Tom Cruise was at the height of his acting career by 2005, which is the same year he was set to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The audience went wild with excitement as Cruise walked onto Oprah’s stage, but little did everyone know, Cruise would be the most excited in that studio. As his interview with Oprah progressed, Cruise became overwhelmed with happiness after she asked about his new relationship with then-girlfriend Katie Holmes.
His expression of love for her was displayed by an awkward series of fist pumps, kneeling on the floor, and couch jumping. Oprah was so shocked, she said, “He’s gone. He’s gone. The boy is gone!” The incident marked the first instance of Cruise “going off the rails,” as he has since become less famous for his movies and more known as an advocate for the controversial Church of Scientology.