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Tom Cruise and his new girlfriend Katie Holmes arrive at a Rome restaurant on Wednesday 27. The pair had been seeing each other for some weeks according to Cruise's publicist.
updated 4/29/2005 5:16:47 PM ET 2005-04-29T21:16:47

Hollywood’s newest couple — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes — may strike some as unlikely, but the match was foretold in Seventeen magazine.

“I think every little girl dreams about (her wedding),” Holmes told Seventeen in October. “I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise.”

Earlier this week, publicists for both actors confirmed the two had been dating for a few weeks. They have been photographed in Rome, where Cruise received a lifetime achievement award Friday at the David di Donatello Awards, the Italian equivalent of the Oscars.

When asked by a reporter for syndicated entertainment show “Extra” about Holmes’ suddenly realized dream, Cruise replied, “I don’t want to disappoint her.”

Cruise, 42, wouldn’t divulge how he met the 26-year-old Holmes, but said it was “like a dream” to have her with him for the awards ceremony.

“She’s such an extraordinary woman,” said Cruise. “It’s beautiful. I feel really happy. I’m more than enamored.” The interview was to air Friday night.

Both actors have had high-profile relationships.

Cruise’s marriages to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman ended in divorce. He had dated Penelope Cruz, but the pair split last year. Holmes and Chris Klein recently called off their engagement, after dating for five years.

This summer, Cruise is set to star in Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” and Holmes will co-star with Christian Bale in “Batman Begins.”

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