Tom Cruise's romance with Katie Holmes is true love, not a publicity stunt - according to veteran US journalist Barbara Walters.

Cruise, who dated Penelope Cruz after his marriage to Nicole Kidman ended, has faced speculation his new romance with Holmes is for show since going public with her last month (APR05).

But Walters, who saw the couple at Oprah Winfrey's recent LEGENDS BALL in California, is convinced they're for real.

She says, "As I was coming out my room, coming out of the same area was Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

"We took their picture and they were sort of cuddling and so on. There were no photographers there except us. They were not doing this for show. If this is publicity then I am Tina Turner! They really seemed into each other."

18/05/2005 02:42