Tom Cruise has reportedly split from his girlfriend Hayley Atwell for the second time.
The Top Gun: Maverick star, 59, and his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star, 40, have parted ways after recently reconciling following their first split in September of 2021, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication, ‘Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for them. They have now decided they are better as friends.’
It’s over: Tom Cruise, 59, has reportedly split from his girlfriend Hayley Atwell, 40, for the second time; Pictured July 2021 in London
The insider also revealed that the fanfare around the couple after going public was too much to handle.
‘They get on really well, and have fantastic chemistry, which is why they decided to quietly give the relationship another try earlier this year.
‘What was working behind closed doors didn’t work out so well when it was made public, and the fanfare around them as a couple exploded again,’ the source stated.
Friends: A source told The Sun: ‘Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for them. They have now decided they are better as friends’; Pictured May 2021 in London
The source also insisted that the couple’s romance was ‘genuine’, stating ‘In spite of some rumours to the contrary, it was never just for the cameras.’
Atwell recently supported Cruise at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London, on May 19, where she stunned in a black crop top and matching velvet skirt with a high slit.
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘She’s purely there to support him. It’s a big step for them.’
The pair began dating in 2020 after meeting on set of Mission: Impossible 7, and were first reported to be an item in December.
Fanfare: The insider also revealed that the fanfare around the couple was too much to handle: ‘What was working behind closed doors didn’t work out so well when it was made public’; Pictured on set in Italy, November 2020
Tom, who plays Ethan Hunt in the famous franchise, and Hayley, who portrays a character mononymously known as Grace, spent much of the last year shooting the movie across the UK, as well as in Rome, Venice, and Norway.
Though the two had never expressly confirmed their romance, they were said to have become ‘fairly inseparable’ after they ‘hit it off from day one’ on the film.
However, by September, the relationship was said to have ‘run its course’ for the pair.
An insider told The Sun about the breakup: ‘It has been a very intense period of filming together. They really got on well – but as the latest film winds down they’ve decided to go back to being friends.’
Co-stars: The pair began dating in 2020 after meeting on set of Mission: Impossible 7, and were first reported to be an item in December; Pictured on set in Rome, October 2020
‘Their filming schedules are very full-on, and Tom has a number of other commitments coming up and is always shooting around by private helicopter and jet so it just ran its course.
‘But they’re still happy to work together. It’s a shame, but just one of those things. They still get on well.’
Tom hasn’t had a high-profile romance since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes, 43, in 2012, while Hayley was said to have split from her English doctor ex at some point in 2020.
The Hollywood icon shares daughter Suri, 16, with Katie.
The ex: Tom hasn’t had a high-profile romance since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes, 43, in 2012; The former couple pictured in 2011