How dyslexia played cupid in Cher and Tom Cruise's love story that began inside the White House
Cher recently opened up about her fling with Cruise, and on the occasion of her birthday, here's a look at their love story
Cher has stolen the hearts of many, and it is no surprise that most of her lovers were from Hollywood. While she had quite a loud lifestyle, one relationship she managed to stay tight-lipped about for a long period was that with Tom Cruise, but the media managed to get a sniff of their relationship.
The pair met each other in the summer of 1985 at Madonna and Sean Penn’s Malibu wedding, as reported by Instyle. However, the event turned out to be just an occasion where they went about their business. They crossed paths again when both of them were invited to the White House to claim an Outstanding Learning Disabled Achiever Award.
The award was being presented by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Cher recalled in an interview that quite a few people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House and Cruise was among them. While the pair started dating long after that, she admitted there had been a connection between them when she met him during the event.
Despite this, there were not many details out about their relationship and Cher kept the fans guessing how their relationship had been. It wasn't until she made an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' that she decided to break her silence on her and Cruise's relationship. She admitted that Cruise was one of her "top five" lovers. Cher further hinted it was just a fling as it had been "hot and heavy" just for a couple of minutes. The singer also reflected on the type of man Cruise was as she recalled him as one great lovable guy.
Cher also spoke about Cruise during an interview with Oprah. She recalled that spending time with Cruise had been a memorable moment and he was unlike the other men she had previously dated. She explained Cruise was a shy boy. Oprah was excited to know how long this relationship lasted but Cher did not give the exact period. She hinted it was for a long time as she described their date being a long one.
Cher also confessed she had stayed in Cruise's apartment, thus hinting the relationship had been more serious than what people had assumed. While Cruise is known for his belief in Scientology, Cher had revealed that it wasn't the same back then. She admitted she did not understand what it was but stuck to the fact that a Cruise is a good man.
Unfortunately, the relationship did not last long and the pair had to head their separate ways. Cher hinted the relationship had to come to an end because of their busy schedules.
She was too busy accomplishing new things while Cruise was set to become a big name in the industry. Due to their busy schedules, the pair understood they couldn't carry on with their relationship. They ultimately decided to head their separate ways without any bad blood between them. The pair even had a reunion at the “Love Rocks” concert on Valentine’s Day in 2002 and proved they are past what had happened between them.