Katie Holmes has been in the public eye for more than 20 years, but she is very much a private star. She recently sat down with Elle and opened about motherhood, her daughter Suri Cruise, and her life on-screen.
Holmes, who is best known for Dawson’s Creek, as well as her very public marriage to Tom Cruise, opted to remove herself from the public eye shortly after her marriage ended in 2012. (And, frankly, who could blame her?)
Katie Holmes Opens Up to Elle About Suri and Motherhood
When she stepped out of the public eye, Holmes focused on work, but primarily on raising her daughter, Suri, who is now 13.
Holmes, who had her daughter at 27, told the magazine that she was “happy to become a mum in my twenties.” She continued, “It’s been nice that our ages fit… how do I put this? Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together.”
Now that Suri is officially a teenager, Holmes admitted that she worries about bad influences, just like many parents. “There is so much bad news and hate and things that don’t make sense,” she said. “The atmosphere around the world is… terrifying.”
She demurred when asked about further details about her life as a mom, but did speak openly about her apartment.
“It’s really homey. I have a lot of pictures. I like vintage art from flea markets,” she said. “Because we’re in New York, I want our apartment to be very cozy and soft – the city around us is so intense and hard. So that’s our style. And a lot of colors.”
Katie Holmes Tells Shape That She Sometimes Works Out with Daughter Suri
It just depends on the day,” Holmes tells Shape. “We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap. But I don’t force her to work out with me because I know that’s lame.”
Holmes added, “I feel very blessed to have such a special daughter. Being her mom is absolutely the greatest gift and privilege.”
In addition to being a busy mom, Holmes will also appear in two movies this year – The Secret and Brahms: The Boy II.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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