Cruise romances Creek
13:30 28 April 2005
Tom Cruise is romancing 'Dawson's Creek' beauty Katie Holmes.
The Hollywood heartthrob, 42, is said to be "smitten" with the 26-year-old actress after the pair enjoyed a series of romantic dates.
A source said: "Katie's a really genuine person. She's the real deal."
Tom's publicist, sister Lee Anne DeVette, confirmed the romance after the couple were pictured hand-in-hand during a break in Rome.
Tom and Katie are due to meet Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi today (28.04.05), while Tom is set to receive Italian film honour the Donatella award tomorrow (29.04.05).
The handsome actor - who has two adopted children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman - recently ended his romance with Latino actress Sofia Vergara after a two-month relationship.
Things were thought to be getting serious between the couple after Sofia took Tom home to meet her mother.
In March 2004, Tom split from long-term love Penelope Cruz, who he began dating shortly after his amicable divorce with Nicole.
Katie recently split from her fiancé, 'American Pie' star Chris Klein, after a five-year romance.
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