Is Elisabeth Moss being targeted as Tom Cruise’s new Scientology girlfriend?

Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes famously divorced Tom Cruise in July 2012. If you would have told me then that Tom Cruise would still be single, I’d have never believed it. For sure I thought he’d have ripped through another marriage (and divorce) by now. Tom’s already been through three divorces, so what’s another?

To Tom’s credit, he’s kept things fast and loose for the past few years. Not for lack of trying. Remember how Tom was being gross in nightclubs — flirting with son Connor’s Playboy model friends in London and dirty dancing with a 26-year-old in NYC? I was sure Tom would call Julianne Hough, but she must not have been interested. Then SI model Jessica White pursued Tom, but he wasn’t having it. There were rumors that Tom had a hot date with Laura Prepon. I guess that didn’t work out either.

Enter Elisabeth Moss. She and Tom aren’t dating yet. Elisabeth is a 2nd-generation CO$ member. She’s been giving lip service to her “traumatic” marriage experience that ended a few years ago. Tom was certainly traumatized at being dumped by Holmes. This could be the beginning of a beautiful … something. Star says the CO$ would loooove it if Tom and Elisabeth got together:

Tom Cruise is a three-time loser in marriage, but insiders say Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss is a perfect match!

A union between the Mission: Impossible hunk, 51, and 31-year-old Moss, who’s also a Scientologist, would likely please Church of Scientology officials. “Friends think it would be great for both of them — and Scientology,” said an insider.

According to the source, church leaders would probably “be delighted to have their leading member become involved with another celebrity Scientologist.” By all indications, Tom and Elisabeth — called Lizzie by friends — would make an ideal high-profile couple.

“Lizzie is beautiful, smart, and a little quirky,” said the insider. “She can hold her own in the spotlight, and marrying Tom would be good for both their careers. She has no children of her own and would be an ideal candidate to have one with Tom.”

The popular actress — who plays Peggy Olson on AMC’s 1960s hit advertising drama — was briefly married to former SNL star Fred Armisen. But the couple split after just eight months in 2010, with Armisen admitting he was a terrible husband.

Meanwhile, Cruise has endured three failed marriages — to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. Sources say he’s been lonely and is now ready for a self-assured, younger woman like Moss, who’s been described as “very mature.”

“Lizzie is on the verge of breaking out in Hollywood,” said a close source. “She would be a perfect compliment to a superstar like Tom.”

And Tom is overdue for a new romance. She hasn’t had much luck since Katie Holmes shocked him with court papers in 2012 and asked for sole custody of their now-7-year-old daughter Suri. “Tom misses the companionship of a woman.”

As the Enquirer reported, the aging actor is sensitive about appearing over the hill and feels a younger woman would help him with younger audiences. Sources also told us that Tom even resported to accompanying his 19-year-old deejay son Connor to clubs in a mostly futile effort to meet women.

But pals are optimistic that things could work out with Moss — especially since she shares his beliefs. Cruise admitted in court papers that ex-wife Katie filed for divorce at least in part so that Katie and Suri could leave Scientology, “But since Lizzie is a Scientologist, there would be no issues about raising a child in the church,” noted the insider.

Insiders say the Scientologists would ebe happy if Moss can finally change Cruise’s run of bad luck.

[From Enquirer, print edition, April 14, 2014]

This actually makes sense. Can I approve of this match? Elisabeth is already a Scientologist and has never given any indication that she wants to change that fact. Tom’s had a very difficult time trying to convert Catholic girls into obedient CO$ wives. He might as well date one of his own, right? I guess. Good luck, Lizzie.

Tom still has a terrible image problem that must be fixed. He’s making the same movie over and over again (here’s the new trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, if you haven’t seen it already). He’s getting booed at baseball games. Last year’s deposition debacle lost him many more fans. Elisabeth would be a great asset.

Elizabeth Moss

Tom Cruise

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  1. Octavia says:

    I can’t help it- I think they’d be cute together. But isn’t she dating an Australian filmmaker or someone?

    • Decloo says:

      Honestly, what’s in it for Elizabeth? Zilch. Everybody knows Tom is a douche. Why would she want to be with him? She’s probably MORE famous than he is now.

