As a star of blockbuster films and three high-profile marriages, Tom Cruise has had plenty to keep fans gossiping. One of the main topics of speculation has been his sexuality. Despite the many rumors that have circulated, Cruise has publicly declared that he is heterosexual and has never been linked to another man sexually. He's also a practicing Scientologist, which has led to debates about his views on homosexuality and alleged conversion therapy programs.
When Cruise was younger, he was often the subject of gay rumors. Some of the rumors were completely unfounded, while others were based on things that he did or said in interviews. For example, some people claimed that he was a rent boy when he was a teenager. This is absolutely untrue, and there is no evidence that he ever was a rent boy or engaged in any other type of gay activity.
The rumors about Cruise being gay really picked up steam after he released the film 'Eyes Wide Shut.' The movie was criticized for being borderline pornographic, and many people wondered if it was a sign that the actor was homosexual. This was especially true after the fact that his first wife Mimi Rogers divorced him over a lack of sex.
After Mimi, Cruise dated Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes for a while. The two married, but later split up. Part of the reason for the divorce seemed to be due to Cruise's commitment to his Church, which Katie had a hard time with. She eventually left him and refused to let him see her daughter, Suri, which caused him to sue a male porn actor for defamation.