Katie Holmes does the April issue of Glamour magazine and admits the idea of motherhood initially scared her. During the interview she talks on her daughter, sweet Suri and her life with Tom Cruise. She says she loves her life and doesn’t feel overwhelmed by Cruise’s over-the-top life. Katie also says she’s not pregnant right now. Katie talks on those horrible rumors on her baby.
“During the first couple of days [with Suri], we would just sleep right next to her to make sure she was breathing,” she tells April’s Glamour. “And I was constantly learning on the job, but Tom [Cruise] was very helpful and supportive.”
She says it was tough when people began spreading rumors about Suri — including one that she didn’t exist at all — after Holmes gave birth in 2006.
“Some of the stuff [people said] was such absolutely horrible things to say about a child,” she says. “It was so uncalled for and so disgusting. Enough is enough.”
Cruise told her not to worry about it.
“We were changing diapers. He said, ‘I don’t want you to get upset,'” Holmes says. “And I said, ‘Well, I am upset.'”
“So we approached it together,” she goes on. “But I definitely felt like — as a woman, as the mother of Suri — I want to handle this! My mom is very strong, and if anyone ever said anything about any of us, she would be, ‘Excuse me? That’s my family!'”
She adds that she sees “glimpses of Tom and me” in Suri.
“She’s really such a special girl — strong and funny,” Holmes says. “She’s her own person. She has a great sense of humor.”
Holmes — who also says, “I’m not pregnant right now” — tells Glamour her family life is normal.
Asked what she wants to say to the people who spread bizarre rumors, Holmes remarks, “Sometimes I think I would say, ‘Why don’t you come over and have dinner? See what there is to see.'”
An average day?
“We’re all together. We like to be together, so we use the house for our [business] meetings,” Holmes says. “[We] play Yahtzee, board games, Scrabble. We grill; have pool parties. We play ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and Suri is the Big Bad Wolf. [Tom] reads storybooks to Suri, and we all laugh. When a good song comes on, he’ll break out in a dance. We’ll watch movies in bed — recently Madagascar and Cinderella, for Suri. We really have a good time.”
Holmes admits she hasn’t had enough time in the kitchen. “I don’t really cook that much — eventually I will,” she says. “I do make cupcakes.”
The actress — who is currently shooting the comedy The Extra Man in New York City — denies that she is overwhelmed by Cruise’s over-the-top life.
She says their 16-year age difference “was never a concern. I know one would think, Now, how is that? But really, we both like to work, we both like our families. It’s being there, being supportive, being an ear. It’s not so much, ‘Do you think I should do this?’ It’s ‘What do you think of it?'”