Polls in magazines People and Us Weekly show a majority of both publications' readers are skeptical about the sincerity of the Hollywood couple's relationship, because both Cruise and Holmes have films released this month--Cruise stars in War of the Worlds, while Holmes is in Batman Begins.
And Kidman fears the new couple's carefully prepared photo opportunities are doing nothing to convince cynics their relationship is real.
She tells Vanity Fair, "In terms of your life, if you start to exploit it, then what's real, and what's not? What's yours, and what isn't?"
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And Holmes won't deny increasing reports they are actually engaged. When quizzed, she says, "Look I can't lie. We have to talk about that, Tom and I. But it just makes me smile when you ask about that.
"I'm so happy. I'm thrilled. I'm so in love with Tom and that's all I care about. He's just the most amazing man in the whole world."
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