In a story reminiscent of his action-packed roles, Hollywood icon Tom Cruise has reportedly sparked a discreet romance with Russian model Elsina Khayrova. Sources close to the couple revealed that their initial encounter occurred around four months ago at an exclusive private members club, marking the beginning of a carefully hidden liaison.
The pair, first publicly spotted together on December 9 in London, have been cautiously navigating their new relationship. "They hit it off immediately, but Tom was keen on keeping things under wraps as they got to know each other," an insider shared, highlighting Cruise's desire for privacy in the early stages of their romance.
Tom Cruise's New Chapter
This secretive approach mirrors the intrigue often seen in Cruise's films, adding an extra layer of fascination to this budding relationship. The insider further disclosed that Cruise, 60, seemed relieved and joyful to finally share the news of their relationship after the London event, expressing a sense of liberation in going public.
Interestingly, this development has received the approval of Cruise's family. His two eldest children, Connor, 28, and Isabella Cruise, 30, have reportedly met Khayrova and hold her in high regard. "Both Connor and Isabella think she’s fantastic, which is notable considering Elsina is only slightly older than they are," the source noted.
The blossoming relationship marks a new chapter for Cruise, who has been relatively private about his personal life in recent years. "Everyone’s excited to see Tom so happy and rejuvenated. It’s a side of him that's been missing for a while," the insider added, reflecting on Cruise's newfound happiness.
Past Relationships Revisited
Earlier this year, rumors linked Cruise to Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, but these speculations faded as it became apparent that Shakira viewed their interaction as purely spiritual. Despite their flirty demeanor at the 2023 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, a source close to Shakira clarified, "She respects Tom but there was no romantic interest on her side." Additionally, there were rumors in 2021 about a potential romance with his 'Mission: Impossible' co-star Hayley Atwell, though nothing was officially confirmed.
Cruise's most notable past relationship was with actress Katie Holmes, with whom he shares a daughter, Suri Cruise, 17. Their marriage, lasting from 2005 to 2012, ended in divorce, and sources suggest that Cruise has a limited relationship with Suri, who resides in New York City with Holmes.
In contrast to their father's high-profile life, Cruise's children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman have primarily stayed out of the limelight, choosing to lead private lives. However, this new relationship with Khayrova has brought a fresh and exciting narrative to the enduringly fascinating story of Tom Cruise's life.