The recent appearance of Tom Cruise and Shakira at the Formula 1 race has ignited speculations of a budding romance between the two iconic figures. Reports indicate that Cruise has been ardently vying for Shakira's affections, although the Colombian songstress remains uninterested.
A Hollywood Love Affair in the Making?
According to an insider, "He is extremely interested in pursuing her," hinting at Cruise's persistent attempts to win Shakira's heart. This sentiment is further supported by another source who claims, "There is chemistry." While Cruise possesses the advantage of being a "nice-looking guy" with undeniable talent, Shakira seems to require more than just surface qualities in a potential partner.
In a lighthearted remark, the same source quipped, "And she isn't taller than him," alluding to the fact that Cruise, known for his relatively modest stature, fits within Shakira's preference for a partner.
Shakira's Concerned Fans Fear the Influence of Scientology
Shakira, who recently ended her 12-year relationship with Gerard Piqué, and shares two children, Sasha (8) and Milan (10), has been vocal about the challenges she has faced.
In an interview with Elle last September, she expressed, "It's been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult." The renowned artist emphasized her dedication to the relationship and her family, stating, "I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family." With news of Tom Cruise's romantic pursuit, concerns have arisen among Shakira's fanbase.
Many fear that Cruise's affiliation with the Church of Scientology might sway her beliefs or even influence her to become a member herself. Shakira's fans, deeply invested in her personal journey, remain wary of any potential impact on her life choices.
It is worth noting that Cruise, following his divorce from Katie Holmes, has been linked to high-profile celebrities such as Sofia Vergara and Penelope Cruz. On the other hand, Shakira was recently rumored to be involved with a surfing instructor, Nuestro Diario, which she promptly denied, further adding to the swirling rumors and public interest surrounding her personal life.
In a heartfelt plea, Shakira shared her concerns about her children's privacy amid the media frenzy. She implored the press to respect their right to a normal childhood, saying, "My children, Milan and Sasha, have endured a very difficult year, suffering incessant harassment and persecution without relief by the paparazzi and several media outlets in Barcelona." As they embark on a fresh start in Miami, Shakira earnestly requested that the media refrain from invasive practices, such as following them to school or extracurricular activities.