Katie Holmes is “grateful” that Tom Cruise is leaving her the hell alone


There’s some minor trouble in the paradise known as Xenu Xanadu (I should copyright that). It seems that Katie Holmes totally finds her husband Tom Cruise exhausting, and Tom knows it. While Katie is in Australia filming the creepy thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Tom has been spotted hanging out everywhere but Australia. It has just seemed like Tom is having a great time while Katie was slogging away at work Down Under. The first sign was a small, innocuous report from People that Tom Cruise was dancing his ass off at a Beyonce concert. Not only dancing, but dancing to “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”. Sometimes Tom is a bit adorable, isn’t he? Then a few days later, Tom and Victoria Beckham chilled out, girl-talking in the skybox, watching Goldenballs play with the L.A. Galaxy. After the game, Tom, Posh and Becks went to a club, and Tom and Becks flirted with girls while Posh sulked.

In Touch Weekly is reporting that all of this time away from each other was a conscious choice made by both Katie and Tom. According to the report, Katie is “grateful” that Tom left her because, for Katie, “The best present he could give Katie was letting her get on with her work.” Shocking!

[Katie Holmes] was thousands of miles away, but Tom Cruise was still up for a good time. After cheering on his pal David Beckham… on July 19, Tom partied until the wee hours with David and his wife, Victoria, at Hyde Lounge in West Hollywood.

“Tom was acting like he was just out of college,” says a witness. The night before, Tom was seen rocking out at a Coldplay concert, and before that, he was busting a move to “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” at Beyonce’s July 13 show.

It’s a far cry from the old Tom, who seemed happiest when he and Katie were attached at the hip. But according to the couple’s friends, Tom is fine with keeping his distance. And it may just be the thing that saves their marriage.

For weeks, Katie has been in Melbourne, Australia, preparing to shoot the movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. But while Tom joined her and their daughter Suri, 3, there in early July for his birthday, as insider says there was tension between the couple – and Tom left on July 7 so that Katie could have space.

“Katie’s grateful that Tom went home and let her get on with the movie,” says a source.

Though Tom has always been supportive of Katie’s career, he showed that support in the past by making his presence known. Nearly three years into their marriage, though, Katie wants to be known as more than just Mrs. Tom Cruise. And that entails spending some time apart.

In Melbourne, Tom took Katie out for romantic dinners and evenings to the theater, the source says – but she was in no mood for date nights. Stresses out over her movie role, Katie fought with Tom, says the insider.

Instead of sticking around, adds the insider, Tom jetted off to Tahiti, where he went on a cruise with pals, including his old friend James Packer, before heading home to LA.

Meanwhile, Katie – whose rep says Tom will be going back and forth for visits – relaxed at the hotel pool with Suri the day Tom left.

“The best present he could give Katie was letting her get on with her work,” says the source. And he’s probably right.

“Couples try to force time together, when sometimes they really need space to cool off,” says Dr. Michelle Callahan [who does not treat Tom or Katie]. “Time apart could reinvigorate the relationship.”

[From In Touch, print edition, August 10 2009]

So Katie picked some fights with Tom too? Good for her. It’s always nice to see the Kate-Bot showing some spine. And Tom is probably irritating as hell after a while. What’s weird (to me) is that Suri is with her mom. I’d imagine looking after little Princess Suri solo, while filming a movie, is much more exhausting than anything Tom could come out with. Why didn’t Suri go with her dad for a little holiday? Maybe Katie didn’t want to be apart from Suri, even for a few weeks.

I know the demise of Tom and Katie has been called over and over again, but I do wonder about them. Those recent pregnancy rumors came and went quickly. Looks like that alleged baby bump was just Katie eating a bad burrito and being gassy or something. I really think Katie puts up a fight every now and then, and she wants their life together to be different. The question is this: if Katie doesn’t get her way at some point, will she leave?

Here’s Katie with Suri on the set of “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” on July 28th and 29th. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. yadira says:

    Suri is a really pretty little girl. She looks so much like Katie in those pictures.

