Katie Holmes’ shopping allowance: $125,000. A month.


This week’s In Touch Weekly is reasonably standard fare – Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are living separate lives, they don’t sleep in the same room, and add a dash of Xenu, and you’ve got the same breakup story we’ve seen the past four years. However, there are some details in this story that are especially good (excerpts courtesy of Jezebel):

*There’s a book about the Church of Scientology that hasn’t even been completed yet. In the book, there are several chapters devoted to Tom and Katie. The book will reveal things like…

*Katie and Tom sleep in separate bedrooms. SHOCK. You know what’s even more shocking? They weren’t on the same continent in weeks – Tom has been in Europe while Katie filmed in LA. She only recently brought Suri to Prague, where Tom is currently filming. So, yes, separate bedrooms, but they forgot “separate countries”.

*The book reveals Tom’s odd quirk: Tom looks down on people who get colds or flu. Because it’s totally their fault.

*Tom and Katie have a full-time Scientologist staff with 18-hour work days, and the Church has staff members who are just dedicated to Tom Cruise. “They spare no expense with him,” says a source.

*And finally: Katie’s shopping allowance is $125,00 A MONTH. That’s $1.5 million a year, just on clothes.

The clothing allowance thing is what gets me the most. Katie has some of the worst style of any high-profile female celebrity out there. In my opinion, her styling is consistently worse than Angelina Jolie’s. Katie is worse than Jessica Simpson. Worse than whatever tacky sh-t Rachel Zoe can come up with. The fact that Katie pays SO MUCH for her clothes is both sad and funny. You really can’t buy taste – and Katie is proof positive.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Actress and actor and wife and husband Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise attend the Cinema Society with People StyleWatch & J. Crew screening of 'The Romantics' after party at the Gansevoort Park Avenue on September 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

41857, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday June 22, 2010. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are spotted leaving their Manhattan apartment headed off to see Denzel Washington in his Tony award winning role in the Broadway show Fences . Photograph:  PacificCoastNews.com

Sep 30, 2010 - Beverly Hills, California, U.S. - KATIE HOLMES attends Variety's 2nd annual charity gala for females in the industry held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. © Red Carpet Pictures

Fashion icon and actress Katie Holmes, wife of superstar actor Tom Cruise, comes to town to attend the Calvin Klein fashion show at Fashion Week in New York City, New York on September 16th, 2010.  Fame Pictures, Inc

Celebrities attend The Extra Man premiere, hosted by Vapiano, held at the Village East Cinema in New York City, New York on July 19, 2010. Among those in attendance: Katie Holmes Fame Pictures, Inc

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  1. ziggy says:

    whoa!! and she still looks like crap most of the time!

  2. roguesiren says:

    That’s how much her soul was worth.

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    katie is a victim of the “if it costs a lot it must be stylish” virus.

    see: Louis Vuitton “initial bags”.

  4. whitedaisy says:

    Holy crap.
    That would feed a lot of hungry people.
    I mean, it’s not as though she’s getting her money’s worth….

  5. Obvious says:

    I love the dress in the last pic…the red and blue striped-however it needs a belt! and some major styling!!!!

  6. zxc says:

    She has very expensive bad taste.

  7. devilgirl says:

    So, if InTouch says it, it has to be true.

    Hey, if I were Tommy’s beard, and forced to be a Sciento, I would be asking for a bigger allowance than that.

  8. Aries says:

    Wow, if that ‘allowance’ part is true, do you think she would mind sharing? I’d be debt free (mortgage included!) in one month and have a good chunk of change to spare! Heck, I’d take half! Please? I just want get out of debt, that’s all. I don’t need to be a millionaire.

  9. Just a Poster says:

    Oooh wouldn’t it be delish if she did what Jackie O did. She would buy all sorts of things and return them for CASH!

    Maybe Katiebot is smarter than we all think 😉

  10. Girafe99 says:

    So does this mean that money can buy you love?

  11. Girafe99 says:

    So does this mean that money can buy you love?

