Celebrity Tom & Katie's Top 10 Pre-Wedding Moments! From their debut in Italy, to their nuptials ... in Italy, check out the highlights of the happy couple's past year. By Brian Orloff By People Staff Published on November 13, 2006 05:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 10. THEIR 'EXTRAORDINARY' DEBUT Corrado Giambalvo/AP Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes came out as a couple on April 29, 2005, in Rome, when Cruise boldly told the world that she was an "extraordinary woman" and smooched Holmes at the David di Donatello ceremony (the Italian equivalent of the Oscars). Later they enjoyed quieter moments, sharing codfish, artichokes and a little privacy during a dinner at the Piperno restaurant. 02 of 10 9. THEIR RIDE DOWN THE RED CARPET LDP Images Cruise and Katie's romance has been fueled by high-octane adventures – including one speedy ride down the red carpet at a June 2005 screening of War of the Worlds in Hollywood. But that was typical of the twosome's early dates: Cruise had also whisked Holmes away for a flight above L.A. in his private jet and took her for another motorcycle ride along the beach in Santa Monica. 03 of 10 8. HER BIRTHDAY ON ICE INF (2) Cruise pulled out all the stops, surprising Holmes on her 27th birthday (on Dec. 18) with an after-hours party at New York City's FAO Schwarz with cupcakes and toys galore. Later, the two hit the ice rink in Central Park for a private couples skate, where they were also joined by Cruise's mom, Mary Lee, and daughter Isabella. Wonder how he'll top that this year? 04 of 10 7. KATIE'S BONDING WITH BROOKE bfc/Finalpixx At an Oct. 29 charity event, Brooke Shields and Holmes acted like longtime friends, despite Shields's onetime public disagreement with Cruise. "You never know how life is going to bring people together," Shields told Access Hollywood. In fact, Shields said she and Holmes are "absolutely" friends. They even have a cosmic connection: Both gave birth in the same L.A. hospital on the same day, April 18. 05 of 10 6. THEIR HOME SONOGRAM MACHINE Jimmy Duvall/AP; Getty Cruise continued to make baby-related headlines when he told Barbara Walters in 2005 about a somewhat unusual gift he gave to the then-pregnant Holmes: a sonogram machine. He told Walters on the Nov. 29 special that the couple planned to perform their own ultrasounds and then, "I am going to donate it to a hospital when we are done." 06 of 10 5. HER BODY AFTER BABY! X17 Holmes cut a fine figure when she first showed off her post-baby body during a shopping trip in L.A. in July, three months after Suri's birth. Always stylish, the new mom managed to drop her pregnancy weight remarkably quickly, heading back to the soccer field for Cruise's kids' games and even taking a Fashion Week trip to Paris with friend Victoria Beckham. 07 of 10 4. THEIR SCREENING WITH FANS Rod Mar/Berliner Holmes and Cruise have jetted to Rome, Madrid and Paris, sure, but what were they doing in Aberdeen, Wash.? The couple showed up – with concession-stand snacks in hand – to surprise a lucky contest winner at a screening of Mission: Impossible III. "I am amazed at how beautiful it is here," Cruise reportedly told the crowd. "You're really warm and wonderful people." 08 of 10 3. HIS PARISIAN PROPOSAL Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Cruise and Holmes took their romance to the next level with an Eiffel Tower engagement on June 17, 2005. First, Cruise arranged a private visit followed by dinner at the monument's famous Jules Verne restaurant, where in a candlelit proposal he presented Holmes with an oval-shaped diamond. "Today is my favorite day in my entire life," Cruise said at the time. "I'll never forget this day. Ever." 09 of 10 2. THEIR REGULAR SOCCER GAMES London Entertainment/Splash From the sidelines, Cruise (often wielding his personal video camera) and Holmes have been dedicated fans at soccer and baseball games for his kids Connor, 11, and Isabella, 13. The proud dad even joins in with the other parents, yelling out supportive tips and cheers. 10 of 10 1. SURI'S FIRST PHOTO Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair Baby Suri Cruise made her long-awaited debut on the cover of Vanity Fair (in a family photo spread by Annie Leibovitz) in early September. But why did the proud parents wait five months to show her off? "We were just living our lives, being a family," Cruise said in the magazine. Holmes was equally ecstatic. "She's a glorious girl. She's the miracle of our life," she said.