Katie Holmes feels betrayed by Tom Cruise’s broken promises to make her a star

Katie Holmes

A story in this week’s issue of In Touch revolves around this new batch of photos taken of Katie Holmes on 4/26. These pictures show the formerly perky actress looking weathered and truly exhausted with dead eyes, greying hair, and a generally unkempt appearance. While a make-up free Katie certainly isn’t a rare thing, she truly has seen better days than these photos would reveal. According to the story, Katie is feeling the strain of her marriage and is “devastated” that she’s not “living the charmed life Tom Cruise vowed to give her.” So I’m guessing that a $125,000 monthly shopping budget no longer fills the void caused by Xenu, his minions, and her tiny, lift-wearing husband?

In Touch has spoken to an insider who claims that Katie is frustrated over a flagging career (her IMDb page confirms this), and that she’s really upset that Tom won’t do a film with her like he supposedly promised when they married. She also is allegedly upset that Tom leaves her alone so much to film all his movies (and pretend to be a serious rock star). Well I’ve always assumed that Katie enjoyed her Tom-free time because it seems like it would be more exhausting to be with him than without him. Who knew?

Katie Holmes

As Katie Holmes walked around a bustling New York City on April 26, she hardly looked like the beaming starlet who accepted Tom Cruise’s romantic marriage proposal just a few years ago. “She looked really tired,” an onlooker tells In Touch of the gray-speckled 33-year-old. “She seemed sad.”

Indeed, katie doesn’t have much to smile about these days, as her husband, Tom Cruise, reignites his career — and fogets the promise he made to help make his wife a big star. While Tom works nonstop — he just finished filming Oblivion in New Orleans and is promoting Rock of Ages — dedicated mom Katie looks after their 6-year-old daughter, Suri. “Katie thought that being married to a huge star like Tom would open doors for her,” says a source, although both stars’ reps obviously deny the story. “But she’s not being offered the roles Tom vowed to get her.” Now she feels neglected. “This isn’t the life she signed up for, and she feels depressed.”

[From In Touch, print edition, May 28, 2012]

If this story is true, I can sort of understand Tom’s perspective in not acting alongside Katie in films. Not only is she kind of a tone-deaf actress, but he probably chose Katie (for his infamous round of wife auditions) specifically because there would be no danger of her eclipsing him in talent like Nicole Kidman threatened to do. The more successful that Nicole became as an actress, the less she faded into the shadows behind Tom, and Tom really seems like he needs to be the focal point of his relationships — probably because of his adorable little Napoleon complex. I’d like to feel sorry for Katie if she truly feels unfulfilled in this contract marriage, but she’s the one who signed up for this mess. Most of us would have been out the door at the first sign of couch-jumping madness.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News

 

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  1. lassie says:

    Deals with the devil rarely work in your favor.

  2. dorothy says:

    If her career takes off she may leave. He’s not going to allow that. Sorry Katie, you bet on the wrong man. Now your stuck with Tom and that cult he worships.

    • Jilliterate says:

      Well, if the blind items are to be believed (And I genuinely do believe the ones that come directly from blindgossip — not the reposts), the marriage contract is up. Katie’s just been offered some extra cash to stick around while Tom promotes Rock of Ages, and then she’s out.

      • Lindy says:

        But do you think Tom will get to keep Suri? And would Katie be okay with that?

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Lindy, No. I think Tommygirl would keep Suri, just like he kept the children with Nicole when they divorced.

        I don’t know what Katie’s going to do, but I think she’s going to find getting out of this mess (if she so desires) a lot more difficult/complicated than getting into it. The CO$ reaches far and wide, and is loathe to let anyone out its clutches lest its secrets be spilled.

        Katie’s “best-case scenario” may be move to a separate wing of the manse (if she hasn’t already); continue to play “happy family” when required; and continue to get paid. That way she could (for the most part) avoid Tommygirl and still have her daughter.

  3. Mimi says:

    Holy sh-t that is one sad face. Someone should do a morph of her face over the years like with Britney & Lindsay because I’m having a hard time remembering just how cute she used to be.

    • Happymom says:

      When she’s made up for an event and “on” she manages to pull off looking cute.

      • Mimi says:

        True, but she’s definitely lost that bubbly spark. Who knows? Maybe this is her way of rebelling against her husband’s supposed demands she look a certain way.

      • Sweettart says:

        I have to say, pictures like this make me feel better. It just goes to show that a lot of the hype about most of the “beautiful people” is due to good stylists and make-up artists.

        I think that in any marriage it’s difficult, if not impossible, for both people to have a consuming career.

        Look at Brad and Angie, they are a big deal because they are together. But looking at their careers, neither of them have the high paced career that they did earlier in their careers.

        I think in situations like that, you either have to leave room and time for the other person to have a focus, or have one person’s career be the focus and the other person is supportive of that.

        If both want it to be all about their career all the time, the marriage isn’t going to last.

        I honestly think when Katie had Suri, she wanted to focus on being a mom.

        What she’s experiencing now is the same thing 99 percent of other women who sequence their career with family do . . . it’s not as easy to pick up where you left up when you put your career on hold regardless of who you’re married to.

        Also, I don’t think Tom Cruise has the clout he once did. He probably feels like he needs to bust his butt to keep himself relevant.

      • lisa says:

        @sweettart

        Brad/Angie are a unique situation. Whether some agree or not each had their own fanbase. Here and internationally. Together they are HUGE. Separately the still are on a differet level. But they support each other. Brad takes off when she works and she does the same. Staying together as a family. Tom has a huge career. He and Katie seem to be apart a great deal. So that in itself puts stress on a relationship. Just as you said when you have 2 people with careers you have to compromise.

        We see over and over how many couples that break up that it is they didn’t spend enough time together or that ones persons success was hard to handle. Katie will never be as big as Tom. And even being his wife is not getting her big movie offers. I wonder why that is too. I would think Tom would do a movie with her, or put her in a film. He could finance the script she wrote. But I’m just speculating.

      • polk8dot says:

        @Lisa ‘I would think Tom would do a movie with her, or put her in a film. He could finance the script she wrote.’

        I think you are making a huge leap of faith assuming that Katie would be able to write anything, let alone a movie script for herself. All this time she’s never once shown any initiative in taking the reigns of her career and steering it to where she desired. She seemed contented with being TommyGirl’s ‘wife’, ‘beard’, ‘contract employee’.
        I actually tend to believe the ‘beard’ rumors the most, and have to say that these pictures somehow make her look like a sad, depleated lesbian. There is nothing wrong with that, unless you are pretending to be straight for the sake of not even your own, but someone else’s career.
        Also, even if she had the talent and acting chops to pull off acting against Tommy (which, lets be honest, is not a very demanging challenge) – HE surely still remembers the disaster of ‘Eyes wide shut’.
        That movie, where he starred opposite Nic, foreshadowed the end of their ‘marriage’, and really shined a spotlight on how miserably common and useless Tommy is as an actor, how overhyped, with no substance to back it up. He’s never ever going to take a chance of that happening again. (we all may know that chances of Katie eclipsing him are pretty slim, but once you get burned…).
        I do not feel sorry for Katie at all. She was shoving her new found fame and fortune in everybody’s face for a long while; now she is ‘disappointed’ with the lifestyle she chose? Oh, cry me a river!
        And I believe that she can’t wait for the contract to be up, to finally free herself of this little freak, and his CO$ spawn. I am convinced that she’ll be more than happy to leave Suri to his care and guardianship, and never have to deal with either one of them again.

