Katie Holmes flew to NY alone to prepare for her play

After all the speculation and stories that Tom Cruise was setting up house in NY and wasn’t allowing his wide-eyed bride Katie Holmes any time to herself, Katie flew to NY alone ahead of her Broadway debut. It’s unknown if she’s still alone doing preparation for her play, All My Sons, but she probably had at least a day or two without her husband and daughter Suri, 2.

Katie Holmes is asserting her independence: She flew off by herself to New York to prepare for a play, say sources…

On May 19, said the pal, she left 45-year-old Tom behind and flew by private plane from California to the East Coast…

Tom had no problem with Katie, 29, taking to the stage – but he made it clear he’d be right by her side in New York.

“Katie told Tom she was going alone right now because she needed to shop, check on plans for a family home and meet with producers,” said the source.

“But Tom said he’d pack up daughter Suri and they’d go as a family.”

That’s when Katie told Tom he could join her later, says the source, but for now she was heading out alone!

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, June 2, 2008]

It’s hard to tell from that story if Katie brought Suri with her, because she’s not mentioned and they only say that she “left Tom behind.” Either way, it’s a means for Katie to strike out on her own without Tom and try to resurrect (or create, depending on your perspective) her career with hard work.

The show is due to premiere in September, with an official opening in October. Katie won’t be in NY for long. According to the print edition of In Touch, Tom and Katie are planning a huge housewarming party for their $35 million recently renovated and decorated mansion in Beverly Hills on May 31.

Photos are from the Costume Institute Gala on 5/5/08, thanks to WENN. We haven’t seen any photos of them in a while, so maybe it’s true that they’re apart for a short time.

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  1. Kevin says:

    If you didnt know all the crazy, you would think that they were a very cute couple in those photos. Also,,if you don’t know that there are spies following behind her about 50 yards,,,then you are crazy also.

  2. LiLi says:

    who would pay $ to see katie holmes on broadway?
    1 ticket costs 150-300$

  3. Bodhi says:

    IMO she is an awful actress & I seriously doubt that she’ll pull off any role on Broadway.

    That being said, I’m sure any time away from TinyTom is breath of fresh air. I have this feeling that he just sucks the air out of every room he is in

  4. Syko says:

    I’m surprised she’s able to walk without him clutching her arm.

  5. Leandra says:

    That isn’t really news. She’s a big girl and capable of flying by herself…it doesn’t mean they’re “getting a divorce” because she flew to New York.

  6. TC says:

    Isn’t the point of getting married is actually being together?

    Nobody forced her into marriage, so why should a 30 years old woman need to “assert her idependence”?

    Married couples actually WANT to spend time with one another.

    I also don’t like it that actresses leave their child behind for nannies to raise them. I know Angelina Jolie and other actresses might have done the same, but it is just wrong.

    She can work during the day and take care of her child in the evening.

    I agree with one thing:
    “IMO she is an awful actress & I seriously doubt that she’ll pull off any role on Broadway.”

  7. adleisia says:

    Arthur Miller is rolling over in his grave right about now. I was really excited about All My Sons returning to Broadway… especially with Diane Wiest. But Kate Holmesbot? No thanks. I wouldn’t pay $10, let alone $300.

  8. poopie says:

    Wouldn’t you just LOVE to read about KatIE really letting loose and club hopping, dancing naked on the bar and picking up random guys singin’ WOO HOO ! Gosh, i wish she would hook up with Linds or Brit or Paris !!!ANYTHING to be rid of TinyTom with the big schnozz and fake hair. i HATE him

  9. Toni says:

    Why is it a story when a full grown woman wants to do something by herself? Also,what does Ms. Jolie, who has never left any of her children behind to work, have to do with this? She and Mr. Pitt constantly get beat up for not leaving them behind.

    Like stated above, who knows where the child is. OF course, this story may not be true since the source is the Enquierer, who love to make stuff up.

  10. Carrie says:

    I’m really hoping to read a post on this site about her partying in the meat-packing district with ‘Ho-han and leaving in someone else’s stolen mink swigging from a water bottle full of vodka.

    I have a feeling the Church of Scientiology will ensure this remains a fantasy.

  11. lola says:

    Good luck Katie. I hope this goes well. I am rooting for her. As usual, celebitchy cannot help her fangs when it comes to this family. :roll:

  12. Bodhi says:

    Then don’t read the stories. Geez!

  13. Bodhi says:

    Any regular reader knows which celebs each writes likes & dislikes. Bitching about it isn’t gonna change anyone’s minds

  14. curegirl0421 says:


  15. TC says:

    Toni, it is news when a woman that has money leaves her toddler and husband behind while they both can join her.

    Angelina Jolie has been reported several times living her children with Brad while she flew to other cities and other countried for a week or a couple of days.

    Last time was when she visited the Middle East (including Iraq) while pregnant with twins.

