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Scientology marriage plot a 'lie'


Daisy Dumas

Was Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise the fruit of an exhaustive search by Scientologists?

Was Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise the fruit of an exhaustive search by Scientologists?

It was only a matter of time for the retort: Tom Cruise has hit back at claims that his relationship with Katie Holmes was part of an elaborately arranged marriage plot.

Reacting to Vanity Fair's explosive revelations laying out Scientology's unusual process to find a suitable wife for their famous acolyte, Cruise has told Radar Online that the news is nothing more than lies.

The actor's rep told the site: "Lies in a different font are still lies — designed to sell magazines".

The upscale magazine's October issue details Shelly Miscavige's central role in the plan to matchmake Cruise with an actress, and that the Scientology chief's wife's first choice had been London-based, Iranian-born actress, Nazanin Boniadi.

The beauty was allegedly vetted, "audited" and interviewed in the process that saw her sworn to secrecy and unable to access her own money or tell the truth to her own family, said the magazine.

According to writer Maureen Orth, Boniadi was ordered to dye her hair, remove her braces and dump her boyfriend and was taken to New York - it was only then that she is said to have realised the role Scientology's mandarins had in mind for her.

After a "blissful" first month at the end of 2004, the unorthdox relationship faltered and Boniadi was sent to Scientology's Florida HQ in January 2005, writes Orth. Cruise then went on to marry Holmes in June of that year.

It comes as no surprise whatsoever that Cruise has labelled the claims as being far from the truth - both Cruise and Miscavige declined to be interview by Vanity Fair, and the Church of Scientology denies the search took place.

11 comments so far

  • In your case: no need to come up with lies to sell the magazines.
    Your behaviors in real is perfect piece of work to sell magazines.
    And that will keep you in spotlights many years to come.
    Anything you say,you do (jumping on sofa from extreme happiness) and next what else you might come up is mission impossible to predict and that is good for magazines.

    Date and time
    September 04, 2012, 1:54PM
    • thomas thomas thomas.....think of all the hundreds of thousands u have donated to this creep joint named scientology...sounds like a 2 star motel......yet tommy boy isnt the only one...james packer is another ...and so is john travolta and kate ceberano......are people seeing a trend here????? It's all just a little to weird for least being an atheist cost me nothing ;-)

      Date and time
      September 04, 2012, 3:55PM
      • uhm as for shelly miscaviage, anyone seen her lately?

        as for tommy-ot8-telekinetik: still insists everything about the cult of satanology is not common knowledge when it so obviously is and that anonymous aren't about to release his pre-clear files online - when they are - LMFAO

        david miscarriage
        lisa mcphersons old apartment - fort harrison florida
        Date and time
        September 04, 2012, 4:25PM
        • Tom's antics and those of the church of Scientology are truly more entertaining than any film he has made so perhaps it is all an elaborate extension of his desire to amuse and excite his audience...

          Whatever the case, the idea that one of the worlds most famous men would need any help whatsoever choosing who to marry is ludicrous... He could have his pick of just about any woman in the world despite his own unusual brand of crazy so it is hard to believe he would leave his romantic entanglements to the wife of one of his friends...

          Date and time
          September 04, 2012, 4:28PM
          • Actually I don't know any woman who thinks Tom is attractive- they are all repulsed by his general demeanour and involvement in scientoogy, and his looks aren't that great (I have met him, so know what I'm talking about) I wouldn't be surprised that he needed help- who would want to live in that bizarre world (unless you were one of them)?

            the real world
            Date and time
            September 05, 2012, 7:26AM
        • ....he said, slamming the closet door shut in this reporter's face.

          Cap'n Morgan
          Date and time
          September 04, 2012, 5:10PM
          • Check out how much like Penelope Cruz is this woman! (sounds disjointed when you write it, but I am exclaiming!) He is a nutter. Stop demanding media attention and go away and enjoy your life.

            Date and time
            September 04, 2012, 6:42PM
            • I would prefer to read about Toms P51 Mustang WW2 Fighter plane.

              Although...he had some very nice dental work over the last few years...still has a midline shift though.

              Meh..scientology...good luck to him.

              Whatever Scientology sure isn't a Mexican Drug Cartel making Mexico more dangerous than Iraq or Afghanistan. Can't help but wonder why scientology is much of an issue at all compared to the failed drug importation state next to America?

              Date and time
              September 04, 2012, 7:49PM
              • I really don't care how he chooses or who chooses the brides for him but didn't Nicole Kidman go through auditions too? Didn't she meet and coupled up with Tom Cruise at one?

                Date and time
                September 04, 2012, 11:38PM
                • Yes but it actually was for a film that got made - Days of Thunder....

                  Date and time
                  September 05, 2012, 11:19AM

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