While we look at some of the top stars in the world, we often place them high up on a pedestal, even seeing some of them as something more than just a normal human being. However, these stars were not always global superstars and some of them actually had to work really hard to make it to where they are today.
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is considered one of the biggest superstars on the face of the Earth, with millions of fans all over the world. Things have not always been this way for Tom though, as former The Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert has revealed. Melissa dated Tom when he was just starting out and she has opened up about his struggles in the early days.
Gilbert revealed, "Actually, when I dated him he was Tom Mapother still. It was when he first moved to Los Angeles, and I think I was...16? 17? I did not have sex with him. We made out, but honestly, there was no sex. He was a good kisser, but you know, he was like a struggling, starving actor and I was working. I actually bought him his first set of dishes."
It is not the first time that a star has spoken out about dating Tom Cruise, who has had a number of high-profile relationships in his time. Tom once dated the singer Cher, who decided to tell the world just how great Cruise was in bed, calling him one of the best lovers she has ever had.