Laura Prepon: Dating Tom Cruise and Returning to ‘Orange Is the New Black’?
Sources are speculating that Orange Is The New Black and That ’70s Show actress Laura Prepon is now dating Tom Cruise. Prepon, 33, and Cruise, 51, are both actors and members of the Church of Scientology. Earlier this week, the two were spotted at The Manor Hotel in L.A. However, Cruise’s rep told Us Weekly that they are not dating.
Cruise has a 7-year-old daughter, Suri, with ex-wife Katie Holmes. Cruise and Holmes divorced last year, and share daughter Suri. (Holmes technically has primary custody of their daughter, but with the stipulation that Cruise has extensive visitation rights.)
Prepon is also a veteran of long-term relationships; the actress ended her seven-year love affair with Christopher Masterson in 2007. (Christopher is the brother of Prepon’s ’70s costar, Danny Masterson.)
In other Laura Prepon news, and to the delight of OITNB fans everywhere, Prepon (Alex Vause) is reportedly now coming back for at least four episodes of Orange Is the New Black. The show, a Netflix original series, focuses on the women incarcerated in a federal prison. Orange was conceived by Jenji Kohan, the woman who created the hit Showtime series, Weeds.
It was released in August that Prepon would not be returning to Orange Is the New Black to play Alex Vause in Season 2. Fans everywhere were outraged, as well as the critics who have praised Prepon’s portrayal of the character. According to sources, Prepon had not signed a contract past Season 1 for various personal reasons and potential work conflicts; after Orange boomed this summer, though, Prepon apparently decided to stay. She is currently supposed to be appearing in four of the thirteen episodes that will make up Season 2, even though it was first reported that she would return for only one. Creator Jenji Kohan assured fans, “You will definitely see her.”
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