August 20, 2001 01:00 PM

Although Penelope Cruz’s latest movie, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” was released Friday, the Spanish star is getting more attention for her latest boyfriend than for her latest role. Ever since Cruz, 27, and Hollywood’s hottest divorcee, Tom Cruise, 39, arrived together at the L.A. premiere of “Corelli’s” last week, the public has been speculating about their relationship. (Cruise’s publicist confirmed to that the actors have been seeing each other for about a month. Their first known date was at the trendy Beverly Hills restaurant Spago.) “He came and shared it with me,” Cruz said of her premiere date during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” “It was special for me that he wanted to share it with me that way. There’s nothing to hide and it’s a good thing,” Cruz said of their relationship. She calls Cruise the most generous person she has ever met, but didn’t elaborate on their relationship. “The stuff that is personal is personal, like the situation now there is nothing to hide,” Cruz said. “Everything that had to be said has been said. We are not going to give details of it, but I think people understand that.” In “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” Cruz plays a young Greek woman who must choose between a hometown flame and a World War II officer.

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