often taking Suri to visit her Daddy on location, yet while she was working, Suri remained with her at all times, Iv never seen a photo of Tom and Suri spending time together without Mom? She is always there. Tom and Nicole’s children live with Nicole while on boarding school breaks? They have joint custody yet the kids live with Nicole full time? She has been just as busy as Tom in the film world recently, yet remains the primary care giver. The press are asking the wrong questions, call it mothers intuition, it’s not exactly rocket science IQ needed applied thinking that’s required here to know what’s really going on. It’s why they (ex wives with kids) never speak out or do the multi-million making tell it all exclusive. All it takes is the seed of doubt planted loosely in ones mind to never fully trust again, weeds grow without soil, sunlight or water, the crack in my garage floor is proof, they grow to strangle every crevice if left without interruption, ignore it, pluck it out, no matter what it will always come back, plaster over the crack and it will eventually die of starvation, yet the roots will always remain, even without ever seeing it you’ll always know its there, it may never grow, but it always had the possibility had the conditions been right…………better to use the weed killer, than give it the chance to breathe.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      What th’ Hell are you talking about.

      Jun 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jaded
      jaded

      @Pauline Brown:

      When a parent who is in Scientology has a divorce or the other parent leaves Scientology, the child is not allowed to have any contact with the non-Scientologist (or as they call them Suppressives). Katie is filing for sole custody because she knows that Suri will not only be taken from her but will be cut off from her non-Scientologist mother completely otherwise. Unfortunately, Scientology is a major player in Hollywood and it might affect her career. Look what happened with Nicole Kidman….

      Jul 1, 2012 at 7:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      @axon: So you really think Tom is Suri’s father? HAH!

      Jul 1, 2012 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kim
      Kim

      @Pauline Brown:What? Connor and Bella never lived with Nicole afterdivorce they never attended boarding school .When Tom was.on location Tom’s. Sister homeschooled the kids

      Jul 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj
      jj

      @David Ehrenstein: Is this sarcasm? Suri is a carbon copy of tom. Shes clearly his biological child. Not that im saying tom ever put his penis inside of katie holmes, more than likely the child was made via artificial insemination.

      Jul 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • oh123
      oh123

      @Max the Communist: No he is not, Rosie O’Donnell: Tom Cruise Isn’t Gay Because He “Drives Race Cars”, so he cant be, but really who the hell cares…new found respect for Ms Kate though nice one.

      Jul 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      Right now, I’m more concerned for Katie’s and Suri’s safety from Scientology, than about Tom’s possible gayness.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko
      nikko

      @jj: Suri looks exactly like her mom, not Tom.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Tom is Gross

      Jul 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scrufff
      Scrufff

      My 2 cents: I know someone who has worked with Tom Cruise in most of his movies for the last 2 decades. I once asked her about the gay rumors, and she answered, she doesn’t know if he’s gay or not.

      But her impression of him is that he’s asexual. she said in real life, although a handsome man, he doesn’t have any discernible sex appeal. And she believe’s that its his “otherness” of being asexual nature that sets off people’s gaydar incorrectly.

      Me: i hope he’s asexual, i certainly don’t want that wack job playing for our team.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axon
      axon

      @Scrufff: I believe your friend may well be right, Cruise may be asexual. Come to think of it, in how many films has he been the love interest?

      So where does that leave Clooney? He’s supposed to be the new Cary Grant, but there’s a remarkable lack of love scenes in his films as well. His first sex scene was in The American, I think, and he was cute but definitely shy about it.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Uppity
      Uppity

      @Kim: That’s correct. After Tom and Nicole’s divorce, Nicole very rarely got to see their two children.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rickandianne
      rickandianne

      @Ralph S: Travolta…good one.

      Jul 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • moderniste
      moderniste

      I went and looked up Scientology’s stance on homosexuality and was shocked to find that they are on par with the worst of the Christian Fundies and have their own special brainwashing re-education schools for their errant gay members. Travolta and Cruise, with their hugely high media profiles simply could not be gay, and so we have the psychotically over-the-top closet behavior of Cruise’s couch jumping and Travolta’s recent vomitous PDA at his premiere of “Savages”: Travolta kept grabbing and man-handling his wife with all the tenderness and sensuality of a handler at a dogshow as he groped her from behind and energetically humped her while she smiled a frozen nice-Scientiologist-wifey smile over the awkwardness of it all.

      Cruise’s and Travolta’s uber dominant alpha-male is right in line with the way Scientologists think is the proper way to comport oneself, and so you get the couch jumping, and speaking in ALL-CAPS: “ISN’T SHE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN/I’M SO IN LOVE MY HEAD’S GOING TO POP RIGHT OFF!!!” Also right in line is Travolta bullying his masseuses and room attendants into servicing him; “Come on dude, you know the score”. Scientology has always scared the bejesus out of me, and I applaud Katie for eluding what surely was a highly orchestrated campaign to keep her docile and obedient–those Scientologists don’t mess around, and I’d be terrified if I were her. At least Katie can finally wear some smokin’ sky-high Louboutins!

      Jul 13, 2012 at 12:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • moderniste
      moderniste

      Cruise and Travolta are well within the age group in which coming out like a real mature adult an living an out lifestyle is nothing shocking. But Scientology is still stuck in the bigoted past–curious for such a “futurist” religion. I went and looked up Scientology’s stance on homosexuality and was shocked to find that they are on par with the worst of the Christian Fundies and have their own special brainwashing re-education schools for their errant gay members.

      Travolta and Cruise, with their hugely high media profiles simply could not be gay, and so we have the psychotically over-the-top closet behavior of Cruise’s couch jumping and Travolta’s recent vomitous PDA at his premiere of “Savages”: Travolta kept grabbing and man-handling his wife with all the tenderness and sensuality of a handler at a dogshow as he groped her from behind and energetically humped her while she smiled a frozen “nice-Scientiologist-wifey” smile over the awkwardness of it all.

      Cruise’s and Travolta’s uber dominant alpha-male is right in line with the way Scientologists think is the proper way to comport oneself, and so you get the couch jumping, and speaking in ALL-CAPS: “ISN’T SHE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN/I’M SO IN LOVE MY HEAD’S GOING TO POP RIGHT OFF!!!” Also right in line is Travolta bullying his masseuses and room attendants into servicing him; “Come on dude, you know the score”. Scientology has always scared the bejesus out of me, and I applaud Katie for eluding what surely was a highly orchestrated campaign to keep her docile and obedient–those Scientologists don’t mess around, and I’d be terrified if I were her. At least Katie can finally wear some smokin’ sky-high Louboutins!

      I’ll bet that Kelly Preston’s defection can’t be far away…

      Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/breaking-tom-cruise-and-katie-holmes-divorcing-will-this-spark-more-gay-rumors-20120629/#ixzz20TLOjJfT

      Jul 13, 2012 at 12:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carlo
      carlo

      What the hell r u guys talking about? I need to see a proof tom cruise is being a gay!

      Aug 3, 2012 at 8:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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