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PHOTOS: Celeb Scientologists The future Oscar winner reportedly began the process of taking courses -- and auditing sessions -- in Scientology.
But Church leader and close Cruise confidante David Miscavige branded her a "dilettante" when he learned that she wouldn't give up her own religion.
Tom was head over heels in love with Penelope and could see them spending the rest of their lives together, and she felt the same way.
However, Penelope pulled the plug on the relationship because she felt that the Church of Scientology was the third wheel in their relationship.""Penelope doesn't have anything against the Church, but it just wasn't her thing.
It’s part of my curiosity for life." When she was 15 years old, Cruz found her true vocation after beating out 300 other girls at a talent agency competition.
He was hoping she'd become his third wife, but after the seksi actress began to feel like Scientology "was the third wheel in their relationship," she delivered a crushing blow by dumping him.
A source close to the situation explained: "Tom had absolutely planned on proposing to Penelope, and they had openly discussed marriage during the three years they were dating.
Cruz was born as the eldest of three and a natural performer; her father, Eduardo, worked as a car mechanic, and her mother, Encarna, was a hairdresser.
As a child, Cruz amused her family by re-enacting television commercials.