Ever since giving birth back in 2006, Katie Holmes has been intensely private when it comes to discussing her now-teenage child and most other details about her personal life. However, during a rare, new interview with Elle UK, Holmes opened up about her daughter Suri and explained how they’ve essentially grown up in tandem.
Seeing as how the former Dawson’s Creek star almost never gives interviews, it’s no surprise she remained consistently guarded during her conversation with the magazine. There were no salacious tidbits about her six-year romance with Jamie Foxx (the pair reportedly split back in May) and no bombshells about Tom Cruise’s parenting skills (or their previous marriage). “I’m very private and quiet,” she said when discussing the public’s interest in her life. “I try to keep it in perspective because it just is what it is.”
Holmes gave birth to her daughter at 27, which Elle UK deemed “relatively young, by todays standards.” The actor said that she was perfectly content to be a mother in her 20s, and that “its been nice that [her and Suri’s] ages fit.” She went on to explain, “Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together.”
Today, Suri is 13 and has been described as “a great kid.” A source close to Holmes told Us Weekly in April that Suri is “just a good girl who is a joy to be around. Katie has done things right with her because shes very grounded and down to earth.” Still, Suri is a teenager a fact that Holmes admitted she’s keenly aware of. When asked by Elle UK if she’s worried about Suri being tempted by bad influences, the star acknowledged, “Doesn’t every parent?” Holmes then conceded, “But, yes, of course Im worried. There is so much bad news and hate and things that dont make sense.” She also described the world’s current atmosphere as “terrifying.”
Back in 2017, Holmes expressed a similar sentiment regarding Suri while discussing the previous year’s presidential election with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager on the Today Show Radio. “I know I thought Hillary [Clinton] was going to win … and it just hurt so badly when she didnt,” she told Hager. “And I know that it hurt my child so much … and it really made me think, ‘Oh we have a lot a long way to go as women.’”
Be that as it may, Holmes told TODAY.com in March 2018 that she doesn’t want Suri to focus on wins and losses in her own life rather, it’s the effort that matters. “We just focus on what shes passionate about and how you feel when you achieve your goals,” she explained. “I try to reward her for her hard work, and not necessarily the results of the hard work.”
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