      • snickers says:

        that’s why i thought !! WHO in their RIGHT MIND would go near him?
        AND he’s had his eyes done

      • P.J. says:

        I won’t argue with you about his eyes @Snickers. But actually, several of the blind sites have been reporting for weeks that his months long total disappearance-which is so uncharacteristic of him-was due to a full-on face lift. According to Blind Gossip, the totally strange new shaggy haircut (Tom is always so clean cut) is to cover forehead scars that haven’t quite yet healed. Makes total sense when you think about it and look at his new baby smooth skin. This guy is a MESS.

  2. eliza says:

    I’d say “ruuuuuuuun for the hills” but since she is already a $ciento, nothing much to run from because she is as nutty as he is with regard to that religion.

    I still like her as an actress though and unlike many $ciento’s, she isn’t always saying how wonderful it is to be one and she isn’t a vindictive nutter like Kirstie Alley.

    • Weegie Warrior says:

      Exactly what I was going to say – they prob deserve each other.

    • Ag says:

      Exactly what I was thinking – they deserve each other. Then again, no one really deserves to be with Tom and his clowncart of crazy.

    • bettyrose says:

      But if this happens it’ll be harder for me to live in denial about who she really is. I’m always so impressed with her onscreen and in red carpet fashions.

    • Jordan says:

      But 31 is awfully young to give up sex, since she won’t be having it with Tom.

      • Santolina says:

        I know, right? Mimi once admitted as much on a talk show.

      • bettyrose says:

        Ugh, I didn’t even think of that, but you are soo right about sex at that age. But no age is good for giving up intimacy. Fake marriages are can work, but not if one party is forbidden from seeking affection on the outside.

  3. Jem says:

    “Tom misses the companionship of a woman” is the quote that made me spew coffee out my face. I’m not sure if it’s funny or just outrageous.

    In other news… has Tom been spending ANY time with Suri? Does he miss HER companionship? Just curious.

    • I highly doubt that he is. I’m convinced that the only reason he fought for his kids in his second divorce, was because he knew that it would hurt Nicole. I don’t think he really wanted them–and by that I mean, I think he wants to be the fun dad–the one that plays with the kids, etc. But it’s a whole ‘nother ballpark when you’re the one who gets them up for school, makes sure everything gets done, day in and day out–he probably left them to their nannies/his sister/Katie.

      And now that he doesn’t have a woman in his life to play happy family with–what’s the point of doing anything more than taking Suri to Disneyland for the day?

      • msw says:

        he’s too busy spending all of his energy proving to the world he’s hetero.

      • Penny says:

        Well we know he didn’t really want them, he moved them out of his home and into his sister’s home as soon as the custody situation was secure. The only time he was really an active parent was just before he divorced Nicole.

        I’m not sure it was about hurting Nicole, I really think a switch flips when he breaks up with someone, and from that moment he doesn’t care about them one way or the other. I think he just wanted to keep them in Scientology. He want’s to recruit people, I believe that’s why he goes for people like Nicole and Katie, and all those other actresses he’s said to have ‘auditioned’, rather than women who are already Scientologist’s.

  4. Aura says:

    “Tom misses the companionship of a woman.”
    Did you hear that? A WOMAN. A female. No men allowed here, no siree

  5. Or she’d look like a damn fool.

  6. Patricia says:

    Her career is on the up, I don’t know why she would want to tie herself to this freak. People are seeing him as anything from an oddball to an abusive cult maniac. There is not much good press about him at all at this point.
    She would be crazy to get involved with him.

    • Liberty says:

      I was just about to say this. If anything this would harm her career.

      • That and he’s not all that anymore. Fresh from divorcing Nicole and breaking up with Penelope–YES. Now? God, no. Especially when his dumbass tried to sue a tabloid for saying he abandoned his daughter…..excuse me, the wording of the title, of the story saying that he abandoned his daughter…which turned out to be true, and made him reveal a WHOLE lot more of himself.

        And my mom–who does not read gossip at all, read Katie Holmes VF piece, where they were talking about how she ‘escaped’ Tom via burner phones, etc. That’s not good if my mom read it, because she is singularly uninterested in any celebs except for Sidney Poitier.

    • lana86 says:

      exactly. It might be good for him, bit why for HER? also, 20 years difference!

