Actor Tom Cruise said he and girlfriend Katie Holmes are engaged after he popped the question early Friday morning atop the Eiffel Tower.
Cruise, speaking at a Paris news conference with Holmes, said: “Yes, I proposed to her.”
The couple often shared smiles and blushes as Cruise turned to look at her, with a massive diamond ring on her finger.
“It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven’t slept at all,” he said. “Today is a magnificent day for me, I’m engaged to a magnificent woman.”
Asked why he chose the famed Paris landmark, he said: “I’ve never been to the Eiffel Tower. It’s Paris, it’s a beautiful city, it’s very romantic.”
Cruise said no date for a wedding has been set: “We haven’t discussed that — one step at a time,” he said. “Let’s see. We’re not sure.”
Holmes did not speak to reporters, but at one point, Cruise whispered to her: “Are you OK?”
Probably not. I’m hoping she’s paid well. We and Dakota Fanning wish the happy couple the best.
“I wish them the happiest marriage that anyone has ever had,” said Dakota Fanning, the child actress who co-stars with Cruise in the film. She sat next to Holmes during the news conference.
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