    There is a difference when the children are older and the child doesn’t feel as deserted.

    Those mothers (Katie, Angelina) are not forced to leave their babies and toddlers due to financial hardships that force them to leave them in order to support the family.

    They also have all the nannies they need to have their children with them.

    IF they choose to put their career and their “fun” before their responsibilities to their babies, it reflects on their (lack of) character and priorities in life.

  16. Bodhi says:

    IF they choose to put their career and their “fun” before their responsibilities to their babies, it reflects on their (lack of) character and priorities in life

    Every mom, famous or not, deserves some time without their family. And what about the fathers? They have responsibilities to their children too

  17. TC says:

    With so many nannies and other types of “help”, those actresses have plenty of time without their family.

    The problem is for the babies that feel deserted if the mother is gone for a week or more.

    The fathers (Brad or Tom) seem to actually be more committed to their babies than these mothers.

  18. Devilgirl says:

    Who cares what she does, it won’t cover up for the fact that she cannot pull off a role on Broadway, that is unless Tommy buys good reviews for her, and frankly, I don’t think all the money in the C of Sci-fi can do that !

  19. Bodhi says:

    What about moms who are in the military & have to leave their children to serve? Are they bad moms? You just can’t generalize…

    All of my personal opinions about either couple aside, I think both women are great moms who truely love their kids

  20. Toni says:

    Oh please. You make it sound like fathers have no influence on children and only mothers do. That is an insult to any working mother or single father.

    Children are not abandoned if their mother or any parent leaves them for a few days at a time. Many of the women I work with travel for their jobs and leave their toddlers with their father’s or other care givers for up to a week. Does that make them uncaring? Working for a living is not a sin, even if your job is in entertainment.

    This sounds so much like a 50s sitcom, only the dad works and mom stays home because she has to cook, clean and take care of the children.

  21. Bodhi says:

    Oh please. You make it sound like fathers have no influence on children and only mothers do. That is an insult to any working mother or single father.

    I, in no way shape or form, said anything remotely like that. In today’s world both parents usually work. Both of mine did & I’m sure I’ll have to work when I have kids.

    I never said that anyone was abondoning their child. What I said was Every mom, famous or not, deserves some time without their family. And what i was getting at was that neither woman seems to be ditching her child(ren). They both travel for work.

    Good grief.

  22. TC says:

    The huge diffeence is that unlike other mothers (like women in the military) that are forced to leave their babies, in order to support them, Katie and Angelina have all the money in the world and do not need to leave their babies.

    Women in the military don’t go on a trip, and don’t have a private jet and nannies and the permission of the boss/military to bring the baby with them and money to house the baby and the nanny while they work or shop or whatever they feel like doing.

    They have nannies and assistants and they still leave the babies behind and go for a trip without them.

    There is also a difference between leaving your 8 year old and leaving your baby.
    Babies simply suffer more emotionally and psychologically when their primary caregiver deserts them.

    Read the studies and research.

    and Toni, why are you bringing up the fathers?
    No where have I read hat Tom/Brad has deserted his babies and went to another city or country.

    I did read Angelina has done that more than once, and we are discussing the first time that Katie has done that.

  23. Bodhi says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure I confused the bejeesus out of myself. My apologies.

    TC- Neither woman has abandoned their child(ren)

  24. Donaldo says:

    The worst thing that could happen is for Katie to actually succeed on Broadway…because she would upstage Cruise, and he can’t stand that.

  25. Enonymouse says:

    TC, you are wrong and over exgagerating things, besides it is non of your business to judge someone on such a personal matter. :roll:

    Mothers (and fathers/ parents for that matter) are not supposed to be joint at the hip with their child (or spouse) in order for the child to grow up well. Plus, while Tom Cruise filmed his latest movie, Katie was seen out all the time spending nice quality time with Suri and the same goes for Angelina.

    I agree with Tony and Bodhi.

  26. vdantev says:

    Katie Holmes on Broadway? I had a little sister who used to pay dress up all the time but no one paid 200 bucks a pop to see her do it.

    Maybe Katie can have Tom’s control chip pulled out of her brain while she’s out in NYC.

  27. velvet elvis says:

    Since Tom is at home I wonder if he sent a scientology minder in his place.

  28. breederina says:

    Ms. Holmes is the perfect airhead storm. Once that is accepted all the rest falls into place.

  29. Kat says:

    She won’t be alone in NY, I’m sure the scientology spies will be in close range. The Catholics might try and convert her back. Tom will get his daily updates.

  30. Anon says:

    Going without Tom, OK. I just can’t believe that she is without Scientology handler. One of their tactics is to NEVER leave subjects alone with their thoughts, or they might realise what’s going on. I’m willing to bet Katie hasn’t spent more than an hour or her awake time on her own since she married Tom.