Tom Cruise has reportedly parted ways from his girlfriend Hayley Atwell again! The Top Gun: Maverick actor and his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star break up after recently reconciling following their first split in September of 2021, as reported by The Sun. A source told the outlet, “Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for them. They have now decided they are better as friends.”
The source also revealed that the fanfare around the couple after going public was too much to handle. “They get on really well and have fantastic chemistry, which is why they decided to quietly give the relationship another try earlier this year,” the source continues. “What was working behind closed doors didn’t work out so well when it was made public, and the fanfare around them as a couple exploded again,” the source added. The source also insisted that the couple’s romance was ‘genuine’, saying, “in spite of some rumours to the contrary, it was never just for the cameras.”
Atwell recently supported Cruise at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London, on May 19, where she stunned in a black crop top and matching velvet skirt with a high slit. A source told The Sun at the time, “She’s purely there to support him. It’s a big step for them.” For unversed, the former couple began dating in 2020 after meeting on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, and were first reported to be an item in December. Tom, who starred as Ethan Hunt in the famous franchise, and Hayley, who portrays the character, Grace, spent much of the last year shooting the movie.
Though the two had never publically confirmed their romance, they were said to have become ‘fairly inseparable’ after they ‘hit it off from day one,’ in the film. However, by September, the relationship was said to have ‘run its course’ for the couple. The source told The Sun about the breakup, “It has been a very intense period of filming together. They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends.”
The source went on to say, “Their filming schedules are very full-on, and Tom has a number of other commitments coming up and is always shooting around by private helicopter and jet so it just ran its course. But they’re still happy to work together. It’s a shame, but just one of those things. They still get on well.” Tom hasn’t had a high-profile romance since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes in 2012, while Hayley was said to have split from her English doctor ex at some point in 2020. The Hollywood icon shares daughter Suri with Katie.