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Cruise waxes effusively about his romance with Katie Holmes: "Kate—she’s just cool. She’s kind, she’s smart, she’s fun. She’s a woman who’s not afraid to be a woman." He talks about surprising her with an engagement ring when he proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower while visiting in Paris: "No, I didn’t have it in my pocket, because I was concerned she would see it. I had it in the camera bag." ¶ Finally, Cruise names the role he’s been proudest to play in life: “I wanted to be a father. And be a good father. Be a great father. I want to be the best father.”

“Sex for me is about the connection. Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship where you really have communication,” exclaimed Tom Cruise in the May 2006 issue of GQ.  He also revealed how he discovered that Katie Holmes was pregnant: "Oh, I—I looked at her. And I went, ‘You’re gonna tell me if you’re pregnant, aren’t you?’ It was a moment where… It was one of those things. And I knew at that moment she was pregnant. ’Cuz I notice things in people.”  Cruise said "Cuz."  Haha.  [snort] Read the full article after the jump, more pictures in the gallery! (Above shirt, tie, and pants by Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane.)

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Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes walked along the desert airstrip after
 Cruise’s GQ May cover shoot in California’s Mojave Desert.

– TOM CRUISE –

MAN ON A MISSION

GQ May 2006

Last year Tom Cruise was so outspoken and, frankly, so un-Tom-like, it appeared he was on the verge of imploding. Now, with a baby and Mission: Impossible III on the way, Cruise proves himself more human—even humorous—than we’ve ever seen him before

*** PRESS RELEASE ***

GQ FINDS A MAN ON A MISSION…WITH NO REGRETS

“Sex for me is about the connection. Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship where you really have communication.”

Story by Lucy Kaylin
Photographs by Brigitte Lacombe

Tom Cruise is on the record about his life and work and loves…in a revealing May cover story from GQ. Cruise sits for an energetic, funny, and candid interview and talks openly about some of the most controversial public and personal events in his life during the past year. He also appears in an exceptional portfolio of photographs taken exclusively for GQ by Brigitte Lacombe.

The May issue of GQ hits newsstands nationwide on April 25, 2006.

Kaylin last interviewed Cruise for GQ’s December 2004 “Men of the Year” issue after his startling tour de force performance in Collateral. Since then Cruise has been an inescapable presence.

Cruise does not shy away from controversy. Talking about his explosive interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show last spring, he says: “I thought I was pretty restrained. I’ve been pissed off about things, believe me. I thought it was a terrific interview. I wasn’t pissed; I just was intense on wanting to communicate.”

Cruise and Kaylin discuss further criticism he faced last year concerning controversial comments he made about Brooke Shields and her experience with postpartum depression. “I actually really care about Brooke,” says Cruise. “The first film I ever did [Endless Love] was hers, and I remember when I was growing up, and not even being in the industry yet, thinking how talented and beautiful she is. And she’s a lovely girl. It’s not her fault; she’s a victim in this situation. A doctor told her to go on Paxil while she was breast-feeding. Paxil is a vicious drug. Here’s someone I deeply care about.”

When Cruise is asked to explain some of what Kaylin has understood about “a kind of Scientology creation story—an intergalactic conflict” in the Church of Scientology, he responds: “You say this stuff to me and it’s insulting. That’s why I’m not even going to dignify what you’re saying. There’s always a lot of misinformation out there. I’m doing pretty good. Look at the things that have helped me in my life. You hear this other stuff—come on, it’s crap!”

And Cruise addresses the question of whether it is damaging for him or his career to talk so strongly and directly about personal issues: “It’s the exact opposite. You have no idea how many people have thanked me. You can try to create a PR machine that’s going to put out misinformation and discredit someone. But that’s not gonna stop me. Ever, ever. It’s the right thing to do.”

Cruise waxes effusively about his romance with Katie Holmes: "Kate—she’s just cool. She’s kind, she’s smart, she’s fun. She’s a woman who’s not afraid to be a woman." He talks about surprising her with an engagement ring when he proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower while visiting in Paris: "No, I didn’t have it in my pocket, because I was concerned she would see it. I had it in the camera bag."

Next up for Cruise is new fatherhood with Holmes and his starring role in Mission: Impossible III. He reveals how he discovered that Holmes was pregnant: "Oh, I—I looked at her. And I went, ‘You’re gonna tell me if you’re pregnant, aren’t you?’ It was a moment where… It was one of those things. And I knew at that moment she was pregnant. ’Cuz I notice things in people.”

