Enquirer: Tom Cruise rocked by paternity claims 10 years after couch jumping

Mission Impossible 5 premieres at the end of July, and a ton of Tom Cruise stories have come out. Look up there ^^^. It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tom couch jumping on Oprah. Time flies when one rolls with Xenu.

Tom’s a tabloid favorite this week. I’ve included several more photos of Tom’s barely-there weight gain to play 300-pound, drug-running pilot Barry Seal. Tom’s movie car broke down on the Mena set yesterday, and he got out, popped the hood, and looked underneath the car. Kaiser and I think his hair is rocking an Elvis vibe.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Tom features in two stories in this week’s Enquirer. The first story isn’t much, just a claim that Tom and Paula Patton are secretly dating. They starred together in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and they’re both single, so “it’s totally on!” Paula is reportedly charmed by Tom, who would never cheat on anyone. The story sounds completely fake. One doesn’t go from super douche Robin Thicke to an asexual Scientologist. Gossip Cop spoke with a Tom source that says the story is “bullsh*t

Tom also takes the Enquirer cover with a big paternity story. Tom is full of crap, but there’s little reason to question whether he’s Suri’s biological father. Suri looks like Tom’s cousin, William Mapother. She looks like Tom too! I don’t understand why this story was ever a thing. The tabloid says Katie Holmes was “impregnated with L. Ron Hubbard’s sperm,” which is a widely discredited claim made in Andrew Morton’s 2008 book Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. Morton’s book and this week’s Enquirer state that “a number of high-level Scientologists believed Katie… was impregnated with L. Ron Hubbard’s frozen sperm.” Ex-Scientologist sources told the Enquirer that “it was always a given that Hubbard was going to be reincarnated,” and that top Scientologists were told that Tom had “too low sperm count to father a child.

A Tom source spoke with Gossip Cop to call this story “bullsh*t“. Gossip Cop isn’t always accurate because their denials come straight from PR reps. But this paternity story is so dumb. The Enquirer also says Tom’s tally of non-Suri interaction climbed to 607 days. That’s an impossible jump from the year of no Suri we talked about last month.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Paula Patton

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  1. NewWester says:

    I will say this about Tom Cruise, he always makes time for his fans and has great hair. Frankly I am more interested in who Conner Cruise’s real father is. For a adopted child, he and Tom do look a lot alike in many ways.

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      Connor is his child, however he got there, adopted or not, he is his. Adopted children are real children. I understand that it would be a juicy piece of gossip, but we shouldn’t encourage the alienation of adopted children from their parents even if they are celebrities.

      • NewWester says:

        I was not implying he was not his child. Conner is his child in every way shape and form. He and his father share the same physical traits. I have a adopted child and she is mine.Just pointing out how Tom and Conner look a lot alike. Plus I tend to think the rumours about Suri’s paternity (frozen sperm from Ron Hubbard? tom’s cousin? ) more disgusting and disturbing.

      • Mia4S says:

        I agree 10000% he’s his real child, adoption is the most extraordinary and pure form of parenthood in my opinion.

        What makes people curious is that physical they look a lot alike to the point that some speculate a biological connection. It would not be the first time in Hollywood a biological child was adopted (google: Clark Gable and Loretta Young). It would be bizarre in modern days…but then Cruise is pretty bizarre.

      • qwerty says:

        I guess using “biological” instead of “real” father would sound better.

    • Mika says:

      That’s the thing about adopted kids..sometimes they ‘inherit’ the looks of their adoptive parents. My aunt adopted 3 girls, each of them were days-old when they were taken, and surprisingly all of them have taken the features of my aunt and uncle despite the fact that all 3 of them came from different families and races.

      • Sarah123 says:

        My son came home via adoption when he was 1.5 years old. It is not confirmation bias to say that when you love someone with your whole heart and spend time together as a family, you take on each other’s mannerisms, facial expressions and little sayings.

        To the OP, please use the word “biological” instead of “real”.

      • Suzanne says:

        What are you smoking? Humans don’t take on the physical features of their adoptive parents. What are you going to try and say next…they are built like their parents Lexus?

    • msw says:

      I think it’s confirmation bias rather than actual biological process. If you’re looking for similarities or differences, you will always find them.

