After being caught hanging out with the "Hips Don't Lie" singer at the Formula One Grand Prix in Miami over the weekend, a source exclusively tells Page Six: "He is extremely interested in pursuing her."
Cruise, 60, is currently unmarried, while Shakira, 46, divorced her longtime lover Gerard Piqué, 36, in June amid suspicions that he was having an affair with his now-girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti.
"Shakira needs a soft pillow to fall on, and that could be Tom," our insider says, adding that Cruise has the advantage of being "a nice-looking guy, and he is talented."
"And she isn't taller than him," the person added. Cruise stands at 5-foot-7, while the pop singer is at 5-foot-2. According to a source, Cruise was so taken with the pop singer that he supposedly brought her flowers.
On Sunday, the "Top Gun: Maverick" star and the Colombian chanteuse were photographed speaking in a private hospitality suite and on the race's starting line.
Shakira and Piqué have been married for 12 years and have two children, Sasha, 8, and Milan, 10.
"It's been difficult not only for me, but also for my children." "It's extremely difficult," she told Elle in September. She continued,
"I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family."