Rosie O’Donnell Particulars 25-12 months Friendship With ‘Elegant Man’ Tom Cruise

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Buddies until the top! Rosie O’Donnell’s crush on Tom Cruise was a frequent dialog subject on her talk show, and all these years later, they’re nonetheless buddies.

“He’s the one one that by no means misses my birthday,” the comic, 59, stated through the Thursday, June 24, episode of “The Jess Cagle Present” on SiriusXM. “In understanding him for 25 years now, he has by no means missed my birthday or an occasion in my life.”

Rosie ODonnell Details 25 Year Friendship With Classy Guy Tom Cruise
Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Cruise. Shutterstock (2)

Throughout The Rosie O’Donnell Present, which aired from 1996 to 2002, the Prime Gun star, 58, made a number of appearances, all the time indulging within the host’s jokes about her emotions for him. He even filmed a section for the present’s remaining episode, during which he pretended to mow O’Donnell’s garden. “Rosie, I lower your grass, and right here is your lemonade,” he stated within the clip.

Regardless of Cruise’s worldwide fame and busy schedule, the View alum believes he nonetheless takes the time to ship her birthday shoutouts. “Yearly, I believe what an aesthetic man he’s that he by no means has forgotten my birthday,” she continued. “Lots of people say to me, ‘It’s simply his secretary,’ however I don’t imagine that. I believe he is aware of in early March, ‘Oh, it’s Rosie’s birthday arising.’ And he sends me one thing each single 12 months for 25 years.”

Rosie ODonnell Details 25 Year Friendship With Classy Guy Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Rosie O’Donnell on the eleventh Annual Shifting Footage Ball in 1996. Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock

The Celeb Detox writer added that she doesn’t know him nicely sufficient to ask him about his relationship to Scientology, however stated his character hasn’t modified at the same time as his fame and fortune have grown.
“I don’t have his residence telephone quantity,” she defined. “Like, I do know folks suppose in Hollywood and celeb, everyone is aware of one another, however I do know him in the best way that I did in that point 25 years in the past. … I really like Tom Cruise and I’ll all the time love Tom Cruise. I don’t perceive, you recognize, the Scientology faith. I believe it’s a cult and it’s scary. And I believe Leah Remini is a hero for doing what she’s carried out.”

An ex-Scientology member herself, the previous King of Queens star, 51, has been outspoken about the religion since her extremely publicized exit from the church in 2013. In 2015, she revealed a memoir known as Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, and from 2016 to 2019, she hosted an A&E docuseries titled Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

“Tom has for years manipulated his picture to be the great man,” the actress told Us Weekly of Cruise in July 2020. “Though I imagine there was a time when Tom was a good and kindhearted particular person, he has morphed himself into [Scientology leader] David Miscavige and is totally devoted to Scientology’s mission to ‘clear’ planet Earth — which implies making 80 % of the world’s inhabitants into Scientologists.”
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