    • Pri says:

      I think Zahara looks like Angie.

    • LVN says:

      I agree Connor Cruise sure does look like Tom,his dad.
      There were some rumours just after the adoption. I lived in NY at the time and heard a few things from a lawyer friend who had a practice in NY , he also a home in Florida, Palm Beach. He one day came back from Florida to NYC and told me of hearing a interesting story concerning the Cruise, Connor adoption.

    • Priya says:

      Suri is the spitting image of former Scientology spokesman, Tommy Davis.

      Everyone says Suri looks like Tom just because she has brown hair, but Google Tommy Davis and you’ll see that Davis and Suri look exactly alike.

    • misery chick says:

      For years I couldn’t figure out why they look so much alike as their features are not at all similar. I’ve decided that the reason they look alike is they have the same EXACT facial expressions, arrogance, swagger, etc. I don’t mean this in a negative way; you can just tell that Connor has been mimicking his pops for a very long time, no doubt with love and admiration.

  2. Kath says:

    Yeah, Cruise is a giant a-hole, but I can’t imagine the impact a magazine cover like that would have on a 9 year old child.

    • Brittney B says:

      Seriously! And l last I heard, she lives in NYC… where you can’t throw a rock without hitting a newsstand.

  3. Denisemich says:

    I could see Paula Patton and Tom Cruise though. She would keep his secrets as long as they remained secret.

    • TracySmiles says:

      I know that I should be thinking Paula should run a million miles away but, I don’t know, I can see it. He’s weird 1,000,000 x over but, he may be an upgrade on Douchetastic #Thicke

    • LVN says:

      I am in the minority but I have always found Tom Cruise quite attractive , very handsome and sexy. He has major charisma, I love all of his films too. He is such a wonderful charismatic actor.

      Speaking of Scientologist I was shocked to find out that the girl who played Peggy on Mad Men, Elizabeth Moss is a Scientologist.

  4. Red32 says:

    Suri looks like Katie. I wouldn’t rule out shenanigans because that whole courtship was so bizarre.

    • MelissaManifesto says:

      I know Katie got everyone’s compassion and poor her poor her, but she was a part of that marriage and she mastered the separation really well.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, I’m glad Katie got away from Tom and his cult, but I think she’s far from perfect.

      • Red32 says:

        I didn’t say she was perfect. I just said Suri looks more like her than Tom and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was something odd about her paternity. It would explain how she got full custody so easily while Nicole was cut off.

  5. Katie says:

    William is Tom’s cousin, not his brother. Also wasn’t there was some speculation that Suri looked like Chris Klein?

    • Christin says:

      Yes, William is the son of Tom’s father’s only brother (not a lot of male M’s to compare to Suri other than Tom or William).

      Cousin, not brother.

      • Katie says:

        Yeah the original posting this morning identified tom and William as brothers. It appears to have been edited now. Anyway, I think Suri looks like tom and Katie.

  6. NerdMomma says:

    Mapother is Tom’s cousin. How many people look just like their cousin once removed? I don’t know.

    I don’t think it’s that crazy to speculate that Tom isn’t Suri’s bio dad. When Nicole Kidman got pregnant/miscarried, that’s precisely when Tom left her. Would he have done that if the baby was his? People have said he’s asexual. I find it easy to believe that Katie needed to be inseminated. NOT by frozen L. Ron Hubbard sperm, but perhaps Tommy Davis sperm.

    Whatever, quit calling me crazy, Bedhead! And Blue Ivy Carter was carried by a surrogate! Mic drop!!!

    • Jaded says:

      NerdMomma I’m with you on that. Suri looks exactly like Tommy Davis and the way Katie stealth divorced Tom, plus his subsequent acquiescence, leads me to think that she went along with a turkey baster insemination thinking it was Tom’s sperm when, in fact, it was not. When she found out she was already unhappy and dropped the bombshell. This may also explain why Tom isn’t really in Suri’s life anymore as she’s not his bio child.

      • thelazylioness says:

        If you watch Going Clear, seeing Tommy Davis in motion has sealed this mystery for me. Suri not only looks exactly like him but even their mannerisms and facial expressions are one and the same. I don’t know why they decided to use his sperm but the resemblance is uncanny. I also believe Tom is sterile. Katie looked very much in love with him in the beginning and I believe they were absolutely having sex.

