Tom & Katie Talk Love & Marriage

It was more than just love at first sight for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

“I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her,” Tom told the December 7 issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

The magazine’s “Holiday/Reinvention Issue” has two separate interviews and “Double” split covers for its upcoming issue – one with Katie and one with Tom. Both interviews are by writer Lynn Hirschberg.

Tom bought the ring shortly after their first date. And the feeling was mutual — according to Tom, Katie later told him that she had had a crush on him for years, even dreaming of marrying him as a little girl.

“I was completely in love,” Katie told the mag of meeting Tom, admitting that her feelings starting young. “I admired him growing up – he’s Tom Cruise! I… maybe had his photo up on my wall.”

The couple have been the center of a tabloid tornado since beginning their whirlwind romance in April 2005, with Tom grabbing a number of headlines for his unexpected exploits – from jumping on Oprah’s couch to his successful surprise appearance at Matt Lauer’s recent Friar’s Club roast. In 2005, Tom called the newsman “glib” as he argued heatedly about anti-depressants.

“My feeling is, go big or go home,” Tom said in the T interview, laughing off past controversies.

But there’s one thing he wants to keep to keep to himself, speaking regretfully of placing his new family in the “adventure” of superstardom. It’s Katie who wouldn’t want go back to the way things were.

“No,” she said. “My life has expanded.”

In the interview, Tom also talks about his latest film, “Valkyrie,” his film choices over the course of his career, coming out to LA for the first time to meet up with Sean Penn, and his recent roast of Lauer.

Katie, photographed for the mag in an “Old Hollywood” motif, discusses her turn on Broadway currently in “All My Sons,” growing up in Toledo, Ohio, her first early auditions, and spending time with daughter Suri.

Videos of Tom and Katie in the mag’s “Screentest” series can be seen here and here.

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