  12. hatsumomo says:

    UGH. I absolutely HATE items that are considered fashionable with the logo only on it. With a passion of a thousand suns. LV bags, coach, CC, D&G etc. When I worked as a cashier in a grocery store, this is in South Texas mind you, I would always get the twats in my line who buys $340 dollars in groceries and only one .99 non-food item; then when I get to my POS screen they pay first with WIC, then Lone Star card, then have the audacity to argue the $1.07 balance. And the kicker to all of this? When the twats finally accept the price, they lug a huge over-sized LV bag on my counter and pull out a ziploc bag full of pennies and count out their balance. I shit you not. And this happened alot. And\or with various luxury brand purses. Or sunglasses with the CC logo in the corner.

    Im sorry for the rant, its just when I saw Praise St. Angie’s comment it bought back all my memories of low-class idiots who think buying a bunch of luxury junk with whatever available money they get gives them the illusion of high-class and it doesn’t.

  13. Meanchick says:

    Poor baby.

  14. RHONYC says:

    yet, she STILL looks like that. 🙁

  15. hmm says:

    Her clothes consistently look like they were picked out by a four year old. Oh wait…

  16. sickofit says:

    she sold herself, thats for sure. the price? who knows…
    but she simply doesnt look like 125 000 Dollars a month. more like secondhandstore clearance.
    you really cant buy class, as said above.

  17. lo says:

    She has fat calves.

  18. missy says:

    I love how InTouch says that she spends 1.5 mil on clothes and yet on the cover they show her in overalls, a t-shirt, and a cardigan. Were’s the money going?

  19. Cheyenne says:

    WTF is she spending all that money on? She looks like she’s dressed by K-Mart.

    (@devilgirl: Since this report is coming from Outa Touch, I’d take it with several bushels of salt, never mind a grain.)

  20. KateNonymous says:

    Wow. I could send BabyNonymous to college on that money. Repeatedly.

  21. Jeri says:

    Also proof positive that YOU CAN BUY LOVE or the tommy version of it anyway.

    (Now I see that several others had the same thought.)

  22. Leila says:

    Totally agree on this one. You can’t buy style, either you have it or you don’t.

  23. Crash2GO2 says:

    And yet she still looks like a four-year-old dresses her. Oh wait!

  24. Samantha says:

    Maybe she isn’t spending it on clothes. Maybe she is stashing the money for an escape.

  25. Ferguson. says:

    Holy shit.
    I know this is what everybody’s wondering, but why does she always look like crap?

  26. Kallan says:

    Ahh come on now – out of that she probably has to buy Suri’s clothes too and that little gal sure can shop! Bettya the mini Vuitton bags aren’t much cheaper than the full size!!

  27. bros says:

    she’s looking old and jowly in that header photo….

  28. mauweebound says:

    I think if I had that kind of money to spend I’d definately hire a good stylist

  29. multikultiMe says:

    consistently looks like $12.50 to me

  30. MK says:

    Whether she has good taste yes/no is not even an issue; one simply does NOT need that amount each month. The more money the ‘rich and famous’ have [at least many of them], the more bizar their lifestyle becomes.


  31. Mistral says:

    I hope she doesn’t actually spend that much a month. With all of the people struggling to make ends meet, that would be pretty tacky.

    If she does, it proves that nothing can fill the giant hole created in her soul by being married to Tom Cruise.

  32. devilgirl says:


  33. Confuzzle says:

    And yet she thinks she looks good. And we all have aliens attached to our bodies. And she can become superhuman by learning how to shout at ashtrays. What a delightful world she lives in.

  34. i wonder how much Victoria Beckham spends a month? at least she has her own money though lol

  35. Trish says:

    I concur with other post…She’s gotta have a sterling silver trunk stuffed with that $$$ buried in the backyard….Trunk by Tiffany & Co. of course.

  36. photo jojo says:

    She married Tom Cruise. I’m pretty sure we can all agree that she has not ever had taste.

  37. CB Rawks says:

    That beige bedazzled ice skater’s skivvy is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.
    Other than her husband.

  38. Lukie says:



  39. Brielle says:

    It is a slap in the face to people who actually work hard for their money and can’t even enjoy it

  40. Cat Burrito says:

    Funny he thinks one is fallible for getting sick. I wonder what he thougt when his wife developed HERPES SIMPLEX 1 around her mouth while she was pregnant? Remember those cold sore pictures? What kind of Scientology extrocism took place for that? That Tom Cruise is just so “glib”.

  41. journey says:

    katie’s allowance is probably a pittance compared to princess suri’s allowance!

