Tom Cruise talks Katie Holmes, rumors and films in Playboy

Tom Cruise, Playboy June 2012
Playboy/David Rose
Tom Cruise in Playboy, June 2012
Playboy/David Rose

(CBS News) Tom Cruise opens up about everything from his love for Katie Holmes, to dealing with the rumor mill in the June issue of Playboy magazine.

The 49-year-old actor gushes about his wife, seven years after they first starting dating, which led to Cruise famously couch-jumping on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," a move that brought on many skeptics.

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"She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you'd see it," he told the magazine. "Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She's funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better."

Cruise said he's "a romantic," adding, "I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that. I don't know what to say -- I'm just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special."

And then there are those nasty rumors in the tabloids.

"There comes a point when you just have to go, You know what? Here's how I've lived my life: I've never been late to a set," Cruise told Playboy about tabloid reports. "I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love. You just have to keep going and remember that. The other stuff? I hear it, I read it, I get it. But life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody."

He also addressed his faith in Scientology, explaining, "What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better, whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve. Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them."

Cruise will hit the big screen in "Rock of Ages" on June 15.

Check out the Playboy interview here. The magazine hits newsstands on Friday.