Sources close to Tom Cruise claim that he has fled to Bodrum to lick his wounds after his wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce on Friday.
The world’s most famous Scientologist, who turns 50 today, is thought to be staying at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel in Yaliciftlik, where the £4500 presidential suite is the ultimate in opulence on the peninsula. Cruise is evidently taking a few days off from filming sci-fi Oblivion in Iceland.
Rumours are running rife after Friday’s shock news, with reports of Scientology “boot camps” for the couple’s daughter Suri; sinister auditions for the position of Cruise’s wife which included Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johanssen, and clinical marriage
contracts organised by the Church of Scientology.
Katie Holmes is said to be keeping a low profile after confessing to friends that she fears she is being ‘stalked’ by senior members of the Church of Scientology.
Cruise is the latest and most high profile of a string of stars to visit the peninsula, following appearances by Rihanna, Salma Hayek and Eva Herzigova. The superstar is known for his love of the beach – perhaps he has his eye on a prime slice of Bodrum beachfront property.
Cruise’s behaviour has become more and more erratic in recent years, which worried insiders are attributing to the cult-like grip of the Scientology elders who advise him on everything from his acting to his children.