Katie Holmes: I’m strong, I really am

Last week Tom Cruise repeatedly called his wife and daughter “strong” and “determined,” emphasizing the strong wills of the women in his life in multiple interviews he gave to promote his holiday release Nazi film, Valkyrie. Katie Holmes has an upcoming interview in NY Times Magazine and she calls herself “strong” now that her husband has graced her with the adjective. Remember how Katie kept saying “amazing,” when Tom used the word so often during the courtship phase of their media blitz relationship? Katie is so strong now that she’s able to remember her talking points and repeat them perfectly. She’s even allowed to ad lib a little:

“There’s a misperception about me that I just became this wallflower, this woman who doesn’t have any control of her life,” the 29-year-old actress tells the New York Times Magazine in the issue hitting newsstands Sunday. “And that’s pretty wrong. From the very beginning, I’ve made choices in my life that have been very strong. ”

Holmes, who married Tom Cruise in Italy in 2006 after a whirlwind romance, says that she had a girlhood crush on her now husband, and was surprised how down-to-earth he was in person.

“When I met Tom I was completely in love and, yes, I admired him growing up – he’s Tom Cruise! … When I met him, he was so warm and I thought, Wow! You can be a superstar and a human being. He made me feel so amazing.”

Cruise, 46, who is also interviewed in a separate Q&A in the Times magazine, also addresses his early relationship with Holmes. “I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her,” he says. “After our very first date, I was sure. At one point, I thought she was going to ask me to marry her first and I cut her off by changing the subject. I wanted to ask her.”

Asked if Holmes, who has a 2-year-old daughter Suri with Cruise, misses having a more anonymous existence, she says not at all. “My life has expanded. My family and friends are all part of this bigger life.”

[From People]

Holmes says that all the negative talk about her family doesn’t affect her. She claims to be so busy that she doesn’t “pay attention to all that noise.” She must ignore her husband, too. It’s pretty rude to say you thought your wife was going to propose to you first but you decided to do the manly thing and make sure you were the one who popped the question. Maybe it’s true that Katie is asserting herself in the relationship, though. Tom had to have some motivation for such passive aggressive behavior.

Katie Holmes is shown out in NY on 12/3. Tom and Suri are shown today, 12/4. Credit: Bauergriffin

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  1. Baholicious says:

    Does Helen Reddy know? Maybe they could do a duet.

  2. Ellen Smith says:

    If she’s so strong, then why can’t she knock out her loser husband and get a real life?

  3. meow mix says:

    “After our very first date, I was sure. At one point, I thought she was going to ask me to marry her first and I cut her off by changing the subject. I wanted to ask her.”

    Oh NOW I see what she sees in him!

    What a complete a–hole.

  4. rules says:

    WOW, that pic of Tom holding Suri is a total flashback to that movie he did in the ’80s about a high school football player that was trying to get out of his small PA town, the wet slicked back hair….it’s the same it was in that movie. LOL.
    Based on that pic, it looks as if he hasnt had any botox, that is at least one thing good I can say about him, he is aging gracefully.
    Still dislike him though.

  5. nina says:

    Whatever. I wish her best of luck in the theater career. Hope that her daughter turns out ok. She’ll boot the hubby when she’ll decide it’s the right thing to do.

  6. Feebee says:

    @meow mix… that’s exactly what I thought too!

    He knew after the first meeting because he already had the background and other checks completed and she obviously passed the vetting.

  7. devilgirl says:

    Baho- I was thinking the same thing. 😆

  8. Anna says:

    It won’t take long and Suri will tower over Tom. Not that that’s a hard thing to do… but my oh my, she seems so big in his arms!

  9. Bodhi says:

    Riiight. And how many $cientology “minders” were with her when she gave the interview?

  10. MsTriste says:

    Tom is not looking attractive these days, especially in the last photo. And the older Suri gets, the more I think she looks like Chris Klein. She looks to be almost four years old – are they lying about her age, too?

  11. Cowbell says:

    MsTriste – have been around a 2 1/2 year old lately? I have and Suri looks like a 2 1/2 year old not a 4 year old.

    I can’t stand him and I can just hear Kate talking in the low monotone dumb fuck voice she used in that Letterman interview. But, Suri? She’s adorable.

