Tom Cruise's luxurious lockdown: A Michelin-star chef, lavish stay and love affair with England amid Covid-19
After the latest 'Mission Impossible' film was postponed, the 57-year-old actor is rumored to be holed up in a luxury wing of the Church of Scientology's UK headquarters
What's Tom Cruise up to during the lockdown? After the latest 'Mission Impossible' film was postponed, the 57-year-old actor is rumored to be holed up in a luxury wing of the UK's Church of Scientology headquarters in the countryside of Saint Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex.
His love affair with England is no secret, especially after he purchased a six-bedroom property in East Grinstead and later sold it for $6 million to Australian singer Peter Andre. Cruise, however, never forgot how that place made him feel. At the London premiere of 'Jack Reacher', he told Hello! Magazine that the country "is a really great place to live." Not just that, he was seen taking chopper rides to and fro with close friends and family around London quite often last year. If the actor chose to move back to the UK, it wouldn't come as a surprise. His extended family, including his three sisters Cass Capazorio, Lee Anne Gillotte, and Marian Henry, their husbands, and kids are all staunch Scientologists and have often been seen spending the holiday season there.
Scientologist Sam Domingo, the daughter-in-law of the world's greatest living opera singer Placido Domingo, told DailyMail that Saint Hill was a base for Tom Cruise. He usually opts for the lavish top-floor accommodation and spends time with his best friend, Scientology leader David Miscavige if he is in town. "There's always been rumors that leader David Miscavige hosts Tom at the Saint Hill manor sometimes when he's here. He flies into a private little airport with Miscavige," she said, adding, "Miscavige has had the entire top story of the manor revamped for his personal use and Tom supposedly stayed for a while a few years back when his sisters were checking out Greenfields."
What's more, the family was hunting homes in the posh village of Forest Row, right next to Saint Hill. "It's possible that they're looking at the East Grinstead area to settle down again. I heard all the sisters were seen in a cafe in Forest Row, where the school is, and wanting to live there. It's where a tiny group of affluent Scientologists like to live. It's close to the school, but outside of the town, and a bit more private," Domingo said.
A close friend of his sisters Cass and Marian, she said, "A few years back, his sisters quietly did a tour of Greenfields School and it looked like they were thinking of moving into the area," and added, "'The move to England would actually make sense, as Isabella appears to be on London staff already." The report says that in the UK headquarters, they are living in the lap of luxury, with a Michelin-starred chef, who used to work at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at Royal Hospital Road. Not just culinary comfort, the family also has also focused on healing and wellness. The place features a state-of-the-art fitness center, to get rid of all the bad toxins using a test called 'Purification Rundown', testing booths for intense auditing sessions and an extravagant library packed with first-edition books.
Cruise first lived in a $13 million home on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, which he sold in 2018 to move to Clearwater, Florida. Over there, he lives in a two-story penthouse at the top floor, while his sisters stay in apartments on the third, fourth and fifth floors.