Laura Prepon has moved to dismiss the rumors that she is dating fellow actor Tom Cruise after speculation began circulating earlier this month. The Orange Is The New Black star had been linked to Cruise largely because the two share their Scientologist faith and it had been reported that they've been dating since last year.
Laura Prepon Has Laughed Off Rumours That She Is Dating Tom Cruise.
"It's just so funny that, when people don't know, they just make stuff up, [like] apparently I'm dating Tom Cruise right now," the 34 year-old star told SheKnows, adding "And apparently he doesn't want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I'm a Scientologist. This is false; where are they even getting this stuff? It's unbelievable to me."
The rumor caught fire because it didn't seem so completely farfetched - Prepon has dated fellow Scientologists in the past, including Malcolm In The Middle star Chris Masterson. What's more, Cruise's religion was allegedly a flashpoint in his relationship with ex-wife Katie Holmes, from whom he split in summer 2012.
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Prepon is used to fielding questions about her often controversial religion so in the same breath she made sure that she reiterated that Scientology is not against homosexuality. "People are in mystery as to what Scientology is, so they just kind of make up stuff," she said.
"I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community. I'm going to the GLAAD Awards in a few weeks. I went to the human rights campaign. I flew up to San Francisco and did this whole thing and I won this award [for] being a straight woman portraying a gay woman on camera. I'm a total supporter of the LGBT and they are an amazing fan base," the actress added.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, Prepon further distanced herself from the Cruise romance gossip and mocked the reports that the pair are an item. "I totally respect him and think he's an amazing actor, but I'm not dating him. I don't know what else to say. It's crazy. It just goes to show: Don't believe everything you read. I have no idea where it came from. I don't know how we ended up "together.""
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She continued "I'm flattered because I think he's hot so I'm like, "Oh, that's nice," and apparently he's very gentlemanly with me. Apparently we get along great and he knows that I have a favorite bottle of wine that I didn't even know I had. So, apparently he's on cloud nine."
Orange Is The New Black will return for a new season on the 6th June.
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