    I do have to say, I am shocked to see Suri wearing pants and a sweater! :O

  2. Obvious says:

    I think Suri is right where she belongs. With her mother-who is impressing me with her spine these days. Keep the lil one away from Tom seems like a good game.

  3. TaylorB says:

    Is that Guy Pearce (from Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Memento, LA Confidential, etc) in the photo with her?

  4. Miggs says:

    Stories like this are pointless and misleading. Putting “grateful” in quotes after Katie’s name leads us to believe that Katie herself said that, not some anonymous “witness.”

  5. Kaiser says:

    Taylor – Yep, that’s Guy “Hottie” Pearce. I think he plays her husband in the movie.

    Sigh. I love LA Confidential!

  6. Sudini says:

    This may or may not be true of course, and it may or may not apply to TomKat..but this blind item came out a week ago or so and it seems to fall in line with the above article:

    The attorneys have finally hammered out an agreement! We’re finally getting close to the announcement of a split of this couple. Have you noticed how few photos there have been of them together lately? Half this couple is on a project that requires travel. The other half joins them fairly frequently, but it’s really just for the sake of the child/ren. They both have outside relationships. He has a new – albeit temporary – boy toy that his boyfriend is not too happy about. She has an extra man in her life but is afraid to be seen with him before the announcement. No need to feel bad for her, though. She is will be doing a happy dance soon enough. Dance, girl, dance!

  7. mE says:

    Guy Pearce would be just the reason I would need to see this movie. LOVE him.

  8. wow says:

    Remember back when Katie Holmes had some semblance of an acting career and was pretty? Now, she looks way older than her actual age.

    But to her credit, I will say that she appears to adore her child and her permanent role as “Mom”, so maybe that’s the trade in.

  9. Ned says:

    OF course she doesn’t want to be around a man she doesn’t and never loved.

    That’s the point of being a gold-digger.
    You marry for the fame and money, not for actually being near that guy whose resources you exploit.

    It’s funny that you talk about pregnancy as if it was ever possible that Tom have biological children.

  10. Bob Lawblaw says:

    There’s no way I’d leave Suri with Tom, she’d come back to the new L. Ron.

  11. Ria says:

    She looks better here. Her face looks looks more filled out (as opposed to the hollow cheeks and sunken eyes we’ve been seeing), and he hair looks longer.

  12. concerned mom says:

    I like the way Katie is looking lately. And she has been very attentive and loving to Suri-which I don’t think is ALL about publicity. Thank God Tom is sort of giving her some space. I HOPE and PRAY it becomes a permanent thing. He is just way too controlling and over-whelming to be around. I am still in the run for the hills=get away from Tom and the strong armed ‘church’ group. Still we are seeing tons of minders around her.

  13. Allegra says:

    A person would have to be blind not to see the unhappiness in the face of Katie when she is with Tom Thumb. Truthfully I always thought her sort of a nothing until she worked so hard to improve her acting resume. And if she is not working she is with Suri. Hard to fault her for any of that. Tom: a freak and a whack job. Scientology: bunch of freaks and whack jobs Question: Does Suri ever wear pants??

  14. PJ says:

    Katie and Tom spent a lot of time apart last year too, when she was in that Broadway play. Looks like she’s trying to re-start her career, which she basically gave up while she & Tom were still an item.

    You can see from the photos that the thrill is gone.

  15. Green Is Good says:

    Is Katie still forced to have a creepy $cientology “minder” follow her around wherever she goes?

  16. eternalcanadian says:

    omg, suri is wearing trousers! lolz.

    i think tom has a scientology “minder” with katie whenever he is not with her. wasn’t one of his sisters such a “minder?”

    no matter what guy pearce does i will always remember him from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. 😉

  17. rop says:

    I think Katie is likable on screen. Not a stellar actress but likable. Tom is not so likable.

  18. harlean26 says:

    Intouch and Life & Style are not credible mags. I’m sticking with People and Usweekly. And if somebody can get pictures time and time again of Mel Gibson getting drunk then SOMEBODY can get pics of Tom at a Beyonce concert and out with Becks at a club! So I’m gonna call bullsh*t on these stories!