Movie star Tom Cruise has proposed to new girlfriend Katie Holmes in Paris.

The pair were in the city of love while promoting both of their current films War of the Worlds and Batman: Begins.

Cruise spoke of the engagement to reporters in France saying, "It's definitely love and France. I've never felt like this before. She's an extraordinary woman and I love her very much".

Whether this move will put a stop to the talk that the pair are just participating in shrewd publicity is yet to be seen.