Cher Says She Bonded With Tom Cruise Over Dyslexia
One of the most random celebrity hookups began with a trip to the White House.
It’s often considered one of the more bizarre celebrity pairings -- the time Cher and Tom Cruise had a brief relationship in the ‘80s.
The singer and the movie star met at Madonna and Sean Penn’s wedding in Malibu but -- according to recent comments from Cher -- the couple first connected after a trip to the White House during the Reagan presidency.
“… a bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic,” she told Event magazine.
There’s even a photo from the 1985 event that shows 23-year old Cruise with a 39-year old Cher pictured with former First Lady Nancy Reagan and -- randomly -- Caitlyn Jenner was there as well.
Cher says the pair didn’t hook up til “way later, but there definitely was a connection there,” of the Washington DC trip.
The iconic singer has previously mentioned that Cruise ranked in her “top five” lovers – during an episode of Watch What Happens Live.
"He wasn’t a Scientologist then!" she said. "It was pretty hot and heavy for a little minute.”
Cher has had relationships with Richie Sambora, Gregg Allman, Sonny Bono and Val Kilmer, but says her fling with Cruise was extremely memorable.
“He was in the top five," she said of Cruise.
James Corden recently asked Cher to confirm who the other top four lovers were in a game of ‘Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts’.
However, Cher opted to eat dried caterpillars rather than spill any more goss.
The singer told Event magazine this week that she’s not currently seeing anyone, mentioning how difficult it is to date as a celebrity in the public eye.
"I’m still on the lookout. The problem I have with all the boyfriends lately is that I don’t want to go any place with them because you can’t keep a relationship going in this kind of goldfish bowl, where everything you do and every picture you have taken will be on Instagram.
"There’s no way to keep something… special."
Cher’s Abba cover album Dancing Queen will be released on September 28.
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