    • gg says:

      She’s wearing her favorite tan Britney-boots again. My, they’ve gotten dirty.

      • TVannie says:

        I hate those boots on her and the skinny jeans make her legs look heavy. Please toss the boots, put on your wide legs jeans, some blusher and any other pair of boots you like. With her money, you would think these boots would be long gone.

      • deep says:

        I HATE those boots!! She has been wearing those same boots everyday for months. They aren’t even cute boots and they don’t look good on her. But, seems she doesn’t care. Maybe it’s because the streets in NYC are so dirty that she doesn’t want to ruin shoes. So, she just wears those uglies for coffee runs. ???

  4. Cherry says:

    Oh, boo-hoo. I don’t have enough money to pay the rent this month. I guess we’re all disappointed about something.

  5. Lindy says:

    Wow. She looks so… sad, and tired. I mean, I do not actually expect or demand that celebs *always* look perfectly styled and together when they’re just living their daily lives and not doing promotion or premieres, etc. But this is beyond busted and exhausted. I’m pretty low-maintenance and I do go out without makeup and my hair done. But I don’t think I’ve ever looked this schlubby, even in the first few weeks after my kid was born and I escaped for a bit!

    I kind of feel sorry for her. I do think she should have known better. But still. What a life.

  6. Jackie says:

    she looks like all kinds of hell.

    i still think she was young, overwhelmed by the attention, and had no real idea what she was getting into when she married that freak show.

    • Persnickety says:

      She also had precious little time to negotiate said deal with devil. I for one think she was probably already pregnant, besides which Tommy was anxious to fill the female void in his media stoplight. How much time did she have to consider this deal? 3 days max?

      Y’know the big clue I see for these closeted gay actors? If they’re so into women, why no cheating? Why has there never been a report or a rumor that Zac Efron cheated on Vanessa Hudgens? That Tom never cheated on Nicole? John Travolta on Kelly? C’mon PR peeps, you’re being lazy.

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        Exactly, persnickety!!! THIS X’s 1000!
        Never the faintest whif of cheating!
        What I’ve come to realize is all of these closeted actors do a mere PARODY of a hetero relationship. Its a good mime they do, but its only a pantamime, not the real deal. Never any reports that there out trying to get different tail or romantic with anyone else. They are so wooden and sexually vanilla with their wives.
        I have aways said to my female friends that although Tom Cruise is as handsome as can be there is something about him that is 100% UN sexy.
        Ive never, ever seen him generate an CONVINCING, sexual , DIRTY heat with a woman…..he’s so……magoo.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      I agree with you Jackie. Also, I’m sure Tom Cruise can be very charming and convincing. He made her BELIEVE it was going to be great. I think she loved him. She knew what she was getting into, but like a lot of dumb girls, she thought she could change him.

  7. normades says:

    She has a fashion line, a beautiful daughter, tons of money…and it isn’t enough?

    I have no pity for you Katie-poo. You sold your soul and this is what you get.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      I agree with you 100%. Totally. However she does have my sympathy because I am absolutely certain this poor thing last had sex the day she conceived Suri and never again since then. This face is the face of a woman whos forgotton what its like to be made love to. She has my deepest sympathy. Poor girl is crying out for some love and affection….and some passion!

  8. Amy says:

    “Adorable little Napoleon complex?”

    Not so adorable. I’m going to assume that was sarcasm :)

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Napoleon wasn’t even that short. 5’6 in the eighteenth century doesn’t exactly put him homunculous territory. What has always been so stupefying to people about that? I’m smaller than horses, too. Perhaps David is to blame, what with makin those visual protagonists who appeared as sword and bathtub titans that the actual measurements seem to be a letdown. Perhaps those touches granted to his frequently dubious heroes helped to allow him to perform some expiation of the misery he experienced over his own mangled features. Maybe that supposition is just seeing the tumor for the jaw scar and we mustn’t lose our heads over the affair (RIMSHOT!)

  9. Catherine Paris says:

    So looks very depressed and I think it’s sad no matter if the person is a star or not. She needs help to pull out of it and not from CO$. I also believe that when it gets to this point it’s time for intervention.

  10. Chatcat says:

    It is hard to live a lie. Is that gray in her hair the first picture? She looks alot older then her age. I think the charade is really wearing on her. As I said in another thread, there really is no upside to greed…it comes back to bite you in the ass in a bigger way then it is worth.

  11. Relli says:

    Thank you for putting the top picture up of her. I have been feeling so self-conscious about my greying hair…there is literally a new one everyday and they pop up in the air just like hers. I suddenly feel OK that they are somewhat visible between touch ups. Stars they are just like us!

  12. original almond says:

    Oh cry me river. Are her diamond slippers chaffing? Turns out that selling your soul doesn’t really grant you talent and relevancy. Who knew?

  13. Ainsley says:

    She looks way too rough for someone her age with her money. Something is going on there that isn’t good…

    • polk8dot says:

      With the plastic surgery ‘reboot’ TommyGirl gave himself lately, you’d think he’d find some loose change to splurge on a two-fer, and get Katie a little improvement, too.
      She should be looking 10 years younger than her age, what with all their money, access to surgery and other medical ‘improvements’, easy and comfortable lifestyle and non-demanding work schedule (or rather non-existent). Yet she looks 10-15 years older!
      She does nothing in life – she has people to clean the house, cook the meals, take care of the devil spawn when Katie does not feel like it. Same people who jump at her every demand.
      She is not supposed to be ‘life tired’ because of all the above – and yet she seems like that life is draining out of her.
      It probably goes to show, yet again, that TommyGirl can’t stand the thought of anyone upstaging him. If she took care of herself, had some cosmetic procedure similar to what he just had, and actually gave a damn about how she looked and how she presented herself to others, he might lose the spotlight temporarily, and that is unacceptable!
      That’s why, with all the money; access to stylists, shoppers and makeup artists; and ease of obtaining the latest in cosmetic medical care – she still looks the way she does.

  14. maria says:

    all she had to do was pop on a pair of chic sunglasses and pull her hair back into a loose ponytail…a bit of gloss..instant star look. It’s always makeupless eyes that stand out and the sunglasses automatically take care of that issue. but, it must be nice for her to not even think about it…still…it would have taken under a minute to look polished.

  15. bea says:

    I hate those jeans and boots she’s wearing – unflattering.

    I agree with ^ comment – sunglasses and a pony tail would have helped alot. Of course, when you’re truly depressed, even something as simple as that isn’t possible……

    Hope she can figure out a way to break free and be happy about having $125K shopping budget each month! (Just think about all the GOOD she could do for people instead of buying herself ugly clothes and spoiling her daughter!!!)

  16. MollyB says:

    I don’t get it. She has all the money she can spend, unlimited travel, no doubt nannies to do the midnight feeding/give you some time off, a husband who never bugs you for sex. What’s to hate about her life?

    • Ainsley says:

      “A husband who never bugs you for sex”–ha ha!

