Tom Cruise ‘rekindles romance with Hayley Atwell’ after split last year due to his busy schedule – as glamorous actress supports him at Top Gun: Maverick premiere
Tom Cruise and his ‘former flame’ Hayley Attwell have reportedly grown close once again after the pair split last September.
The acting veteran, 59, and his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star, 40 – who had never expressly confirmed their romance but were said to have ‘grown close’ on the set of the film – were first reported to be an item in December 2020.
And now, according to The Sun, Hayley’s decision to attend the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London on Thursday evening stems from the pair’s newfound closeness following last year’s break-up.
Patching things up? Tom Cruise, 59, and his ‘former flame’ Hayley Attwell, 40, have reportedly grown close once again after the pair split last September (pictured July 2021)
A source told the publication: ‘She’s purely there to support him. It’s a big step for them.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Tom and Hayley for comment.
In September, the dalliance was said to have ‘run its course’ for Tom and Hayley.
Appearance: According to The Sun, Hayley’s decision to attend the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London on Thursday evening stems from the pair’s newfound closeness following last year’s break-up
Rumours: The couple had never expressly confirmed their romance but were said to have ‘grown close’ on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 (pictured in November 2020)
An insider told The Sun at the time: ‘It has been a very intense period of filming together. They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends.
‘Their filming schedules are very full-on, and Tom has a number of other commitments coming up and is always shooting around by private helicopter and jet so it just ran its course.
‘But they’re still happy to work together. It’s a shame, but just one of those things. They still get on well.’
Premiere: Hayley was the epitome of glamour on Thursday night as she attended the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Leicester Square
The couple were pictured in character on set last year as they shot the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise – often seen in tense action sequences together.
They turned up to Wimbledon’s 12th day on July 10, both smiling, sitting together in the VIP box and enjoying the tennis.
After Wimbledon they were been pictured in Birmingham, filming scenes for the high-octane films, gladly greeting fans.
The duo were at Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central shopping centre in August, after Mission: Impossible 7 filming was paused and delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Love: They turned up to Wimbledon’s 12th day on July 10, both smiling, sitting together in the VIP box and enjoying the tennis
Tom, who plays Ethan Hunt in the famous franchise, and Hayley, who portrays a character mononymously known as Grace, spent much of the last year shooting the movie across the UK, as well as in Rome, Venice, and Norway.
They were said to have become ‘fairly inseparable’ after they ‘hit it off from day one’ on the film.
Tom hadn’t had a high-profile romance since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes in 2012 while Hayley was said to have split from her English doctor ex at some point in 2020. Tom shares daughter Suri, 15, with Katie.
A source told The Sun last December: ‘Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one. Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them even closer and they’ve become fairly inseparable.
Happy: After Wimbledon they were been pictured in Birmingham, filming scenes for the high-octane films, gladly greeting fans (pictured)
‘They’ve been meeting up after hours, and she’s been to his London pad. They get on brilliantly, and both seem very happy.’
Prior to his marriage to Katie, Tom was married to Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001. After their split, he retained custody of their two adopted children Connor, 26, and Isabella, 28, who had been raised in the Church of Scientology.
The Top Gun actor’s first marriage was to Mimi Rogers; they tied the knot in 1987 and split in 1990.
Tom is said to have first became involved in the Church Of Scientology through Mimi and has since been one of the religion’s most outspoken advocates.
In 2019, the actor was reported to be dating The Handmaid’s Tale star and fellow Scientologist Elisabeth Moss.
Although Elisabeth, 39, shut down any romance rumours last year on Watch What Happens Live and admitted she was ‘confused’ over the reports, especially after it was claimed that they were ‘engaged’.
She said: ‘I actually was confused and also mainly got texts from people being like, ‘I didn’t know, why didn’t you tell me?’ And just confusion from my friends, but mainly poking fun at it ’cause obviously they knew it wasn’t true.’
Glamour: The star stopped for a string of photos ahead of the film – which hit the big screen during Cannes Film Festival 24 hours earlier
Elsewhere, Hayley previously dated model Evan Jones but the former couple split in 2015.
At the 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards the pair – who had a nine-year-old difference – made their red carpet debut and wowed with their new romance.
When she broke up with Evan, she announced it on her Instagram and Twitter. At that time, she said that she wanted to ‘keep it real.’
‘Breakups don’t have to be a bad thing. I will always love this boy,’ wrote Hayley on Twitter, which Evan retweeted.
Even though Hayley wasn’t open about the reason behind the split, many speculated it was due to Hayley’s moving to Los Angeles. She had to because she was in the middle of shooting as Agent Carter.
Incredible: The Marvel star opted for a chic hairstyle, whereby she gelled her brunette locks back into a tight bun
Before Hayley’s relationship with Evan, she was spotted on several dates with Stephen Merchant from The Office.
Hayley was the epitome of glamour on Thursday night as she attended the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Leicester Square.
The talented actress showed off her taut tummy in a velvet co-ord.
Stopping for a string of photos ahead of the film – which hit the big screen during Cannes Film Festival 24 hours earlier – the star rocked her ab-flashing crop top and matching skirt.
Elegant: Posing from behind presented Hayley with an opportunity to show off the backless style of her crop top
The bottom half of her ensemble boasted a thigh-grazing slit and she elevated her frame with glittering gold heels.
Hayley opted for a chic hairstyle, whereby she gelled her brunette locks back into a tight bun.
Posing from behind presented the Marvel star with an opportunity to show off the backless style of her crop top.
Here come the Royals! Meanwhile, things took a right Royal turn at the glitzy event as The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled as she joined Prince William at the premiere
The sequel to Tony Scott’s classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it ‘improves upon the original in every conceivable way.’
Tom, who is famous for doing his own stunts, is said to have trained to withstand g-force power and actually flew in real fighter jets for the sequel.
Peter Hoskin for the Daily Mail gave the film five stars, writing: ‘Whenever the film threatens to become too cosy, it shocks itself – and us – back into the present with another madly ambitious action sequence.’
Tom underwent a full Aviation Survival Training Curriculum before going up in the US Navy F-18, as did his co-stars. They worked up to the supersonic jets by going up in a succession of slower planes first over many months.
Much has been made of Tom’s insistence on real flying scenes, with no CGI work. He has said in numerous interviews that he refused to even talk about a Top Gun sequel unless they flew in real planes.
Tom said: ‘For years, people had said, ‘Can’t you shoot [the movie] with CGI?’ And I always said, ‘No. That’s not the experience.’ I said, ‘I need to find the right story. And we’re going to need the right team. This movie is like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet. I’m not playing.’
Top Gun: Maverick is soaring into UK cinemas on May 25 and May 27 in the US.
Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick is soaring into UK cinemas on May 25 and May 27 in the US (Tom Cruise pictured in character)
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