Tom Cruise bought an engagement ring after his first date with Katie Holmes

I’m a firm believer in love at first sight, I knew within hours of meeting my husband that we were “meant to be,” but for some reason, despite the eternal, hopeless romantic in me, I just can’t jump on the fairytale train Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are trying to sell tickets for. In an upcoming interview with the NY Times Style Magazine, Tom once again gushes about his “Kate”. And spins the yarn of their first meeting date, and how he went out and bought an engagement ring before the second one.

When Holmes confessed to him that she dreamed of marrying him as a little girl, “I said I wouldn’t want to disappoint her,” Cruise says.

So, the actor says, he bought Holmes an engagement ring shortly after their first date in 2005.

“At one point, I thought she was going to ask me to marry her first and I put her off by changing the subject,” Cruise adds. “I wanted to ask her.”

In a separate interview, Holmes — who says she “admired him growing up” — admits she also was “completely in love” after their first meeting.

“He was so warm, and I thought, ‘Wow,'” says the star. “I thought, ‘You can be a superstar and a human being.’

“He made me feel so amazing,” adds the actress, who welcomed their daughter Suri in 2006.

[From US Magazine]

First, a gift suggestion for anyone close to Katie Holmes, please buy the girl a thesaurus. If I hear “amazing” one more time from her I’m bound to send her one myself. There really are a vast number of words to describe something you’re fond of, Katie, please think about improving your vocabulary.

Is it just me or does everything Tom Cruise says anymore sound like dialogue from a corny movie? It doesn’t matter what he’s talking about it comes across as lines he’s been given. But it increases tenfold when he’s talking about Katie or Suri. I mean, when she told him she used to dream of marrying him when she was a little girl, he said he wouldn’t want to disappoint her? I see the clapper board and hear the director yelling cut after every line Cruise delivers. Maybe he’s writing a screenplay by acting it out as he goes along.

The thing is, though, they both seem to enjoy living their lives as a movie. Maybe these two crazy, and I mean that in the most literal sense of the word, people really are made for each other and will stand the test of time. They may even end up negotiating an extention on the contract.

Photos by Solve Sundsbo for the NY Times

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  1. elisha says:

    That’s because it wasn’t a “date”… it was a meeting in which she signed her Katiebot contract.

  2. SeVen says:

    Dare i say… she looks…kinda.. good….

  3. Livia says:

    I think they both look pretty good in these photos. Of course, that’s because there are no words coming out of their mouths…

  4. photo jojo says:

    …and they are well lit, well shot, well retouched photos of two attractive people. ๐Ÿ™‚ But mouths shut helps a lot too. Cruise is just creepy in the extreme. There’s no depth to him at all, no substance. He scares me.

  5. Larissa says:

    I like the photos, but thereยดs so much work done that iยดll give the credits to whoever did it, not the models! lol

  6. geronimo says:

    Agree, pics are great, b/w photography always adds something special to portraits …but…what exactly is the point of them? Does Tom see himself and Katie as the contemporary equivalent of, I don’t know, Bogie and Bacall or something? Too weird for words.

  7. xiaoecho says:

    Katie looks amazing

  8. Tia says:

    OMG this is sickening. give me a break. he wanted to own her not marry her. this has to be one of the most dysfunctional relationships I have ever seen. Second only to Heidi and Spencer.. ICK.. EWWWWWWW.. YUCK !

  9. michelle says:

    He is completely crazy, but I have to say that seeing Tropic Thunder did wonders for him. He was hilarious. I “almost” like him. He made that movie for me!

  10. daisy424 says:

    Katie looks beautiful

  11. vdantev says:

    In accordance to Scientology’s Operation: Cruise-Not-A-Homo. ๐Ÿ™„

  12. Codzilla says:

    Katie really does look good.

