Hollywood star Tom Cruise had an expected thrill when visiting Madrid for the Spanish premiere of his latest film COLLATERAL - a night dining with ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz.

Although Spanish Cruz now lives in Los Angeles, she jetted back to her homeland to shoot an advertisement - and was reportedly eager to spend yesterday (31AUG04) evening catching up with Cruise.

So the pair, who remain firm friends since splitting earlier this year (04), sat down for dinner together at one of Madrid's most exclusive hotels following the Collateral screening.

But fans hoping for a reunion are set to be disappointed - Cruise has publicly expressed his desire to find a new woman and Cruz is reportedly dating actor Matthew Mcconaughey.

01/09/2004 21:15