With so much on his plate, Cruise talks about the joys and complexities of juggling his career and being a co-parent for Isabella and Connor, his two older children with Nicole Kidman. He says, “What we have is sensational: two happy, healthy kids that we share time with. Both parents get to have a great life and get to do something that we love. That’s not hard, man. I know hard—when your mom comes home and she can barely walk ’cuz her feet and her back hurt, and where’s the food? That’s hard. And you realize, we’re gonna sink or swim.”

Finally, Cruise names the role he’s been proudest to play in life: “I wanted to be a father. And be a good father. Be a great father. I want to be the best father.”

The May 2006 issue also features a handsome portfolio of photographs taken by Brigitte Lacombe. For the March shoot, Cruise piloted his own plane and Holmes flew in separately to be with him at the location, a small airport in California’s Mojave Desert. The issue presents an accomplished photographic spread, in color and black-and-white, across more than ten pages.

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  • junebug

    “You say this stuff to me and it’s insulting. That’s why I’m not even going to dignify what you’re saying. There’s always a lot of misinformation out there…" So why get offended when asked to clear up the misinformation?

  • Iron Velvet

    "why get offended when asked to clear up the misinformation?"Cause Tom can’t HANDLE THE TRUTH!

  • Love

    He’s crazy but he’s still a good looking guy. LoL

  • Agnieszka

    I will never ever believe in Tom again since the Matt Lauer interview. His image is tarnished in my eyes, the relationship with Katie weird. Naaa… Im not dumb. The pictures however pretty won’t repair what has been done. I don’t believe in TC anymore. He may as well fire his PR stuff..

  • Arelis

    I uses to think Katie was pretty during season 1-3 of Dawson’s Creek…after then, pffffff.

  • xenu

    It’s more like he and his Scientologist zombies want us to PAY for the "truth". Freaks! Any dumbass willing to pay for that crap deserves what they get: broke and a manila envelope full of LRH’s poorly written fiction. They were warned after all -“If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion" – L Ron Hubbard

  • TBN

    For a milisec there, the nice pics convinced me that Tom is sane.

  • Jamie

    These pictures look so fake. I know they are both horrible actors, but damn, is it that hard to pretend being in love?

  • elron

    "THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them." – L. Ron Hubbard

  • Shan

    Why does he call her KATE??? her name is KATIE – noone (that we know of) has ever called her KATE!! It’s like he not only wants to control her but to create a new identity for her.

  • Charles

    Tom Cruise is an arrogant and annoying person. His relationship with Katie is so fake I can’t help but feel sorry for both of them really. Their public display of affection really grosses me out. If they are really in love with one another, they wouldn’t need to show or tell it to the whole wide world.

  • bing

    Yes… he’s definately got a movie coming out. The PR machine is all fired up and ready to roll!All the meaningless crap in his interviews are just that, CRAP.Katie you stupid girl, what have you done to your life?

  • Paola

    GORGEOUS PICTURES! LOVE THEM!

  • minx

    I’m going to throw up. This guy is insane, and he does NOTHING that isn’t for PR. What a creep.

  • piyutra

    The belly looks really fake!

  • Rox

    WHERE is the full article??? That’s not the entire article. Those are just pieces put together as a press release from the GQ site.

  • rita

    Katie is her professional name, for friends and family she is Kate. Thats what she said last year in an interview before meeting TC. And I have seen somewhere her yearbook photo where she is Kate Holmes not Katie. Professional names aren`t something new in Hollywood …

  • Ann

    And they say Katie is the one brainwashed. Looks like some people here can only repeat one sentence "the belly is fake", even though we have seen actual pics of the belly they still keep repeating it. And btw… KATE IS HER REAL NAME. Obviously it’s not Katie. You’re so obsessed with being a critic, you don’t even think about what you’re writing. Real smart people!Congratulations!

  • Charles

    Tom Cruise needs a reality check. Even though he is the world biggest movie star, the actor is so arrogant that his ego is controlling him. The way he goes on about scientology is as though it is a real religion. All those sci-fi nonsense give me the creeps. I feel sorry for Katie Holmes, having to put up with him and the silent birth! That’s gotta be terrifying.

  • Shan

    #18 – her real name is actually Katherine.

  • anonymous

    Oh, Tom, you’re so macho and manly with your unbuttoned shirt. NOT. What a gaywad.

  • d.c.

    both of these people are abusive-stoopid nut cases.. not connected to reality

  • poorkatie

    I think Katie is adorable. It’s just too bad she’s gotten herself involved with this freak and his cult. Her career is over because no one will be able to take her seriously again.

  • J Annist. & T. Cruse

    I think Tom Cruise and Jennifer Anniston should do 4 or 5 movies together -They would have GREAT chemistry

  • bindi

    I wonder what he meant by "She’s a woman who’s not afraid to be a woman."? Was Nic too much of a man for him?

