Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth recently reported a story that in 2004 the Church of Scientology embarked on a project to find Tom Cruise a girlfriend. Now, 2004 was pre-couch-jumping Cruise—did he need help finding a date? Cruise was still a pretty great catch back then …mostly because we didn’t know he was completely nuts yet.
For whatever reason, according to Orth, Scientology felt the need to help Cruise find a wife. So they set their sites on Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress. According to the article:
“In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day, a process in which she told a high-ranking Scientology official her innermost secrets and every detail of her sex life. Boniadi allegedly was told to lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend.
Orth reports that in November 2004, Boniadi was flown to New York, where she met Cruise. That’s when she first sensed that this was possibly going to be an arranged marriage. For their first date Cruise and Boniadi went to dinner at Nobu with an entourage of Scientology aides, then to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center, which was closed to the public especially for them. The two spent that first night together but, according to several sources, they did not have sex. At the Trump Tower, where Cruise and the entourage had rented an entire floor, Cruise purportedly told Boniadi, “I’ve never felt this way before.” She was given a second confidentiality agreement specifically about Cruise to sign. Boniadi could tell her worried parents (her mother was also formerly a Scientologist) only that she was in New York on a special Scientology project.
Every day Boniadi spent two to three hours purging herself of “negative thoughts about Tom.” She felt completely shut off; her only source of money was a credit card issued in the name of Cruise’s production company.”
I believe it. I believe every single word of this. This is all plausible to me. THIS IS ALL PLAUSIBLE TO ME. That’s what …