Tom Cruise's infamous '33' club: 'Top Gun' star divorced all three wives when they were that age

Tom Cruise's infamous '33' club: 'Top Gun' star divorced all three wives when they were that age
Tom Cruise divorced Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes when they were 33 (JC Olivera, Araya Doheny, Mike Coppola, Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Is 33 for Tom Cruise what 25 is for Leonardo DiCaprio? As it turns out, like Leonardo DiCaprio, who, allegedly splits from his girlfriends when they turn 25, Tom Cruise has a bizarre connection to the number 33. The ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star, who was married thrice, divorced his three wives, Mimi Rogers, Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, when the actresses turned 33. While he has been romantically linked with many actresses and celebrities including Cher and Penelope Cruz, his penchant for divorcing his wives when they turn 33 has not gone unnoticed by the netizens.

While some believe it is a mere coincidence, some fans believe in conspiracy theories where they speculate Scientology must have had a hand in such cases. Some hawk-eyed fans even noticed the age difference between his three wives, which is 11 years. Read below to know more about Tom Cruise and his affinity (or aversion?) to the 33 years of age in his wives.


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Mimi Rogers

The first wife of Tom Cruise who famously introduced the ‘Mission Impossible’ star to the Church of Scientology, Mimi Rogers, was born in 1956. Cruise and Rogers got married on May 9, 1987. The duo decided to end their marriage in 1990 when Rogers was, as you guessed, 33. When Cruise married the ‘Bosch: Legacy’ actress, she was one of the ‘auditors’ who introduced Cruise to the Church of Scientology, reports Radar.


While citing the reason for the divorce, Rogers once told Playboy magazine that he was so much taken into the faith that he started living like a monk, thus hampering the sexual relations, reported The Sunday Times. She, however, later took the statement back. But the tongues were already wagging regarding Cruise's sexuality.

Nicole Kidman

Tom Cruise married his co-star from the 1990 ‘Days of Thunder’, Nicole Kidman, on December 24, 1990, after meeting each other on the film’s set. Kidman was born in 1967 and the estranged couple divorced each other when she was 33 in 2001. The couple adopted two children, Isabella (born 1992) and Connor (born 1995). After the divorce of their parents, the siblings continued practicing the faith of Scientology. It is also reported that when Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman, she was unknowingly pregnant. However, she later had a miscarriage. 


While the exact details of their divorce are not known, many fans speculate it was Kidman’s refusal to join the Church of Scientology. The ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ actress, however, clarified the divorce because of several things. In an interview with People, Kidman talked about the special place her marriage to Cruise had in her heart. “Our life together was perfect,” before adding, “It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system. That was a great relationship. I think it ran its course. I was really damaged and not sure whether [love and marriage] was ever going to happen again to me.” The actress has been married to Keith Urban since 2006.

Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes started dating in April 2005. In April 2006, they became parents to Suri. The ‘Knight and Day’ star married 1978-born Holmes on November 18, 2006, in a lavish Italian wedding. While they allegedly married following the Church of Scientology, they officialized the marriage in Los Angeles. Holmes filed for divorce with Cruise on June 29, 2012. They signed the divorce in an undisclosed divorce settlement in July, according to People


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One fan commented, "Only for the woman to divorce you later, I suggest you live like Leonardo DiCaprio break up with her when she turns 24 or Tom Cruise divorce her when she turns 33 until you find the most submissive woman in the World after 40 than you settle down lol." Another said, "Tom Cruise married 3 times, all three marriages ended in divorce, all three women were 33 when they divorce him. What's crazy? Each is 11 years older than the next. Coincidence?" Another fan found out another theory, "Tom Cruise is believer of Scientology, he had to divorce his partner as soon as his partner reached the age of 33. Creepy."





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