After Nicole and before Katie, there was … Sofia! Andrew Morton, the man behind Tom Cruise: An Authorized Biography says that Tom Cruise once had his sights set on Sofia Vergara.
Morton himself appears to have written the guest blog post at Celebuzz. There’s some “striking while the iron is hot” going on, though. Back in 2010, Star Magazine quoted Morton as saying the same thing.
Now, though, with the Katie Holmes – Tom Cruise divorce the top story just about everywhere, there’s no better time for Morton to get the details out.
Reportedly, it began back in early 2005. Vergara was in Montreal, Canada shooting the movie “Four Brothers,” and she was contacted by Will Smith, Cruise’s fellow Scientologist. He sent Vergara an invitation asking her to join he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith at the pre-Oscar party the couple was hosting in February 2005 in Los Angeles.
Although Vergara had never met the Smiths before, she accepted.
Waiting for her was Cruise, who laid on the charm thick, according to the report. The relationship progressed quickly, with Vergara, who had been raised a strict Catholic, being given Scientology literature and being taken to the Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood.
“She met his children; there was no doubt he was auditioning her for the part of his wife. If she had been interested she would today be the next Mrs. Cruise. Was it going to go further? No doubt about it. He wanted to marry her – that was the idea.”
Just as it seems that scientology was behind the break-up of his marriage to Katie Holmes, so it appears that it broke up his relationship with Sofia Vergara. A requirement of going any further would be Vergara renouncing her Catholic faith and joining Scientology. The report said, “She was fundamentally terrified by Scientology. She sincerely believed that she would be struck down by God and burn in hell if she joined. That is what she said.
“She had plenty of opportunity to hitch her wagon to Hollywood and to Tom. “She was not swayed by that.”
It didn’t ultimately hurt her career. Vergara is now a huge star on “Modern Family.” She managed to escape the charm – and grasp – of Tom Cruise, too. Her street smarts may have helped her there.
Speaking of what Vergara thought of TomKat, a friend recalled that “Sofia pitied the poor girl. Katie is a much weaker more innocent person than Sofia.”
Katie caught on, though. Reports are she was planning her split from Cruise for a year.