You’ve got to love Reddit. The online platform is home to a world of unusual conspiracy theories. If you want to get lost in a rabbit hole of ideas, Reddit is for you, my friend.
This week on the website, we’re talking about Tom Cruise’s marriage history. And mate, have they landed on an interesting little nugget.
Redditor U/F_GOD took to the website over the weekend to share that old mate Cruisey appears to have a bit of a system to his marriage and divorce timings.
“TIL [today I learned] Tom Cruise divorced all three of his ex-wives when they turned 33 (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes) and each is 11 years younger than the last.”
Puzzling, no? That seems far too specific to be true.
But it looks like this 33-11 theory might be accurate. Redditor dazonic followed up by sharing the dates Cruise married and divorced his ex-wives. The numbers match up.
Feeling creeped out yet?
Because I’m thorough – if a little neurotic – I double-checked each of those dates and the corresponding ages. And curiously, yes. Each of the women is 11 years younger than the one before her. (Seems a little gross if you ask me.) When it comes to their ages at the point of divorce, well that seems to check out, too.
Mimi Rogers and Tom cruise parted ways in February 1990 – when she was 34 years old. But according to EW, the pair announced their split on January 16th, 1990, at which point she was still 33.
Kidman was 34 when she and Cruise finalised their divorce in August 2001, however, Cruise filed for divorce in February of that year, making the Big Little Lies star – you guessed it – 33 years old.
Katie Holmes is the only one of Cruise’s ex-wives who filed for divorce from the actor. She did so in June 2012, six months before her 34th birthday. THIRTY-THREE, ONCE AGAIN.
What does this all of this mean? Well, you’ve got to admit the exactness of this pattern is a little (a lot) unusual. There are a lot of 11s and 33s in this equation. (Maybe Cruise is into numerology?)
Some think it’s all linked back to a very hush-hush marriage contract which involved a career boost for young actresses in exchange for marrying Cruise for a set amount of time. There has never been any proof behind this theory, but it has circulated a number of times.
The other suggestion is a far simpler one. This *could* hint at the possibility that despite his own age, Cruise seems to prefer dating women under the age of 33 (like old mate Leo DiCaprio) and sticks to that limit fairly rigorously.
In any case, it’s pretty damn weird. Here’s hoping we don’t get news of a 30-year-old fourth wife any time soon.
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