By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
06:01 10 May 2023, updated 07:53 10 May 2023
Tom Cruise is romantically interested in Shakira, after the stars were seen in Miami this past weekend at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami.
An insider told Page Six Tuesday that the A-list actor, 60, ‘is extremely interested in pursuing’ the Colombian singer, 46, as ‘there is chemistry’ between the pair.
The South American songstress, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, parted ways with longtime love Gerard Piqué, 36, last summer amid allegations he had cheated on her with the woman he wound up dating following the split, Clara Chia Marti, 24.
The Hips Don’t Lie singer ‘needs a soft pillow to fall on, and that could be Tom,’ the source told the outlet of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One star, describing him as ‘a nice-looking guy, and… talented.’
The source noted of the stars, ‘And she isn’t taller than him,’ as the Top Gun: Maverick star is 5-foot-7 while the Grammy-winner is 5-foot-2.
The Hollywood veteran sent flowers to the Whenever, Wherever artist after they crossed paths at the auto racing event in South Florida Sunday, the outlet reported.
The pair were seen chatting on the starting grid of the race and in a private hospitality suite.
Shakira is mother to kids Milan, 10, and Sasha, eight, with Pique following their 12-year romance.
Cruise is father to three kids: Isabella, 30, and Connor, 28, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman; and Suri, 17, with ex-wife Katie Holmes.
Cruise was in the headlines this weekend after was named the winner for Best Performance in a Movie for Top Gun: Maverick at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.
He was nominated against Austin Butler (Elvis), Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling), KeKe Palmer (Nope) and Michael B. Jordan (Creed III).
Cruise showed off his trademark showmanship as he delivered his acceptance speech from the air in a jet.
‘Hi, everyone, thank you so much for this award,’ Cruise said. ‘I make these films for you. I love you. I love entertaining you. How much you enjoy it, how much you appreciate it. There is no better feeling and I hope you enjoy this.
He continued: ‘Dead Reckoning coming out in July. It’s a wild ride. Have a wonderful summer. Thank you again for letting me entertain you. It’s an absolute privilege. We’ll see you at the movies.’
Cruise is also gearing up for promotional trail for the first installment, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which is slated to his theaters in July.
Cruise, who is known for doing his own stunts, initially began developing his passion for flying during the production of his 1986 blockbuster Top Gun. He initially received his pilot’s license in 1994.
Top Gun: Maverick hit theaters in May of last year and garnered $1.49 billion including $718 million in domestic revenues.