They say there’s no surer way to weight loss than heartbreak and it sure is showing on Tom Cruise. The 50-year-old shocked fans when he made an appearance in London last weekend, looking visibly thinner in the aftermath of a messy divorce from wife of six years Katie Holmes.
An unshaven Tom looked gaunt with bags under his eyes as he watched William Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Globe Theatre.
A source in the actor’s family has confirmed that he has lost no less than 15 pounds after Katie suddenly filed for divorce in June, even cutting him off from the custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri.
“Tom’s friends and family have urged him to take a break, but he has brushed off their concern. He is refusing to slow down and is trying to soldier on. He doesn’t seem to be himself. He hasn’t been working out like he normally does and doesn't appear to be eating well at all. His clothes just hang on him.”
The star has also become a recluse, refusing to make public appearances. “His way of dealing with this is to throw himself into his work, but as a result he’s not looking after himself, and he risks cutting himself off from people who care about him and want to make sure he’s okay,” added the source.