Teen singer Charlotte Church has hit back at cynics who suggest Tom Cruise's engagement to Katie Holmes is a publicity stunt.

Welsh Church once met the Hollywood hunk backstage on US TV's THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO and was bowled over by his sincerity.

She says, "He was so genuine. I can't believe that he'd be going out with Katie Holmes if he didn't love her."

And Cruise is just as much a fan of the soprano-turned-pop singer. He once admitted that his children listen to her album as they go to sleep.