Tom Cruise & Hayley Atwell reportedly broke up after about nine months

Set of movie 'Mission Impossible 7', Rome, Italy

Tom Cruise has now been filming Mission Impossible 7 for what feels like two solid years. The pandemic has caused significant delays, of course, but this has been a hellishly long shoot by any standard. And they’re STILL filming it. They started filming it at the start of the pandemic! Tom was on location in Italy in the summer of 2020! They were filming interiors in London last winter! Anyway, my point is that Love In the Time of Covid blossomed for Tom but now it’s over. The love part, not the film production. Last winter, we heard that Tom was quietly seeing his costar Hayley Atwell. They even attended Wimbledon together this year, with another costar. I wasn’t sure if they were really a couple, honestly. But they were… and now it’s done.

Tom Cruise has reportedly split from his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star Hayley Atwell.

The couple – who had never expressly confirmed their romance but were said to have ‘grown close’ on the set of the film, seen together at events such as Wimbledon this summer – were first reported to be an item in December 2020. But the dalliance is said to have ‘run its course’ for Tom, 59, and his British co-star, 39.

An insider told The Sun on Friday: ‘It has been a very intense period of filming together. They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends. Their filming schedules are very full-on, and Tom has a number of other commitments coming up and is always shooting around by private helicopter and jet so it just ran its course. But they’re still happy to work together. It’s a shame, but just one of those things. They still get on well.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Better for the relationship to “run its course” before anyone gets married, audited or suppressed. Good for Hayley for getting out while the getting was good. I even doubted the idea that she was into him at all – I thought if they were “together,” it was probably more like a work husband/work wife situation with some work kissing. Hopefully they’ll stay on good terms permanently and he’s not going to mess up her career.

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell handcuffed on the set of Mission Impossible 7

Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff make an appearance together at Wimbledon in London, UK

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Avalon Red.

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  1. Jaded says:

    Wow, she dodged a big bullet. I imagine his constant proselytizing about Co$ and trying to convert her scared her off.

  2. lucy2 says:

    I’d be surprised if they were actually dating. I can’t imagine anyone other than CO$ people wanting to be involved with him at this point.

    • Truthiness says:

      +1. Really unlikely. And the picture that shows him in profile looks like he asked for a Chris Noth Special from his surgeon.

      • Lucy2 says:

        Kind of interesting how his face changed during the pandemic, huh? Guess he wasn’t able to dash off to Brazil or wherever for touchups.

  3. Noki says:

    Why did he even aproach Nicole and Katie if they werenot members of the cult. I thinks its best for him to only date CoS members moving forward.

    • HeatherC says:

      Because like all cults, it depends on recruitment

    • Lisa says:

      I think he likes women who treat him like shit. His cult likes women who worship him. He’ll never be happy.

    • Huma says:

      He was pretty much out of Scientology when he met Nicole, he got roped back in early in their relationship. As for Katie, she’s the perfect mark. Like 2 weeks in she was sounding 100x more brainwashed than people who were raised in it.

  4. fluffy_bunny says:

    No one should date Tom Cruise. He should just be single and if he needs servicing David Miscavage can arrange for that. But he shouldn’t be dragging unsuspecting actresses into a cult.

  5. Here4Tea says:

    She didn’t fancy the cult?

  6. LightPurple says:

    No idea that this was even happening and have to wonder WHAT was Hayley thinking? Glad she’s out of it.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I have to wonder about any woman who would allow herself to be mentioned with Cruise in the same sentence. At this point.

  8. Ariel says:

    I am surprised they haven’t tried another pre-arranged cult member marriage after that disaster with that poor young actress.
    He really must be hell to be around if they can’t find another cult member to smile and say the right things.

    • Deanne says:

      Well I guess even his fellow cultists don’t want to be put in the RPF and forced to scrub toilets and dumpsters with a toothbrush if they displease him, as has happened in the past.

  9. Deanne says:

    I don’t believe for one second that they were dating. Tom’s only options at this point are a specially recruited cult member, or someone whose been living in a cave without access to the internet. He’s been married and divorced three times. He alienated his children from their Mother, his second wife and his third wife had to escape from him using burner phones and covert actions that she planned for years. The child from that union was abandoned for his cult. All of this is highly publicized. What woman in her right mind would think a relationship with him is a good idea? This is PR garbage.

  10. Talia says:

    This – my guess is that an actress has to agree to be Tom’s public ‘girlfriend’ to get the lead role in one of his movies. Compared to those actors and producers who demand actual sex (which to be fair to Tom, I don’t think he does) it might look like a good deal to a lot of women. This is particularly the case as Tom still has sufficient power in Hollywood to keep the predators away so they won’t get sexually harassed or worse as long as they are officially in a relationship with him. I strongly suspect Penelope Cruz had a similar deal.

  11. jferber says:

    I see by the handcuffs in the first two pics how he kept her so long. Hopefully, she busted out of captivity in pic 3. Tom is really showing his age and his ugly, short soul. She is gorgeous and hopefully she got something out of this thing besides her freedom.

  12. Sigmund says:

    I mean…it really makes me think less of her if she was actually dating him. She can do way, way better, and he’s in an actual, literal cult.

  13. Isabella says:

    She is a fantastic actress. Yet she can’t manage to look at Tom with delight.

  14. Gennessee says:

    They were dating?!?! How did I miss this?

  15. Courtney B says:

    I doubt they were together. These same stories were around with Rebecca Ferguson with MI 4 or 5 (whatever her first one was). She just seems both too bohemian and level headed to fall for him. (I always think if she had a work fling with anyone it was Chris Evans who she was super close to and would stay at his Boston house when she was in the US). But Cruise loves these stories.

    As for shooting, they’re doing two MI movies back to back so it’s not just covid.