Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are already planning to start a family, just a week after they got engaged and three months after they met.

The whirlwind romance has shocked Hollywood, coming out of the blue soon after Holmes' split from longterm fiance Chris Klein and a year after Cruise left former lover Penelope Cruz.

But Cruise insisted their engagement is genuine at a last night's (23JUN05) New York premiere of his new movie War of the Worlds.

When asked by a reporter if children were planned, the 42-year-old grinned and replied, "Yes."

He added, "We would have to talk to our families about it."

Cruise already has two adopted children CONNOR and ISABELLA with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

24/06/2005 14:01