Last month (MAY05), Cruise, 42, stunned fans when he celebrated his new romance with 26-year-old Holmes by leaping up and down on Winfrey's couch, repeatedly shouting that he was "in love".
And while the incident made Cruise the target of mockery at the hands of numerous comedians, the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE star poked fun at himself when he appeared on Jay Leno's TONIGHT SHOW, telling the funnyman, "When I start to think about her, things happen. So, cease talking."
The audience then whooped with delight as Cruise climbed up on Leno's couch and stood on it, victoriously raising both hands into the air.
After Leno admitted Cruise's behaviour was at the "silliest" he'd ever seen, the actor added, "It's a thing that I wish for everyone. I like hearing good news and I like hearing about people when they're happy... She's a terrific lady and great lady.
And Holmes is "proud" of her beau's latest antics, cooing this morning (09JUN05), "I'm so happy. I watched Leno last night and I was, like, blushing and so happy and excited. I'm so proud. I love him. I love his outfit, too!"09/06/2005 21:10