Tom and Katie's Paris Engagement!
TomKat is official, as TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES have announced their engagement! At a 'War of the Worlds' press conference in Paris Friday, Tom confirmed the news: "Yes, I proposed to Kate last night ... because it's very beautiful and romantic here," he smiled.
"Entertainment Tonight" has learned that Tom popped the big question Thursday night after a romantic candlelit dinner at Le Jules Verne, a famous restaurant on the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Tom says the couple may even exchange vows in France -- on a train from Paris to Marseilles Friday, the actor told members of the media he would love to marry Katie at the Eiffel Tower with both of their families present to witness the event.
"Today is a magnificent day for me, I'm engaged to a magnificent woman," he told reporters at the press conference, as his bride-to-be smiled and displayed some serious diamond bling on her left hand.
There is no wedding date planned just yet.
Sparks flew immediately for this Hollywood couple, who have been dating for just over 2 months. It all started when Tom called the 26-year-old "Dawson's Creek" star out of the blue for a private meeting. The two hit it off instantly and set out on a variety of romantic outings -- including sushi dinners aboard his private jet, vacations in Mexico, OPRAH's white tie ball and smooches for the paparazzi in Rome last April.
Tom then publicly declared his love for Katie on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in May, literally jumping for joy at his newfound girlfriend. "I can't be cool, I can't be laid back," he told Oprah. "I want to celebrate her, she's a very special woman."
Katie, of course, echoed the sentiment: "It's exciting," she told our JANN CARL. "I love Tom. It's amazing. I'm so proud to be with him."
Both stars have big summer films coming out, which had led to some speculation that this was all just a big publicity stunt. Tom's response? "Ridiculous." Tom's 'War of the Worlds,' directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG, opens June 29, while Katie's 'Batman Begins' is in theaters right now!