  42. islandwalker says:

    I think she’s socking that money away in a shoe box in her closet waiting for her great escape. Run Katie run!

  43. Catherine says:

    Who cares what she spends on clothes. It’s not like they don’t have the money!

  44. Maritza says:

    She is very pretty and her legs are beautiful, her taste in clothes not so much. I don’t believe she spends that much on clothes, tabloids are known to exaggerate and lie.

  45. Spokes Niggre says:

    Fuckin bitch. I think we should all boycott productions and just pirate everything, untill these people agree to get paid a fuckin wage for their work. The rest of the money should feed the poor and pay taxes after everyone gets their wages, which shouldn’t be no more than maybe 50 dollars and hour, maybe?

  46. cruiz2 says:

    She is so annoying with or without her jumbo allowance. Girl has absolutely no flare or style for fashion. She dressed better before Tom, what a waste of money. Forget the couture. My advice for her…Target!

  47. cruiz2 says:

    Hey, I’m also shocked by the beginnings of hanging jowls at her young age. Not a good aging sign. Maybe she’ll spend some of that money there!

  48. Dannnii says:

    I’m surprised by the wasted money on clothes as well….her clothes AND hair look like crap 80% of the time.
    I am sure their relationship isn’t conventional (i.e. SCientology), but I do not believe it’s as strange as the tabs say it is either. He did seem much more calm and normal with Nicole Kidman, but apparently she wasn’t going to get down with Xenu.

  49. skibunny says:

    Considering what is going on in the world right now that amount seems disgusting.

  50. cruiz2 says:

    I wonder how her allowance compares to other Hollywood beards/wanna be actresses? Let’s see some statistics!

  51. Lynda says:

    WTF is with that grimace? It looks like she has had a stroke!

  52. kay says:

    You would have to pay me an absolute fortune to stay with that UFO spotting narcissist too.

  53. AJ says:

    She could make more at an escort service if she just spruced herself up a little.

  54. Westcoaster says:

    Frankly, the photo of the two gorillas from Real Housewives of New Jersey with the caption “Baby No. 5” is more interesting than another story of Katie and Tom having too much money and no sense

  55. poopie says:

    you’d have to DOUBLE that sum if i had to live with tinytom and xenu. (throws up in mouth)

  56. Wicked SteppMom says:

    Damn, I’d be thrilled to have an extra $125.00/month, and it sure wouldn’t be going towards clothes! We have to pay electricity, auto payment, mortgage, water bill, phone bill, medical bills, etc. Must be nice to live in Katie-land…oh wait, I’d rather be married to my Hubs & struggle than be married to Tommy-twee and all the crazy that comes with him.

  57. Cleo says:

    She’s looking so much better these days now that she isn’t supposed to be channeling some first lady like Princess Diana or Jackie O like Crown Princess Massako in Japan who has been trying to bear a resemblance to Princess Di for what is it? decades now? I think her clothing allowance is probably infinite – I doubt she really reaches her limit every month. I comfort myself with the conviction that she isn’t really married to Tom Cruise at all. They’re both probably happily married to other people and these are just weird photo ops making fun of skrulls and letting the general public’s negative comments do the work for them.

  58. PJ says:

    This surprises me — I had thought she was getting all those clothes for free from designers who want the publicity.

    I’ve never seen her wear the same outfit twice. Suri too.

  59. Mandhy says:

    her poor mouth is going south she will look REALLY bad in old age

  60. Amy says:

    I don’t think she’s that bad a dresser. Not great, but not the worst dresser. I love her outfit in the 4th picture.

  61. lucy2 says:

    Tom’s “odd quirk” makes me want to sneeze on him.

    I love the idea that she’s pocketing the cash, buying 2nd hand and telling him it’s designer! Too funny. To hide the money from him, all she’d have to do is put in on the top shelf.

    LOL Confuzzle. “What a delightful world she lives in.”

  62. jmg says:

    sad…i go to college full time and work two jobs…and i will never make that in a year.

  63. Kathy says:

    Don’t believe everything you read!

  64. Kricket says:

    hello hatsumomo 🙂
    they are probably fake bags 😉

  65. Aimée says:

    …which proves that elegance/style are not money related!

  66. @ missy: Don’t you think this t-shirts and the cardigans are expensive enough. But why should they care about that.Have enough money to buy those.

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