The father of Spanish stunner Penelope Cruz insists the actress is coping admirably after her shock split from Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

Cruise and his Vanilla Sky co-star had been dating for nearly three years, yet the news of their January (04) separation came as no surprise to dad Eduardo Cruz.

When asked whether he was worried about his daughter he said, "No. I've no reason to be. She's happier than I am."

Catholic Eduardo reportedly forced his daughter to cancel her wedding plans with Cruise last year (03) after showing concern about the actor's devotion to controversial religion Scientology.

28/03/2004 10:35