One of Hollywood’s most-followed couples, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce was far from private. Since the famous couple split in 2012 after six years of marriage, Holmes chose to take a step out of the spotlight, moving from Los Angeles to New York to raise her daughter, Suri.
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In a shift from her usual, under-the-radar behaviour, Holmes has candidly opened up about her fame and the stress of her divorce from Cruise in a brand-new interview. In the April issue of InStyle US, the 41-year-old actress made rare comments about her divorce from her ex-husband, revealing, “That time was intense. It was a lot of attention, and I had a little child on top of it.”
“We had some funny moments out and about in public. So many people I didn't know became my friends and helped us out, and that's what I love about the city.”
The Dawson’s Creek veteran then continued, recalling a story about a cab driver who helped her during a particularly difficult evening soon after the couple split.
“There was one incredible moment when I think I actually cried. Suri was 6 or 7, and she was spending the night at a friend's house while I was seeing the ballet at Lincoln Center. At 10 o'clock I got a call: ‘Mommy, can you come get me?’” began Holmes.
“I got a cab and went down to Battery Park to pick her up. She was exhausted. She fell asleep on the way home, and when we pulled up to our building, the cab driver opened the door and helped me not wake her. He helped carry her to the building. He was so kind.”
Katie’s bond with her daughter Suri, now 14-years-old, is clearly unbreakable. The actress certainly didn’t hold back when discussing her love for her daughter, sharing;
“I love her so much. My biggest goal has always been to nurture her into her individuality,” she said.
“To make sure she is 100 percent herself and strong, confident, and able. And to know it. She came out very strong — she's always been a strong personality. She'll pick an activity and work her butt off until she's really good at it. Then she's like, ‘OK, I'm going to try the next thing.’
“She’s pretty special.”