Exposing his secret! A story about Tom Cruise losing both of his front teeth while eating in a restaurant has officially come out years later.
Col Allan, former editor-in-chief at The New York Post, recounted the story about the hunky actor in the fourth episode of the new docuseries, Gossip.
In the clip, Allan explained that Cruise had just moved to New York City with Katie Holmes when the Mission Impossible star invited the journalist out for drinks.
“They bought a house in the Village, and they wanted some privacy and they were worried about Page Six," Allan recalled in the episode. "So Tom wanted to have a drink with me, and you know, talk about his expectations."
“We went to a place — I think it was on 54th street, called Circo. We sat in a corner and he actually ordered a bottle of red wine, which I thought was surprising because he was a Scientologist and they generally don’t drink,” Allan continued.
“And we’re drinking and talking, and the next thing I know," the journalist said, "both of his front teeth fell out onto the table cloth right in front of me.”
Allan remembered feeling “speechless” at the time: “I mean, this is a face that’s on posters all over the world, good looking guy and there are his front teeth."
He noted that Cruise looked around for his teeth before popping them back in: “It was an uncomfortable moment."
He also shared that the Top Gun actor pleaded to keep the incident under wraps.
Allan admitted that he told Cindy Adams about the incident later, and she was dying to cover the “delicious” story.
“I made the mistake of telling Cindy, who you know [said] ‘Oh my god that’s great, I’m gonna write that,’" he recalled, "and I said, ‘No you can’t do that. I gave Tom my word I wouldn’t do it.’"
“So you know, that story was never published until I’ve just told you right now, so there you go,” Allan added.
During the episode, Adams finds out that Allan finally spilled the top-secret story, to which she responded, “Oy! Oh! How miserable. I hate him now. I mean, oh, that’s awful. I’m gonna use that whole story now. I’m now gonna write that whole story. Oh, that’s such a good story.”
The four-part Showtime docuseries premiered on August 22, and covers the “rise of tabloid media and the cut-throat players who blew up the news,” according to the series' official site.