You heard it right. Tom Cruise and Cher met at a White House fund-raising event in the 1980s when he was 23 and she was 39. They began to date, although it was not widely noticed or reported at the time.
“I did date him [Cruise]. He was just the most adorable man you can imagine. He wasn’t into Scientology then. I don’t understand the whole Scientology thing.”
While being interviewed by Oprah, Che also added, “I was crazy about him.”
She went on to say: “He was shy. He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him. We went on a date once for dinner in a New York restaurant and the waitress was from his old school. He told me she never talked to him back in school, but now he was recognized, he got all her attention.”
Cher suggested that it could have been a great romance, because she was crazy about him at the time.