Rumours first began when Tom Cruise was in 'Top Gun' back in 1986. The film was rumoured to have many subtle references to being gay in it; such as "he's on my tail" when being chased in a plane fight) and the song 'Playing with the boys' which accompanied a male volleyball match.
Tom Cruise met Nicole Kidman on the set of 'Days of Thunder' and they married. Sadly the pair could not have children, so they adopted. After the film 'Eyes Wide Shut', again, people wondered if Tom Cruise was homosexual. People thought a borderline pornographic film was a step too far, along the line of protesting too much that he is straight. It had the opposite affect as it seemed to forced and unnatural - so this flamed rumours of him being gay once more.
When Tom Cruise met Katie Holmes, women of the World had their hearts broken once more as he was well and truly off the market. Tom declared his love, jumping up and down on the sofa on Oprah Winfrey's show in an odd display of over-affection for Katie, who is said to have found the ordeal rather embarrassing. Still, Katie Holmes pointed out, that like most young women, as a teenager, she had lusted after Tom Cruise in Top Gun and Cocktail, so to meet him was a dream come true.
The issue of Tom's Scientology beliefs have always been a tender subject between the couple, and certainly of close friends to Katie's. One of the biggest bones of contention was that these beliefs state that women should not use any pain relief during child birth - which led to many people feeling sorry for Katie. Katie Holmes gave birth to Suri Cruise on April 18th 2006. Scientology puts a lot of importance on the number 33, and some say that Tom will not date anyone over the age 33 as Katie is soon to approach this age!
There have been many jokes made about Tom and Katie's relationship, with one "Save Katie" campaign running before their marriage, and a skit in Family Guy suggesting that Katie was on a security tag and could only escape the house during a power cut. Another Family Guy sketch features Tom Cruise trying to run away from his gay thoughts.
With no rumour of him suing the show...it would be safe to assume that Tom Cruise can take a joke and probably isn't gay. Tom Cruise has never been linked with another man sexually either, so all these jokes are based on rumours.
The exact reasons for the divorce are not known yet, but with 1 out of 2 marriages in the States ending in divorce, we can't say that this is an unusual turn of events, and their relationship has lasted longer than many in Hollywood. Tom's first wife Mimi Rogers said that their marriage ended due to a lack of sex, and as a true hollywood beauty, it might be hard to understand why Tom wouldn't fancy her enough if he is straight. My sympathies go to the couple during this tough time, and especially Suri as children always get caught up in divorce.
To end on a lighter note however; here is a rejigged version of Top Gun to make it into a homosexual love story. Enjoy!