Indeed, by the time that Dawson’s Creek finished up in 2003, Holmes had already notched up several silver-screen credits and had even hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. Then in 2005 she took on her biggest film role to date in Batman Begins – although her performance in the superhero movie received little praise.
And while Holmes’ love life during the early years of her career was a source of gossip, it didn’t really spark controversy. In around 1997 she briefly dated her clean-cut Dawson’s Creek co-star Joshua Jackson; she was also engaged to actor Chris Klein from 2003 until their split in 2005.
It was in 2005, however, that Holmes first met Cruise – supposedly while inquiring about a role in Mission Impossible 3. Interestingly, Holmes had said in previous interviews that she had had a poster of Cruise in her childhood bedroom and that she’d even once dreamed of marrying him.