Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' whirlwind romance is the real deal, according to former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham.

The Hollywood love-birds have been widely accused of embarking on their high-profile relationship in an attempt to raise awareness for their movies Batman BEGINS and War of the Worlds.

But pal Beckham has spoken out on behalf of the smitten pair after witnessing their affection first-hand alongside her soccer ace husband DAVID.

She says, "It's for real alright. Tom and Katie were all over each other when we were at his house. They were massively in love by the looks of things.

"We both thought Katie was a lovely sweet girl. It's definitely not a publicity stunt."

07/06/2005 13:42