Katie Holmes' dad MARTIN blasted rumours he disapproves of his daughter's marriage to Tom Cruise by giving the couple a moving toast at their rehearsal dinner. The lawyer praised Cruise's emotional openness and said he was pleased to be entrusting his "little girl" to "the right guy" during his speech at the 17th century Villa Aurelia, near Rome, Italy. He gushed, "Tom expressed his love in many different ways - obviously he wanted the whole world to know how much he loved Katie. I like that. I respect men who are not afraid to show their true feelings. I respect Tom for the commitment he had made to provide happiness and love to Katie."