Tom Cruise admits the fallout from his infamous sofa-leaping antics on Oprah Winfrey's TV show greatly “affected” his family.

The Top Gun star regrets proclaiming his love for now-wife Katie Holmes in such hyperactive fashion, but can’t understand why he was critically mauled for it.

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Tom went on the chat queen’s show in 2005, and spent much of the interview jumping on the guest sofa, telling the world of his love for a “magnificent” woman.

He told the U.K.'s Hello! Magazine: “I guess I did court her kind of aggressively."

“There were things I did at the time that I look back and think, ‘Well, okay, I could have handled a couple of moments better.’"

“But I was surprised by some of the things that were said about me at the time."

“It affected us all, and as a father and a husband you want to protect your family.”

Tom insisted he’s learned from his mistakes, but he’ll never stop shouting from the rooftops his adoration for Katie, their daughter Suri and his adopted kids with Nicole Kidman.

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