    • TheOriginalVictoria says:

      I’d put up with that! It’s the hos that do something for nothing that need to be sad.

      Nobody forced her into anything. If she was willing to take the easy way to becoming an established actress instead of working hard for it like normal people, then I would absolutely be on her side. But I don’t think she was marrying him for love, and I absolutely think that’s fine. Marriage should be about whatever the two people want it to be. In this case, she was well aware of what was expected of her and she should have done her own research on Tom enough to realize that he was going to benefit from this more than she. Always talk to at least one ex before you do the do.

    • bluhare says:

      money only goes so far, seriously. She’s in a relationship with a man who obviously gives a lot bigger damn about his career, she’s got a kid who’s probably a holy terror at home, and probably stuff we have no clue about.

      Yeah, I’d love a $125K a month clothes budget. You bet I would, but it wouldn’t make me happy.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Frankly, when I was most miserable in my last marriage is when I tried to fill it with “stuff” by shopping.

        Now, I’m just trying to be the best wife and mother I can be, hoping everything will work out. (Hard times right now.)

  17. Courtney says:

    Katie can’t act worth a damn why doesn’t she just retire and let Tom who is got at it do it. oh yeah she’s an attention whore thats why

    • iheartjacksparrow says:

      The only movie she was in that I can recall seeing was Batman Begins, and she was horrible. She should use some of her clothes budget to buy some acting lessons.

    • LAK says:

      I disagree with regards her talent. She was doing reasonably well between Dawson’s creek and becoming Tomkat. She had many good notices in good films eg THE ICE STORM, DISTURBING BEHAVIOUR, THE GIFT, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING,and especially PIECES OF APRIL.

      When she did BATMAN BEGINS, i thought she totally sold her burgeoning Indie cred for $$$$$ because she was all wrong for the role. Becoming Tomkat looked like a career move to me in the same vein, trying to get a higher profile to parlay that into bigger roles, but she turned down THE DARK KNIGHT, which i always thought was TC’s decision rather than hers because he HAS to be the star of the family.

      Nicole Kidman did not work as much when she first became his wife. Many of her film choices were really bad eg That stinker with Geoorge Clooney, even BATMAN [can't remember which one], that Jane Campion thing with John Malkovich. It’s only when she received good notices for TO DIE FOR, that she went all out for her career. As much as co$ may have been the cause of that break-up, i also think it’s the fact that her career started to take off during the second half of that marriage, and TC didn’t like it.

      My take is that it is enitrely reasonable for Katie to have those expectations but i think if she’s smart, she should look to Nicole Kidman’s career choices rather than Starring in Adam Sandler stinkers. It’s not as if she needs the money. And May be, she’ll find that promise that she had.

      • Annie says:

        Meh have to disagree here. I saw the stuff she did between Dawson’s and Batman (you missed the movie “Go”) and personally I wasn’t impressed, I think she’s always been quite wooden and dead-eyed as an actress. No, she’s not a movie star or a broadway star but I still think she’s done better for herself than she would have sans Cruise – she has a fashion line, lands the odd role and is still a household name. I don’t remember her gathering indie cool, more like fast fading into true obscurity. As a matter of fact before the whole TomKat saga began I remember thinking to myself “what happened to that Katie Holmes chick? Another one bites the dust.”

        Last thing I saw her in was that Kennedy telemovie, and although I liked the movie overall Katie *still* hasn’t really improved as an actress.

      • LAK says:

        @Annie – i do not think any work she did post marrying Tom is indicative of any talent she may have had.

        her pre Tom work was a mixed bag of really bad [FIRST DAUGHTER] and really good [PIECES OF APRIL]. She was the only one who had any good notices coming out of the gate from Dawson’s creek. Sure she wasn’t a superstar, but she was working her way to a solid career. Perhaps her films were not to your taste, but overall, she was getting good reviews.

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        I saw her on Broadway with John Lithgow and Dianne Weist in All My Sons–by Arthur Miller. Compared to the other actors she seemed like she came straight out of community theater. She wasn’t horribly bad, it was just that you could tell she was ACTING. She was very dull compared to the others. But she was also incredibly gorgeous. Pictures don’t do her justice. She has a perfect body and a breathtaking face.

  18. Janet says:

    Dear God, she’s got some dead eyes. She’s an empty shell inside.

  19. sheri says:

    I remember reading an article about gold diggers. A doc was quoted “We should, but can’t, feel sorry for them, they earn every penny.” Meaning, it is very hard to live with someone you don’t love and pretend for the masses that you do. When the newness wears off, they have nothing. Nothing left to buy, no love. What a sorry life.

  20. Ailine says:

    Tom wouldn’t be caught dead looking like that in public. I can’t believe she is his “wife”. I guess she really is tired of playing the game.

  21. barbi says:

    I don’t really have an opinion about her one way or another but I can’t stand her husband. That being said, I can’t believe she didn’t try to cover her gray hair! In that 1st pict, they are standing up like wire! :-) :-)

  22. TG says:

    She always looks this way why all the fuss now? I remember when she first got married to that creep and she was running around with Posh Spice and dressing like a 50 year-old woman trying to look like a super stylish and rich housewife and that look didn’t work on her and then suddenly she gave up all the pretend and started looking like the dump that she is. I was in a controlling insecure relationship when I was in college it was my first and last mistake poor girl. Does anyone remember when he dated Penelope Cruz for 2 years? They looked cute together both being small and with similar looks and names. She never converted or had children with him. Was it just for publicity? And if so why didn’t he get her to be his robo-wife? Dild his handlers try to pass him off as the dating sort of guy and that failed so they told him he needed to get married and have another child? She must have more backbone than we know if she turned that down.

  23. deva says:

    If I had all that money and just one kid, I would def not look so shitty. Lady has help! Seriously. De-puff stat.

  24. Sara says:

    Unfortunately, she isn’t a good actor and that is why she isn’t a mega star. Even Tom isn’t a mega star anymore.

  25. sheri says:

    Tommy Girl is going to freak out. His wife walking around looking like that while he is out promoting how awesome he is. I love this. First time she has been photographed without her daughter. I’m sure she is depressed and hopefully, smart. Tommy won’t like this. Maybe he’ll give her a divorce and still let her see her kid. Keep embarrassing him…he’ll cave. Dude, this could end up being pretty fun to watch.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      While I hope Tommygirl gets his just desserts, I don’t think this will be “fun” to watch.

      While I enjoy gossip as much as the next gal/guy, I don’t think the implosion of a family (minus the Blohans or Kartrashians) is “fun” to watch.

  26. Dee Cee says:

    Take Suri out of the cult, time to ditch Tom and move on gal..

  27. ladybert62 says:

    She gets no sympathy from me – she chose this life.

    If she is unhappy, she can leave/divorce him – she would probably lose Suri if that happened so she wont do it.

    But if she choses to stay in this devil-pact marriage, then she should grow up and make new choices and find happiness in something other than waiting for Tiny Tom to make her a star.

  28. CandyKay says:

    She looks 10 years older than her actual age. Minimum.

  29. CC says:

    “marrigae”

    Freudian slip?

    haha

  30. Fyofeelings says:

    I don’t feel sorry for Katie oh well there is people in the world who got real problems.