    • zinjojo says:

      Yep, while I think Suri resembles both Katie and Tom as they all have similar coloring, but she really looks so much like Tommy Davis. I saw a photo of Suri a few weeks ago, and that was my first thought — it seems as she gets older the similarity gets stronger.

      • Magpie says:

        I was shocked how much she looks like tommy Davis and now I can’t ever unsee it. I think his strange seperation from the cos has something to do with it.

    • Anne says:

      Just a note: My understanding is that Nicole was able to prove in court that the child she miscarried was fathered by Cruise. He handled the end of that relationship so badly, it’s incredible.

    • qwerty says:

      1st time I’ve ever heard he’s asexual… where did that come from? Didn;t he have his own parade of male masseuses come out of the woodwork once or something like that?

    • lisa says:

      suri looks exactly like tommy davis

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Sorry, People mag, that photo just reminds me that after all that hoopla, he pulled her into a cult and later abandoned his child. It’s about as “happy” as the underaged Jenner girl’s relationship is “adorable”.
    I hope she is his biological daughter, because otherwise I think something really creepy went down.

  8. Mata says:

    “I don’t understand why this story was ever a thing.” For those interested in how the rumours that Suri wasn’t Tom’s started, I think I can trace it. Personally, I don’t really care one way or the other. I’m just grateful that Suri seems to be getting a normal upbringing away from the CoS.

    1. Mimi Rogers (Tom’s first wife) always said that Tom couldn’t have children.
    2. There were long standing rumours that Nicole’s miscarriage was not Tom’s child and the fact that he filed for divorce immediately after it happened, seemed to support that rumour.
    3. The weirdness of Katie’s courtship, the changing baby bump size, and the size of the baby when they finally showed her in public, all seemed to indicate that they were fudging her age.
    4. The fact that Katie got total custody of Suri with hardly a peep from Tom. His kids with Nicole were kept away from her and brainwashed into believing she was a suppressive person (according to former Scientologists), yet he seemed to let Suri go fairly easily.

    • DEB says:

      Mimi Rogers said he didn’t want to have sex, never that he couldn’t have children. Nicole’s miscarriage was ascertained to be Tom’s child. They wanted to keep Suri to themselves for a little while before going public. Look at close-ups of Tom in Risky Business. EXACTLY like Suri. She is Tom’s child. It was never more than a silly rumour. With regard to Suri, whether they lie about it or not, Katie is now a suppressive person and Tom will not refer to her by name. There would have been a lot of negative publicity had he raised a stink about it. Katie made sure she was going to get out with her child and she did. But Tom is Suri’s father no matter what people think.

      • Crumpet says:

        Yep, they did DNA on Nicole’s miscarried baby at Tom’s insistence. He divorced her anyway. Suri looks like both Tom and Katie IMO.

      • Anne tommy says:

        It’s a pity he doesn’t seem to be behaving like a real father then.

      • LVN says:

        Tom is definitely Suri’s father.

        I think Nicole was preggers by the trainer and that’s one reason he divorced her.
        No matter what tabloids reported about DNA. I think Nicole told a big fat lie in the end and Tom just wanted out and everyone moving on.

    • Ibaloo says:

      Yep !!!

    • Anne says:

      Well, I’m in the minority here, but, in my mind, I’m inclined to allow Suri’s paternity to remain an open question. There is something so “off” about T.C.’s beliefs and his behavior. Somehow, I don’t have trouble believing that many things about his life are not what they seem.

  9. Heathering says:

    I know being celeb offspring is now almost an auto-route into ‘modelling’, ‘acting’, ‘media’ or ‘party It’ (and for the sibs who’ve married in, party-planning or holding a mic on RCs is a given) BUT I wish for the days when We could miss their childhoods, instead of now when they all seem to miss being allowed a childhood.

    Rating Parenting (well or badly) just shouldn’t be a new column to be publicly checked-off on any celebs’ Star-meter style status.

