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No, Scarlett Johansson Did Not Audition to Date Tom Cruise, Silly

The actress put an end to a persistent old Scientology rumor.

There's been a persistent rumor circulating for years that Tom Cruise was auditioning various actresses to play the part of his real-life leading lady until he married and impregnated Katie Holmes (married in 2006, they were divorced by 2012), and the name that has gotten mentioned the most is Scarlett Johansson.

Now, years later, Scarlett is finally speaking out to debunk the rumor that she auditioned for Tom after a former Scientology security guard brought it up again on Megyn Kelly Today

"The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning," Scarlett said in a statement provided to E! "I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships. Only a man aka Brendan Tighe would come up with a crazy story like that."

Let Scarlett eat her popcorn in peace from now on, rumor mongers!

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