  31. LeeLoo says:

    The stress of living with Tom Cruise has aged her 15-20 years. In reality, I bet Tom loves the fact that Katie looks so plain. He doesn’t have to worry about her upstaging him plus it keeps her self esteem low so she won’t leave him. She certainly won’t be in another A-list relationship.

    She danced with the devil so no doubt she has been burned. She made her bed. She could have perfected her craft and worked hard to get to where she wanted to be but she took the easy route and married Tom Cruise. She’s allowed herself to be brainwashed by the Co$. She could not have been naive as to what she was getting into. She could have at least talked to Mimi Rogers or Nicole Kidman about him.

  32. jen7waters says:

    What’s wrong with her face? It looks like it’s melting… O_o

  33. bagladey says:

    I remember her being so animated and chatty and bubbly and then the immediate change to calmed down and “reserved” after she got serious with Tom; it’s sad. It looks like “they” killed her.

  34. Kimlee says:

    The truly sad thing is that this is not just one bad photo but you can look at hundreds of pictures of Katie at different times and they all look like the one above.The only time she dose’t look like this is when she with Tom and on the red carpet and even then her eyes are dead.

    But I’m sure after this article we will get a photo op of Katie being “on” looking so “happy”. Lol Tom has a movie coming out and you know he can’t have this story and these photos of her make him look bad, So it will be time to put on a show for the public about how happy Katie is with her life with Tom even though evidence says otherwise.

    • Music says:

      Its clear that Tom dosen’t care anymore. Very rarely do you see these two “on” anymore. He probably made her promises, he didn’t fulfill them and now she feels stupid. Sorry, but its her fault. She signed up for it and the fact that she dosen’t want to accept is she is bigger now, than she would have on her own.

      She wasn’t this great young actress she was mediocre for 6 years on Dawsons Creek. A pretty girl, but not busting with talent. See also Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba.

      Tom has gotten a career lift with his role in Misson Impossible 4, doing so well at the box office.

      She needs to blame herself.

      • Steve says:

        I happen to think Jessica Biel is quite a talented actress….she just hasn’t had that movie that will get her an Oscar or a nomination yet. She has 4 movies coming out in the coming year and several more in development. Beauty alone will not get you a career, you should know that. After all, even Katherine Hepburn was derided by critics and was considered box office poison for a long, long time. Then she did The African Queen, Rooster Cogburn, and several other films that have become classics and become better with age. Jessica’s best work is yet to come…..

  35. sassy says:

    she has “Barbara Bush disease”. The disease where you age faster than your husband and start to look like his mother.

  36. Jaxx says:

    I’ve never thought that Suri was Tom’s kid. Ever. Something was hinky about the delivery timing.

    So….Theoreticallly all Katie has to do is threaten to tell the truth on Suri’s biology and she’s free, right?

    Except I think Tom doesn’t want to be a gay divorcee again. I think the cult would see to it that he tried the devastated widower and single father role instead.

    • LeeLoo says:

      No. That would raise too many suspicions. Too many people would see right through it.

      • Jaxx says:

        I hope you are right. Because I have felt from the very beginning of their relationship that this wasn’t going to end well. Her best protection is her parents. They are normal people and would never give up screaming if something happened to her. But they’d make it look like an accident anyway. Haven’t you read about how many people in that cult have died in suspicious circumstances?
        55

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Yeah, I think that would be a B-A-D idea. Sometimes, trapped is truly TRAPPED.

    • Music says:

      Are you kidding? You really believe that the Cult would KILL Katie Holmes, to not reveal “the truth” that he isnt the father of Suri? Um no.

      I don’t know if he is the bio father of the kid, or not but he is Suri’ daddy! He was the one who has raised her for 6 years, is on the birth certificate and the whole nine. Even if TomKat divorced he should still be able to be apart of her life.

      I cant stand Tom, but on this issue I will defend him, Suri Cruise is his daughter, and I don’t see how anyone can say otherwise.

      • Jaxx says:

        Yes, he is her daddy, rather it’s his blood or not. But I don’t think he’ll get by with blocking access to her like he did Nicole. This time the kid will be living with her mother, not locked behind the cult’s walls. I think Katie’s parents can see to that if nothing else. And I doubt the truth of Suri’s parentage is the only secret Katie knows by now. I just know I wouldn’t want to be in her shoes for any amount of money.

  37. G says:

    Maybe she has the flu? Maybe she just didn’t give a f#ck that day?

    Remind me why we’re all mad at her?

  38. svlover says:

    That’s pathetic. Regardless of how I feel about Tom, she chose to marry an extremely well known celebrity. It’s pathetic and alarming to see her let herself go to such an extreme.

    We all know that she was super cute, hip and adorable while trying to snag him. Now she can’t bother to even keep up basic hygiene? As his wife, she also has an image to uphold.

    I highly doubt he would have given her 2 seconds of his time if she looked like this before she got pregnant. Sick of people keeping up appearances for 5 min in order to snag partners way “above” them and then throwing in the towel once they have a ring or baby. So gross.

    Also, what in the world has she done to deserve being “a star” in her own right?

    • Clea says:

      I think she generally looks unhappy and older than she is, which is unfortunate, but is not wearing make up and letting your natural hair colour show really “letting yourself go?” And it is really pathetic and alarming?

      • svlover says:

        Absolutely.

        Anytime a person goes downhill, or deteriorates anotherwords, to such a marked degree in a relatively short amount of time, is alarming.

        What’s pathetic is that, imo, she most likely has nearly limitless opportunities to stay fresh, clean, keep up an image, whichever you want to call it.
        What appears to be a deliberately slovenly and sloppy appearance, in public when you know you will be photographed to death, is no accident and pathetic. Just my opinion.
        She could easily sit for 10 min in am while assistants quickly brush hair, polish, and swab little makeup.

      • Jaxx says:

        Yeah, she knew she would be photographed to death. Could it perhaps be a cry for help?

  39. Inquiring says:

    Maybe Tom Cruise is a succubus……. !F@#k! She looks older than he does now. This is SERIOUSLY freaking me out!!!

  40. maggiegrace says:

    These pictures are really dated; they’re not current/recent. She has an unfortunate body shape, and has shit for fashion sense. My personal feeling is that at 33 years old, a woman is, in some ways, in the prime of her life. She certainly looks post-prime.

  41. mar says:

    she has got to be soooooo miserable

  42. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I’m guessing she would lose Suri no matter what because
    1. The pre nup probably provides for Nutball to be the prime custodian of any legal children and

    2. Even if it doesnt she will be too terrified of the cult to oppose him publicly. She probably literally believes she would be murdered, possibly her parents harmed as well.

    @sheri–there is an old saying that marrying for money is making it the hard way.

    • Bess says:

      Plus, as a scientologist, she’s been “audited” as well. They have dirt on her as well.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Believe it or not, Scientology is not a cult that murders people when they leave. People can leave on their own accord. The issue is that the COS often recruits at a young age, so by the time that kid turns into an adult, he/she has often times been cut off from their family. As they have been financially supported by the church for many years, they have never had to work and don’t have any real skills. It can be extremely difficult for them to assimilate back into non-COS society. Katie can leave but she’d have to give up the luxurious lifestyle to which she is so accustomed and yes, would have to sever ties with Tom.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Yes, look at Nicole Kidman. She was raised Catholic, but I’m willing to bet that whatever marital “contract” was entered into allowed him custody of the children (however they became theirs) and shut her out of said children’s lives.

