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What’s With Tom Cruise’s Weirdly Repetitive Marriage And Divorce Patterns?

Maybe he’s into numerology?

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.

They wrote:

“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.

Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman attend the ‘Brooklyn Laundry’ Play Performance on May 3, 1991 at the Coronet Theatre in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

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.

I don’t like this. Credit: RedTableTalk Facebook

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.

Hollywood, amirite? Credit: CBS

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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Britney Spears’ Dad Finally Weighs In On #FreeBritney And Her Conservatorship

“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything."

If you’re a Britney stan or have just been in access of a WIFI connection in the past few months (years, really) you’ll likely be aware that there is a bit of a movement happening in the name of the pop star.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari (R) attend the 2019 Daytime Beauty Awards at The Taglyan Complex on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic )

#FreeBritney began appearing all over the Internet earlier this year, with fans calling to end the 12-year-long conservatorship that grants Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, complete control over her financial and personal affairs. In essence, he stands as her legal guardian. This was put into place after Britney faced significant mental health struggles in 2007.

The push to “free” Britney came to boiling point when the singer checked into a health facility in early April 2020 and postponed a number of upcoming events. Fans were convinced Britney was being held against her will and slammed her family as a result.

Fast-forward to August 2020, and Jamie Spears is now responding to the attention he and his family is receiving. In an interview with Page Six, Spears said:

“All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t (sic) have a clue.

“It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

The pop star’s father also responded to allegations that he has been pocketing some of Britney’s earnings.

He told Page Six:

“I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year,” he said. “How the hell would I steal something?”

Spears went on, speaking about the intensity of some of the fans behind #FreeBritney:

“People are being stalked and targeted with death threats. It’s horrible. We don’t want those kinds of fans.”

“I love my daughter. I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”

The range of opinions on this matter is varied. At present, there is a change.org petition seeking to #FreeBritney of her conservatorship that holds over 100,000 signatures. Celebrities have spoken out in support of the movement and even Britney’s mother has hinted at an allegiance to the Free Britney campaign, ET reports.

Other insiders say it’s a necessary arrangement and Britney is well cared for. One thing is for sure, this is by no means simple and we certainly don’t have the whole picture.

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The Moving Tribute From Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband Will Break Your Heart

“Don't hold grudges…”

It’s almost been a fortnight since Naya Rivera was confirmed dead by Californian authorities. The discovery of her body brought a tragic story to a devastating end – breaking the hearts of Rivera’s family, fans and her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey in the process.

Dorsey has broken his silence on the events by sharing an intimate and lengthy statement via Instagram this weekend.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actors Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey arrive at the 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

In it, the actor spoke about his disbelief of Rivera’s passing and shared warm memories of times he, his ex-wife and their son Josey spent together.

“This is so unfair…there’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts,” he wrote.

“I can’t believe this is life now. I don’t know if I’ll ever believe it. You were just here… We were just in the back swimming with Josey the day before. Life just isn’t fair. I don’t know what to say…I’m thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for.”

Dorsey went on to joke about how Rivera hated his constant Snapchatting, but shared how thankful he is now for all those captured moments.

“I have hundreds and probably thousands of snaps and videos that Josey will have forever and know his momma loved him more than life, and how much fun we had together as he was growing up,” he wrote.

Rivera and Dorsey were married for four years and share one son – four-year-old Josey Hollis Dorsey. They divorced in 2018. According to PEOPLE, the pair had agreed on joint custody of their son just three months before Rivera’s passing.

Before wrapping up his tribute to the mother of his child, Dorsey took a moment to thank everyone who has sent love and support his family’s way.

“I’ll just say in closing, be kind to yourself, be kind to others, forgive…forget…don’t hold grudges….if you have nothing nice to say maybe try not to say anything. There’s peace in silence. Time on Earth is precious and you just never know….you never know what could happen. Hold your loved ones close and cherish the times you have with those you care about.”

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