Tom Cruise, perhaps one of the most well-known actors globally, has declared he is once again single. The A-list star and his girlfriend Hayley Atwell recently split due to the belief that they function better as friends. This is the second time Cruise has ended his relationship with Atwell, and this breakup occurs shortly after she supported him for the release of his film Top Gun: Maverick.

The couple originally called it quits back in September 2021, but according to The Sun, this appears to be the definitive end of their relationship. Atwell is forty years old, making her significantly younger than Cruise, who was her costar in Mission: Impossible 7.

A source told The Sun about Cruise’s latest breakup and said, “Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out for them. They have now decided they are better as friends.”

The couple struggled to cope with all the media attention they received after making their relationship public and preferred to keep it private.

“They get on really well and have fantastic chemistry, which is why they decided to quietly give the relationship another try earlier this year. What was working behind closed doors didn’t work out so well when it was made public, and the fanfare around them as a couple exploded again,” the source said.

The couple had a true romance, despite the gossip, according to the source. The person continued “In spite of some rumors to the contrary, it was never just for the cameras.”

Cruise’s recent film, Top Gun, premiered in London on May 19, 2022. His long-time girlfriend and supporter, Atwell, wore a stunning crop top and velvet skirt combination. The source told The Tun that she was present to show her boyfriend moral support and that she is always in his corner when it comes to his career.

“She’s purely there to support him. It’s a big step for them.”

Cruise and Atwell met on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 in 2020 and started dating shortly after. They weathered the global pandemic together and have come out stronger for it. They became a couple by December. According to a person close to them, by September 2021, their romance appeared to be coming to an end.

A close source said about the breakup: “It has been a very intense period of filming together. They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down, they’ve decided to go back to being friends. Their filming schedules are very full-on, and Tom has a number of other commitments coming up and is always shooting around by private helicopter and jet, so it just ran its course. But they’re still happy to work together. It’s a shame, but just one of those things. They still get on well.”

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