She Moved On Quick! Katie Holmes Was Engaged To Boyfriend Of 5 Years Just 3 Months Before Tom Cruise Proposed To Her

October 21, 2019 09:59

In 2003, actress Katie Holmes, then 25, eventually got engaged after dating for five years.

According to the New York Post, news of Katie's engagement to Chris Klein began making its rounds after the actress showed off her gorgeous engagement ring to a friend.

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The couple had been for a couple of years at this point but kept mom about whether a wedding was on the horizon. However, by December 2003, it seemed wedding bells were ringing for the two lovebirds.

Ending the engagement

By March 2005, Katie and Chris's relationship was coming to its end. People reported that Katie and Chris had ended their five-year relationship, calling off their engagement.

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While the couple didn't give an outright reason for the split, Katie did tell People in 2002 that she and Chris didn't see each other as often as they'd like due to work schedules.

In a 2017 interview with TheDailyBeast, Chris opened up about his and Katie's relationship.

We were kids, man...So think about when you were 20 to 24, and that’s what it was. We were all working, successful, and having fun. It was late ‘90s, young Hollywood, and we were having a good time.

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He said that the time he and Katie broke up was a transition time for both of them. He was trying to find his voice away from his teenage heartthrob persona while Kate's hit TV show Dawson's Creek was ending.

All these culminated in the couple deciding it was best for them to go their separate ways.

Engaged again

Shortly after her last relationship ended, Katie became linked to famous actor Tom Cruise. In fact, things moved so fast for them that many assumed it was some type of publicity stunt.

One minute, the actress was ending things with Chris and three months later, Tom was popping the question at the top of the Eiffel Tower. This big proposal took place in June 2005.

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According to MTV, both actors were in Paris at the time to promote their movies and evidently, Tom saw it as the perfect time to ask Katie, whom he had been dating for about two months, to marry him. He confirmed the news to the publication on the same day saying::

Yes, I proposed to her. It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower, so I haven't slept at all. Today is a magnificent day for me; I'm engaged to a magnificent woman.

In November 2005, five months after Tom and Katie's engagement, Chris told Today that his ex's relationship with Tom had nothing to do with what he, Chris, had with Katie.

People are going to write what they want to write. Her being with Tom has nothing to do with her and I discontinuing our relationship. People move forward people move on it's what we do.

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Chris said that what he and Katie had was "very special" and as long as she was making choices that made her happy, then that was all that mattered.

Young Katie Holmes sure moved quickly after her relationship with Chris ended. But it sounded like she left things on good terms before moving on to Tom who apparently captured her heart in a very short time. Even if it might not have seemed like it, Chris' words showed that he had no hard feelings over the whole situation.

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