      OH, lookie! That seems to be exactly what happened!

      Yeah, Katie doesn’t have the ability to stand up to the CO$.

      Tommygirl likes them young and vulnerable and hungry, so they agree to anything.

    • TG says:

      People keep mentioning that the pre-nup probably gives tommygirl legal physical custody of any children but can you really do that? Would that really be valid in a courtroom? That just seems like one of those things you can’t get away with in front of a judge. I mean how can you give up custody of a child that has not even been conceived? A mother has some rights to her child I should think just as a father does too. Can’t stand either of these people but I would hate to see this brat raised in a cult.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        A pre-nup is generally drafted by the attorneys representing each party entering into the agreement, basically arguing over a fair “pre-divorce” settlement. (In this case, I believe I read Katie’s father was heavily involved in the negotiations.)

        It is then filed with the court. A judge doesn’t usually get involved until someone challenges the pre-nup during the divorce. Grounds for challenge can be “signed under duress” (Katie was already pregnant, thus “under duress” when she signed); “false representation” (or something like that); and a couple others I can’t grab off the top of my head right now (Kiddo is playing right next to me, rather loudly).

        Again, I cite Nicole Kidman as an example. Tommygirl seems to have a type: young; naive; not as famous as he, but want to be; raised Catholic; and easily swept off their feet by both his lifestyle and attention.

        (And do remember, this is LA we’re talking about – look what Blohan got away with with several different LE agencies & judges! And Bynes.)

  43. Mew says:

    She looks so tired and unhappy.

  44. Deann Baldwin says:

    Sometimes you get what you pray for. I dont think she truly realized the extent of his crazy but anyway now she knows. Also, I love kids, but Suri scares the hell out of me like Damien. She already has those intense scrutinizing soul sucking eyes…..and I bet she is a monster at home. Pumps and all.

    • Maguita says:

      A prettier packaging for Chucky’s bride?

      A tad mean, but she scares me as well. At the least, Katie had raised an unbearable brat!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      You know, I think that Tommygirl probably spoils the crap out of Suri & Katiebot just tries to keep up to keep Suri close to her.

      So if that means expensive clothes; heels; no coats in winter in NY; lavish late dinners; plays; shopping trips; lipstick; ad nauseum, that’s what Katie’s going to do. Hasn’t she been quoted as saying Suri is her best friend? That’s fine when your daughter is an adult, but when she’s 3 or 4? That’s just sad.

      Will Suri end up being an unbearable beast of an adult? I hope not. Is she probably one now? I’m willing to bet.

  45. nikzilla37 says:

    I feel a lot better about my gray hair and wrinkles after seeing this. Poor Katie.

  46. fabgrrl says:

    Ug. How I hate skinny jeans! Even a thin, tall woman like Katie Holmes looks like she has heavy thighs when wearing them. I’m glad I am too old to have to worry about being fashionable anymore :^)

    • TG says:

      Regarding your skinny jeans comment I have to say that I have been observing people in skinny jeans both in photos and on the streets of DC every day and have concluded that you don’t have to be skinny to pull them off it is just that so many people, the majority, don’t wear them right. I mean certain body types looked better in them but it is all about the shoe and the top you pair it with and the style and color of the jean. Look at Kristen Stewart we know she is a twig and she looks like a bloated teen in skinnys but others who are bigger look ok. But skinnys as well as the super low rise jeans might do everyone a favor and just go away.

  47. sup says:

    she’s only 33, has never been a wearer of heavy make-up, she wasn’t a tanner and not a heavy partier either. so why is she aging so rapidly? her face looks like it’s falling down. like that of my sister in law who is at least ten years her senior and a natural blonde (they age badly). katie has a nice natural olive tan and i thought she wasn’t the type of woman to really let herself go. idgi

    • Anahata says:

      Natural blondes don’t age badly! I’m 37 and people tell me all the time I look like I’m I my early 20′s. I don’t tan. I drink lots of water. And I sleep (when I can).

    • Snowpea says:

      Yeah Anahata! I’m a natural blonde too – in fact, so natural, I’m blonde all over ; ) As in, the carpet matches the curtains. And I too, am 37, and I STILL get asked for ID.

      So, there goes THAT theory, sup.

      • sup says:

        ok i apologize profusely to both of you i should have stated: most natural blondes i’ve seen age badly. as a matter of fact i am a natural blonde too, even if the hair has gone a bit darker in the past few years, and i haven’t aged badly yet, but it just so happens that my s-i-l is one of those blonde women who does.

  48. Another View says:

    She only has the visibility she does because of Tom Cruise. Had she not married her she would have faded into obscurity or back into tv land.he just is not that great of an actress or interesting personality on her own.

  49. LadidahBaby says:

    I think Katy is upset about Tom’s rabid attempt at a “rockstar” persona and his “sexy” (in his own mind) photo shoots that have included other women. She sees herself as neglected and unnoticed, and is sticking it to Tom in the one safe way she knows how: by publicly embarrassing him with the visual signs of a woman unfulfilled by her husband and in premature decline caused by his neglect. She knows damn well that Tom’s ego will suffer as a result of her little display, and he will immediately work to fix it in some way. A new role for her, maybe? Renewed romantic attentions? (If she’s still buying THAT Kool-Aid.) An early release from the contract? Something.

  50. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’m not going to judge her….I struggle with clinical depression and am thinking she could be going through a depressive episode.

  51. Jollytr says:

    Can so many people really be gloating over another’s misery? It’s not like she eats baby kittens or is regularly committing genocide! She was a young woman courted to the moon and back. She was swept off her feet by her teenage crush! Who wouldn’t feel a rush and want that kind of life? Romance, heart throb, power, money, security, fame … they are VERY powerful – but they aren’t indicative of a deranged axe murderer who deserves every pain they get. Their meeting-dating-marrying went so fast she never got a chance to grow past infatuation before she realized the dangers of CO$ and all that glitters is not gold. Now she has serious problems and all people wanna do is slam her. No one knows the troubles she’s facing – but it looks like they are huge, hopeless troubles. Would anyone trade all the money or fame in the world for the pain written on her face? She should have our hopes and prayers for better days instead of “nah nah nah nah boo boo – you suck and deserve to eat worms”.

    • TVannie says:

      Katie has said she doesn’t want more children right now because she wants to be there for Suri. That being said, I think it would benefit Suri to learn she is not the only child in the whole world, I get the impression she is a little over indulged by everyone in her life.

  52. Chrissy says:

    I think it’s true that he chose her because he didn’t like Nicole’s career overshadowing his. It seemed obvious right away that he wasn’t going to let her career progress much, not that he really had to work at preventing it, because she’s not that talented. She looks very tired and a bit older than her age, but many women, even in Hollywood, look much better with makeup. She probably isn’t putting in much effort anymore – she does seem sort of unhappy. I’m sure her life is highly controlled, based on what I’ve heard about Nicole and Tom and just the way Tom seems in general, plus the whole scientology angle. Sure, she has money but I’m sure she has to deal with alot of crud. Not that I feel sorry for her; she chose to get into all of it. But it is probably worse than she expected.

