Australian supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw’s management have hit back at sensational claims that the model has come between Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes, dismissing the reports as “ridiculous”.
Earlier this year, Kershaw and fellow top model Edita Vilkeviciute posed alongside a topless Cruise for the cover of W Magazine’s May issue, designed to promote his upcoming film, Rock of Ages.
In character as rockstar Stacee Jaxx, a tattooed Cruise is seen stripped to the waist, while the models, role-playing as his groupies, are draped over him. Yet US tabloid the National Enquirer have used the images from the fashion title to suggest Cruise, 49, and Kershaw, 24, were intimately involved, saying the pair were “half-naked in bed” together and that the “raunchy photos will tear the Cruise marriage apart.”
“The shoot took place several months ago and it is totally ridiculous to suggest or intimate that Abbey’s relationship with Tom Cruise is anything but completely professional,” Chic Management’s Kathy Ward told WHO.
Kershaw, who is now listed at one of the top five female models in the world, has been locally represented by Chic since she was discovered in the 2004 Girlfriend Model Search.