She probably initially thought the scientology thing was cool... I mean, you know, a young girl from Toledo (Ohio, where I live) with questions, doubts. I mean, really, it could happen to anyone. (Fortunately when I was questioning, I found Unitarian Universalism instead.)
I bet she was probably in love with that whole "Ohmygodhe'stomeffingcruiseandhelikesME!" thing at first.
I really liked Cruise as an actor. (Far & Away is one of my favorite movies. Not to mention all his 1980s hits... Top Gun... Cocktail.) It's disappointing to me that he turned out to be such a nutbag. I still go to his movies, but I cant say that watching his movies doesnt taint the way I look at him.
I see John Travolta movies now and then. At least he keeps his nutbaggedness a little quieter...