  53. susan says:

    I never heard Suri was not Tom’s daughter. Why would any woman sign anything that gives up their child if the relationship fails? That would kill Katie. I am a huge Katie fan n feel so sorry for her even if she did choose this life. Nobody is perfect. Especially in love.

  54. Rory says:

    Should her face be showing that much “sag” at age 33? Unfortunately, her jawline is such that she will have jowls at an early age. Sheesh; I didn’t get my first gray hairs until age 49!

  55. jane16 says:

    She looks terrible. She needs a cut & color, and to start doing face exercises stat. Its really odd to see someone so young having so much facial sagging. Mostly, though, she needs a good shrink and some good friends. And I would definitely ditch the egomaniac.

    • Jaxx says:

      Do face exercises really work? I saw some online and wondered, even tried out some for a sagging jawline. After doing about ten I even thought my jaw looked a little tighter. Then I called myself a gullible fool and quit it. But if it works……

    • Hakura says:

      Does she even have any friends? I can’t recall seeing her with anyone but Suri, when Tom isn’t around. (If she doesn’t, maybe she’s not allowed to have friends. *shudder* Wouldn’t put that past a scientologist nutcase.)

  56. jani says:

    Even when she did that play on Broadway, got good reviews and a lot of solo attention, she still seldom looked happy. She looked drained and exhausted as she constantly carried/dragged/walked a step behind Suri, the real female star of the family.

    Katie has neither the looks nor the charisma required by A/B list Hollywood. Creepy Tom and Suri do.
    The CO$ crap makes it even worse because it forbids her from seeking the anti-depressant meds and/or therapy that could help her obvious clinical depression.

    I feel glib.

  57. Kim says:

    Not the life she signed up for?! Hilarious! She sold her soul and its not panning out how she thought – oh boo hoo!

    Nicole got VERY famous after she divorced Tom. Take a clue Katie oh but im sure the contract you signed doesnt end for years so your stuck til then.

    Karmas a bitch!

  58. the original bellaluna says:

    I’d be “weathered and exhausted” too, if I had to deal with Tiny Tom. I imagine his manic energy would require quite a lot of my own, to say nothing of Suri’s.

    As far as her grays, I just got my first few over the last year (I’m barely 42) but my Mom has had grays since she was small, due to a head injury. Frankly, I think grays in dark hair look beautiful and distinguished.

  59. Michelle says:

    (Hope I may use links)

    I was wondering who this blind was about:

    http://blindgossip.com/?p=43744

    And then I saw this article. Solved!

  60. Linda says:

    She is way too young to have jowls at her age.

  61. Snowpea says:

    The girl need to wear wide legged pants. They would balance out those piano legs of hers. Why does she always look so terrible? And those boots – hideous. I cannot believe she has a clothing label.

    Having said that, I feel very very sorry for her. She obviously did enter into a Faustian contract and it hasn’t paid dividends. Spoilt out of control child, loveless marriage, stalled career, prematurely aged, depressed, anxious and miserable and tied to a crazy cult that has obviously brainwashed her.

    All the money in the world can’t make her happy now.

  62. soooz says:

    in that second to the last picture, she resembles maggie gyllenhaal.

  63. DanaG says:

    Guess she hasn’t seen Eyes Wide Shut? Katie is more famous now then she ever was or would have been without Tom. Nicole was always a good actress and once Tom was out of the way she has really soared. Katie has never had the acting chops, no one even buys her as a loving wife. Katie signed the contract I’m sure the money and lifestyle looked great then. Not so great now. As least she doesn’t have to sleep with him if he is working so much.

  64. deep says:

    Who cares…and, that picture is so last month. Maybe she was just having a bad day or maybe she could care less what people think. And, she married him knowing that he was odd. I used to like him but since the couch jumping and the whole Scientology thing I can hardly stand to look at him. And, the rocker pictures made me want to puke. Who will go and see that movie??

  65. Newtsgal says:

    And the disgruntled employee story have started…..isn’t their contract about up yet?
    How funny is it that Tommy-girl is knockin on the door of 50 and looks younger than his 33 yr.old wife?

  66. Jaxx says:

    If she leaves him I hope she has locked his secrets away somewhere safe with instructions that they be opened in the event of her demise. She better protect herself, big time.

  67. ria says:

    ,Truth of the matter is that she is not a good actress. I’ve watched a few of her films, the most recent being “Don’t be afraid of the dark” The film was terrible, her acting was terrible. She’s just not a good actress. The idea that she’s upset at Tom because her career never took off, I question her reasons for marrying Tom. I get the feeling Tom is the controlling type and a misery to live with. If she married tom for fame and money, I no longer feel sorry for her.

  68. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I really expected a lot more from Katie with this whole “being married to a gay man thing.” When she used to look glamerous all the time and started her fashion label I really thought she was going to be smart about it. So, shes no great actress. Big deal. She needs to get over it.
    She has endless amounts of money available to her to do almost anything she wants in life. If she wanted to she could travel around the world 100 times over. She could parlay herself into a big society wife and do the charity circut. She could start up a bunch of charites and promote them and do something thats actually, you know, USEFULL and good with her life. Instead of feeling sorry for herself and lost. Take charge of your life, do something fun and good and imaginative with your life and while your at it you can also take a discreet lover. But no, she goes around looking unwashed and sad.
    Also, Tom was stupid to get rid of Nicole. He had a lot more credibilty when he ws with her and they had been a real “power couple”. Everyone loved them together. When will men reaize that when they get divorced there stock goes down, a lot. I know I took tom a LOT less seriously when he married katie. She has hurt his image a lot. They have done nothing for eachother. A lot of damage on both sides.

    • LadidahBaby says:

      There’s a lot of truth in what you say, but to a depressed person those words are impossible to hear, much less to comprehend–they just don’t get through. Being in depression is like being paralysed, and by its very nature it keeps people from being able to help themselves. If she’s as depressed as she looks, she needs the kind of help her overlord doesn’t allow. Sad.

    • Hakura says:

      I agree with LadidahBaby, regarding depression.

      Just from my personal experience during the last year…I’ve experienced terrible depression for the first time in my life. Like Ladidah mentioned, it’s paralyzing, & in my description, suffocating.

      It can keep you from getting out of bed, leaving your house, or even taking care of family or pets, things you would never neglect under normal circumstances. But one of the worst aspects is that you totally isolate yourself, slowly ending up with no friends.

      I’m not trying to lecture, of course. Your ideas were definitely great ones that any of us would jump at the chance to live. But as long as Katie is stuck in scientology, where she’s not allowed to take clinical depression/anti-anxiety medication to help her, there won’t be any improvement.

  69. tmbg says:

    If she leaves, what can he do to her? She’s high profile and if she was bumped off, people would immediately suspect him and his cult. Why waste your life when you’re still young and could be in an actual real, loving relationship? And maybe she’d be allowed to make some friends.

    I suppose he’d somehow get custody of Suri and make sure she has limited contact with her ala Halle Berry. Man, she’s in a jam. I guess she really didn’t know what a nut he is.

    • Linda says:

      Hello to everyone. Could someone kindly tell me why Tom would get custody of Suri? I do not understand.

