ACTOR Tom Cruise has been left “interested in pursuing” newly single pop sensation Shakira after meeting in Miami last week.
The Top Gun star was seen smiling with the Hips Don’t Lie singer at the Formula 1 Grand Prix over the weekend.
Tom, 60, and Shakira, 46, were among a number of famous faces at the Miami International Autodrome in Florida on Sunday.
The pair were seen mingling and smiling in photos as they got to know one another at the star-studded event.
Now, it’s been revealed that the actor is “extremely interested” in getting to know more about the Colombian singer after hitting it off.
An insider told Page Six that there was “chemistry” between Tom and Shakira, who split from Gerard Pique last summer – with the actor sending her flowers after meeting.
The source said that Tom could be Shakira’s “soft pillow to fall on” after allegations her ex Gerard, 36, had cheated with the woman he is now currently dating – Clara Chia Marti.
“He is extremely interested in pursuing her,” they revealed after the pair met at the F1 event. “There is chemistry.”
“Shakira needs a soft pillow to fall on, and that could be Tom,” the insider said, gushing over Tom as a “nice-looking” and “talented” man.
The source also joked the match worked as she “isn’t taller than him”, with the Top Gun star at 5ft 7, and the Grammy winner at 5ft 2.
In June last year pop star Shakira announced her separation from footballer Gerard after 11 years together.
She confirmed their separation in a statement via her publicist, which read: “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways.
“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”
The former couple met in 2010 and confirmed they were dating the following year.
They went on to welcome two sons together, Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven, before their split amid cheating allegations last year.
Meanwhile, Tom split from his wife Katie Holmes in 2012, and has not publicly announced a partner since.
He was previously married to Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001, and Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990.