"Mr. and Mrs. Cruise were smiling so much," says a source who spotted the honeymooners at the Maldives airport, adding that they brought about 40 pieces of luggage and lots of toys. "They looked very happy."
The jet that carried the newlyweds was owned by one of their wedding guests, Australian media mogul James Packer.
A Cruise friend for several years, Packer was an extra in the actor's 2003 drama The Last Samurai; Cruise and Holmes flew to Australia to attend the memorial service of Packer's billionaire father, Kerry, in February.
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