Much has been made of Tom Cruise’s close relationship with his new personal assistant Emily Thomas, 31 years his junior, but recent rumours that he’s considering asking her to marry him may now be scotched with the revelation that she already has a boyfriend.

53 year old Cruise is reportedly “smitten” with 22 year old Brit Thomas, whom he hired as his PA before filming his new blockbuster Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and the pair have been seen to be very close on the set of the movie.

However, a source has told The Sun that Emily won’t be interested in any possible advances as she’s already in a relationship with Alex Roberts, who she’s been dating for five months.

Tom CruiseTom Cruise's new love interest Emily Thomas apparently already has a boyfriend

“It's still early days between Emily and Alex but they're already pretty close,” the source stated. “They've been very public with their relationship, so reports concerning Tom will come as a surprise to pals.”

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This development comes just a few days after many media outlets reported that Cruise was so besotted with Emily that he was thinking about proposing. A different unnamed source on the set had said: “Tom has fallen head over heels for Emily and she feels the same way - there's even a buzz in his inner circle he might propose. Most people on the film have noticed how into her he is.”

Cruise has been married three times previously, to Mimi Rogers (1987-1990), Nicole Kidman (1990-2001) and Katie Holmes (2006-2012).

A source had previously shed light on the nature of their relationship. “Tom has come to rely on Emily. She's very smart and always one step ahead of him. She knows just how to handle him and never gets stressed; she's always calm and kind. [He's] clearly happier when Emily is around. No matter how long the work day is, they're always laughing and having fun.”

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