Date: 16th December 2001
TOM CRUISE and his girlfriend PenÚlope Cruz have shown they're no longer hiding their love away after being caught passionately kissing in public. Cruise, who started dating the Spanish beauty after splitting from NICOLE KIDMAN, his wife of ten years, has always been careful not to display his affection for Cruz in public.
But the pair, who have been dating for six months, made no attempt to hide their feelings as they enjoyed their first public smooch on a shopping trip in Los Angeles. An fellow shopper who spotted the stars' steamy clinch says,
"It was very passionate. They could not keep their hands off each other. They are obviously very much in love. They obviously feel more comfortable in their relationship and don't see any reason why they can't show their feelings. " (LE/WNSPE/BRC)