SuriWatch: Cruise's Ex Willing To Testify About Beautiful Baby

Former, homophonic Tom Cruise publicity partner Penelope Cruz is the latest to join the growing list of former business associates, Celebrity Centre detox-sauna buddies, and other trusted members of the actor's inner circle of super friends willing to bear witness to the corporeality of suspiciously unseen, possibly mythical infant Suri. While cornered on the red carpet in London, Cruz extolled the Miracle Baby's beauty:

Cruz, who dated Cruise from 2001 to 2004, declined to offer details of the meeting, but praised Suri as a special baby.

"She's really beautiful. She's one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen," the 32-year-old actress said. She was in London Thursday night to attend the British premiere of her new film, "Volver."

As a onetime Cruise consort, we can hardly consider the actress a reliable source in this matter; whatever settlement her agent reached with Scientology's Celebrity Retention Tribunal to have her released from her billion-year personal services agreement undoubtedly included a provision that she could one day be called upon to validate a controversial procreation. Besides, she probably gets a secret thrill out of looking at photos of Katie Holmes smiling blankly through her imprisonment, then congratulating herself on getting out of that relationship before Cruise had a chance to get serious with the fake baby talk.