Katie Holmes wants to parent like her mom: ‘She’s kind and has a pure heart’

Avra Madison Grand Opening Party on Thursday, September 8, 2016
Katie Holmes recently posted some photos to Instagram of daughter Suri, with Suri’s face strategically covered, at a birthday party for Katie’s mom, Kathleen, in New York City. Katie’s family lives in her native Ohio, but they come to visit her and Suri in New York often. It’s a good thing that Katie is close to her family as they seem to have been instrumental in helping her divorce Tom and escaped from Scientology (Katie’s dad is a lawyer). In a new interview with People, Katie heaps praise on her mom and says that she hopes to parent Suri, 10, the same way she was – with kindness and generosity:

When it comes to raising daughter Suri, Katie Holmes looks to her own mom, Kathleen, for parenting cues.

“She’s just so kind and has such a pure heart; she really leads with those two qualities, so I try to do the same,” Holmes, 37, told PEOPLE at the Sept. 8 opening of the restaurant Avra Madison in New York City.

“She’s just so kind and very generous, so I try my best to embody that and pass that on to my own daughter,” Holmes says.

The night before the restaurant launch – which the actress-director hosted – Holmes took her mother as her date to the re-opening of the Cartier Mansion in New York, an outing that doubled as a birthday celebration for Kathleen.

“It’s always a blessing to be able to have time with my mom – especially time in the city with her,” Holmes says. “We always have a good time.”

[From People]

That’s really sweet and I can definitely relate. I live in the same town as my mom and I hang out with her a couple of times a week and it still doesn’t feel like enough. And only recently have I realized how much she gave up for us and what an incredible parent and grandparent she is. Love you mom!

While it may seem like a shame that Tom Cruise seems to have decided to cut off his daughter after Katie left him and Scientology, Suri has a very practical mother who is working to give her a normal life, with family and friends around them. Considering how deep Tom is in the cult, I can imagine the alternative and it’s chilling.

Here’s a photo of Katie with her mom last week at a Cartier event. Her dress is Valentino and it’s basically a beige-colored tulle sack with sparkly moons and butterflies on it. So fug. In the header photo, the white pants with the off the shoulder crop sweater, she’s wearing H&M collection. I kind of dig that outfit.

The Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event

The Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event

Arva Madison Grand Opening in NYC

Photos credit: WENN and FameFlynet

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  1. hnmmom says:

    Good for her and for Suri. She’s doing a bang-up job as a mom. Her mom looks adorable. Katie has really gorgeous hair in the picture with the white crop top (and I don’t hate that outfit on her, either). .

    • atiaofthejulii1 says:

      I think that’s a veiled remark to TC. I also think she cut Tom out of Suri’s life. If Suri still saw her father, then she would around Scientology and Katie couldn’t do anything about it. She saw how Bella and Connor were cut out of Nicole’s life.

  2. Wren33 says:

    Compared to what she normally wears, both outfits are hits. I actually like the dress, but I think the beige makes it look more shapeless than it is.

  3. Machiamellie says:

    Katie Holmes is one of those women who’s cute as a young person but becomes even more beautiful as she matures. She’s really growing into her face.

  4. QQ says:

    Enough with this chick’s promoting Bland motherhood to the most special baby in the world!

  5. Who ARE These People? says:

    That white outfit looks fab on her. She looks great in elegant sportswear.

  6. SK says:

    I think Katie Holmes is one of the most stunningly beautiful women in Hollywood! She’s a bit underrated. I thought she was a great face for Bobbi Brown makeup and that Kate Upton (although pretty) doesn’t compare in terms of good advertising.