Report: Tom Cruise Auditioned Actresses To Be His Wife Before Settling on Katie Holmes
New Vanity Fair Story Claims To Have Solid Proof
Remember when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes first hooked up in 2006 and their bizarre romance seemed to come out of nowhere? Since then, rumors have been swirling for years that, in truth, Tom and his fellow higher ups within the Church of Scientology had actually "auditioned" a bevy of actresses to be his wife and that it was Holmes who eventually "won" of the role.
In the past, the claim has been nothing but an unfounded tale. Now, however, a new report in Vanity Fair is claiming to have proof - citing Iranian-born, British actress Nazanin Boniadi, who had been given a try-out as the lady in Cruise's life prior to Holmes. According to the magazine, Scientology officials trained her for an entire month before she was permitted to even meet the star.
Once she did, the two began dating and were reportedly involved for three months from November 2004 to January 2005. However, Cruise allegedly grew annoyed with her after she failed to show himself and Scientology head David Miscavige the proper respect. And no, Cruise didn't break up with her in person. In fact, he didn't do it at all. He had a third party call to inform her. (Oh would we all be able to have someone around to do that kind of dirty work for us...) Months later, Cruise met Holmes and the rest is Hollywood history.
Boniadi, for her part, was reportedly punished for not being enough woman for Cruise by having to perform manual labor for the Church and sell copies of Dianetics on the street.
Naturally, the Church of Scientology denies the entire story, especially Boniadi's punishment. But we have to say, given the speed Cruise was willing to meet Holmes' terms of the divorce, we can't help but wonder why he's so eager to keep her happy...and quiet. What kind of stories could she tell?