Spanish siren Penelope Cruz broke down and begged ex-love Tom Cruise to explain why they were no longer a couple during their dramatic Berlin, Germany reunion last week (ends9APR04).

The Vanilla Sky beauty, 29, was overheard asking her long term love, "Tell me why," as they shared an emotional dinner date in the German capital, where Cruise was looking at possible locations for upcoming movie Mission Impossible 3.

And, according to onlookers at the BOCCA DI BACCO restaurant, Tom tenderly held his former flame and comforted her as she wept openly in the plush eatery.

One onlooker says, "Tom tried to comfort her, he put his arm around her and kissed her.

"He laid his arm around her shoulder and kissed her. Then she asked him again, 'Tell me why".

Cruise and Cruz split up in January (04) but didn't reveal the break-up until last month (MAR04).

12/04/2004 01:56