Sorry, folks. It looks like Scientology won’t have its power couple.
Orange Is the New Black actress Laura Prepon has denied rumors that she’s currently dating fellow Xenu worshipper Tom Cruise. Speaking with SheKnows, the 34-year-old clears the air about what’s really going on between her and the Mission: Impossible star.
“It’s just so funny that, when people don’t know, they just make stuff up, [like], apparently I’m dating Tom Cruise right now. And apparently he doesn’t want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I’m a Scientologist,” she says.
“This is false,” Prepon continues. “Where are they even getting this stuff? It’s unbelievable to me.”
Romance rumors first began swirling when Grazia magazine reported that Cruise, 51, had a date with Prepon at the Manor Hotel before the couple attended a dinner party at fellow Scientologist John Travolta‘s house days later.
According to Prepon, people are just assuming she’s dating Cruise simply because they both follow the same religion.
“The thing that sucks is that there’s so much false data because people are in mystery as to what Scientology is, so they just kind of make up stuff,” she explains about her beliefs. “It’s kind of unfortunate because then I have to be like, ‘No, that’s actually not what’s happening.'”
“You know, in terms of portraying a lesbian on the show, I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community,” she adds in regards to rumors that Scientology is anti-gay. “I’m going to the GLAAD Awards in a few weeks. I went to the human rights campaign. I flew up to San Francisco and did this whole thing and I won this award [for] being a straight woman portraying a gay woman on camera. I’m a total supporter of the LGBT and they are an amazing fan base.”