  13. sandy says:

    not sure why, but my disdain for tom is lessening- I feel a little sorry for him (Valkyrie) and he seems like he’s trying to be a loving husband and father.
    on the other hand, the more I get to know katie through interviews and pictures the more I dislike her. She does seem defensive about her marriage, calculating about her words in interviews and time in front of the paparazzi, caught between wanting to be sexy young/hip and mature/taken seriously. in a previous post someone wrote that she is a gold digger more than anything and i very much agree. She loves living her private life in front of the media which is creepy. there’s just not much to like about her.
    if you go to the NY times magazine site you can see videos of tom and katie before this shoot.

  14. Lore says:

    They are so weird. I’m embarrassed to say I like them. I’m weird too no doubt.

    Why no pictures of them together?

  15. girl says:

    I am going to have to go ahead and dissent on this one. Katie looks like she is laying on a morgue slab in at least one of these. Pretty but disturbing.

    I guess that pretty much sums up my estimation of them as a couple.

  16. Mia says:

    Leave.Tom.Alone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good pictures even tho I don’t like her trying to be Greta Garbo on one of this… The photographer did a great job.

  17. Sunny says:

    If only she were this glamorous in real life.

    Looking at her in those awful jeans all the time is so depressing.
    All the money in the world, and she dresses like a dog walker.

  18. Kaiser says:

    Ugh. I do not agree with those saying KateBot looks good – the B&W washes her out and the sunken-in cheeks and eyes make her look like a concentration camp survivor.

    Agree with all the comments about the contractual obligation, though. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  19. PJ says:

    Awesome photos, who was the photographer?

    The couples I know who fell madly in love within hours of first meeting either stayed happily married forever or bit the dust big-time — no in-betweens!

  20. Answer Guru says:

    Very nice pictorials! A lot of photoshop work on Katie’s cheeks, but the pictures look great!

  21. Ria says:

    I’m a mom of a two year old, also. Even before Katie was TomKat, I often copied her hair (she had gorgeous long hair, didn’t she). After she went batsh*t crazy and married Tom, I still copied her style for a while, and even briefly considered bobbing my hair. At first, she did really well at the dressing sophisticated-mommy look – that motherhood didn’t have to mean sweats. Now, she has the (as I called it earlier) mommy-chop and pale, tired face.

    I don’t know if she is a gold-digger. I think she meet him at what – 26, 27? – and was just blown away. Face it, with what other “big name” stars had she worked? Also, he was her childhood crush. I think he probably had checked her background out as a potential romance (this was around the same time the whole Brangelina thing started – I remember because it was the same time I was getting married). I think Tom thought he could have rumors of the same on his set and generate publicity. She didn’t work out for the movie, but he saw her as an impressionable girl he could mold into what he wanted. I remember reading about how after their business meeting she drove him somewhere in her car – it was trashed and dinged up apparently. So Tom had it towed or whatever, detailed and all the dings taken out. Seems sweet, but I wouldn’t like a man I barely knew to do that. Controlling men are that way, they do what seems sweet at first, and then slowly take over every aspect of you life.

    I think she either got preggers or was preggers, and he offered to be her knight in shining armor. I really don’t think she knew what she was getting with Tommy Boy.

  22. Samantha says:

    My God that is icky…”ever since she was a little girl..didn’t want to disappoint her..” There is a not so fine line between love at first sight, and “child fetish turns into creepy proposal”

  23. Rosanna says:

    Katie is ugly… but I do believe the story, it’s about the only genuine sounding story in Tom’s life.

  24. kate says:

    my sweetie and i met on a blind date and by the end of the evening (a 5 hour long “coffee date”) we knew it was love. 4 years, 3 dogs and one house later we are as happy as two peas in a pod. but…if he had proposed to me on our second date i would have run screaming and never looked back. because that is freakish.

  25. doodahs says:

    I also have to be a dissenting voice. Katie, *ahem* Kate, looks sunken and gaunt in photo 6 and photo 8 looks like she is trying to hold her face on from melting… Not her best look. I can see why people like them because they are well lit and quite dramatic but nah, the actual faces, not for me… I preferred Angie eating a hamburger ๐Ÿ˜†

  26. chamalla says:

    I like the shots. They are attractive people, and the camera likes both of them.

