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For Tom Cruise: Diamonds Are a Girdle's Best Friend

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DIAMOND BY DE BEERDS Cruise in Us Weekly

Towering over Tom Cruise, with her arm draped protectively over his shoulders, Katie Holmes sometimes seems less a child bride than a devoted husband. And he even has the sparkly rock to prove it. The bantam Mission: Impossible star's Cartier wedding ring, clearly visible in photos taken in Beverly Hills on Dec. 6, features a sizable bluish-white diamond, a rather feminine touch for an actor who often seems obsessed with demonstrating his machismo.

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Observers acquainted with the strange rites of a Scientology wedding ceremony might assume that Cruise's religion played a part in his jewelry selection. But while exchanging rings is a traditional part of such ceremonies, a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology says there is no requirement involving precious stones. A spokesman for the couple seconds that, saying, "It is simply the design that they chose."

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Intriguingly, the ring wasn't the only piece of traditionally womanly attire Cruise donned on his wedding day. It's also been reported that he needed a <a href="

inch_20061124.php" target="_blank">girdle to fit into his Giorgio Armani tuxedo owing to a recent 20-pound weight gain that's left him with an extra chin or two. And the five-foot-seven-inch star has also been known to wear high-heeled shoes to help him stack up to rangy women like Holmes and ex-wife Nicole Kidman.



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