Katie Holmes Converts to Scientology

Katie Holmes is apparently taking her relationship with Tom Cruise to a new level, embracing his cult.

Katie Holmes embracing Scientology (AP)

Katie Holmes says she’s embracing Scientology, the religion of her boyfriend, Tom Cruise. Holmes, in London to promote her new film, “Batman Begins,” said Monday that she’s excited about her lessons in Scientology, a religion founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

The 26-year-old actress and Cruise went public with their romantic relationship in April. The former Catholic and star of television’s “Dawson’s Creek” grew up with a poster of Cruise on her bedroom wall and has said she grew up wanting to marry him. “We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true,” Holmes said.

Cruise was in Tokyo Monday for the premiere of his new film, “War of the Worlds.” In an interview in the June 17 issue of Entertainment Weekly, the 42-year-old actor was asked if Holmes is curious about Scientology. “Yeah, absolutely. She digs it,” he tells the magazine.

What’s not to love about a religion created by a science fiction writer?

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