    I feel for Tom, too. I remember not so long ago when everybody loved him. There wasn’t any negative gossip about him, aside from the occasional gay rumor. There were no stories about him being difficult or drugged out or even drunk on his own ego. (Personally, I doubt one can BE a superstar without a gigantic ego, but that could just be me….) Until the big publicist dump of several years ago, Tom seemed like a fairly normal multimillionaire international celebrity. So was his former publicist just that good, or could some of the rumors we hear about him now be BS?

    We have such an interesting dynamic with celebs – we teeter between blind devotion and utter contempt for some stars with a whiplash inducing speed. I’m not judging, I’ve said plenty of mean stuff about celebs here and elsewhere, but I think about these things.

  27. geronimo says:

    @Chamalla – All I know is that Pat Kingsley (highly respected and formidable, by all accounts, ex-agent) did an excellent job at keeping an awful lot of ‘Tom’ in check and away from the public eye. The minute he sacked her and thought he knew better than her (he wanted – or was being forced – to give the CoS a higher public profile), the sh*t starting hitting the fan. And it’s barely stopped since. He 100% engineered his own downfall.

    But I agree it’s a shame about his fall from grace. Very talented actor with the right material. I still love him in Magnolia.

  28. Ally says:

    Hey what about Madonna and Tom Cruise as the perfect couple? They can control freak each other to their hearts’ content and stop creepily puppeteering other people’s lives.

  29. daisy424 says:

    Agree Chamilla & G. For me it started with the slap down with Matt Lauer on the Today show. He came across as very arrogant and rude.
    As far as the couch jumping on Oprah, I took that as Tom letting his guard down. I never understood why people thought it was so f-ing earth shattering. Stop the presses, man jumps on couch, big deal…. ๐Ÿ™„

    Risky Business is still one of my favorite movies.

  30. Jeanne says:

    Sorry he’s no Clark Gable and Kate looks more like an older Lauren Bacall. She’s not as pretty as Rita Hayworth, Carole Lombard, Loretta Young, etc. She looks sad with droopy mouth and droopy eyes. Sorry to inject A. Jolie into this but her and Brad Pitt way capture more in essence the old Hollywood glamour couple look than these 2 stiffs.

  31. gtigirl says:

    photoshop much? but they are still excellent photos.

  32. IMO says:

    The waves and curls always work and infuse that special Hollywood glamour thing.

    The pictures are lovely, but today there is no respect for women who try to enhance their career by having a romance or marrying someone who is successful.

    She is not a success on her own right- so she gets little respect.

  33. sassyspank says:

    I find it sad that anyone would want to “copy” any one’s style of dressing . . . kinda creepy if you ask me!! There’s watching people for entertainment value – and then there’s observing because you’re looking for some kind of identity. It should surprise me, but it does.

  34. Kat says:

    Katie needs to EAT something ! She just doesn’t look healthy. Tom just needs a good shrink and to be on some medication.

  35. Christina X says:

    Sadly, I have nothing to comment on the subject, but I do have to say that even though Katie Holmes looks emaciated and tired, that it’s kind of refreshing to see her done up all dramatic.

  36. Greta says:

    The picture of Katie holding her head in her hands is an imitation of one of the most famous photographs of Garbo.

    The other photos are faintly reminiscent of Bogie and Bacall. Perhaps if they had sat as a themselves rather than as cariacatures, they would have captured something real.

  37. Mme X says:

    Wow: she looks amazing. Very old style Hollywood, esp in the feature pic.

  38. Knee says:

    If my now husband told me he had purchased an engagement ring for me after our first date….well he certainly would not be my husband now!

    It makes me sick that any idiot couple like this can marry but gays and lesbians can not!