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    Who Was Tom Cruise’s First Wife Mimi Rogers? Where Is She Now?

    Tom Cruise is one of the most famous and successful actors in Hollywood, with iconic roles in movies like ‘Top Gun‘, ‘Mission: Impossible‘, and ‘Jerry Maguire‘. He is also known for his high-profile marriages and divorces, especially with Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. But before he married either of them, he was married to another actress, Mimi Rogers.

    Rogers was an actress who had appeared in TV shows like ‘Hill Street Blues‘ and ‘Magnum, P.I.’ They got married in 1987 and divorced in 1990, just three years later. Although, no one knows the concrete reason behind their divorce there has been a lot of speculation.  So, who was she and what happened to their relationship? Here’s the scoop.

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    How Did Tom Cruise And Mimi Rogers Meet And Marry?

    Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers met in 1985 when he was 23 and she was 29. They had different versions of how they met: Cruise said it was at a dinner party while he was working on ‘Top Gun‘, while Rogers said it was through mutual friends who set them up. Either way, they hit it off and started dating. She was also a Scientologist, and she introduced Cruise to the controversial religion.

    They decided to get married in secret in May 1987, with only Cruise’s mother and his best man Emilio Estevez as witnesses. Despite seeming like a happy couple, they announced their divorce in January 1990, citing irreconcilable differences. They released a vague statement that said: “While there have been positive aspects to our marriage, there were some issues which could not be resolved even after working on them for a period of time.”

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    Why Did Cruise And Rogers Get Divorced?

    The exact reason why Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers divorced is not clear, but there have been many rumors and speculations over the years. Rogers was six years older than Cruise, and some sources claimed that she felt more like a mother figure than a wife to him. She also reportedly wanted to have children, while he was not ready yet. Cruise’s career skyrocketed after ‘Top Gun‘, while Rogers’ career stalled. There were some sources that claimed that she was jealous of his success, or that he felt embarrassed by her lack of fame.

    Although Rogers introduced Cruise to Scientology, she later became disillusioned with it and left the church. Cruise, on the other hand, became more devoted to it and rose to the highest levels of the organization. Sources say that this caused a rift between them, or that the church pressured him to divorce her. There have also been rumors that both Cruise and Rogers cheated on each other during their marriage. Cruise was linked to his co-stars Rebecca De Mornay, Nicole Kidman, and Penelope Cruz, while Rogers was linked to her co-star Tom Berenger.

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