Pop icon Cher is one of the celebrities profiled in an article about odd pairings in Hollywood. Her story is garnering loads of attention because the man she dated was none other than Scientologist Tom Cruise. Cher, 66, supposedly dated Tom way back in 1986, according to the Digital Times today. Cher even revealed to Oprah Winfrey that her relationship with Cruise was, “a long date - really. I lived in his apartment”.
In a story that’s making rounds today, all about odd celebrity couples, Cher and Tom Cruise are one duo that’s standing out. Cher apparently dated Cruise, who’s 16 years younger, shortly after he gained notoriety for his break out role in “Risky Business”.
The “I Got You Babe” half of the legendary duo of Sonny & Cher opened up about her brief relationship with Tom Cruise to “ET”, saying, “It was a long, long time ago and neither one of us ever talked about it and I don't know why.
“When we were together he was such a private person. He always has been until lately. He didn't mention it and I didn't mention it”, she said. Cher revealed that the two met at a White House event in the mid-80s.
Snakkle.com published the list of odd couplings which also include Michael Jackson and Tatum O’Neal, Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg, Jimi Hendrix and Linda McCartney, and Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts.
Other past loves of Cher’s include music mogul David Geffen, actor Warren Beatty, Gregg Allman of the “Allman Brothers Band”, whom she married and had son Elijah Blue with, “Kiss” front man Gene Simmons, actor Val Kilmer, “bagel boy” Rob Camilletti, and “Bon Jovi” musician Richie Sambora.
Cher was 39 at the time of her dalliance with then 23 year-old Tom Cruise, calling him a “shy boy” and saying in 2008, “I loved him though, he was amazing”.