  • colin

    look at the picture where he’s kissing her…doesn’t he look like he’s cringing?i don’t know…looks like a set-up to me!

  • Alex

    You know, I don’t think Tom Cruise is a bad person. I’m not a Scientologist, but I’m not about to start hating on the guy because of what he believes in. I think he looks happy there and if it’s staged, so what? Let the guy live his life. I just like seeing his movies and yes, he’s a good actor. Watching Collateral should prove that to all the doubters.

  • Mia

    He was just playing himself in Collateral so there was no acting involved really.

  • traci

    Why is it that Katie always looks like an old school marm? Old and unkept.

  • Rox

    Still waiting for the FULL article as ‘announced’ here….

  • xyz

    He considers Paxil a vicious drug??? Does he even know how antidepressants work?

  • me likey

    I think they are insane…. but that the picture of him holding her tummy and kissing her is absolutely beautiful. (although, she does has alarming large hands)

  • Sultrydame

    Uhmm… I must admit Tom’s not a bad looking guy. Of course, I’d choose Brad over him any day, any time!

  • Ann

    Oh, please!! You’re not trying to imply that antidepressants are never vicious, are you xyz??You obviously don’t know a thing about what you’re talking about. Keep repeating what you read on blogs sweetheart… congratulations!!

  • Teresa

    Hey Ann, watch your step. Anti-depressants may not be for everyone, but some of us would not be here without them. Keep repeating what Crazy Cruise says sweetheart!!

  • JJ

    Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have it made. I am very happy for them. I wonder why people must be so negative. It certainly reflects a personality trait in them.

  • Observer

    Um, Ann are you a scientologist by any chance? Because you sure sound like one. For Tom Cruise to use his celebrity to go in front of the world and proclaim ALL psychotropic medication/psychology as horrible and unnecessary, was incredibly irresponsible, ignorant and reprehensible! He is an ACTOR, nothing more. I prefer to get my medical attention/needs from a QUALIFIED doctor. Like Teresa said, many people would not be here without the help of antidepressants, me included! How is he an authority on Post Partum Depression anyway? Or ADD? Or ADHD? etc. Cruise is an arrogant, control-freak, but a genius at PR – he seems to time everything perfectly around his movie openings, even a birth!

  • Lohan Roberto

    She is going to blow you know.

  • Nikko

    I can not wait unitl Katie Holmes comes out with a tell all book about this whole fiasco. But I am sure before Tom kidnapped her he had her sign something. Poor Katie she needs to be rescued NOW.

  • Dan

    Its all BULLSHIT!!!!

  • lookwhaticando

    What I want to know is, will she EVER have this baby, she has been pregant for like 12 months it seems. My God.

  • Michelle

    I haven’t seen a duo as fake as Tom and Katie since Milli Vanilli.

  • crybabyAniston

    The problem with Tom Cruise is that he is correct in some of his information. I do believe most psychotherapists are crazy and Drs. can and do over medicate patient. I’m also not a fan of celebrites writing a book about their problems and what they did to fix it…and it’s the correct path for everybody. I know for experience that my son was pushed by the LAUSD to go see the school psychiatrist in the 2nd grade because his teacher said he was too stubborn and unorganize….This is the truth. The school admin thought maybe he might need drugs to relax him….I said no way, I met the teacher and she was weak and didn’t have control of her class. So yes, what TC is saying is based on facts.

  • whatthef

    GROSS GROSS GROSS….. this guy makes my skin crawl.. he picked out a star struck girl to brain wash into his cult. They both deserev what they getwhen the FBI release his phone tapes. I CAN’T WAIT!! I have on very good authoritity that it will bring Tom Crusie and Nicole Kidman to their knees. hehehehe you get what you give crazy Tom Tom. Your day is coming. OUT OF THE CLOSET THAT IS!!!!!! He should have just kept his mouth shut and ACTED like he is trained to do. Even a monkey can do that better!!!

  • MamaBella

    I feel sick……..barf

  • Millay

    Pictures are so cute :)thanks jared.

  • Lee

    Why does he try so hard to cinvince us that he’s not gay ?!!We all know you’re a HOMO Tom !

  • WTF !?

    Nice try Tom. I hope he knows that as a man, condemning meaningless sex doesn’t make him seem more straight. He needs to stop trying to prove to us that it’s real !!! Why does Tom Cruise even speak?? Everything he says comes out sounding like crazy closeted fag talk.

  • jen

    This guy is a spectacle. Creepy old gay man. He’s full of shit. What he says is so gay. Straight men don’t think like that.

  • snake

    How would this ass jockey know anything about good sex or sex with a woman for that matter?? His first two wives were in covers and we all know, he had Ms. (I’m also in the Scientology Cult) turkey basted..!!

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