CHER 72 and TOM turn back time

TOM CRUISE and Cher are secretly dating more than 30 years after their steamy first fling, stunned insiders dish to A snitch says the 56-year-old Mission: Impossible action man and the 72-year-old diva —who rates him the best lover she’s ever had — have never forgotten the hot times they shared and have been meeting up for a sizzling reunion romance.

“They can’t deny what they have felt for years any longer,” tattles the source. “There’s no question they’ve been lusting after each other all this time. They are back together and meeting for sexy hookups in Hawaii, Vegas and L.A., with no strings attached. “The chemistry is back in full force. They’re having fun and enjoying every minute of it.” Cher and Tom first met in 1985 at Madonna’s wedding to Sean Penn. At the time, Tom was about to become a superstar with the hit flick Top Gun. But their romance really took off shortly after they bonded over a common problem at President Ronald Reagan’s White House. “A bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic,” she reveals. “We didn’t go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there.”

When they finally hooked up, Cher candidly admits, “It was pretty hot and heavy for a little minute.” She’s also confessed Tom was a Top Gun between the sheets! “Cher will tell you that Tom was one of the best — if not THE best — lover of her life. She’s always liked him, minus the Scientology stuff.” Now the timing’s right, again. “Tom hasn’t been able to find a woman his age and Cher is looking fabulous,” notes the source.

“She might be 72 but she has the body of a 35-year-old.” But the relationship isn’t just physical. “Intellectually, they get each other,” adds the Source. “They can discuss politics and the business side of moviemaking for hours. “Their friends seem to think they’ve filled a Specific need for each other. They certainly seemed thrilled to be back in each other’s arms.”