    I’ve occasionally fallen into the trap myself (mainly the Afflecks) but I’m done with “aww, x&y’s kids are this/that so x&y must be great/rotten real/unreal… “. Too many celeb offspring are now train wrecking in their teens and 20s for something not to suggest EVERYONE needs to pull back to at least giving them space to be just kids 0-18yrs regardless of who may or may not have DNA’d/birthed/adopted them.

    “Don’t put your daughter on the stage Mrs Robinson” was, AND still is, good advice. Unfortunately the “stage” is now Farmers’ Markets, sports’ fields and play parks.

    And having typed my long whinge on the subject (probably contributing to the problem in a way), I’m damned if I know the solution.

    • Kath says:

      Yeah, I agree. I find myself thinking “why do I know what x celebrity’s kid looks like? why do I even know what their name is?”

      People will probably jump on me for saying this, but I think the age of the “celebrity offspring” really started with the Jolie-Pitts. I know they did People magazine covers etc. so that they could control the story, but it has kind of made it open season on their kids ever since.

      • Heathering says:

        I deliberately didn’t mention the J-Ps, mainly because my view as ^^^ is ABSOLUTELY my belief as an all-encompassing general. But, also because I know that around CB here parts it’s unwise to not be unquestioningly positive about the J-Ps. But, as you pulled that particular pin, I agree.

        AND when it comes to them there seems a few who are, imo, just too invested in wrapping A&B up in an exceptional *Star* cloak which is often underpinned by mythologising the J-P kids too.

        I’ve read too many posts seeming to ascribe their children with certain ‘personality’ traits and characters which seems to me just an oddity of thought process over kids we ought not to want to even claim to ‘know’/speculate over. And I’m not sure that much that A&B throw in by way of tidbits in interviews helps quell such interest.

        Anyhow, I stress, mine’s is a general/no names/applicable for all view ^^^.

        But having dared to tread in J-P mined ground, I’ll best get my coat… or flack-jacket.

      • KellyBee says:

        Lol “celebrity offspring” thing didn’t start with the Jolie Pitt kids. For examble back in the day when Lucille Ball was pregnant it was huge and all over the media thousands of people were tuning in, to see whether she had a boy or girl and the episode when she gave birth what’s one of the highest rating episodes. Desi Arnez Jr was on the front page of the newspaper.

        The fractionation with celebrity kids was always there the Internet just expanded it.

  10. Dawn says:

    I think that it is a bunch of hooey that Tom is not Suri’s bio dad. I think Tom is a good guy stuck in a bad church and I really wish he would just walk away. Besides murder I don’t think there is too much that would shock the world today any way so just pack up Tom and take the kids and run from those insane Scientology people. And that goes for you too John Travolta.

    • Kath says:

      I think TC has been in Scientology for too long and is in too deep to leave now. To do so would mean acknowledging that it has messed up his life and every relationship he’s ever had.

      • Melody says:

        Good guys parent their kids after the marriage ends.

        Good guys don’t put their kids into a school that tells them their mother is a sociopath.

        Good guys put an end to slave labor rather than supporting it.

        Cruise is not a good guy.

      • *North*Star* says:

        And to further add to what Melody has said.

        Good guys don’t emotionally and physically abandon their wives during a miscarriage. No matter what. Once I heard that PLUS keeping Nicole from her children and brain washing them against her — I lost ALL respect for him.

        TC has had plenty of opportunities to do the right thing and didn’t/doesn’t. He’s not a nice guy by any stretch of the imagination.

  11. Kiddo says:

    Why is he wearing a wedding band? PLEASE, someone get Kitten on the case with that inflamed zitty skin condition, anyone have any Vicks Vapo Rub?

  12. perplexed says:

    I don’t think L Ron Hubbard is the dad, but I can see why other candidates (i.e Chris Klein, Joshua Jackson, and Josh Hartnett) were bandied about as the biological father of Suri. The paternity rumour isn’t that weird when you consider the strangeness of how Tom and Katie got together. He arranged his marriage to Katie in a culture that doesn’t traditionally go for arranged marriages, so the rest doesn’t seem that impossible.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      This. Katie was pregnant just a few months or so into the relationship. I don’t see how Tom could have talked her into being enseminated so quickly.

      • Anne says:

        Yes, but, to be fair, she did behave like a willingly brainwashed sycophant at the time, though.