  12. IMO says:

    She has a lot of control- she even contorls her age- she stayed at 29 for 2 years now, so she has way more “control” than most of us…

    Now seriously, I think that a 30 years old women who has ample resources and a father who is a lawyer- can CHOOSE whatever she wants.

    She was greedy and thought that marrying an older famous superstar whould turn her into a “Nicole Kidman” and she was worng.

    Nicole is Nicole DESPITE Tom, not because of him.

    People should stop treating her like a luttle girl who is lost- because she is not.
    She is another gold and fame- digger. That’s all she is.

  13. Rosebudd says:

    Considering Tom’s mother and sisters pretty much live w/ & surround Tom & his family all of the time, I don’t understand why Katie’s mom/dad haven’t been seen w/ their daughter & granddaughter this summer/fall. Perhaps, they are hiding out in their N.Y. pad or I have missed pix of them. What nice way for her parents to have alone time w/ Suri & Katie, while enjoying the city. I loved having my parents around when my kids were little. Good bonding time, w/o CRUISE CONTROL….Her parents did a nice job w/ Katie considering she doesn’t drink much, drug or smoke. Pretty clean living.

  14. geronimo says:

    “She claims to be so busy that she doesn’t “pay attention to all that noise.”

    Don’t believe this for one minute. This couple are deeply concerned with their public image. Remember that ‘Hollywood Power Couple’ story a while back? Tom whining that despite all the time he & Katie give the media and the public, people still don’t seem to respond positively to them etc etc.

    Poor Katie. Protest all you like but actions and pics speak louder than words.

  15. Katie Holmes: I’m strong, I really am

    no you’re not katherine. i’d rap your little buttocks around my finger, and play with you like a yo-yo.

    katherine, you are an avoider.

  16. Ria says:

    Did anyone else notice while scrolling through the previous page how much she “resembles” Posh? Also, I read in on some site just yesterday that Tommy was the one who made her get the most recent Mommy-chop.

  17. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    GOD. It’s called a COAT. Just put a freaking COAT on the child, for crying out loud. Why the blanket?

  18. Jeanne says:

    What’s with the use of the “strong” word? Is Kate bravely fighting an illness with a strong fight? Does she move all the furniture around the mansion, strong in that sense? Does she like her Tom Cruise kool-aid strong? I don’t get it. She’s a young woman and actress who married a twice divorced older aging movie star, who in turn converts her to his religion, controls the way she walks, talks and dresses, and even controls her name change from Katie to Kate. Where is her KH’s so called strength in these situations? C’mon we all know Katie’s a Cruisebot.

  19. Jessica says:

    how is tom cruise a loser? he may not be well-liked, but he has worked very hard throughout the years. he is richer than most of us will probably ever be. he has a gorgeous wife and three gorgeous kids. sure, he follows a creepy religion, but he is still successful.

    My definition of loser differs… Immensely. I think you’re more likely to be a loser if you sit on the internet spewing judgmental crap about people you have never even met!

  20. Greta says:

    Jeanne, you forgot to mention that she never goes anywhere without two earpiece wearing bodyguards. She is the only famous celebrity I can think of who uses full-time multiple guards. Is it to keep her safe, keep her from running away, or make it look like she and Tom are important people?

  21. vdantev says:

    Yeah, that titanium laminated Stepford Wife robot endoskeleton of hers should enable her to lift a car.

  22. GIA says:

    Suddenly Katie Holmes popped into my mind after watching Anne Hathaway
    hosting the Oscars with James Franco…the reason; I can’t help but
    think there’s a few similiarities between the two actresses &
    while Anne Hathaway may be a few years younger, Katie Holmes had
    her path set out before her but after Batman seems to have fizzled
    out. Enter The Cruise and the their strange little tot and within
    a handful of years Katie Holmes is pretty much off the career
    boosting radar. Too bad. Now she’s trapped in a marriage with
    a controlling spouse and made to embrace Scientology. It also
    appears that their daughter is as dishelvelled as Katie always
    looks and allowed to rule the roost. I believe Katie Holmes is
    stuck in a no win situation and she’s decided she’s no match
    to fight it. SAD!! Nicole survived the Tom Cruise Bru ha because
    she had more years in the business as well as a great deal of
    hollywood respect. She’s a strong woman and I’m glad for her
    newfound happiness with Keither Urban. And Penelope Cruse escaped
    by the hair of her chinny chin chin…smart woman!