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, this would not be good for her. And it would only entrench her more in CO$ – for now that doesn’t seem to be hindering her career too much, but if he were to join forces with Tom, she’d become the poster girl for it and it would not be good.

      At a certain point that big an age difference only makes the guy look older by comparison. His ego is too big to admit that though.

  7. DanaG says:

    I agree great match it’s easier to date someone who is already involved in that church that way there won’t be anymore surprises. I didn’t know she was a scientologist but it makes sense.

  8. erindipity says:

    All I can say is that she needs to lighten her hair again. That dark brown is much too severe on her.

  9. Kiddo says:

    How does having a wife or GF fix his image? Everyone will endlessly speculate that it is a contractual agreement anyway, even if it isn’t. Rock meet hard place. But I think most people who go to see his films don’t consider the CoS connection anyway. For the others, the only redemption for him would be to pull a Leah Remini.

  10. magpie says:

    NO WAY!! Moss may be 2nd gen COS, but she’s done a great job playing it down. Getting with Tom would be the worst thing possible for her career. Plus Tom doesn’t want a woman with an actual career, he just wants a fembot.

  11. Hubbahun says:

    Save Zoey Bartlet!!

  12. minime says:

    Not now that I was starting to like her!!
    I just watched the first episode of “Top of the lake” yesterday and found both the series and her pretty good…What a disappointment that Scientology seems to be behind the careers of a lot of new faces in tv/cinema.

    Anyway, don’t believe in this match…she has/is starting to have too much of a serious career for his taste.

  13. Nymeria says:

    “And Tom is overdue for a new romance. She hasn’t had much luck since Katie Holmes shocked him with court papers in 2012…” Heehee.

    Eh, let the two crazed bigots get together. Whether together or apart, they’re still crazy.

  14. Jh says:

    That red dress is to die for. She looks awesome in it!

  15. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    Did anyone else see this one coming a while back? Ever since EM and Fred Armisen called it quits, and while the official story was that he was a cheating douche, there were some squashed rumblings that her Scientology was also to blame, I’ve been wondering if this might happen.

    Maybe I can become a celebrity gossip forecaster? Much more interesting than the forecasting I do at work…

  16. Bernice says:

    He looked great a year ago. In these pictures though his age is showing. He is starting to look a little manic y again. I really hate the boyish fringe over his forehead. I do think Edge of Tommorrow looks like a good movie. I like anything with a reincarnation angle.

    • erindipity says:

      Methinks the fringe is hiding some plastic surgery scars. He looks really weird lately, like he’s still healing from something.

      • Tracy says:

        Read a blind this week that sure sounded like it was about Cruise. The blind described a mega star actor who had extensive plastic surgery and is hiding the scars with a new shaggy hair cut.

        Can’t imagine who else it would be.

      • Bridget says:

        He has very clearly had major work done. Good work, but still – no one looks like that in their 50s. He went too far, and he’s starting to look like a weird version of himself. I hate to say it, but if he would have just let himself age more naturally he would have been a pretty handsome older man, but instead of trying to look like the best version of himself he’s trying to look like the younger version of himself.

        Also, I can’t picture him and EM together. TC seems like he needs constant ego stroking amd reassurance, while EM has always come across pretty no-nonsense.

      • gg says:

        Huh. I don’t see any evidence of any youthening surgery. Looks to me like somebody noticed his hair was thinning so he had to go to the standard shaggy bang thing so he could sneak in a toupee when needed.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      His eyes look crazy. I wonder if he had an eye/forehead lift (the bangs are hiding something).

    • Tessy says:

      The excess work done on his face make him look even nuttier. Its better than most excess work, but once they go too far it just shows no matter how good it is. I think its impossible to get it just right. This hollywood obsession with looking “youthful” through plastic surgery is just creepy.

  17. Truthtful says:

    isn’t she like waaaaaayyyyy too young for him!!! like way way wayyyyyy too young! 20 years !
    It was already akward with katie holmes but he is going into the father/ daughter territory now.

    He should date someone in his age bracket for a change ( as we would say in this case for demi moore…) THAT would better his image for sure!

    PS: don’t do it Elizabeth!!! I like you too much to loathe you in the future!

