October 5, 2005

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes expecting baby

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie star Tom Cruise and his
fianc©e, actress Katie Holmes, are expecting a baby together, a
spokeswoman for the actor said on Wednesday.

News that Holmes, 27, is pregnant with Cruise's child was
first reported by People magazine on its Web site.

"I can confirm that," spokeswoman Marlan Willard said when
asked about the report, but added that she had no information
about a due date or any other details.

A statement from Cruise's chief publicist, sister Lee Anne
DeVette, added: "Tom and Katie are very excited, and the entire
family is every excited."

No wedding date for the couple has been set.

Cruise, 43, and Holmes, 27, began dating in mid-April, and
he proposed to her in June at the Eiffel Tower in Paris,
announcing their engagement the next day at a news conference.

A month earlier, Cruise had drawn snickers and raised
eyebrows with a manic, couch-hopping appearance on "The Oprah
Winfrey" show professing his love for the actress.

The twice-married Cruise, currently shooting the action
movie "Mission: Impossible III," adopted two children, Connor,
10, and Isabella, 12, with former wife Nicole Kidman.