Mission: Honeymoon! After being mobbed by fans and paparazzi, TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are now jetting away on a private getaway and we have the latest details.
After a lavish ceremony witnessed by approximately 150 friends and family, the star couple pulled an ‘M:i:III’-style exit to avoid the paparazzi. Tom and Katie slipped out at 5 a.m. the next morning to make their honeymoon trip, reportedly to a beautiful Maldives holiday resort in the Indian Ocean.
According to US Weekly Tom, Katie and baby SURI arrived by private jet at the international airport on Hulhule island at 9.30 p.m. The trio waited on the plane while one of the members of their party processed their passports with immigration.
Once cleared, Tom, Katie, Suri and three bodyguards were reportedly rushed to a nearby jetty and climbed aboard a speedboat to take them out to their luxury yacht, which a source tells Us is made for five and seven-star holiday resorts with facilities tailor-made for their guests. Onlookers reportedly saw the happy couple smiling a lot, holding hands and kissing baby Suri on the head.
No word on how long the newlyweds will spend their honeymoon in the Maldives, but a source tells Us that they went to great lengths to keep their honeymoon a private affair and reportedly even changed their plans five times the weekend before their big day. [as reported by TheInsiderOnline]
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are spending their honeymoon yachting around the Maldives, a source in the idyllic Indian Ocean island chain said on Tuesday, but it won’t all be smooth sailing.
The couple are anchored off the island capital Male aboard luxury yacht the Arctic P and plan to visit a host of the tiny palm-fringed islands, the source told Reuters.
“The yacht they’re in is anchored within sight of Male,” said one source familiar with the couple’s itinerary who declined to be named because of strict privacy policies. “The yacht is not far from the main resorts in the Male area… They are going to stay on board and visit various islands.”
The Maldives is a chain of 1,200 mostly uninhabited islands renowned for its luxury resorts, sun-kissed beaches and world class scuba diving. The skies were cloudy however on Tuesday, and Website www.weather.com forecast scattered thunderstorms for the archipelago until the Cruises’ departure on November 28.
Government officials said they were not keeping tabs on the couple during their stay. “Is there a reason why we should be doing this? If someone wants their privacy and if there’s no particular reason why we should be invading their privacy, we shouldn’t,” said Chief Government Spokesman Mohamed Shareef.
The Arctic P is a former ice-breaker rebuilt into a super-yacht by late Australian media moghul Kerry Packer. It now belongs to his son, James Packer, a close friend of Cruise who attended the couple’s star-studded wedding in Italy on Saturday.
BrandonSun: “Yes, they are here, I can confirm that,” chief government spokesman Mohamed Hussain Shareef told The Associated Press by telephone from the capital, Male. “They have gone to one of the islands, but this is very, very secret,” he said.