Katie Holmes speaks out about being a single mum

She's raising daughter Suri on her own
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Katie Holmes has opened up about her experiences as a single mum. 

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In a candid interview with ELLE UK, the actress and mum-of-one spoke about motherhood, her career and family – but dodged any questions about her Scientologist ex-husband, Tom Cruise. 

Since their split in 2012, Katie has been raising Suri, 13, alone, and it is thought Tom has no contact with his daughter. 

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Tom, Katie and Suri were tight knit before their marriage ended in 2012 (Credit: Getty)

“I was happy to become a mum in my twenties,” Katie, 40, told the publication of welcoming Suri with Tom when she was 27.

“It’s been nice that our ages fit… how do I put this? Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together,” Katie continued.

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Katie has been raising Suri, now 13, alone since splitting with Tom (Credit: Getty)

Katie refused to talk about the drama of life with her ex – or discuss their 2012 divorce agreement – and instead focussed on the positive aspects of her life. 

Speaking of the home she shares with her lookalike daughter, Katie said: “It’s really homey. I have a lot of pictures. I like vintage art from flea markets. Because we’re in New York, I want our apartment to be very cosy and soft – the city around us is so intense and hard. So that’s our style. And a lot of colours.”

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Katie and her lookalike daughter, Suri (Credit: Getty)

The actress, who rose to fame in 1998 during her role as Joey in Dawson’s Creek, admitted she worries for Suri growing up in the world today. 

“Of course I’m worried,” Katie said. “There is so much bad news and hate and things that don’t make sense… The atmosphere around the world is… terrifying.”

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Katie and her rumoured boyfriend, Jamie Foxx (Credit: Getty)

The actress, who attended the Met Gala Ball with rumoured boyfriend, Jamie Foxx, earlier this year later discussed her career.

After directing All We Had a few years ago, she is now working on directing her second film.

I’m excited to continue. It’s interesting to be 40, though, because when you’re young, you think, ‘I’m never going to be 40!’ And then the day comes and it’s like, this is OK. I’m still doing everything I’ve always done. I feel happy with where my career is and I’m excited for the projects that I have coming up to come to fruition,” she said.

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