      I have read all of the above posts, but what I don’t understand is if they divorced why he would be the one to get full custody. Why would she give up her child? What has she done wrong that would allow him full custody? Please explain. Thank you.

    • TG says:

      Interesting that you mention Halle Berry because I was just thinking that what would happen if Halle was throwing down with tommygirl rather than poor Gabriel. That would be a specatular cat fight fought in the press and the court. And Linda I too have written above and asked the same question – why does everyone assume he would get custody of the child? Why wouldn’t it be joint cutstody? I don’t think you can sign away the rights to your child in a pre-nup. A child is not property.

  70. Michael says:

    You all are so paranoid. How can you read “disillusionment” from some random pap pics wherein she looks a bit tired.

  71. Anna says:

    I thought Katie did an excellent job in Pieces of April. Great film.

  72. cruiz2 says:

    Wait! Think this is a PR staged attention getter for his “Rock” movie? Then they walk the red carpet and look FAB? Maybe she is practicing for a new role? Anyways, she looks like crap!

    I do not feel sorry for her at all, her Dad’s an attorney. The engagement and timing on baby Suri was sketchy from the beginning. She’s not an “ingénue” anymore! Live or deal with it!$$$

  73. palermo says:

    It’s finally sinking in that she made a huge mistake. I imagine it’s exhausting being married to him and also having a child that you never say no to.

  74. Leia says:

    Grew up watching Joey Potter, Jen Lindley, et al so it’s kinda disappointing to see Katie Holmes ended up as a soulless Scieno wife who just wanted to be an A-List movie star and didn’t really have a plan on how to develop that. It seems she expected the roles to fall in her lap.

    I don’t think it’s sunken in yet that try as she might, she simply doesn’t have the talent to be The Next Nicole Kidman.

  75. Dredz says:

    I thought Katie was the weakest cast in Batman Begins, and her performance as Jackie in the Kennedy miniseries was equally dreadful. She acts and talks the same in both movies… Dreadful, dreadful… Also she has no charisma to make it as a big star or at least elegance that Nicole has

  76. lisa says:

    I know a lot of people posting knew Katie before Tom. I may be in the slight minority that didn’t watch the TV show she was on. I only knew her when she was first seen with Tom.

    Tom is very high achieving. Very driven. Katie seems to be trying to find what she wants and is. I don’t think she knows. She seems to be dipping into so many waters and never really swimming in any of them. Cooking, Dancing, Acting, Designing.. and Tom just said in his interview that she wrote a script.

    the thing I’m surprised about is that she has not had more children. Suri is 6 now.. that is a long time. She is 33.. not old, but I just find it strange they have not had more. Katie does not have a thriving acting career. and it would easy for her to be pregnant and designing her fashion line. I don’t know much about the COS but Katie is not a child, we all have to deal with the choices we make Even Katie.

    final note.. Sometimes I wonder if Katie comes out looking like this on purpose. She is a very wealthy woman. I don’t think she has to be a Victoria Beckham or the other women that seem overly obsessed with fashion and having a “perfect” look. She reminds me a bit of Jennifer Garner in how she dresses. I don’t know. Maybe she wants attention.

  77. Britt says:

    I have to say I kind of love the fact I can see grey hairs on her head. If she has access to the absolute best hair stylists and make-up artists and walks out of the house looking like this well, there’s hope for me yet.

    But I don’t really feel sorry for her, she would have had to have been blind freddy if she didn’t realise the complete nutjob that TC was before she went there…

  78. Amy says:

    If she were to get divorced from Tom (which may not happen now but in a few years I can see it happening), would she also have to give up Suri? Would the Scientology people go after her? I really wonder…

  79. LondonLady says:

    I think she needs to leave princess with the nanny and hit the gym, no matter the amount of screaming that ensues.

  80. PS says:

    I don’t have one ounce of sympathy for her. She knew exactly what she was signing – - she expected to be the next Nicole Kidman. Well, tough sh-t.

    I don’t buy she’s depressed either. If she were that depressed, would she be calling the paps to show up and take her photo? Wouldn’t she be tucked away inside rather than doing the ho stroll?

    When they split, Tom will get Suri. His name is on the birth certificate. For all intents and purposes, he IS the father. Katie can’t run to the press to “tell all” – - it would negate her contract. And wasn’t the contract the entire purpose for this sham?

    • riri says:

      Why can’t she just go to the press and say the truth?

      That would let her child free.

      Contracts cannot be enforced regarding human lives.

      Suri is not some property you can buy or contract.
      As long as Katie is giving her consent he can claim and do whatever he wants, but if she will come clean to the press, there would be nothing he can do.

      What’s the worst that can happen? that she will not get some of the money?

      I would imagine that the life of her daughter is more important than more money for a wealthy woman that Katie is already.

  81. bettyrose says:

    I have sympathy for her just as I would for any young woman who entered into a bad marriage in her twenties. Unlike “normal” bad marriages, though, she’d have to divorce an entire cult to escape and have the hope of a real marriage someday. She was never going to be an A-list actress either way, but everyone deserves the chance for a loving relationship.

  82. Sometimes, like today, it strikes me that what we’re discussing so sick.

    A guy who is probably in the closet hiring a woman to beard for him in a sham marriage, even having a kid. For vast sums of money. The kid being completely coddled and probably will end up crazy. The woman always looks like hell. Her parents know about the deal.

    Fake pregnancies. Murder coverups. Craziness. The kinkiest of perversions.

    We take it all so matter-of-factly.

    Hollywood: it’s always been a really sick place.

  83. BlackSwan777 says:

    Bitch is zombified! Seriously, what the hell happened to her. Her eyes are totally vacant. .

  84. riri says:

    I remember how thrilled she was with all the attention and the coverage of their “romance” in the beginning, when she got really expensive clothing and went to European premieres with him.

    She was foolish enough to assume that if Nicole is such a star, then Tom “can make her wife” such a star.

    She had enough money of her own, and could have been a single mom easily. Especially with the support of her family.
    The combination of greed and desire to become a star has made her sell her private life.

    I do hope she gives up the money and just take her kid.
    That child is being brainwashed and is being prevented from having a normal childhood.

    Katie is now a mother and should be thinking about what her choice has done and is doing to her child.

    Suri deserves to go to school, have friends and lead a normal life without any cult messing with her head.

    No one can take a child from her own mother. Not a contract.

    Just realize what you have at stake and leave.

  85. lisa says:

    I never understood the thing with Nicole and Tom and the kids. Did Tom adopt the children and Nicole was “mother” because they were married. I don’t understand how the children became the Cruise children and not with their mother.

    I find it so sad that Nicole doesn’t seem to have a close relationship with children she raised from an early age and those children(adults) are calling Katie Mom..

    that is all kinds of wrong IMO

  86. herrnesto says:

    i wonder what katie holmes thinks about lisa marie presley leaving scientology, as well as the court case a few months back where a high ranked staff member of the church accused David Miscavige, the leader of the cult of serious abuse. the leader of the cult is katie’s husband’s best friend. what must be going on behind the scenes would have to be pretty awkward.

    • herrnesto says:

      the pictures aren’t that bad. how one comes up with all sorts of stories based on a few random snapshots without any context is strange. she looks natural.
      maybe she just woke up and its early morning or something.

