Polls in People and US Weekly show that a majority of both publications' readers are skeptical about the sincerity of the Hollywood couple's relationship.
Sixty-three per cent of entrants to the People poll believe the romance is a sham, while 65 per cent who voted at US Weekly agree.
The New York Times newspaper is similarly unconvinced. A columnist there writes, "Through all the changes that have swept Hollywood over the years, one thing still endures: strategic love.
"But it is still the easiest way to grab flattering publicity."
On Winfrey's program, Cruise leapt up and down on the host's famous couch shouting "I'm in love! I'm in love!" while laughing manically.
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