TOM Cruise wanted to marry Sofia Vergara before he got together with Katie Holmes.
Andrew Morton, author of Tom Cruise: An Authorized Biography, told Celebuzz how the actor tried to woo the curvy Colombian-born Modern Family star.
Tom first made contact with Sofia when she was n Montreal, Canada, shooting the bloody revenge movie Four Brothers.
Cruise’s fellow Scientologist Will Smith sent her an invitation asking her to join him at the pre-Oscar party he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were hosting in February 2005 in Los Angeles. She had never met the Smiths but was intrigued and went along, Celebuzz reports.
She was then introduced to Cruise, who flashed his trademark smile and laid on the charm.
The next day, it’s claimed, Cruise sent Vergara flowers, notes, chocolates and text messages — which she shared with her pals.
Cruise was keen, only leaving her side when she had to return to Montreal to finish filming.
“She met his children, there was no doubt he was auditioning her for the part of his wife,” a source said.
“If she had been interested she would today be the next Mrs. Cruise.Was it going to go further? No doubt about it. He wanted to marry her — that was the idea.
“But she was fundamentally terrified by Scientology.
“She sincerely believed that she would be struck down by God and burn in hell if she joined. That is what she said.
“She had plenty of opportunity to hitch her wagon to Hollywood and to Tom. She was not swayed by that.”
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