Now that the dust has settled on his divorce from Katie Holmes, the rumors about Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon (the chick from Orange Is the New Black) really shouldn't surprise us at all. I mean, he's single and ready to mingle, and she's a Scientologist -- which basically makes her the perfect candidate to audition for and take on the role of Tom's new leading lady.
The Tom and Laura romance buzz started when the two of them were spotted having dinner together at The Manor Hotel in L.A. earlier in the week. And of course, if two celebrities share a meal together it can only mean one thing -- they're totally doin' it.
But according to Tom's rep, we shouldn't get too excited about him and Laura being an item -- because apparently the rumors are false.
And another insider told Us Weekly, "They see each other at some functions, but they are not dating. He will date again and has been talking with women."
Duh. Of course he's going to date again. That's what dudes typically do when they're flying solo.
But is it really too soon for us to write off the possibility of a romance between them? Other sources say that Tom is "smitten" with Laura, and that they saw each other again for brunch and went to a party together as well after their little dinner date.
Hmm. What should we make of this one? They're spending a decent amount of time together -- yet his rep says there's nothing going on between them.
Huh. The possibilities are endless. Maybe they really are just friends. Men and women can hang out and do dinner once in a while without any funny business going on, right? Or maybe they are just casually dating and it's not serious yet, so they're trying to lay low for the time being. Or maybe ... just maybe -- something was going on and Laura suddenly came to her senses and freaked out and figured she might as well break out of Tom's clutches before it's too late.
Whatever the case, I guess we can assume Tom's still single. But we should probably keep an eye on these two for a little bit longer.
Do you think Tom and Laura are a good match?
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