Katie Holmes's New Friend Raises Eyebrows - 2005-06-15
"They're always together," says one source. Since Holmes met Rodriguez – soon after the star began dating Tom Cruise in April – "they've become good friends. They go shopping, they go out."
And they've been generating headlines. Why all the fuss? Because Rodriguez is employed by the Church of Scientology, Cruise's controversial religion. And though a source close to Holmes says that Rodriguez is traveling as a friend and assistant – not as a religious adviser – the blossoming friendship indicates that Holmes is getting more serious about Cruise, 42, and more deeply involved in Scientology.