      • Snowflake says:

        Yeah! Exactly! and she sure seemed in love with him in the beginning so i don’t buy the ‘its a contract.’ she was young and naive and prob didn’t realize charisma can also equal manic. now she’s prob over him but loves suri and has kind of busied herself w taking care of her and just resigned herself to her life.

  87. O.Begrere says:

    Maybem if she could act just a little…..She is no Nicole,…just a wanna be..poor her and her millions…

  88. Snowflake says:

    i feel sorry for her. no one deserves to be miserable. hope she finds the courage to leave if that’s what she wants.

  89. ClaireBear says:

    Does Katie have any contact with her parents anymore? Wouldn’t they hop in and try to rescue her from Tom and the COS? Isn’t Katie’s Dad an attorney?

  90. hmmmm..... says:

    http://blindgossip.com/?p=43744#more-43744

    Looks like the concensus is that Katie’s time is up and that’s why she’s going out deliberately looking less than “all that” the king demands….

  91. TG says:

    @the original bellaluna – If you are reading this thanks for your reply about the pre-nup. I know nothing about family court or pre-nups but I still can’t believe you can sign away custody of an unborn child and one that might not even exist at the time of the prenup. I would think that could be easily challenged in court for the reasons you state above. But if her father was involved in the pre-nup and he let tommygirl have custody of his granddaughter than we have to wonder if he was really looking out for his daughter’s best interest. By all media accounts the parents were distraught over the situation but putting on a brave face and in order not to lose their daughter alltogether they were willing to go along with the farce.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Yes, TG, I remember reading that too. But I also remember he was fiercely negotiating for a “fair” pre-nup for his daughter. (I used the quotes because I think fair is subjective, especially in this case.) I do think she would have a good case of signing under duress, as she was pregnant at the time. (Wasn’t she, or did they get married after she had Suri? Either way, I’d say it counts as duress.)

      Unfortunately, I haven’t seen pix of Katie with her parents in quite some time, nor have I read of their visiting. I’m afraid she’s already lost.

      • TG says:

        Wasn’t there recent photos of Katie with Suri and her parents in Louisiana recently, in the past month or so? I thought that photos came out and everyone said tommy wasn’t around but then there were also photos of him there too. Not sure but I think I remember some with her and her parents. Hope they help her get the heck out of there and leave that demon child behind. LOL Just kidding there is still hope for little suri if they can rescue her from the cult too.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Good, TG, that makes me feel a little better. I was worried maybe she had ended up estranged from them after all. Hopefully the can help her, ’cause it sure looks like she needs it! Sad.

  92. crtb says:

    I don’t blame her. I’m sure this factored in why she married him.

  93. lillsche says:

    in my eyes she was a star already and became tom cruise’s wife. that’s sad. i don’t think she needed to marry him for getting famous…

  94. lili says:

    It’s not easy to walk away from the privileges Katie’s life has afforded her. She was young and unaware of the influence that the CoS would have on their lives. She is stuck, and rumour has it, will not leave with Suri, if she leaves (thanks to the wackos within the Church)..so she stays and becomes a shell of her former self. I do kind of feel bad for her – she probably feels trapped. That being said tho, with your big monthly shopping budget, can you get a new pair of boots. She wears those every damn day!

  95. skuddles says:

    Looks like Katie has totally given up on herself…. I can’t help but feel sorry for her.

  96. Gossip Hound says:

    I think it’s weird that people can assume she’s “sad” from looking at paparazzi pictures. Maybe she’s annoyed with having her picture taken?
    I will say that she became a total phony cheeseball after marrying TC. In every interview she has been over the top sweet and simpering, like a robot. I remember her giving this corny interview to Diane Sawyer about how her pants came un-hemmed while she was about to walk in a fashion show. She told some canned story about her mom teaching her to sew growing up–so golly gee, she was able to fix the pants. It just came off completely phony to me. I’m sure her mom taught her to sew, but the way she was speaking came off so staged. I can’t think of one movie she’s even been in since marrying TC.

  97. Katie says:

    There´s nothing wrong with her on these pics. She´s just aging, like the rest of us.

    • sadiesays says:

      She is married, has a beautiful daughter, is rich and doesn’t have to work that hard. She was glowing and pretty only 5 years ago and she is 33??!!. I’m sorry but this doesn’t come from just aging. Look at her eyes. They are sunken so deep into her head, it looks like she’s been huddled in a cave somewhere. :(

  98. Kate says:

    Wow, I still can’t understand people’s hatred towards this couple. Katie Holmes has always been a quiet, private person. Everybody is seems to make assumptions about her. Who knows? She could honestly want to be a stay at home mom. I will say I have seen tons of pictures of her with Suri and I have yet to see a nanny. To me, it seems like she truly enjoys being a mother. Not like majority of actresses out there. There are plently of women who have given up their career to be a full time mom. I will admit the picture of her is a bit rough, but who knows…she could’ve been sick for the past week or Suri was. God knows, I’ve looked like something from a horror movie after dealing with sick kiddos. I just don’t understand why everyone commenting has to be so judgemental. Especially about the one reported “meltdown” Suri had at a resturant, now she is “spoiled”. Goodness!! A small child throwing a fit…because THAT has never happened in the history of man. It happens. Get over it. As far as Tom Cruise goes, honestly I’d love for my husband to jump on a couch about how much he loves me. Love is a little crazy sometimes. Well that is my two-cents. Take it or leave it.

  99. sadiesays says:

    I don’t think Katie has ever looked this bad. She almost looks crazy, like one of those people who escapes from a cult and has to be “re-programmed”. I don’t think being sick is an excuse, this has been a work in progress for some time now. I don’t think being famous can replace true joy, and from what I’ve seen in the past 5 years, she doesn’t seem to have any. Maybe when she is doing theatre and away from the real life stuff, but seriously, I would love to know what is really going on. Her youthful glow faded far too quickly. :(

  100. mattlauerrocks says:

    She looks like Miracle Laurie from Dollhouse. I don’t like Katie Holmes – she seems aware and sneaky to me and filing in NYC is so not above board. She should have taken her chances with LA instead of looking calculating even if per the advice of her lawyer. It’s just a divorce. He didn’t beat her or anything so just let it play out. He’s not going to have a problem letting her go – not gonna chase after her “like the Beatles” _ thank you, Adam Driver!

    She probably reads these sites and thinks she’s actually likable. yeah, like Ann Curry.
    At the end of the day nobody cares what happens to her because her life is not some famine stricken toddler in Africa – she’s just finishing her job at being a well compensated piece of public speculation and we are entertained and distracted.

    No matter what the blogs say in her defense, this is not and never was a woman genuinely in love with the person she married. Her actions have all belied that. Real Catholics know what I am talking about. It’s not about her ~aristocratic~ Catholic upbringing railing against the unwholesomeness of Scientology. Marrying him in the first place for the wrong reasons was biting into that apple, Katie. All that bible study and you never learned to watch yourself – you can’t have it both ways.

    Kelly Preston actually comes across in past interviews as being naturally besotted with John Travolta. There are certain things that people feel and say that make the difference.

  101. Dorothy says:

    I think Tom is the one who was betrayed, not Katie. She left without telling him anything and “covered it up” for six months, according to media reports. Now that’s betrayal.