If the Church of Scientology was so active helping to break up Tom Cruise’s second marriage, how involved were they in ending his first, to actress Mimi Rogers?In 2012, Rathbun told Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth that Scientology had a hand in ending both relationships: “I participated in the Mimi divorce and in the Nic divorce. He was integral to the breakup of the marriages,” Rathbun said.“A lot of them kind of came in first,” Cher diplomatically replied. “It’s not a long list, just a good list.” Cher described her former sweetheart as a “great, lovable guy,” and told Cohen that their relationship had gotten “hot and heavy” back in the day.“I’ve just had the greatest lovers ever.” “Where does Tom Cruise rank on that list? But Cruise, who Cher dated in the mid-1980s, wasn’t the only paramour Cher dished about.When Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, much of the subsequent news coverage focused on revelations by former Church of Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun that the church actively “drove a wedge” between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, helping to end their relationship.Rathbun said that Scientology leader David Miscavige had even helped propel that breakup by ordering Kidman’s phone to be tapped, and the organization also worked to have Tom and Nicole’s adopted children, Isabella and Connor, turn away from their mother.Nowadays, Cher prefers to keep mum on her love life, she told Cohen.
The 67-year-old singer shed some light on her love life thanks to a quiz from “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen on Thursday night. ” Cohen asked the “Believe” singer whom she would rank as her best lover.The star also told Cohen that she had a lesbian fling. Yeah,” Cher said, when Cohen asked if she had ever been with a woman.“I stole a horse when I was 13, you know, so why wouldn’t I?” Cher dished about her romance with Cruise in an interview with Oprah in 2008.
Back then, Cher said, Cruise was still getting used to stardom. “He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him,.” “It could have been a great big romance, because I was crazy for him,” Cher said.
But Orth offered no more details on what had happened with Rogers.