  18. L says:

    NOO. Even though she’s COS, I love her and love her movies/tv shows. Top of the Lake is great (if a rough watch) I feel like she’s to much of a career girl to interest Tom, he needs a beck and call girl. Plus she’s to old for him (31), he’s aiming for a 20 year old for sure.

    I always got the impression that she was much more relaxed about being COS. Much like any religion the people who convert in tend to be a bit more extreme than folks that were brought up in said religion. Run Lizzie run!

  19. msw says:

    Why would you divorce Fred Armisen for even more crazy? Cruise is a controlling, angry dude. No one deserves to be married to that.

    I doubt this is true because CO$ seems to like the new recruits, but at least by keeping it in the family, that’s one less new recruit.

    But, I think she looks stunning in that red dress.

    • mia girl says:

      I agree. I don’t think he wants/should date a CO$ member because that will be the final cherry on top of the-public-thinks-you-are-a-complete-loony-sundae.

      Speaking of recruits and TommyBoy, did you read this solved item from Blind Gossip posted earlier this week? Ha ha

      • Meredith says:

        I read it and was shocked. NOOOOOOOOO. And then I realized what day it was (April Fool’s Day). I have never been so happy to have been punked!

  20. 'p'enny says:

    I think she is crazy, like Tom. And, I think she is an over-rated actor, she was the weak link in Top of the Lake, which was a brilliant series only saved by the great Holly Hunter, and of course the beautiful scenery. But, I do not understand how she was nominated for awards for role in it.

    Tom’s problem is and always will be Scientology, he has to escape, if he is serious about getting his acting career back he has to break-free. I said this before, it is a cult and nothing about it is helpful or generous. It is just a greedy organisation that manipulates and takes advantage of lonely people.

    People are laughing at Tom

    • msw says:

      Scientology turned an angry, hurt boy into a monster. Tom is the dark prince of self delusion, with or without his belief in aliens.

  21. LadySlippers says:

    “Ideal candidate”


    Was this an actual article or a computer generated spiel from a dating website?!????

    Did Co$ open a $Date (like JDate) or $cientologistSingles and we missed it?

  22. GeeMoney says:

    His best bet for a new wife/gf is to just date someone who’s in the Church of Scientology. I don’t see why he didn’t hook up with someone like that after he divorced Nicole Kidman.

    Besides, I don’t think anyone outside of that church would go within 10 feet of him relationship wise… he’s shown too much of his crazy over the years.

    I still think he’s a good actor, though.

    • Kiddo says:

      For whatever reason, from what I understand, the purpose of the power coupling is intended as a draw to CoS, for other celebrities and the average Joe not already in. They may be hemorrhaging money, with less members at this point. The more members, the more people spending their cash on whatever the steps are to enlightenment. I don’t think it comes cheap. Supposedly, historically, the celebrities were better advertising for CoS than actual advertising.
      It was actually part of the plan crafted by Hubbard.

      • LadySlippers says:

        So, are you saying, by members dating non-Co$, Co$ usesit to promote their ‘religion’? So it’s a recruiting technique????

        Good lord.


        I’ll take the matchmaker (shadchen) instead.

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m no expert! I’m not sure if one not being a prior Scientologist is better than one already being in. I think it’s probably more important that they are popular somehow. And of course, its good if they have a lot of money to contribute.

      • GeeMoney says:

        Yeesh. Personally, I think that they should keep all of that crazy in-house… but I guess that “church” has to make money somehow.

      • Or have kids, get divorced, and the kids in the divorce…future generations.

  23. InVain says:

    I just don’t see them getting together….but yes, he does need some damage control – he’s a loose cannon on his own…and I’d hate to see another non-COS fall for his garbage.

  24. jasmine says:

    They might work if he was straight!!

  25. eliza says:

    Why don’t Cruise and Kirstie Alley just get together and call it a day.

  26. Isadora says:

    I think it would great for him. And not so much for her. But in the end, what matters most to me: That red dress is incredibly beautiful! Does anybody know the designer?

  27. Seán says:

    I don’t know what she’s like in her personal life but she’s a fantastic actress and comes across likeable and normal in interviews so I don’t approve. Maybe there are different levels of Scientologists just like there are in other “religions”, Cruise being on the fanatical side and Moss being on the easygoing side.

