Poor old Tom Cruise was left blindsided when his (now ex) wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce a year ago. Partly because he was in Iceland at the time she filed the papers, mostly because it was a complete "SURPRISE!" moment on her behalf.
But, now he's had a while to reflect on life, it seems as if the Mission Impossible star is ready to get back out there - and, yup, sources claiming to be close to the star (not THAT close) have revealed to US Weekly that Tom is "casually dating" again.
"He's actually a lot more relaxed and more extroverted. Since the divorce, he's spent some time reflecting and actually letting go."
"Now that he's single he wants to get out there a bit... He's dated a few girls, but very casually."
That's right ladies, it seems as if Tom Cruise could finally be on the hunt for wifey number four - could you follow in the well-pedicured footsteps of Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers?
Tom Cruise hasn't confirmed rumours he's on the prowl for a new lady friend, but he ddi recently address his unexpected divorce during an interview with German TV network ProSieben. And he certainly does seem to have learned a fair bit from it:
"Life is a challenge... To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you,that's what life is. Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humour."
A certain sense of humour and a gorgeous woman on your arm, eh Tom? We think it's great that the Hollywood star is slowly easing himself back into the love game - but we do have one word of advice for him: make sure you bagsy a girlfriend who can live up to daughter Suri's fashion standards, 'kay?