      • Gelina says:

        Clearly you do not understand the power of MONEY and GLOBAL FAME. Katie was allegedly number 5 on the list of future brides for Tom. The reason he allegedly needed a wife was because he was allegedly caught in bed with a famous male singer by the male singer’s wife. That was the alleged reason for the desperate hunt for a bride. For MONEY and GLOBAL FAME Katie allegedly threw Jesus Christ (she was allegedly a nice Catholic girl) under the bus to get with Tom and Scientology. If Tom sperm count was too low to father a child, he was aware of it years before he even heard about Katie. If Suri looks like his cousin and Tom, and Connor looks like Tom, and Isabella (his adopted daughter) looks like two of Tom’s sisters and his cousins; why haven’t anybody thought about Tom’s uncle (who was a lawyer and allegedly a very nice guy). Long before he died he might have helped his nephew out by putting his sperm on ice for Tom. Go back and take a good hard look at Tom’s adopted children and Suri AND his sisters and his male and female cousins. The answer to all of the questions might be staring everyone in the face. Just my opinion… no hard facts.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      @Gelina…Wow…I always thought Conner looked like Tom, but not Isabella. But, I just googled pictures of Tom’s sister and Mom and she does look like them!!! I think you may be on to something!!!

  13. Melody says:

    Suri looks like Katie and Chris Klein.

  14. FingerBinger says:

    Connor should take a dna test. He looks like Tom.

  15. SuePerb says:

    Can I just ask, does this magazine sell a lot and is it situated near supermarket checkouts? If so, it is a pretty disgusting headline for either Suri or kids at her school to read.

  16. dulcinea says:

    I feel sad for all of his children. For Suri who doesn’t see her dad and for the older ones who don’t get to see their mom. I read an article on Connor a while back and he said “I love mom and I get to see her sometimes” it’s so sad.

  17. Velvet Elvis says:

    Call me a conspiracy theorist but I never believed that Suri was Tom’s biological child and I still don’t. To Tom this could contribute to justifying in his mind why he has pretty much abandoned her… besides her being lost to him as far as not being able to indoctrinate her in the Co$, she isn’t really even “his”.

  18. Green Is Good says:

    Paula Patton is too tall for Tommy-Girl. Then again, the kiddy ride signs that say “You Must Be This Tall To Ride This” are too tall for Tommy.

  19. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    Loved him in Risky Business.

  20. Kaianne says:

    For years my friends and I, been saying Connor Cruise is Tom biological son. Adopted children can sometimes adopt the mannerism of their adopted parents. When you see Tom and Connor side by side on this link below. Connor eye brows and eyes are same shapes as Tom,although different colors. Even shape of his face, same expression when they smiled.

    We think Connor and Isabella could be the result of Tom liaison with CoS member and been hushed hushed within the cult. That could be the reason why Tom is not really worried about Suri, because he has two biological children already, probably Nicole Kidman is aware of this.


    • thelazylioness says:

      I just don’t see a resemlance here. Tom has very close set eyes…Connor does not. It’s possible I suppose but if true I suspect he looks more like his bio mom.

  21. annie says:

    when you see the younger toms movies, and even now suri looks so much like her dad…..her dad tom!
    that pic on the cover of national enquirer, suri is the spitting image of him, not conner, not bella, but suri. everyone in his close family is a scie, even the people who work for him, like his lawyer, looks like you have to be a scie to be involved on a personal level with tom.
    remember him talking about suris scie education even before she was born, but it’s quite obvious that Katie was not happy about this, and in toms own words , it was one of the reasons she left. he’s making one movie after another continuously. for a man who always had a lady on his arm or left his wives for other women, left mimi rogers for NK, left NK for P Cruz, things are awfully quiet on the romantic front , even so called arranged ones.
    maybe this time it hurt a bit more than other times, and he lost a bit more than other times.
    not only did he lose his child, because skyping everyday is not the same as being there, if that ‘s what he does, but his mother lost her beautiful little granddaughter as well.’
    then again maybe because of his beliefs, he thinks what he does is right.
    I think he probably forced a lot of stuff onto Katie, things she didn’t like, but she stayed because I genuinely believe she loved him, maybe not towards the end, but she some des icions to make, and she made them,