  28. holly hobby says:

    Naw I don’t see it happening because he is vain enough that he thinks he deserves a knock out beauty ala Nicole. EM isn’t the typical cheerleader, pretty girl although she isn’t bad to look at. She also has too much of a career upswing for him to consider it. He has to be top dog you know.

    • Anne says:

      Katie Holmes is a nice looking woman, but I don’t think she has the gorgeous unapproachable beauty that Nicole had when she was with TC. I think Tom realized than an advantage of dating Katie was that she could help expand his appeal to a younger demographic and allow him to be an active presence, through her, in tabloid media. I sound so cynical saying this, but I think career strategy is the biggest driver here. I don’t know that any press is good press for Tom at this point, though.

      • Penny says:

        Well honestly Katie was probably the most ‘average’ looking of the actresses he’s said to have auditioned for the role of wife back then. She’s very pretty woman, tall and slim, but she’s not a memorable or unique beauty, a lot of women look similar.

        I think he would have liked someone who was more of a noted beauty, bigger career etc., but Katie was the only one who would have him. Remember how he really tried to make her a big star, and for a while there she was styled very glamorously, a bit like Nicole actually.

        At this point I doubt he wants more kids, so he can probably hold out for someone who fits his criteria this time.

  29. mondocap says:


  30. Twez says:

    At least she’s shorter than he is.

  31. John says:

    He looks like a leprechaun.
    I’m not sure she’s on the verge of breaking out in Hollywood, but she is on the verge of being out of work. If she took the All-Girl Cruise, maybe there would be less speculation if she cut back on work.
    I think it’s a great idea, if she’s into him. They must think exactly the same CO$way.

  32. P.J. says:

    “I was sure Tom would call Julianne Hough, but she must not have been interested.”

    You’re on to something there. According to BG and Enty, famewh*re Julianne was briefy vetted by Clooney sometime after his split with Kiebler and was totally game to sign the contract but apparently a little too eager for his tastes because she began running her mouth about it all over town long before things could be finalized. (LOL)

    Tommy girl must’ve gotten wind of it because she would have fit the bill almost perfectly…

    • John says:

      25 might be a little young for Cruise.
      Not Clooney, though, but he seems smart and suave, and she’s neither.

  33. Bread and Circuses says:

    I don’t have a problem with Scientologists, just Scientology. C0$ is pretty evil, but the people caught up in it are pretty whipped, brain-washed, and terrorized. I’m willing to cut them a lot of slack.

    I quite like Elizabeth, partly because she downplays being a Scientologist. I like to think she’s in it because staying in is easier than getting out, especially when you know your family might be ordered to never speak to you again if you leave. Harsh stuff, and family’s more important than a religion you only pay lip service to.

    If she married Tom Cruise, I would stop liking her. That’s the point when I’d have to admit she’s one of *those* Scientologists — one of the ones actively supporting a vile and cruel money-extracting machine.

  34. Camille (The Original) says:


  35. Snowpea says:

    This girl looks like thetans have stolen her eyes.

    She scares me. Plus her eyebrows look too light for that hair colour.

    $cientologists. Man they really have a few roos loose in the top paddock.

  36. Other Renee says:

    But I’m thinking she’d want to have sex with him… that might not work for him.

  37. Moana says:

    Ruuuuuun, Elisabeth, ruuuuuun!! Tiny is a gay, passe albatross you don’t need. His trying to hitch his wrinkled old dirt star to your up and coming wagon. SAY NO!

  38. Meg says:

    elizabeth seems sane, tom doesn’t. i want elizabeth to continue to excel in her career and it’s pretty clear tom wants a partner who will not grow in their career

  39. rudy says:

    I don’t believe Elisabeth Moss would do this. If she does, then her Scientology ties are much stronger than suspected. She stays under the radar. But unlike Katie, Moss knows exactly what she would be getting herself into.

  40. Baskingshark says:

    Even though you are a $ci already, and therefore at least part headcase, I still love you Lis, so I’ll just say “RUN PEGGY, RUN, RUN, RUN!!!!!!”

  41. serena says:

    ‘Younger’. He is always getting them younger! I would be surprised of the opposite, instead. I don’t think he will appeal a younger fanbase if he dated a younger woman, it’s just him.. sorry TomTom.

    Don’t know if I made any sense lol.